Comparison: Maruti Suzuki Invicto vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

The Maruti Suzuki Invicto has been in the public eye ever since its first teaser. Receiving looks of disapproval from Toyota purists as well as the general Indian car community, however, Maruti Suzuki always wanted to enter the premium car space as indicated by their release of the Kizashi in 2011 and the Invicto seems to be the best way they can enter. 

The Invicto stems from the previous trend that saw the Maruti Suzuki Baleno get rebadged as the Toyota Glanza, the Vitara Brezza get rebadged as the Urban Cruiser, and the joint venture which gave us the Grand Vitara and Urban Cruiser Hyryder. On the other hand, Maruti has been selling Ertiga as its sole MPV offering (along with XL6 through its NEXA chain) for over a decade now. It’s gotten the brand image of being the reliable go-to MPV. 

The reveal of the Invicto brought doubt over Maruti Suzuki’s currently popular MUV, the Ertiga. Let’s see how both of the cars stack up in terms of their weight, performance, looks, and value for money. 

Maruti Suzuki Invicto vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Dimensions

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2022
ParameterMaruti Suzuki InvictoMaruti Suzuki Ertiga
Length 4755 mm4395 mm
Width 1850 mm1735 mm
Height 1795 mm1690 mm
Wheelbase 2850 mm2740 mm
Boot Space 239 L to 690 L209 L
Ground clearance200 mm185 mm

Just looking at the pictures makes it clear which car would be better when looking at the dimensions. As previously stated, the Invicto is a Innova Hycross rebadge. It is anything but expected for the Invicto to sweep the Ertiga when it comes to dimensions. The Ertiga is a spacious car without any doubt, but comparing it with the Invicto just feels like comparing a 1 BHK apartment with a luxury villa – just unfair. All three rows of the Invicto are spacious to sit in whereas the third row of the Ertiga feels a little on the smaller size. Even the difference in width is substantial as the cabin feels airy and comfortable. The Invicto already boasts a large boot space which can be further increased by folding the third row seats to almost triple the space found in the Ertiga, making it an amazing car to go on trips with.

While both cars offer practical space for seven people, it is the Maruti Invicto that will appeal to large families looking for more comfort on their family trips.

Maruti Suzuki Invicto vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Engine and Transmission

ParameterMaruti Suzuki InvictoMaruti Suzuki Ertiga
Engine options 2.0L Petrol hybrid engine1.5L Petrol engine
Transmission optionsAutomaticAutomatic, Manual
Power (PS)156 PS106 PS 
Torque188 Nm137 Nm
Mileage 23 kmpl20.3 kmpl for petrol26 kmpl for CNG

The Maruti Suzuki Invicto, in a way, is the pinnacle of Japanese engineering and has decades of research behind hybrid technology. Moreover, as it is a Toyota Innova Hycross rebadge, it will surely have top notch reliability and a long life. The Invicto’s engine is almost 500 cc larger than the Ertiga which translates into 50 PS more power and torque, and a more responsive ride. The Invicto features a petrol hybrid powertrain, which translates to better fuel economy than the Ertiga’s petrol engine. The Ertiga has a CNG option which could be more pocket friendly for people looking to save on fuel costs and running costs thanks to its 26 km/kg mileage. Ultimately, the choice depends on the buyer and their preferences and needs.  

The Ertiga might appeal to buyers with a preference for CNG, while the Invicto is a good option for those leaning towards the hybrid tech. The Invicto manages to deliver well on the powertrain front since it balances power and economy through its hybrid engine.

Maruti Suzuki Invicto vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Features and Comfort

Maruti Invicto Interior
FeatureMaruti Suzuki InvictoMaruti Suzuki Ertiga
Infotainment System10.1 inch with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay9 inch with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Music System6 speakers4 speakers 
Climate ControlDual Zone Yes
Ventilated SeatsAvailableNot Available
Adjustable SteeringYesYes
Drive ModesYesNo
Instrument ClusterSemi digitalAnalogue instrument cluster with MID
SunroofYesNot Available
Adjustable Seats (Manual or Electric)YesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYes
60:40 Rear Seat SplitYesYes
Cruise ControlAvailableAvailable 

The Maruti Suzuki Invicto has quite a lot of comfort features under its belt. It has a huge 10.1 inch touchscreen as a part of its infotainment system, ventilated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof which is a first for any Maruti Suzuki MUV. It also features a cruise control which is not present in the Ertiga. The Ertiga also has many of the features available in the Invicto, however, the quality and the technology used in the Invicto is much better and advanced when compared to the Ertiga. The music system has six speakers in the Invicto, two more than the Ertiga, and provides a much more spatial sound quality. There is a dual zone climate control in the Invicto which is much better than the single zone used in the Ertiga. Even the instrument cluster feels more luxurious and upmarket thanks to the semi digital set up.

Maruti Suzuki Invicto vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Safety Features

FeatureMaruti Suzuki InvictoMaruti Suzuki Ertiga
GNCAP safety ratingsNot Disclosed3 stars
Airbags6Upto 4
ABS with EBDYesYes
ESCYesNot Available
Traction controlYesNot Available
Automatic headlampsYesNot Available
Rain sensing wipersYesNot Available
Hill hold assistYesHill Start Assist
Hill descent controlNot AvailableNot Available
Rear sensorsFront and Rear parking sensorsYes
Rear parking camera360 degree cameraYes
ISOFIX child seat anchor pointsYesYes
ADASNot AvailableNot Available

The Invicto has quite a few advancements over the Ertiga when it comes to safety features. It still does not have its safety rating disclosed, but considering Toyota’s track record when it comes to safety, there won’t be many issues. It already has many safety features which are not available in the Ertiga, such as two additional airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, and hill hold assist. While the Ertiga does not have a hill hold assist, it does feature a hill start assist. Overall, there are quite a few quality of life improvements in the Invicto over the Ertiga, but keep in mind the difference in cost.

Maruti Suzuki Invicto vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Price Comparison

VariantMaruti Suzuki InvictoMaruti Suzuki Ertiga
BaseRs 8.64 Lakh
MidRs 11-13.10 Lakh
Upper midRs 24.79 LakhRs 12.65 Lakh
TopRs 28.42 LakhRs 13.45- 15.16 Lakh

The Maruti Suzuki Invicto only has 2 variants to offer, the Zeta Plus and the Alpha Plus whereas the Ertiga has more variants to choose from, including CNG options. The Invicto only offers automatic transmission while the Ertiga has both, manual and automatic transmission options. The two variants of the Invicto are priced more than double the upper mid and top variants of Ertiga. 


Maruti has been long losing its share in the premium MUV segment, and to establish a strong foothold, Invicto will be the way forward. The car has a lot going on for itself with a solid hybrid technology that gives the next generation feel to it. However, for the majority of users, the cost difference wouldn’t be justifiable if they are looking for a commuter, and in their case, it just feels as if the Ertiga is the better option too. It also helps that the petrol version of the Ertiga does not have too long waiting periods when compared to the Invicto. Maruti Suzuki is all set to enter the premium car space with its release of Invicto, moving on from Ertiga and XL6 while staying in the same family. Only time will tell if their gamble has worked or if it was just a huge bust.

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