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5 reasons why Honda Mobilio is better than Maruti Ertiga

Last updated on: July 31, 2014 16:53 IST

5 reasons why Honda Mobilio is better than Maruti Ertiga

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Honda Mobilio has been launched and now it’s time for the masses to react upon this new offer from Japanese automaker.

But there is another Indo-Japanese designed vehicle standing in front of it and its none other than Maruti Ertiga.

As there have been plenty of choices in each and every segment, choosing the best car has become a tedious task.

But while analysing thoroughly both of these cars, we realised that Honda Mobilio has ample reasons that can give Maruti Ertiga a stare when it comes to choosing a utility vehicle. Let’s try to evaluate in the following points.

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Exteriors

Honda has always done unique in its cars. We have seen before, the launch of Brio, Honda Amaze and the new City sedan which have been successful running in the market.

Mobilio inherits the same solid groundwork plus some new elements which it something calls as “EXCITING H DESIGN”.

The concept has been broken down in three elements High Tech, High Tension and High Touch which can be seen inside out.

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The first and foremost advantage of choosing Mobilio over Ertiga is the style and robustness. The front fascia not only looks muscular but also eye catching with nice-looking chrome bar and the swept back headlamps.

The front bumpers look more urbane with sleek looking air dam and fog light consoles. Mobilio has less boxy design that also makes the ground clearance better.

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The floating roof of the car is well executed that shows the aerodynamic attitude not seen in any of the rivals while the 15-inch alloy wheels adds more to the sporty stance.

In similar vein, the rear portion shows the perfect balance of style with lot of chrome work, high intensity taillights, courtesy lamps and standard LED high mounted stop lamp.

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Interiors

Interiors are the second most important aspect of choosing a car and Mobilio scores well in this part too.

The dimensions speak the advantage over Ertiga which measures 4386mm long, 1683mm wide and 1603mm high. It might look inferior on paper but in real, it is more spacious than Ertiga.

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It is because it follows a new design philosophy ‘Man Maximum Machine Minimum’ offering plenty of roominess with comfortable seating arrangement in a 2+3+2 layout.

Furthermore, the second row 60:40 split gives more luggage space.

Though it has replicated the interior elements from sibling Brio and Amaze, but the engineers have maintained a unique identity of this car when it comes to cabin design.

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On comfort level, the car has been given modern gadgetry in the form of air conditioner with air cons at the second row and advance Audio Video Navigation system not to be found in Ertiga.

The car can also be personalised with faux wood scheme and leatherette seat covers.

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Safety

Another aspect in which Mobilio precedes Ertiga is the amount of standard and advance safety features it is offering.

Mobilio comes with Anti-lock braking system with Electronic Brakeforce distribution which is standard in all diesel variants while all the top end variants get dual SRS airbags, auto door lock with speed, front fog lamps, dual horn, security alarm and driver seat belt reminder.

Mobilio is also equipped with side impact protection, child safety lock, central locking system, engine immobilizer, keyless entry and reverse parking sensors, etc.

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Powertrain

Honda has successfully tested its cars running on diesel engine; Amaze and City are clear examples of it. Mobilio comes with both the powertrains which are more powerful than Ertiga.

The diesel variant employs the same 1.5L i-DTEC engine that produces 98bhp and 200Nm of torque while the petrol mill consists of 1.5L 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine developing 117bhp and 145Nm of torque. Both the engine line-up comes paired with 5-speed manual transmission system.

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Mileage

The petrol and diesel engines are tried and tested and undoubtedly ahead of Ertiga in terms of delivering fuel economy.

The diesel variant of Mobilio returns 24.2kmpl which not only beats Ertiga but also grabs the top spot in the segment.

On the other hand, the petrol variant does not disappoint the power hungry folks either; it also tops the chart delivering 17.3kmpl.

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Pricing

In terms of pricing, although Mobilio do come with a starting price of Rs 6.49 lakh, it has ample reasons to justify the extra cost compared to Maruti Ertiga.

It boasts of trendy looks, plush interiors, more powerful engine and advance safety features, which make it a worth buy in the segment.

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