Which 2020 Suzuki Ertiga should you buy? [Philkotse Guide]

Apr 26, 2020 | Same topic: Which Car Variant to Buy?
Find out all the features the Ertiga has to offer so it can help you decide which variant best suits you.

Introduced first in 2012, the Suzuki Ertiga has become a constant consideration for many Filipino car buyers for the right reasons. In fact, Suzuki Philippines was part of the local top car brands in terms of sales in 2019, and that’s with the help of the Ertiga.

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We can expect the Ertiga to flourish even more in the local market considering how well the 7-seater MPV is performing over the years since 2012.

Judging from the outside, it looks like a usual car more mature buyers would choose to drive. However, it comes with plenty of underrated features.

What are those features? Let’s find out as we discuss the four different variants and how they differ from each other. Later, you can decide which Suzuki Ertiga best suits you.

Suzuki Ertiga Variants: Exterior

To start off, all Ertiga variants share the same dimension measured at 4,395mm x 1,735mm x 1,690mm. The same goes for the variants’ wheelbase measured at 2,740mm and ground clearance measured at 180mm.

suzuki ertiga

Left to right, top to bottom order: Magma Gray Metallic, Cool Black Pearl Metallic, Silky Silver Metallic, Snow White Pearl, Radiant Pearl Red, Burgundy Red Pearl

Suzuki decided to cut costs in the Ertiga GA MT variant by excluding many exterior features including chrome front grille, mud flaps (front and rear), blacked-out pillars (B Pillars), handle-operated tailgate opener, and chrome tailgate garnish. All said features are included in the other three variants.

All four variants have the same 185 / 65 R15 tires. However, the GA MT variant is installed with steel wheels with full cover, while both the GL MT and GL AT are installed with alloy wheels. Lastly, the GLX AT comes with 15-inch polished alloy wheels.

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Suzuki Ertiga Variants: Interior

Inside, the Ertiga GLX AT variant got the upper hand in comparison to the other three variants. Only the GLX AT variant comes with chrome door handles, chrome parking brake release button, automatic air-conditioner, 3-spoke leather steering wheel with audio controls, and wooden pattern instrument panel center ornament, and keyless push start system. In addition, the high-end variant comes with ventilated cup holders.

Cabin view of the Suzuki Ertiga

Spacious and comfortable cabin of the Suzuki Ertiga

The entry-level variant is installed with single-DIN audio, while the GL variants are installed with an 8-inch multimedia audio touchscreen.

The top-spec variant, on the other hand, comes with a 10-inch multimedia audio touchscreen. All variants can connect via Bluetooth except for the GA variant.

In terms of seats, the GA variant comes with a fabric seat upholstery material while the three higher variants also come with a fabric seat upholstery material but with diagonal striped accents.

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Suzuki Ertiga Variants: Engine and Performance

The four Ertiga variants use a 1.5L K15B DOHC 16V with Intake VVT engine capable of producing 103 hp at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm. The MT variants come with a 5-speed manual transmission while the AT variants come with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Engine of the 2020 Suzuki Ertiga

More powerful and efficient 1.5 gasoline engine

Other performance features in all Ertiga variants include a 45L fuel tank, a 10:5 compression ratio, 74 x 85 mm bore x stroke, multipoint injection, and a front-wheel drivetrain.

Suzuki Ertiga Variants: Safety

As for safety, standard safety features across all variants include SRS front dual airbags, two ISOFIX child seat anchorages, side-impact door beams, anti-lock braking system with EBD function, high-mount LED stop lamp, and immobilizer.

New-generation platform HEARTECT

New-generation platform HEARTECT of Suzuki

However, only the GA and GLX variants come with security alarm and rear parking sensors. Lastly, only the GLX variants have the luxury of having a standard reverse camera.

Suzuki Ertiga Variants: Pricing

 Variant
Price
Suzuki Ertiga GA - MT
Php 738,000
Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 GA - MT (Upgraded)
Php 743,000
Suzuki Ertiga GL - MT
Php 858,000
Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 GL - MT (Upgraded)
 Php 863,000
Suzuki Ertiga GL - AT
Php 898,000
Suzuki Ertiga GL 1.5 GL - AT (Upgraded)
Php 903,000
Suzuki Ertiga GLX - AT
Php 988,000
Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 GLX - AT (Upgraded)
Php 993,000

>>> Refer to Suzuki Ertiga Philippines price update monthly

Suzuki Ertiga Variants: Conclusion

The Suzuki once again did a good job of marketing the vehicle with different price points for the different car buyers.

It has managed to stay functional and affordable that will always be taken for consideration by many Filipinos who wish to own a practical family-sized vehicle.

So which variant is the best option at its given price point? We would have to go with the Ertiga 1.5 GL AT variant.

You can go around town with ease in an automatic transmission vehicle and not pay an extra Php 90,000 for the extra features the GLX variants have.

However, if you wish to own an MPV for the sole purpose of your daily drive and bringing many passengers with you, then the 1.5 GA MT is the perfect Ertiga for you.

Ertiga on the road

Suzuki Ertiga featuring its large rear combination lamps

All variants come with the same engine and the same dimensions, which makes all the extra features in the higher variants more of a luxury than a need, considering your purpose.

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