Maruti Eriga vs Chevrolet Enjoy

Maruti_Ertiga _Chevrolet Enjoy

Chevrolet has lately launched the Multipurpose vehicle, Enjoy, in eight variants- four petrol and four diesel. It is being offered at a price pint that undercuts its major rival, Maruti Ertiga quite comprehensively. Lets us see whether this newcomer has what it takes to give a fight to Maruti Ertiga and eat into its sales or will Ertiga easily manage to ward off the competition.

Styling

Maruti Ertiga is the better looker than Chevrolet Enjoy that has a boxy design.  From the front, Ertiga looks very car like while Enjoy has van-like looks. The lower body and sleeker styling of Maruti Ertiga lends it a better side profile than Chevrolet Enjoy that is boxier and taller. The rears of both the cars are not really good but Ertiga is slightly more curvy than Enjoy.

Interiors

The tables get turned when the interiors of both the cars are compared. Chevrolet Enjoy is far more spacious from inside than Maruti Ertiga. It offers ample legroom, headroom and shoulder room in all the three rows. Its individual bucket seats with armrests are far more comfortable than that the Ertiga which has a cramped last row. The boot space offered on enjoy is larger at 190litres compared to just 135 litres offered on Ertiga.

Maruti Eriga vs Chevrolet Enjoy

Engine

When it comes to engine, the two cars stand neck to neck. Chevrolet Enjoy gives an edge among the petrol choice while Ertiga scores extracts more power from the diesel engine. Enjoy petrol is powered by a 1.4-litre 4 cylinder engine that belts out 102bhp of power at 6000rpm and 131Nm of torque at 4400rpm. It comes with a 5-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels. Maruti Ertiga also gets a 1.4-litre petrol mill that offers 94bhp of power and 130Nm of torque. It comes with 5-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels.

The diesel engines of both the cars are derived from Fiat’s Multijet engine. Chevrolet Enjoy carries a 1.3-litre, 4 cylinder engine delivering 77bhp of power at 4000rpm and 188Nm of torque at 1750rpm along with a five-speed manual transmission driving the rear wheels. On the other hand, Maruti Ertiga is powered by a 1.3-litre diesel engine that builds up to 89bhp of power at 4000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1750rpm.

The engine specifications are more or less the same but Ertiga scores slightly over Enjoy as it compact and weighs lesser than Enjoy. The ARAI certified mileage offered by Enjoy is 18.2kmpl while that offered by Ertiga is 18.2kmpl.

Verdict

Ertiga scores in several departments like looks, ride and handling and overall performance. Enjoy offers a more spacious cabin. The base variant of Chevrolet Enjoy is almost Rs. 50,000 cheaper than the base variant of Maruti Ertiga. The top end variant of Enjoy is also cheaper than Rs. 70,000 when compared to the top end variant of Ertiga.  Given that Enjoy also offers a slight edge in terms of features, it comes across as a better value proposition than Maruti Ertiga.

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