Spec-sheet brawl: Suzuki Ertiga vs. Toyota Avanza vs. Honda Mobilio

Which one has the best top-of-the-line offering?
by Drei Laurel | Jan 26, 2019
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The MPV is now one of the top-of-mind segments for car buyers with families. Because seven seats, relative affordability, and decent-enough features make these cars the logical choice. Simple.

The launch of the all-new Ertiga will surely shake up the segment. The previous generation was Suzuki Philippines’ top seller, and the arrival of the latest version will have shoppers reshuffling their shortlists—which likely include the Toyota Avanza and the Honda Mobilio, too.

So, the all-new Ertiga, the Avanza, and the Mobilio, then—an interesting matchup. All three offer the same basic seven-seat formula, but flaunt drastically different styles and interiors. The only real way to settle this is via a spec-by-spec rundown of each one. Let’s take a look at their top-of-the-line offerings.

The Ertiga has arguably the nicest entertainment setup, thanks to its massive new 10-inch touchscreen. This Suzuki, with a price tag of P978,000 for the high-end GLX variant, is also significantly less expensive. The Avanza, meanwhile, trumps its rivals when it comes to ground clearance. And the Mobilio’s engine output is noticeably higher than both the Avanza’s and Ertiga’s.

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As usual, check out each car’s specs below and let us know which one you think offers the best bang for the buck.

Suzuki Ertiga GLX 4AT

Toyota Avanza 1.5 Veloz

Honda Mobilio 1.5 RS Navi

Price (Philippine peso) 978,000 1,065,000 1,071,000
Drive FWD RWD FWD
Seating capacity 7 7 7
Engine 1.5-liter gasoline 1.5-liter gasoline 1.5-liter gasoline
Power 103hp @ 6,000rpm 103hp @ 6,000rpm 118hp @ 6,600rpm
Torque 138Nm @ 4,000rpm 136Nm @ 4,200rpm 145Nm @ 4,600rpm
Fuel tank capacity (liters) 45 45 42
Transmission 4-speed automatic 4-speed automatic CVT
Brakes (front/rear) Ventilated disc/drum Ventilated disc/drum Ventilated disc/drum
Front suspension MacPherson strut with coil spring MacPherson strut MacPherson strut and coil spring with stabilizer
Rear suspension Torsion beam with coil spring Rigid axle Torsion beam axle and coil spring
Wheels 15-inch alloys 15-inch alloys 15-inch alloys
Tires 185/65 R15 185/65 R15 185/65 R15
Seats Fabric Fabric Fabric
Audio system 10-inch touchscreen, four speakers 6.2-inch touchscreen, four speakers 7-inch touchscreen, four speakers
Climate control Manual Manual Manual
Airbags Driver and passenger Driver and passenger Driver and passenger
Dimensions (mm) 4,395 x 1,735 x 1,690 4,398 x 1,683 x 1,603
Ground clearance (mm) 180 200 189
Wheelbase (mm) 2,740 2,655 2,652

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