Toyota has launched the Rumion in India after considerable anticipation from customers. With a beginning price of Rs 10.29 lakh (ex-showroom), the all-new MPV by Toyota is a bit more costly than the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, which has an introductory cost of Rs 8.64 lakh (ex-showroom). Although the Rumion is a rebadged version of the Ertiga and has various technical and feature similarities with the Japanese model, it also offers a few key distinctions. Four trims—LXi, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+—are available for the Ertiga, while the Rumion comes in three variants—S, G, and V. Both the Rumion and the Ertiga are direct rivals in India's MPV segment. To help customers make an informed decision when buying either of these models, we have compared them on various factors. If you are planning to buy either the Rumion or the Ertiga in India, let's take a look at how these models stack up against each other on different parameters.
Toyota Rumion vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Dimensions
The Toyota Rumion is slightly larger than the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in terms of its dimensions. It measures 4420mm in length, 1735mm in width, and 1690mm in height. The wheelbase of the Rumion is the same as that of the Ertiga at 2740mm, but the Rumion will provide a stronger road presence due to its larger size. The ground clearance and the boot space are also the same in both models, with 180mm and 550 litres, respectively.
|Dimensions||Toyota Rumion||Maruti Suzuki Ertiga|
Toyota Rumion vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Design
One of the most notable differences between the two MPVs is their grille design. The Ertiga has a grille with chrome trims positioned in the middle, while the Rumion has a mesh grille design surrounded by chrome trims on the front fascia. The front bumper of the Rumion has been redesigned with a brushed aluminum inlay that gives prominence to the lower intake. Also, the fog lamp housings on each MPV appear to be different. Both the Rumion and Ertiga MPVs ride on identical 15-inch alloy wheels, but the Rumion sports a more stylish design. Moving to the back, the two vehicles from different brands are almost identical besides the badging.
In contrast to the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga's dual-tone beige and black interior, the Toyota Rumion's interior is finished in grey. However, aside from this, both cars have identical interior layouts and functions.
Toyota Rumion vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Engine
With both MPVs, the available engines are the same. The MPVs are equipped with the identical 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 102bhp and 137Nm, and you may select between a 6-speed torque converter automatic or a 5-speed manual for transmission. Furthermore, CNG versions of the MPVs are also available, with an 87bhp of power and 121Nm torque outputs. For CNG, you solely get the manual gearbox option. The Rumion only offers only one CNG variant in its lineup compared to the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga's two.
The Rumion and Ertiga are said to have a fuel efficiency of 20.51km/l when using a manual gearbox and 26.11km/l for CNG versions. However, the Rumion automatic is estimated to have a fuel efficiency of 20.11km/l, while the Ertiga automatic's fuel efficiency is slightly higher at 20.30km/l.
|Toyota Rumion||Maruti Suzuki Ertiga|
|Engine||1.5-litre, inline-four, naturally aspirated, petrol engine||1.5-litre, inline-four, naturally aspirated, petrol engine|
|Gearbox||5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic||5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic|
|Fuel Efficiency||20.51km/l Manual Transmission, 20.11km/l Automatic Transmission||20.51km/l Manual Transmission, 20.30km/l Automatic Transmission|
Toyota Rumion vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Features
Although the Rumion and Ertiga share the same features, there are a few exceptions to note. The Rumion's G and V models have wifi, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, while the Ertiga only offers these capabilities on its higher-spec ZXI+ variant. Additionally, the Rumion no longer has a third-row 12V socket, whereas its Japanese sibling, the Ertiga, still has this feature.
Toyota Rumion vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Price
The petrol-manual Toyota Rumion is priced between Rs 10.29 lakh and Rs 12.18 lakh, whereas the petrol-manual Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ranges from Rs 8.64 lakh to Rs 11.58 lakh. Two Rumion petrol-automatic variants are also available, with costs ranging from Rs 11.89 lakh to Rs 13.68 lakh.
With prices that range between Rs 11.28 lakh and Rs. 13.08 lakh, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has three petrol-automatic models in India. There are two CNG versions of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, however just one is available for the Rumion. The cost of the CNG-equipped Tata Rumion is Rs 11.24 lakh, while the two CNG-based Maruti Suzuki Ertiga models are priced between Rs 10.73 lakh and Rs 11.83 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.