Practical people movers: Suzuki Ertiga vs. Toyota Avanza

Practical people movers: Suzuki Ertiga vs. Toyota Avanza

If you think a sedan is too small for your family and an SUV is quite pricey for your budget, then an MPV might be the perfect choice for you. A multi-purpose vehicle is commonly used as a family vehicle because of the functional space that it offers.

Suzuki’s top contender in the MPV segment is the Suzuki Ertiga, which features a stylish exterior and a comfy interior. Its top trim is motivated by a 1.5-liter K15B engine that is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivers a maximum power output of 103hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 138Nm at 4,400 rpm.

Since you're looking at MPVs, an alternative for this is the Toyota Avanza 1.3 E AT variant, and here we look at the trim nearest to the Ertiga's asking price.

It is powered by a 1.3-liter DOHC Dual-VVTi engine paired to a four-speed automatic transmission. It produces a power output of up to 95hp at 6,000 rpm and a torque of up to 121Nm at 4,200 rpm.

Both MPVs provide a roomy interior which makes them good choices for family transportation. The Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Avanza are both installed with fabric seats. Since MPVs essentially provide wide luggage space, the rear seats of the two vehicles are both adjustable to expand the cargo area.

To heighten the occupant’s protection in case of a collision, the Suzuki Ertiga is engineered using ultra-high-tensile steel. It is also equipped with supplemental restraint system (SRS) front dual airbags. Since it is positioned to be a trusted family vehicle, the Ertiga is installed with Isofix child seat anchorages and tether anchorages.

As for Toyota Avanza, it provides SRS airbags for the driver and front passenger. It uses the same child restraint system as the Suzuki Ertiga.

To know more about these two MPVs, here are the specifications of Suzuki Ertiga GLX AT (Black Edition) and Toyota Avanza 1.3 E AT:

SPECIFICATIONS

Suzuki Ertiga GLX AT (Black Edition)

Toyota Avanza 1.3 E AT

Overall Length (mm)

4,395

4,190

Overall Width (mm)

1,735

1,660

Overall Height (mm)

1,690

1,695

Wheelbase (mm)

2,740

2,655

Tread (mm)

Front: 1,510

Rear: 1,520

Front: 1,425

Rear: 1,435

Minimum Turning Radius (m)

5.2

4.7

Minimum Ground Clearance (mm)

180

180

Engine Model

K15B

1NR-VE

Number of Cylinders

4

4

Displacement (cc)

1,462

1,329

Maximum Output (hp / rpm)

103 / 6,000

95 / 6,000

Maximum Torque (Nm / rpm)

138 /4,400

121 / 4,200

Fuel Supply System

Multipoint injection

Electric Fuel Injection (EFI)

Transmission Type

Four-speed Automatic Transmission

Four-speed Automatic (Gate Type) Transmission

Valve Train

DOHC 16V with Intake VVT

DOHC 16V, Chain Drive with Dual VVT-i

Bore and Stroke (mm)

74.0 x 85.0

72.5 x 80.5

Compression Ratio

10.5

11.5

Braking System

Front: Ventilated Disc

Rear: Drum, leading and trailing

Front: Ventilated Disc

Rear: Drum, leading and trailing

Suspension

Front: MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring

Rear: Torsion Beam with Coil Spring

Front: MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer

Rear: Four-link with Lateral Control Rod

Tire Specifications

185 / 65 R15

185 / 70 R14

Wheels

Alloy

Alloy

Seating Capacity

7

7

Fuel Tank Capacity (L)

45

45

Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)

1,695 - 1,710

1,680

Headlamps

Halogen Projector on High Beam, Halogen Multireflector on Low Beam

LED Type

Front Fog Lamps

With

Without

Outside Door Mirrors

Body-colored

Color-keyed

Wipers

Front: Two Speeds Low, High + Intermittent + Washer

Rear: One Speed + Intermittent + Washer

Front: Intermittent

Rear: With

Outside Door Handle

Chrome

Color-keyed

Tailgate Garnish

Chrome

Silver

Rear Combination Lamps

LED Type with Light Guides

Bulb Type

Instrument Panel

Tachometer, Segment Display, Clock, Outside Temperature, Fuel Consumption, Driving Range

Speedometer, Tachometer, Odo / Trip Meter, Digital Clock

Seatbelt Warning

Driver and Front Passenger, Lamp

Driver and Front Passenger, Lamp and Buzzer

Door Ajar Reminder

With

With

Key Reminder

With

Without

Light-off Reminder

With

Without

Low Fuel Warning

With

Without

Seat Upholstery Material

Fabric with Shiny Brown Diagonal Strips

Fabric

Driver Seat

Slide and Recline with Height Adjuster and Head Restraint

Slide and Recline

Front Passenger Seat

Slide and Recline with Head Restraint

Slide and Recline

Second Row Seats

60:40-split Single Folding; Slide and Recline with Separate-type Head Restraints

50:50 Split, One-touch Tumble, Slide, and Recline with Headrest

Third Row Seats

50:50-split Tilt Down Folding with Separate-type Head Restraints

50:50 Split and Tumble with Headrest

Steering Wheel

Three-spoke Leather Covered

Three-spoke Urethane

Steering Column

Tilt Adjust

Tilt Adjust with EPS

Shift Knob

Brown with Satin Chrome

Urethane with Chrome Accent

Inside Door Handles

Chrome

Material Color

Sun Visors

With Vanity Mirror on Passenger’s Side

With Mirror on Driver’s Side and Passenger’s Side

Assist Grips

Front Passenger and Second Row

Front Passenger and Rear (Left and Right)

Cup and Bottle Holders

8

17

Power Steering

With

With

Keyless Push Start System

With

Without

Audio

10-inch Multimedia Audio Touchscreen with USB and Bluetooth Connectivity

2DIN with CD, MP3, Aux, USB and Bluetooth Connectivity

Speakers

Four Speakers

Four Speakers

Accessory Outlet

With

With

SRS Airbags

Driver and Front Passenger

Driver and Front Passenger

Seatbelts

Front: Three-point ELR Seatbelts with Pretensioners and Force Limiters

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

Third Row: Three-point ELR Seatbelts x2

Front: Three-point ELR Seatbelts with Pretensioner and Force Limiter

Second Row: Three-point ELR Seatbelts x3

Third Row: Three-point ELR Seatbelts x2

Isofix Child Seat Anchorages

With

With

Child Seat Tether Anchorages

Without

With

Childproof Door Locks

With

With

Side Impact Door Beams

With

With

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

With Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) Function

With Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) Function

High Mount Stop Lamp

LED Type

Without

Rear Parking Sensors

With

Without

Reverse Camera

With

Without

Anti-theft System

Immobilizer and Security Alarm

Without

Available Body Colors

Magma Gray Metallic, Glorious Brown Pearl, Silky Silver Metallic, Snow White Pearl, Radiant Pearl Red, Burgundy Red Pearl, and Cool Black Pearl Metallic

White 2, Beige Metallic 2, Silver Mica Metallic, Gray Metallic, Black Metallic 2, and Dark Blue SE

Price

P988,000

P919,000

Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza Comparison

Suzuki Ertiga
  • ₱738,000 - ₱998,000
Toyota Avanza
  • ₱743,000 - ₱1.077 Million
Ertiga vs Avanza

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