Paper Fight: Maruti Suzuki XL6 VS Rivals

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A few days back, Maruti Suzuki launched a new premium 6-seater MPV, called the XL6. The car will go up against the Mahindra Marazzo, Honda BR-V and the Renault Lodgy. This 6-seater premium MPV will only be available with a petrol engine, in both manual and automatic transmission options. The prices for the Maruti Suzuki XL6 – base variant start from INR 9,79,689 (ex-showroom, India) and go up to INR 11,46,189 (ex-showroom, India) for the top variant. Let’s have a look at how the Maruti Suzuki XL6 competes against its rivals on paper:

XL6 vs rivals


The XL6 is the smallest in length and weight, while the Marazzo turns out to be the biggest in the segment, as it is the longest, widest and tallest among them all. However, being the smallest in the segment has its own benefits, as the XL6 gets a kerb weight of 1,180 kgs, making it the lightest in this segment. The BR-V outperforms its competition with its huge boot space capacity and high ground clearance. On the other hand, the large fuel tank capacity of the Renault Lodgy turns out to be it’s only plus point in this comparison.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 Honda BR-V Mahindra Marazzo Renault Lodgy
Length (mm) 4445 4456 4585 4498
Width (mm) 1775 1735 1866 1751
Height (mm) 1700 1666 1774 1709
Wheelbase (mm) 2740 2662 2760 2810
Ground Clearance (mm) 185 201 200 174
Boot Space (litres) 209 223 190 207
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 45 42 45 50
Kerb Weight (kgs) 1180 1238 1680 1354

Maruti Suzuki XL6 launch event front quarter


The Maruti Suzuki XL6 is equipped with all the latest features and goes head-to-head with its competition, however, the BR-V is not far behind, as Honda had equipped it with all the necessary technology long time back. The Lodgy and Marazzo are also close competitors, but they are not able to provide all the latest features at affordable prices in the lower variants.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 Honda BR-V Mahindra Marazzo Renault Lodgy
Headlamps LED Headlamps with DRLs Projector headlamps with LED position lamps Halogen Projectors with DRLs Halogen
Auto headlamp function Yes No No No
Cruise Control Yes No Yes Yes
Steering Mounted Controls Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Infotainment 17.8 cm touchscreen 17.7 cm touchscreen 18 cm touchscreen 18 cm touchscreen
Multi-info display Yes Yes Yes Yes
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Yes No Yes No
Keyless Entry Yes Yes Remote Remote
Push Button Start Yes Yes No No
Electrically Adjustable And Foldable ORVMs Yes Yes Yes Adjustable Only
Upholstery Leatherette Leatherette Leatherette Fabric
Automatic Climate Control Yes Yes Yes No

Honda Brv


The XL6 is equipped with all the latest safety features required. On the other hand, Marazzo too is one of the safest options for scoring four stars in the Global NCAP tests and is the only vehicle here with disc brakes on all four wheels. As the Lodgy and BR-V have been in the market for a long time, they need to be upgraded to meet the new BS6 safety norms coming up next year.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 Honda BR-V Mahindra Marazzo Renault Lodgy
Airbags 2 2 2 2
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Parking Sensors Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rearview camera Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISOFIX Yes No Yes No
Electronic Stability Program Yes No No No
Hill Hold Control Yes No No No
All-wheel disc brakes No No Yes No

Mahindra Marazzo

Engine and Transmission

All the cars in this segment are fitted with 1.5-litre engines, however, the XL6 and the BR-V are the only cars to offer a petrol engine option. In terms of power and performance, the Marazzo gets the most powerful engine, while the XL6 and the BR-V offer the choice of an automatic gearbox, which the Mahindra does not. As of now, the XL6 is the only one to have a BS6 compliant engine.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 Honda BR-V Mahindra Marazzo Renault Lodgy
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol/Diesel Diesel Diesel
Displacement 1.5-litre 1.5-litre/1.5-litre 1.5-litre 1.5-litre
Cylinders 4 4/4 4 4
Peak Power(PS @ rpm) 105 @ 6000 119 @ 6600 / 100 @ 3600 123 @ 3500 110 @ 4000
Peak Torque(Nm @ rpm) 138 @ 4400 145 @ 4600 / 200 @ 1750 300 @ 1750 240 @ 1750
Transmission 5-speed MT/4-speed AT 6-speed MT/(5-speed AT Petrol only) 6-speed MT 6-speed MT
BS-VI Compliant Yes No No No

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Maruti Suzuki XL6 Honda BR-V Mahindra Marazzo Renault Lodgy
Base Variant Price (ex-showroom, India) INR 9.80 lakh INR 9.68 lakh INR 10.35 lakh INR 8.63 lakh
Top Variant Price (ex-showroom, India) INR 11.46 lakh INR 13.98 lakh INR 14.78 lakh INR 12.12 lakh
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