Maruti Suzuki XL6 is the premium 6-seater version of Ertiga. Know more about unique things in each in the below comparison.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has been a remarkable success in the MPV segment. Following its phenomenal response from across the country, the carmaker launched a more premium version of the same for a different class of buyers, the XL6. Both the cars have been crafted on the same platform, but different in design, styling and features.
Let’s go through and highlight the similarities and differences between both these multi-purpose vehicles in the comparison below.
In terms of dimensions, the XL6 is a grown-up car than the sibling Ertiga. The XL6 is lengthier, wider and taller than Ertiga while sharing the same wheelbase, ground clearance and boot space. However, due to altered dimensions, the boot space when all seats are folded becomes much lesser than Ertiga.
|Maruti XL6||Maruti Ertiga|
|Boot Space||209L (692L with all seats up)||209L (803L with all seats up)|
Maruti has given a different styling to the XL6 to differentiate it from the Ertiga, however, there are many similarities in styling since both the cars share the same chassis. Being a premium MPV, the XL6 is a better-looking vehicle with a sleek front grille and a chrome lining running in between, housing the signature logo.
The XL6 have quad-chamber LED reflector headlamps with integrated daytime running LEDs. The car also gets 15-inch glossy black alloy wheels, 3D LED taillamps and skid plates at both front and rear to add more aggression.
The Ertiga has a subtle design with the front fascia sporting projector headlamps and a large chrome grille. The side profile is clean with 15-inch silver-finished alloys, a floating roof while the rear profile features several kinks and creases with the same 3D LED tail lamps as in Xl6 and a chrome strip in between.
Interior and Features
The XL6 comes with an all-black interior that gives it a sportier appeal as compared to the beige and faux theme in Ertiga. Although the XL6’s overall styling of the cabin and the dashboard is similar to that of Ertiga, the former gets silver accents on the trim panels and the added elegance of stone finish garnish.
In terms of features and equipment, both the models are loaded with contemporary and upmarket features, including new SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, coloured MID instrument, push engine start/stop, automatic AC, electrically adjustable/foldable ORVMs, etc.
However, the most evident difference is the seating configuration as the XL6 gets a six-seat layout, Ertiga offers a bench seat in the centre, making it a true 7-seater. The in-cabin experience is also quieter and better in XL6.
Both the car cars are equipped with ample safety features, including dual airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, reverse parking sensors with camera, ESP and Hill Hold. However, there are small changes in the safety department as XL6 gets a rear wiper/washer and dual horn as compared to Ertiga.
Engine Specs and Mileage
Despite the differences mentioned above, under the hood, both XL6 and Ertiga are on the same page. The engine in both is the same BS6 compliant K15 1.5L 4-cylinder petrol engine with smart hybrid technology.
However, Ertiga is also available with the CNG, which isn’t the case with XL6. While mileage in both cars stands the same; whoever chooses the CNG variant will get better efficiency but at the cost of reduced performance.
|Maruti XL6||Maruti Ertiga|
|Engine||1.5L petrol||1.5L petrol/CNG|
|Transmission||5-speedMT/4-speed AMT||5-speed MT, 4-speed AT/5-speedAMT|
|Mileage||19kmpl (MT) / 17kmpl (AT)||19kmpl (MT), 17kmpl (AT)/26km/kg|
Price and Variants
The XL6 is available in only two trims Zeta and Alpha, while Ertiga is available in LXI, VXI and ZXI trim. If we compare the prices of these two MPVs in terms of variants, it would be unfair as even the Zeta base variant in XL6 is pricier than the mid-VXI trim of the Ertiga. Where the prices of Ertiga ranges from Rs. 8.12 – 10.85 lakh, the XL6 is available in the price bracket of INR 10.14 lakh and 12.02 lakh (ex-showroom).
Apart from features and styling differences, there is one more key difference. While Ertiga rolls out from its standard dealerships across India, XL6 can only be availed at Maruti premium sales network Nexa just like other cars, including Baleno, Ciaz and Ignis.
So, which is the best one to buy? The answer to this question lies in your pocket. If you want to spend more on style and sportiness with all the bells and whistles of Ertiga, the XL6 can be a good buy. If you are cost-conscious and focus more on practicality, Ertiga is a much better deal.
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