MPV smackdown: Toyota Avanza vs. Suzuki Ertiga

MPV smackdown: Toyota Avanza vs. Suzuki Ertiga

Just a few days ago, Toyota Motor Philippines officially launched the latest all-new iteration of the Avanza, which was designed to “redefine the family car anew.”

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What powers the Toyota Avanza?

    The all-new Toyota Avanza featured here is powered by a 1.5-liter, four cylinder, in-line, DOHC engine that churns out 104hp and 138Nm of torque.
  • What powers the Suzuki Ertiga?

    The Suzuki Ertiga is powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine that generates 103hp and 138Nm of torque.
  • The all-new Avanza is powered by a four-cylinder, in-line, DOHC engine that churns out a maximum power output of 104hp at 6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 138Nm at 4,200rpm. This engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

    If you are looking for a cheaper alternative, you can try the Suzuki Ertiga, which is powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine that generates a maximum power output of 103hp at 6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 138Nm at 4,400 rpm. The Ertiga gets a four-speed automatic transmission.

    Both MPVs feature roomy cabins, making them good options for family travel. The Avanza and Ertiga are both equipped with fabric seats. The rear seats of both vehicles can be adjusted to increase cargo capacity, as MPVs are expected to have more room for luggage.

    The Avanza’s exterior is designed with a black front grille. It is also equipped with split-type LED headlamps and front fog lamps for improved visibility.

    Meanwhile, the Ertiga is known for its stylish and refined exterior, with tall and wide nose design and a strong shoulder line. It is equipped with a chrome front grille and halogen projector headlamps.

    The Avanza is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, while the Ertiga has 15-inch alloys.

    To ensure that every occupant is protected in the event of a collision, the Avanza is equipped with driver airbag, front passenger airbag, side airbags, and curtain shield airbags. On the other hand, the Ertiga comes with dual front supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags. Both MPVs come with three-point emergency locking retractor (ELR) seatbelts and anti-lock brake system (ABS). The Avanza also comes standard with additional advanced safety features such as vehicle stability control (VSC) and hill-start assist control (HSA).

    Both MPVs uphold their family-friendly image by featuring child restraint system features like Isofix child seat anchorages and childproof rear door locks. They are also both equipped with a security alarm and immobilizer to keep the vehicles  safe from burglars.

    We compare the specs of the two MPVs on the chart below so you can see for yourself which one better suits your needs and lifestyle.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Toyota Avanza G CVT

    Suzuki Ertiga GL AT

    Overall Length (mm)

    4,395

    4,395

    Overall Width (mm)

    1,730

    1,735

    Overall Height (mm)

    1,700

    1,690

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2,750

    2,740

    Curb Weight (kg)

    1,140

    1,090-1,135

    Tread (mm)

    Front: 1,505

    Rear: 1,500

    Front: 1,510

    Rear: 1,520

    Minimum Turning Radius (m)

    4.9

    5.2

    Seating Capacity

    Seven

    Seven

    Engine Type

    Four-Cylinder, In-line, 16-Valve DOHC with Dual VVT-i

    K15B 16-Valve DOHC with Intake VVT

    Displacement (cc)

    1,496

    1,462

    Maximum Power Output (hp/rpm)

    104/6,000

    103/6,000

    Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)

    138/4,200 

    138/4,400

    Fuel Supply System

    Fuel Injection

    Multipoint injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity (L)

    43

    45

    Catalytic Converter

    With

    Without

    Transmission

    Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

    Four-speed Automatic Transmission

    Suspension

    Front: MacPherson Strut

    Rear: Torsion Beam

    Front: MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring

    Rear: Torsion Beam with Coil Spring

    Brakes

    Front: Disc

    Rear: Drum

    Front: Ventilated Disc

    Rear: Leading and Trailing Drum

    Tires and Wheels

    195/60R16 Alloy

    185/65R15 Alloy

    Spare Tire

    Full Spare Alloy

    Std. Steel

    Headlamps

    Split-Type LED

    Halogen Projector

    Clearance Lamp

    LED

    Without

    Front Fog Lamps

    With

    With

    Outside Rear View Mirror

    Body Color, with Power Adjust and Auto-Retract and Turn Signal

    Body Color, with Electrical Adjust and Built-in Signal Lamp

    Front Grille

    Material Black

    Chrome

    Wipers

    Front: Intermittent

    Rear: Intermittent and Reverse Linked

    Front: Intermittent with Washer

    Rear: Intermittent with Washer

    Rear Window Defogger

    With

    With

    Rear Combination Lamp

    LED

    LED

    Door Outside Handle

    Body Color

    Body Color

    Antenna

    Fin Type

    Roof-mounted

    Seat Upholstery Material

    Black and Brown Two-Tone Fabric

    Fabric with Shiny Brown Diagonal Strips

    Seat Type and Adjustment

    Front: Four-Way Manual

    Second Row: 60:40 Tumble, Slide with Long Sofa Mode, and Recline

    Third Row: 50:50 Tumble Down and Long Sofa Mode

    Front: Height Adjuster, Slide and Recline

    Second Row: 60:40 Split Single-Folding, Slide and Recline

    Third Row: 50:50 Split Tilt Down-Folding

    Head Restraints

    Front: Two

    Second Row: Three

    Third Row: Two

    Front: Two

    Second Row: Two

    Third Row: Two

    Steering Type

    Electronic Power Steering (EPS)

    Rack and Pinion with Electronic Power Steering (EPS)

    Steering Column

    Tilt and Telescopic

    Tilt-Adjust

    Steering Wheel Material

    Urethane

    Urethane

    Steering Wheel Switch

    Audio and Multi-Information Display (MID)

    Audio

    Sun Visors

    With Mirror on Front Passenger

    With Mirror on Front Passenger

    Inside Door Handle

    Chrome

    Beige

    Assist Grip

    Front: One

    Rear: Two

    Front: One

    Rear: Two

    Shift Knob

    Urethane with Sequential

    Brown with Satin Chrome

    Rear Console Box

    With

    Without

    Seat Back Pockets

    Driver and Front Passenger

    Driver

    Cup Holder

    Two

    Two

    Bottle Holder

    Front: Two

    Rear: Four

    Front: Four

    Rear: Eight

    Lamps

    Room Lamp, Front Personal Lamp, and Luggage Room Lamp

    Three-Position Front and Center Cabin Lights

    lluminated Entry System

    With

    Without

    Keyless Entry

    With

    Without

    Ignition System

    Push Start

    Push Start

    Air-Conditioning System

    Front: Digital Control

    Rear: Manual

    Front: Manual

    Rear: Manual

    Audio System

    Eight-inch Display Audio

    Eight-inch Multimedia Audio

    Touchscreen

    Audio Function

    AM/FM, Bluetooth, and USB

    Offline Navigation, Bluetooth, and USB

    Smartphone Connectivity

    Apple Carplay and Android Auto

    Without

    USB Charger

    With

    With

    12V Accessory Outlet

    Four

    Two

    Fuel Level Warning

    With

    With

    Key Remind Warning

    With

    With

    Light Remind Warning

    With

    With

    Door Ajar Warning

    With

    With

    Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)

    With

    Without

    Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

    With

    Without

    SRS Airbags

    Driver, Front Passenger, Side, and Curtain Shield

    Driver and Front Passenger

    Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

    With

    With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

    Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

    With Traction Control

    Without

    Hill-Start Assist Control (HSA)

    With

    Without

    Seatbelt

    Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter

    Second Row: Three-point ELR (x3)

    Third Row: Three-point ELR (x2)

    Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter

    Second Row: Three-point ELR (x2) with Center Two-point Lapbelt

    Third Row: Three-point ELR (x2)

    Seat Belt Reminder

    Front and Rear

    Front

    Isofix Child Seat Anchorages

    Two

    Two

    Childproof Rear Door Locks

    With

    With

    High Mount Stop Lamp

    LED

    LED

    Anti-Theft System

    Toyota Vehicle Security System (Alarm, Immobilizer, and Indicator)

    Security Alarm and Immobilizer

    Camera

    Back Camera

    Reverse Camera

    Rear Parking Sensors

    Two

    Two

    Available Body Colors

    Greenish Gun Metal Mica Metallic, Silver Metallic 4, Black Metallic 1, and Dark Red Mica Metallic

    Magma Gray Metallic, Cool Black Pearl Metallic, Silky Silver Metallic, Snow White Pearl, Radiant Pearl Red, Burgundy Red Pearl, and Brave Khaki Pearl

    PRICE

    P1,039,000

    P923,000

     

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