For starters, it is worth mentioning that these two MUVs are nearly identical to each other, but they come with a few different offerings here and there. Further, there are quite a few selected Toyota cars that are borrowed from Maruti Suzuki. Speaking of sourcing, the Toyota Rumion commands a slightly extra premium over the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. That said, the Rumion carries a price tag of Rs 10.29 lakh, while the Ertiga carries a price tag of Rs 8.64 lakh. All are ex-showroom figures. Since the Rumion is a rebadged version of the Ertiga, let us see how these homegrown MUVs stack up against each other.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Toyota Rumion has the same powertrain options and the same chassis as the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Like other Maruti Suzuki cars, the Ertiga, also known as the Toyota Rumion is structured on the Heartect platform.
Apart from that, both homegrown vehicles are powered by the same engine. To begin with, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has a K15C, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, mild-hybrid petrol mill, which is tuned to churn out 102 bhp at 6000 rpm and 136.8 Nm of peak torque at 4400 rpm. In parallel, this same petrol engine powers the Toyota Rumion. In terms of transmission options, both the MUVs are mated to a standard five-speed manual gearbox and an optional six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. On the other hand, both cars can be had in a CNG version, as well. That said, the CNG iteration uses the same K15C Smart Hybrid petrol engine, coupled with a factory-fitted CNG kit, but it delivers a low engine output. This variant delivers a peak power of 87 bhp at 5500 rpm and 121.5 Nm of peak torque at 4200 rpm.
The CNG spec is exclusive to the five-speed manual transmission. In addition, you can check out the Toyota Invicto CNG as well as the Ertiga CNG price on the autoX website. As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, the Toyota Rumion’s mileage ranges between 20.11 km/l and 26.11 km/kg. On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga’s mileage ranges between 20.3 km/l and 26.11 km/kg. However, it should be worth noting that these are ARAI-claimed mileage figures. The real-world mileage can vary due to several factors, such as the engine and transmission combination, local traffic conditions and individuals’ driving styles. All-in-all, these two brands, as well as the vehicles they produce, are all known for fuel efficiency. You can check out the Ertiga price here.
The Toyota Rumion and the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga have the same suspension setup. Moreover, for your reference, MUVs are meant to offer a comfort-oriented ride, which is why they are tuned on the soft side.
Speaking of suspension, both the homegrown MUVs stand on a MacPherson Strut with a coil spring at the front and a torsion beam with a coil spring at the rear. These vehicles, however, are engineering by keeping the conditions of Indian roads in mind, which is why they can soak the undulations and bumps from potholes with ease. Apart from that, the braking duties are taken care of by standard disc-drum brakes offered on these two vehicles. Given the Rumion price, especially the top model, the company should have offered dual disc brakes.
For your reference, a vehicle with dual disc brakes will offer a superior braking performance than what the conventional dual drum or disc-drum brakes will do. As for the tyre profile, both vehicles run have a standard tyre profile of 185/65 R15. In addition, it is also worth mentioning that the rims type might vary across the available variants. More on the safety front, these two multi-utility vehicles (MUVs) are equipping with ABS with EBD, brake assist, ESP, hill-hold control, traction control, and so on. Please note that the offerings listed here belong to the top-most variant of these two vehicles. You can, however, access the Toyota Rumion price list here.
In terms of features, both vehicles are well-equipping. They have an auto HVAC, anti-glare mirror IRVM, rear parking sensors, 12V charging sockets, and fabric upholstery with a dual-tone colour scheme. They also have a leather-wrapped steering wheel with steering-mounted controls, a driver armrest with storage, front seatback pockets, and power windows (front and rear). These two vehicles also have electrically adjustable ORVMs, a rear wiper, an electric tailgate release, cup holders (all rows), etc. As for exterior lighting, these two vehicles have a combination of halogen and projector headlights. They are also equipping with LED tail lights, halogen fog lights, and a headlight height adjuster.
On the user engagement front, the Toyota Rumion and the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga incorporate a semi-digital instrument cluster on which the tachometer is analogue, while the rest are digital. The driver’s display shows relevant readings, such as speed, distance made, fuel economy, clock, and gear indicator, to name a few. For entertainment, these two vehicles are equipping with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Both are wireless. Further, they also have a voice command, GPS and navigation, and USB ports and auxiliary ports. Other common features include four airbags, child-seat anchorages, seat belt warnings, over-speed warnings, and speed-sensing door locks.
Prices and Variants
As for Maruti Suzuki, this company offers the Ertiga in four trims: LXi, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+. These trims make a total of nine variants. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga’s price starts at Rs 8.64 lakh for the base variant. The top variant LXi (O) Petrol MT, Rs 13.08 lakh for the top variant. On the flip side, the Toyota Rumion is offereing in three trims: S, G, and V. It has a total of six variants. As for the Toyota Rumion’s price, it starts at Rs 10.29 lakh for the base variant. The top variant V AT, S Petrol MT, goes up to Rs 13.68 . All are ex-showroom prices in Delhi, as of September 2023.
Please note that these prices are subject to change without any prior notice to the customer. You can, however, visit the autoX website to access the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle. For more, visit our website or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. So, stay tuned!