Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Philippines: Review, Price & Specs

Jan 10, 2018
Editor's rating 4.0
User's rating 3.6
Before it becomes an outgoing model, let’s take a deeper insight into the current-gen Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Philippines through our full review covering price, specs, and more.
Overview

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Philippines: Worthy contender in the compact MPV segment

Four years have passed since the Suzuki Ertiga was first introduced to the local market and the most recent update it received was already 2 years ago. It’s high time for Suzuki to improve its MPV to face the stiff competition from other intense rivals such as the Toyota Avanza and Honda Mobilio.

Is the Suzuki Ertiga an underrated MPV?

Thankfully, latest car news has suggested that the next-generation Suzuki Ertiga 2018 would break cover soon as spy shots of the all-new model have been revealed by an Indian motoring website. While waiting for further information about the next-iteration Ertiga, Philkotse.com team would love to deliver an extensive Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Philippines review so that our readers could gain a comprehensive overview of this nice-looking 7-seater.

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Exterior

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Philippines: Exterior

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 angular front

The 7-seater owns a nice, simple and practical exterior design

First of all, while the Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Philippines might be far from the most outstanding MPV on our roads, it is undeniable that it is designed with nice, simple and practical style and there is not even one redundant detail. We really enjoy its clean and sleek appearance with swept-back head lamps, high roofline, and reasonable proportion.

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 on the road

As a compact MPV, it allows drivers to maneuver through traffic more easily

Also worth mentioning here is the praticality thanks to its minimal A-pillars and large windows, enabling clearer vision of the surrounding traffic. Not to mention, its compact size also allows easier driving experience when it comes to parking in tight slot or plying through heavy traffic. The MPV measures 4,265 mm x 1,695 mm x 1,685 mm (L x W x H) with a wheelbase of 2,740 mm and is equipped with a set of 15-inch alloy wheels.

Interior

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Philippines: Interior

Moving on to the Suzuki Ertiga 2017 interior, according to passengers, the 7-seater is most appreciated for:

  • Generous headroom from the front all the way to the rear, even with tall occupants who are around 5’10”;
  • A sense of roominess thanks to its light color themed cabin;
  • Nice fabrics and good-quality plastics with nice-touching buttons and dials.

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 cabin

The car offers a cozy and pleasant interior

While offering a cozy and pleasant interior, the Ertiga is also said to fall short due to its cramped space for legroom and luggage, which comes as no surprise for a small-sized MPV. As a 7-seater, the Ertiga is supposed to accommodate 7 passenger. However, in fact, it can only offer comfortable accommodation for 4 to 5 people, which means if added with 1 or 2 more passengers, the car will force occupants to sacrifice between luggage space and legroom. For that, the Suzuki Ertiga is clearly not an ideal partner for long road trips with a lot of bulky stuff.

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 and 5 passengers inside

The compact MPV can offer comfortable accommodation for 4 to 5 people

Accessories

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Review: Accessories

The Ertiga comes equipped with a set of convenience features, including:

  • Android Auto-equipped infotainment systems
  • Navigation functions (using preloaded Waze or whatever applications of your favorite)
  • Push/start button
  • Rear AC vents
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Handful of storage compartments
  • Bluetooth connectivity

To be honest, this level of equipment is enough to guarantee for a joyful and entertaining road trip. Well, if only the Japanese auto maker had made the Ertiga a bit larger and more powerful, we believe the travelling experience on this 7-seat MPV would be a lot more enjoyable.

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 touchscreen

The 2017 Ertiga is even preloaded with Waze, Google and Facebook

Operation

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Philippines: Operation

Engine & Performance

At the heart of the Suzuki Ertiga is a 1.4-liter DOHC gasoline engine which is said to be able to produce 95 PS @ 6000 rpm and 130 Nm @ 4000 rpm of torque, mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 engine

Driven the Ertiga is a 1.4-liter DOHC gasoline engine

Performance when fully loaded with 7 occupants is one of the weak points of the Ertiga. For example, with 6 adult passengers on board, the car starts to feel iffy and get noticeably slowed down, which makes it sometimes difficult to pass other vehicles such as PUVs while driving in city condition.

While demonstrating an unsatisfactory performance ferrying full capacity of 7 people, the Japanese-made MPV poses no issues with 4 passengers. When running on highway, the vehicle can reach speed limit at a decent rate and throttle response is also good. In terms of fuel economy, it delivers a decent average consumption of 10.7km/L in mixed driving conditions.

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Ride & Handling

Here we would like to re-insist that this MPV offers a beyond-expectation ride and handling experience. What we appreciate the most about this car is how easy it feels when we drive it through cramped corners or compact city roads and back it up to fit in tight parking slot. The body roll is well kept at minimum level, not to mention the car’s suspension system works pretty well when it comes to absorbing typical provincial road imperfections.  

Conclusion

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Price in the Philippines

Suzuki Ertiga price in the Philippines
Model Price
Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GA P675,000
Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GL MT P778,000
Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GL AT P818,000
Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 GLX P928,000

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Specs in the Philippines

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Specs in the Philippines
Dimensions & Weights
 Length (mm) 4,265 
 Width (mm) 1,695 
 Height (mm) 1,685 
 Wheelbase (mm) 2,740 
 Curb weight (kg) 1,185
 Gross vehicle weight (kg) 1,770
Engine & Transmission
 Type (engine) K114B 
 Number of cylinders
 Number of valves DOHC 16V with VVT 
 Displacement (cc) 1,373 (1.4L) 
 Max. Output 95 hp @ 6,000 rpm 
 Max. Torque 130 Nm @ 4,000 rpm 
 Fuel distribution Multipoint Injection 
 Type (transmission) 4-AT 
Chassis
 Steering Rack & Pinion with Electronic Power Steering 
 Brakes Front: Ventiltated Disc
Rear: Leading & Trailing Drum 
 Suspension Front: MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear: Torison Beam with Coil Spring
 Tire 185/65R15 
 Wheels 15-inch Alloy wheels 
 Spare tire Steel Rim 
Safety features
  • 3-pt ELR x 6 + Center Lapbelt on 2nd row seats
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with EBD
  • Childproof Rear Door Locks
  • Immobilizer
  • Defogger
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Keyless Entry System (remote control) 
Other features
  • Keyless push start
  • Power windows
  • Power door locks
  • Power side mirrors (adjust and fold)
  • Android OC with Online Navigation capability
  • 4 speakers
  • Front roof mounted antenna
  • Steering wheel integrated audio and handsfree controls
  • Multi-informational display

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Review: Conclusion

All things considered, while having its own shortcomings, the Suzuki Ertiga still wins our hearts for a plenty of reasons such as:

  • Its sleek appearance and highly practical design;
  • Cozy and nicely-refined cabin;
  • Respectable city driving experience and maneuverability;
  • Handful of convenience features at its price point.

Suzuki Ertiga 2017 and a family

The Suzuki Ertiga still wins our hearts despite its shortcomings

Although showing a displeasing performance under full capacity conditions as mentioned above, to be honest, the car is still a good choice for families with 4 to 5 members. However, if you are looking for a MPV that can fit your large family and be a capable partner for long road trips, you’d better not to go for this.

Hopefully you have found useful information through our Suzuki Ertiga 2017 Philippines review on Philkotse.com. If you are considering between the Ertiga and its rival Mobilio, click here to find our in-depth review for the Honda Mobilio 2018.

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MB II
MB II 01:54 | Jun 03, 2018
4.0 / 5.0
What I like about the Ertiga:

1) Amazing riding comfort with very quiet cabin and very minimal ambient noise even at speeds above 110KPH.

2) Very stylish interior and a classy style.

3) Superb fuel consumption both on city and highway driving.

4) Reasonable price.
What I like about the Ertiga:

1) Amazing riding comfort with very quiet cabin and very minimal ambient noise even at speeds above 110KPH.

2) Very stylish interior and a classy style.

3) Superb fuel consumption both on city and highway driving.

4) Reasonable price.
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