In my full review of the 2019 Ertiga, I applauded Suzuki for stepping up when it comes to the nterior amenities and features that come with its cars, particularly its best-selling MPV.
However, the Suzuki Ertiga is still a sub-one-million-peso MPV, which means that you shouldn’t expect too much from this econo-car. Yet, it does deliver above average features that could give its competitors a run for their money.
Here’s a closer look at the range-topping 2019 Suzuki Ertiga’ GLXs technology and safety features that come with its P978,000 price tag.
Sufficient tech with a few surprises
The Ertiga comes with basic all-power controls for the driver, which include the window, door locks, and side mirror adjustments – all clustered by the door handle. The latter doesn’t power-fold, though, and the auto up/down function is exclusive for the driver.
Other controls such as the halogen headlights, wipers, and air-conditioning are manual, but there’s one feature that I was really surprised seeing in this MPV: the A/C-cooled cupholders. It’s useful in keeping your cold drinks and you can switch it off for hot coffee. Although, the non-dimming rearview mirror and the lack of speed-sensing door locks are also baffling at this day and age. But, you get a push start ignition as a trade-off.
What the Ertiga lacks in automatic controls is well-compensated with its huge touchscreen infotainment system. It’s 10 inches diagonally across, which is bigger than the latest iPad. It doesn’t have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto but the interface is great on its own while the whole unit is responsive, except when using the offline navigation. Having an offline navigation system is still a win, though, especially when you’re in areas where data connection is as rare as a unicorn.
The infotainment system pairs up seamlessly with my iPhone since it has an iPod connectivity, so playing music from Spotify is a cinch. Bluetooth connection works without a glitch, although, sound quality during handsfree calls need improvement. There are also controls mounted on the steering wheel for this, which somehow make up for the lack of volume knobs of the infotainment system. Charging ports? There’s the USB and 12V socket at the center console, while a 12V socket is also available for the middle passengers.
Standard safety for an econo-MPV
Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat tethers, side impact door beams, driver seatbelt reminder, and immobilizer are all standard throughout the Ertiga range. The top-of-the-line GLX trim and the mid-GL variant get extra security alarm, passenger seatbelt reminder, and a rear parking camera with sensors and guidelines.
Of note, the middle passenger at the second row only gets a lap belt. Yes, I’m just as surprised.
Performance103 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Name Suzuki Ertiga GLX 1.5 AT (Upgrade) Body Type MPV Price ₱988,000 Transmission Category Automatic
Engine Size 1.5 L Displacement 1,462 cc Number of Cylinders 4 Number of Valves 16 Transmission Type 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Max Output (HP) 103 hp @ 6,000 rpm Max Torque (nm) 138 Nm @ 4,400 rpm *Acceleration Rate (0-100 km/h) n/a Top Speed n/a *estimated
Economy & Environment
Fuel Type Hybrid CO2 Emission n/a Fuel Capacity 45 L *Fuel Consumption 6.7 L/100 km *Range n/a *estimated
Length 4,395 mm Width 1,735 mm Height 1,690 mm Wheelbase 2,740 mm Turning Circle 10.4 m Ground Clearance 180 mm Wading Depth n/a Trunk Capacity 153 L Max Cargo 803 L Number of Doors 5 Number of Seats 7
Safety & Security
Driver's Airbag Front Passenger's Airbag Side Airbags Curtain Airbags Knee Airbag Auto Brake System Electronic Brake Distribution Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
with Electronic Brake Distribution
Immobilizer Security Alarm Stability Control Electronic Door Locks Speed Sensing Door Locks ISOFIX Lane Departure Warning System Blind-Spot Detection System
Cruise Control Front Parking Sensors Rear Parking Sensors Leather Upholstery Push Start Button Wheel Size 15 in Wheels Metal Type Alloy Airconditioning System Automatic Air Conditioning with Rear Manual Control Entertainment System 10-inch Multimedia Audio Touchscreen via 4 speakers Connectivity Bluetooth and USB Navigation Ready Warranty 3 Years (100,000 km) Keyless Entry Roof Rack Sunroof Electric Adjustable Seats Power Steering Power Windows Power Outlet Steering Wheel Audio Control
Active Park Assist Hill Start Assist AWD Modes n/a Tire Pressure Monitoring Heads-up Display Power Liftgate Start-stop System
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