2019 Toyota Avanza vs 2019 Suzuki Ertiga

  • May 25, 2019

If you were looking to buy an MPV, now is the time because there are a number of capable options available in the market. It’s like there has been a sudden surge in the competition in this segment forcing car companies to come up with better ideas to sell their products. Earlier this year, we witnessed Suzuki making a grand re-entry in the MPV segment by launching its second-generation Ertiga.

2019 Toyota Avanza vs 2019 Suzuki Ertiga Front look

And recently, it was the 2019 Toyota Avanza grabbing all the attention. While there are other MPVs too, today it will be these two taking the centre stage. Both come from Japanese families and fall in a similar price bracket. So, which one is better? Let’s find out.


We’ll start with the looks. Toyota has taken a more modern approach with its Avanza. We can clearly tell that by having a look at its front end. It features a split LED headlamp setup with a more prominent thick chrome grille. The secondary grille at the bottom has been done in black. Also, the sporty front bumper with fog lamps looks pretty great. The side view is handled by the new dual-tone alloy wheels whereas the rear end gets slightly revised tail lights with chrome garnishing on the tailgate. All these changes make the 2019 Avanza look quite modern.

2019 Toyota Avanza vs 2019 Suzuki Ertiga Side Angular View

On the other hand, the 2019 Suzuki Ertiga is also modern but comes with a touch of sophistication and elegance. This can be experienced by observing its front fascia where there are new large projector headlamps and a new front grille with numerous horizontal chrome slats. The bumper has been made sportier as well. The side profile has been kept busy by adding more sharp character lines and the rear has been given a major revamp with new and larger tail lamps.


The 2019 Toyota Avanza specs sheet reveals that its interior features remain more or less the same as before. The quality of materials, fit and finish, storage space, everything is just the way it was before. However, there is a new 6.8-inch touch screen infotainment system that supports USB, AUX, and Bluetooth connectivity along with K2 technology, a smartphone mirroring feature done via the T-Link app. Toyota has also added digital controls for the air-conditioning.

2019 Toyota Avanza vs 2019 Suzuki Ertiga Dashboard

Unlike the Avanza, the 2019 Ertiga features an updated interior. Everything inside here is much better than it was on the previous model, making this new car much more appreciable and worthy. Yes, Suzuki borrowed a few parts from Dzire and Swift, but that doesn’t really matter. What matters is the refreshed feeling inside this cabin. Some of the interesting features include the new 10-inch touchscreen audio system that supports navigation, radio, Bluetooth, and AUX connectivity, faux wood panels on the dashboard and doors, flat-bottom steering wheel, and rear AC vents.

Engine and transmission

The 2019 Avanza comes with two engine options - a 1.3-litre engine which produces 95 PS of maximum power & 121 Nm of peak torque and a 1.5-litre engine with 103 PS of maximum power and 136 Nm of peak torque. For transmission, you can have either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic.

2019 Toyota Avanza vs 2019 Suzuki Ertiga Engine

The 2019 Suzuki Ertiga specs are limited in this department as there’s only a single 1.5-litre petrol engine which is quite similar to that of the Avanza’s mill. It produces a maximum power of 103 hp and a peak torque of 138 Nm. The available transmission options are 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual.

Safety features

When it comes to safety, the new Avanza gets the same stuff as before. It continues to have the same features like dual SRS airbags, anti-lock braking system, ISOFIX seat mounts, and electronic brake-force distribution. There should have been more safety features considering it’s a Toyota.

2019 Toyota Avanza vs 2019 Suzuki Ertiga Seating

The case with the new Ertiga isn’t different either. It also features a limited number of safety features - dual front SRS airbags which come as standard across the lineup, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, and a reverse camera. Which it’s one aspect wehre we think the Ertiga could have been improved more.

So, there you have it guys, a comparison between the new Avanza and Ertiga. Both of them are very good MPVs. The Avanza has a much more modern design but comes with a familiar interior, whereas the Ertiga carries itself with a mix of sophistication and elegance and offers far better interior than its previous model. Available in 6 variants and 4 colour options, the 2019 Toyota Avanza price starts at Php 731,000. On the other hand, the 2019 Suzuki Ertiga price for the base model is Php 728,000 and goes as high as Php 978,000 for the top-end model

Ertiga vs Avanza Compare

Suzuki Ertiga
₱738,000 - ₱988,000
  • Engine
  • Power
  • Seating
Toyota Avanza
₱743,000 - ₱1.08 Million
  • Engine
  • Power
  • Seating
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