MPVs are all about space. These spacious vehicles can carry extended families with greater levels of comfort. In India, MPV Maruti Ertiga twisted the game by offering the convenience of a multipurpose vehicle and costing of a compact sedan. The advent of Mahindra Marazzo and Renault Triber MPVs has further perplexed buyers on the MPV options. We stack these three people movers against each other on paper to know which one is more worth your money.
Maruti Ertiga is a blend of striking and aggressive design characterized by angular headlamps, flashy grille and sharp cuts, all lending it a premium look.
On the other hand, Marazzo takes design cues from the Italian firm Pininfarina with shark tooth grille, slim headlights and c-shaped details at sides giving it more proportionate look and better road presence.
The Renault Triber bears resemblance with sibling Kwid and French carmaker’s latest design language with sleek headlamps, chrome grille up front and wrap-around tail lamps.
|Dimensions||Renault Triber||Maruti Ertiga||Mahindra Marazzo|
|Length||3990 mm||4395 mm||4585 mm|
|Width||1739 mm||1735 mm||1866 mm|
|Height||1643 mm||1690 mm||1774 mm|
|Wheelbase||2636 mm||2740 mm||2760 mm|
In terms of dimensions, the Italian flair of Mahindra Marazzo consequently makes it longer, wider and taller than the other two. Between the two, Ertiga is longer and taller than Triber, however, it falls a little short in terms of width. Renault Triber does have the advantage of excise cuts due to its sub-4 meter length at 3990 mm.
Marazzo continues to be the spacious vehicle with the highest wheelbase followed by Maruti Ertiga and Renault Triber.
Interiors and Comfort
Inside, Mahindra Marazzo comes with tasteful finishing with piano black dashboard and leather upholstery. Ertiga too have smooth surfaces, features fabric upholstery, an elegant wood-plastic combination on the dashboard and hard plastic across the cabin. The Renault Triber’s strong points lie in its material quality which is par with pricier sibling Captur. The dual-tone theme looks upmarket with the faux metal adding robustness to the dashboard.
In terms of equipment, all the three are packed with a range of features in their respective price bracket. All of them get touchscreen infotainment system powered by Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, projector headlamps and LED DRLs. Both, Ertiga and Marazzo are equipped with alloy wheels, automatic climate control and LED tail lamps while the former also comes with first-in-class flat-bottomed steering wheel.
Surprisingly Marazzo falls short of push start/stop button, keyless entry and cooled glovebox, all of which are even present in relatively lesser-priced Triber. The USP of Triber is, of course, its digital instrument cluster while all the three MPVs provide AC cooling for all three rows.
Coming to the seating, Marazzo has a provision of both 7 and 8 seats, depending on the variant. It gives adequate head, leg and knee room. Both, Ertiga and Triber are 7 seaters with the former giving an enormous amount of room for its passengers. But what comes as a surprise is the good amount of space that Triber has for three average-sized passengers sitting one behind the other.
Another surprise of Triber is the gigantic boot space of 625L (without 3rd row) that can easily rival a cargo van. With all the seats up, Ertiga’s and Marazzo’s trunk can absorb 803L and 1055L of luggage respectively.
Engine and Performance
|Specifications||Renault Triber||Maruti Ertiga||Mahindra Marazzo|
|Engine||1.0-litre petrol||1.5-litre petrol||1.5-litre diesel BSIV|
|Power||72 PS||105 PS||120 PS|
|Torque||96 Nm||138 Nm||300 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual/ AMT||5-speed manual/ 4AT||6-speed manual|
Under the hood, there is an apparent difference. Mahindra Marazzo tops the power and torque; however, it loses on the convenience factor with the absence of automatic transmission. Next powerful MPV is the Maruti Ertiga which gets a proper automatic gearbox unlike Triber, which gets automated manual transmission. While Triber and Ertiga get BSVI compliant engines, the Marazzo continues with the BSIV.
Renault Triber price in India starts at INR 4.99 lakhs and goes up to INR 6.78 lakhs. The top model of Triber is cheaper than Ertiga’s base model which starts at INR 7.59 lakh. It tops out at INR 10.13 lakh. Mahindra Marazzo clearly falls into the premium category with the price ranging between INR 9.99 lakhs and INR 14.76 lakh. All the prices mentioned are ex-showroom.
It goes without saying that there is a great deal of difference among the MPVs. Renault Triber is a smaller MPV and features low-spec engine but gives a whole lot for its price. Considering the practicality and the brand image, Ertiga scores impressively. However, Marazzo does all the same with more power, comfort and space but with a comparatively higher price.
In short, if you are stepping into people mover for the first time and don’t want to hurt your wallet, Renault Triber is the option to go with.