My Ertiga is 1 month today with 1000 kms.
Had been to Divagar / Harihareshwar about 180 kms from Mumbai. This was the first long trip with this white beauty and hence was very curious and excited. We were 8 onboard (7 Adult + 13 months old Child) and with full luggage behind the last row. - Fuel Efficiency:
15.3 Kms per Ltr (Tank Full Method)
This was with 7 Adults + 1 Child on board through the journey with Air condition ON all the way. So it was fully Loaded. Though the cluster showed 16.5km/Ltrs, Actually she gave 15.3Kms/Ltrs with Tank full method. I hope the F/E increases after the 2nd servicing. - Seating / Comfortness:(2 + 3 + 2)
The Front row is undoubtedly comfortable. The second row was also comfortable with 3 average built people.The last row was also spacious for 2 adults. Need to compromise a bit on the leg room but was not a problem for 5 hour drive with 1 break after 2 hrs. Persons seated at the last row found bit bumpy and hence i had to be very careful during the bad roads and speed breakers as my in-laws were seated in the last row
. however they were comfortable with regards to space. - Driving in the Ghats:
This was the area where i had apprehensions whether she will be able to pull 7+ person onboard easily as had read few reviews about Ertiga been an under powered Vehicle etc . Infact during the finalization stage whether to go for Ertiga or Xylo the Infinity Showroom (Mahindra) salesperson was so convinced that Ertiga would literally Stop and giveup in the ghat section due to lack of power when she is fully loaded with 7 person onboard as Xylo was double the power. But to all this i am extremely happy to share that Ertiga behaved very well and had absolutely NO issues on the ghat where there were few very steep turns and she could easily make it in 2nd gear with A/c on. It was a pleasure driving her and never felt she was put to strain and the pickup was superb on the highways.
Planning to put the Roof Carrier from MGA which cost around Rs.10,000 and also looks good.
- 1st Servicing done with no payment required to be made.
So far Happy with the performance.
Happy Driving !!