Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza – Battle of mini MPVs!

Nov 28, 2020

Are you considering Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza? Let’s find out here the detailed comparisons of these two options!

You are looking for a car suitable for your family, which is not so small as sedans and at the same time does not cost as much as mid-size SUVs? And you do not know which one suits you the best? Well then, the MPV segment must be a good option as they are practical in use every day. 

It is not only versatile in carrying passengers and cargo but also and offered at quite an affordable price. If you are overwhelmed with too many available options out there, why do not we compare the two most searched options in the MPV line - Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza

Suzuki Ertiga 2019


Is Suzuki Ertiga for you?

Toyota Avanza 2019

Or your choice is Toyota Avanza?​

In this writing, you will find a comparison in detail of these two car models in many categories. With all that information, you will find out which one meets your requirements. How about starting now?

Dimensions of Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza

When buying an MPV, one of the essential factors needed for consideration must be the size.

While the dimension of Toyota Avanza is 4,190mm in length, 1,660 mm in width, and a wheelbase of 2,655 mm, these three aspects in the Ertiga are higher with 195 mm longer, 35 mm wider, and a wheelbase of 2,740 mm, respectively. However, the Ertiga is lower by 10 mm than the Avanza that is 1,695 mm in height.

That means that you will have more cabin space (shoulder and leg part) for the Ertiga than in the Avanza. Meanwhile, you will have more headroom with the Avanza. Below are some detailed comparisons for you. 

Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza​: Dimension


Suzuki Ertiga

Toyota Avanza


4,265 mm

4,190 mm


1,695 mm

1,660 mm


1,685 mm

1,695 mm


2,740 mm

2,655 mm

Now, let’s see if there is any other difference between these two!

Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza: Exterior Comparison

For any car buyer, the appearance of the car is quite a go-to factor that might affect your decision to buy the car or not. And for Suzuki Ertiga, you can have an impressive outside with a strong shoulder line, deep curves highlighted for a robust impression. Moreover, in the Ertiga, you can also have a modern Halogen headlight without DRL, LED taillights, high LED for the stoplight. For the side mirror, you will have a power-folding version that is convenient to use.

Suzuki Ertiga 2019

At the same time, Toyota Avanza features a bolder appearance with a sporty rear, applied LED highlight sans DRL, side mirrors with turn signal.

Toyota Avanza 2019

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Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza: Interior Comparison

Considered as cars for families, MPV usually offers a versatile and pleasant interior to help users have memorable journeys. While accessory in both the Avanza and Ertiga is in upholstery fabric, a car from Suzuki might get the win in this category with a navigation system, and an audio head unit offered multimedia touchscreen. 

Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza: Interior Features

Interior Features

Suzuki Ertiga 

Toyota Avanza

A/C system

Manual w/ Rear manual control

Dual manual

Entertainment system

8" multimedia audio touchscreen via 4 speakers

4-speaker 2-DIN head unit


Bluetooth, USB

Aux-in, USB




Keyless entry


Electric adjustable seats

Power steering


Power windows

Steering wheel audio control


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Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza: Engine & Performance

Under the metal cover, all Suzuki Ertiga models feature a K15B engine allowing 1.4L gasoline power, with the torque of 121 Nm and 95 horsepower. For this version, you can choose automatic or manual transmission.

Suzuki Ertiga 2019 Engine

Suzuki Ertiga 2019 Engine bay

Meanwhile, Toyota Avanza offers three models, including 1.5 G with a 2NR-VE engine and the 1.3E and 1.3J versions with a 1NR-VE engine, which also has a torque of 121 Nm and 95 horsepower. In all options, you can choose between automatic or manual transmission, except for the 1.3J version with only MT option and five seats available. 

Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza: Engine & Performance


Suzuki Ertiga 

Toyota Avanza

Engine size



No. of Cylinders


No. of Valves


Horsepower (hp)


Torque (Nm)




4-Speed AT





Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza: Safety Features

As the car for family use, safety must be among the most important matters. And both these MPVs have safety features during transport and assist in parking and navigating roads. The difference between these two is the ABS, ISOFIX, and EBD that are only offered by the Toyota model. So regarding this point, Avanza might take the lead. 

Toyota Avanza 2019

Here are some details of safety features for your reference. 

Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza: Safety Features


Suzuki Ertiga 

Toyota Avanza

Driver's airbag


Front passenger's airbag

Side airbag


Curtain airbag

Knee airbag







Stability control



Electronic door locks





Land departure warning


Blindspot detection 


Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza 2020: Price list in the Philippines

When it comes to price, Toyota Avanza 2020 might take the lead with more options for you to choose from. However, the affordability Suzuki Ertiga might get the win in this round. The entry-level Avanza J 1.3 MT costs you PHP 743,000 while the Suzuki Ertiga GA 1.5 MT has a slightly lower price of PHP 738,000. And for the advanced option, while Toyota Avanza Veloz 1.5 AT offered at about PHP 1,077,000, Suzuki Ertiga GLX 1.5 AT (Upgrade) is at PHP 993,000.

Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza: Pros & Cons

Suzuki Ertiga vs Toyota Avanza: Pros and Cons

Suzuki Ertiga


Toyota Avanza



  • Large and pleasant cabin
  • Equipped with smart design
  • Cheaper
  • Comfortably seats and spacious boot
  • Quite a stylish look
  • Equipped with modern systems in infotainment climate control automatically.


  • Quite a narrow space at the front
  • Quite a low-quality interior 
  • Comfortably seats and spacious boot
  • Quite a stylish look
  • Equipped with modern systems in infotainment climate control automatically.

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With all the details above, you might now have your own decision on which one to buy. Whatever option you choose, it is worth it for you to take some time to try both Ertiga and Avanza on the road with your family members and see if they like it or not. hopes you find the best car ever and enjoy wonderful journeys with your family!