on 04, Feb 2019

Mahindra Marazzo Comparison with Top 3 Rivals: Which One Should You Buy? 

Mahindra Marazzo vs Toyota Innova Crysta vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga vs Tata Hexa

India is an SUV driven car market. Even hatchbacks are losing their sales to compact SUVs. This leaves very less to talk about the Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) segment. Marazzo is Mahindra’s second attempt in the MPV segment after Xylo, which never became a success. Xylo had its own set of problems, and with the launch of Marazzo, the hard work that Mahindra has put in improving those problems is clearly evident.

Marazzo has three major competitors – Toyota Innova Crysta, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, and Tata Hexa. Though Crysta and Ertiga are successful products, Hexa is still trying to make its mark. Can Marazzo catch up with the segment leader Innova Crysta? Let us look at how Marazzo fares with the other three:

Dimensions

S.No

Dimensions

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

  1.  

Length

4585 mm

4735 mm

4395 mm

4788 mm

  1.  

Width

1866 mm

1830 mm

1735 mm

1900 mm

  1.  

Height

1774 mm

1795 mm

1690 mm

1785 mm

  1.  

Wheelbase

2760 mm

2750 mm

2740 mm

2850 mm

  1.  

Ground Clearance

150 mm

   

200 mm

  1.  

Fuel Tank Capacity

45 litres

55 litres

45 litres

60 litres

  1.  

Turning Radius

5.25 m

5.4 m

5.2 m

5.75 m

Body Type

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

MPV

MUV

MPV

SUV

Colours

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

  • Iceberg white

  • Oceanic Black

  • Mariner Maroon

  • Shimmering Silver

  • Aqua Marine

  • Poseidon Purple

  • Garnet Red

  • White Pearl Crystal Shine

  • Avant-Garde Bronze

  • Silver

  • Grey

  • Super White

  • Pearl Metallic Auburn Red

  • Pearl Metallic Oxford Blue

  • Metallic Magma Grey

  • Metallic Silky Silver

  • Pearl Arctic White

  • Urban Bronze

  • Arizona Blue

  • Sky Grey

  • Tungsten Silver

  • Pearl White

Pros

Mahindra Marazzo

  • Refreshing looks

  • Spacious interiors

  • Extremely low NVH levels

Toyota Innova Crysta

  • High reliability

  • Extremely comfortable

  • An impressive list of safety features

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

  • Good ride and handling

  • Diesel engine returns 25.4 kmpl, making it the most fuel-efficient MPV in India

  • Good interior space and host of features on offer

Tata Hexa

  • Solid build quality and significant road presence

  • Great styling, the emphasis has been given to provide SUVish look

  • Excellent performance can conquer all sorts of roads with ease

Cons

Mahindra Marazzo

  • Price overlap with Hexa, Compass and XUV500, especially the top-end variant

  • Features such as keyless entry, auto headlamps and wipers, telescopic steering adjustment have been omitted

  • No Automatic Transmission (AT) on offer. All the other cars in the competition have AT

Toyota Innova Crysta

  • Overpriced by 2-3 lakhs

  • Steering becomes heavy at low speed, causing problems when parking

  • Poor fuel economy

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

  • Diesel engine feels a bit underpowered, it has been carried over without any changes from the previous model

  • The third row of seats are cramped and do not get separate AC vents

  • NVH levels are poor especially on the diesel

Tata Hexa

  • Some important features such as auto-dimming IRVM, keyless entry, and steering reach adjustment are missing

  • All black interiors not to everyone’s tastes

  • Steering wheels become heavy at low speeds, turning radius is more than other cars in the competition

Seating Capacity

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

7

7/8

7

7/8

Warranty Basic & Extended

 

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

Basic

3 years/1 lakh km

3 years/100,000 km, whichever is earlier

2 years or 40,000 Kms (whichever happens first)

3 years/100,000 km, whichever is earlier

Extended

Extendable using Mahindra Marazzo Shield

Unmatched Toyota Extended Warranty

Forever Yours Program allows you to extend the warranty by 1 or 2 years by paying some amount

Extendable to 1 or 2 more years

Engine

Fuel Type: Petrol

Car

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

Description

NA

2.7-litre 163.7 BHP 16V 2-TR-FE Dual VVT-I Engine

1.4 Litre 103 BHP 16V K14B Petrol Engine

NA

Displacement (cc)

NA

1998

1462

NA

Number of Cylinder

NA

4

4

NA

Valves Per Cylinder

NA

4

4

NA

Valve Configuration

NA

DOHC

DOHC

NA

Bore x Stroke

NA

-

74 x 85 mm

NA

Compression Ratio

NA

-

10.5:1

NA

Maximum Power

NA

163.7 BHP @ 5200 RPM

103 BHP @ 6000 RPM

NA

Maximum Torque

NA

245 Nm @ 4000 RPM

138 Nm @ 4400 RPM

NA

Turbocharger

NA

No

No

NA

Fuel Supply System

NA

Dual VVT-i

MPFI

NA

Fuel Type: Diesel

 

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

Description

D15 1.5 Litre 4 Cylinder 121 BHP Diesel Engine

2.4-litre 147 BHP 16V GD Engine

2.8-litre 171 BHP 16V GD Engine

1.4 Litre 103 BHP 16V K14B Petrol Engine

2.2-Litre 153.8 BHP 16V VARICOR 400 Diesel Engine

Displacement (cc)

1497

2393

2755

1462

2179

Number of Cylinder

4

4

4

4

4

Valves Per Cylinder

4

4

4

4

4

Valve Configuration

-

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

Bore x Stroke

-

-

-

74 x 85 mm

-

Compression Ratio

-

-

-

10.5:1

-

Maximum Power

121 BHP @ 3500 RPM

147.8 BHP @ 3400 RPM

171.5 BHP @ 3400 RPM

103 BHP @ 6000 RPM

153.86 BHP @ 4000 RPM

Maximum Torque

300 Nm @ 1750-2500 RPM

343 Nm @ 1400-2800 RPM

360 Nm @ 1200-3400 RPM

138 Nm @ 4400 RPM

400 Nm @ 1750-2500 RPM

Turbocharger

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Fuel Supply System

CRDi

Direct Injection

Direct Injection

MPFI

CRDi

Transmission

 

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

Transmission

Manual

Manual

Automatic

Manual

Automatic

Manual

Automatic

Gear Box

5-Speed

5-Speed

6-Speed

5-Speed

4-Speed

6-Speed

6-Speed

Drive Type

FWD

RWD

RWD

2WD

2WD

2WD/4WD

2WD

Performance

Fuel Type: Petrol

 

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

ARAI Mileage

NA

10.75

19.34 (Manual)

18.69 (Automatic)

NA

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)

NA

65

45

NA

0-100 kmph

NA

10.82 s

-

NA

100-0 kmph

NA

41.85 m

-

NA

Fuel Type: Diesel

CAR

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

ARAI Mileage

17.3

13.68

11.36

25.47

17

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)

45

55

55

45

60

0-100 kmph

15 s

-

-

-

12.31 s

14.3 s (4WD)

100-0 kmph

43.81 m

-

-

-

42.39 m

42.40 m (4WD)

Suspension System

CAR

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

Front Suspension

Double Wishbone

Double Wishbone with Torsion Bar

Mac Pherson Strut & Coil Spring

Double Wishbone with Coil Springs

Rear Suspension

Rear Twist Beam

4-Link with Coil Spring

Torsion Beam & Coil Spring

5 Link Rigid Axle

Steering System

Particular

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

Steering Type

Power

Power

Power

Power

Steering Column

Tilt & Telescopic

Tilt

-

Tilt & Telescopic

Steering Gear Type

Rack & Pinion

Rack & Pinion

-

Rack & Pinion

Braking System

Particular

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

Front Brake

Disc

Ventilated Disc

Ventilated Disc

Disc

Rear Brake

Disc

Drum

Drum

Disc

Safety

Particular

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Airbags

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Brake Assist

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

No

No

No

No

Parking sensors

Rear

-

Rear

Rear

Central Locking

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Power Door Locks

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Rear Seat Belts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Seat Belt Warning

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pretensioner and Force Limiter Seatbelts

Yes

No

Yes

No

Engine Immobiliser

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Engine Check Warning

Yes

No

 

Yes

Fog Lamps

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Child Safety Locks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Door Ajar Warning

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Front Impact Beams

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Side Impact Beams

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Traction Control

No

No

No

Yes

ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts

Yes

No

Yes

No

Adjustable Seats

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Anti-Theft Alarm

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Day & Night Rear View Mirror

No

-

Yes

Yes

Passenger Side Rear View Mirror

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-Pinch Power Windows

No

Yes

No

Yes

Head-Up Display

No

No

No

No

Hill Assist

No

Yes

Yes (Only AT)

Yes

Hill Descent Control

No

No

Yes (Only AT)

Yes

Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

No

Yes  

Yes (Only AT)

Yes

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

No

No

No

No

Crash Sensor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Keyless Entry

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Headlamps

No

Halogen

Halogen

Halogen

Automatic Headlamps

No

-

No

Yes

Follow Me Home Headlamps

Yes

-

No

Yes

Blind Spot Monitor

No

No

No

No

360° View Camera

No

No

No

No

Rear Camera

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Clutch Lock

No

No

No

No

Anti-Theft Device

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Others

 

Goa Body, Back Monitor, Clearance & Back SONAR, Clutch Start System

Front Seat Belt Height Adjuster, High Speed Alert System

 

Entertainment

Particular

Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Tata Hexa

Radio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

CD Player

No

Yes

No

No

DVD Player

No

Yes

No

No

Remote Control Audio System

No

No

Yes

No

Front Speakers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rear Speakers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Number of Speakers

4

  •  

4

10

Touchscreen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Integrated 2DIN Audio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Internal Storage

No

No

No

No

Entertainment System for Rear Passengers

No

No

no

No

Bluetooth Connectivity

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Connectivity

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

No

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

SD Card Reader

USB & Auxiliary Input(AUX)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Other

       

Exterior

Mahindra Marazzo

The design is what catches the eyes of any on-looker and Mahindra has really worked hard in the design segment. The design of Marazzo is very much in contrast to the older Xylo. Marazzo has a very contemporary design and it does not look overdone unlike other cars from Mahindra.

The front houses Mahindra’s signature toothed grille and along with the headlamps, LED DRLs to look very tasteful. The character lines shaped in the form of alphabet C at the side profile does not look out of time. The effect of chrome has been utilised smartly at the window linings. The design of the 17” alloy wheels mixes with the design quite well.

At the rear, the taillamps have been designed very uniquely. It does feel that the designers have carried over the styling from where they left while working on the front and the side profile. Chrome usage has been subtle on the rear too. The boot handle is visible at the rear. The black cladding all around gives the Marazzo a rugged appearance. The spare tyre is visible when viewing the rear end from some distance at some angle. Also, the rear looks bulky and raised up in comparison to the front.

Toyota Innova Crysta

Innova Crysta too has seen a major upgrade in terms of design. Crysta is a lot sleeker than the bulkier looking older Innova. The sharper design elements on the Innova Crysta make it very attractive.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki has made the new Ertiga bigger and bolder. The next-gen Ertiga looks very similar to Crysta when viewed from the front as well as the side, but there are many design elements that distinguish it from Crysta. It looks as sharp as Crysta. Ertiga is built on the Heartect platform. Baleno, next-gen Swift and Dzire as well as Ignis are also based on the same platform. The projector headlights at the front and the 3D Taillamps at the rear are freshly designed. The chrome studded front grille lends the car a premium appearance. Overall the styling is of a conventional MPV.

Tata Hexa

Hexa is the flagship product of Tata Motors. The car has been designed very aggressively making many people think that its an SUV. The design of Hexa is in contrast to the contemporary styling of the other cars in this comparison. Tata Hexa’s IMPACT design philosophy brings together various design elements to create an immediate impact on first sight and a lasting impression over time. The 19” alloy wheels, first in segment give the Hexa an imposing stance to match the overall SUV appearance. From Tata’s signature grille bordered by humanity line on the bottom to the wraparound horizontal taillamps, smoked projector lamps and striking DRLs, everything appears perfect at its place.  

Interior

Mahindra Marazzo                                                               

Marazzo’s interiors and dashboard layout speak volume of Mahindra’s progress in this area. Everything looks in place when you step in. The beige & black coloured dashboard is a mix of many materials including glossy black and ceramic inserts. The usage of purple colour in the display is quite prominent. The quality and fit and finish of the materials that make up the dashboard and other interior parts are really amazing.

Toyota Innova Crysta

The one thing that is quite evident once you step into the interior is the space that has been provided. Plenty of storage spaces and holes have been provided for keeping water bottles, cell phone and other stuff. The seats are extremely comfortable, as you would expect. The use of glossy wood and silver inserts in the dashboard as well as wooden and leather insets in the steering wheel add to the luxury quotient.  

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Ertiga’s interiors look fresh. Excellent use of faux wood at the dashboard, steering wheel and the door makes the interiors feel very premium. The plastic quality is extremely good. The all-beige interiors make the cabin feel airy and roomy. The seats have adequate cushioning and support. The third row of seats, which is an addition from the previous version are easily accessible. The presence of large quarter glass does not make the occupants feel hemmed in.  

Tata Hexa

Hexa’s all black interiors might not appeal to everyone tastes especially in India, where the beige interiors are associated with a feeling of premiumness. Fit and finish of the interiors is top notch. In comparison to other cars in this segment, the interiors do look less premium. Instead of faux wood inserts, Hexa’s interiors get smoked and darkened chrome as well as brushed aluminium inserts. The door pads have leather inserts and feel very premium. Expect comfortable journeys with perforated leather seats that provide extremely good support. Ingress and egress from the third-row seat are fairly easy.

Which one should you buy?

The price of Marazzo begins at ₹ 9.99 Lakh for the M2 7-Seater variant and goes on to 13.98 Lakh for M8 8-Seater variant. On the other hand, Innova Crysta prices range from ₹ 14.83 Lakh for base petrol; and ₹ 23.24 Lakh for top -end diesel. Ertiga is the most compact MPV among all and also the cheapest. It starts at 7.44 Lakh and goes till 10.90 Lakh. Hexa is more of an SUV and gives you the option of 4WD as well. All the vehicles are good in terms of features as well as performance.

If you are new to this segment, you might want to consider Marazzo as it is a new and refreshing product. Marazzo is silent as a shark! and offers comfort and a great value proposition. It surely is an attractive purchase as compared to the other three. Crysta has the advantage of more power, more luxury and better reliability, Hexa is very large in size and a bit hectic to drive in cities and Ertiga has the least powered mill. This is where Marazzo ticks all the boxes.  

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