Maruti Ertiga price and more against Mahindra Xylo MPVs
When it comes to engine refinement, the Ertiga’s motor does a better job than the Xylo’s. It is much smoother, and even when worked hard it doesn’t sound harsh. The key advantage the Ertiga has though is its weight. At 1,235kg, it weighs a full 565kg less than the Xylo, so though it has a massive power deficit, the lack of weight means it never feels underpowered. The Ertiga’s lighter clutch and slicker gearbox also mean you don’t need too much effort to change gears in town. Thanks to its huge weight advantage, the Ertiga manages to set very competitive acceleration times. The 0-100kph sprint takes 14.28sec, which is only 1.3 seconds off the Xylo’s. In-gear times of 11.14sec for 20-80kph in third and 12.71sec for 40-100kph in fourth are a bit slower too.
Maruti Ertiga ZDi HHH
Engine performance is decent but the massive throttle lag below 2000rpm makes it a bit irritating at low speeds.
Mahindra Xylo E9 HHHH
2.2 litre 120bhp motor is an eager performer and is fuel efficient too. Refinement falls short of the Ertiga