Which 2023 Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid variant should you buy? [Comparison Guide]

Updated Dec 15, 2023 | Same topic: Which Car Variant to Buy?

The small car specialist’s hybrid MPV has four different trims to choose from.

The 2023 Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid is a seven-seater MPV that promises optimum fuel efficiency, paired with a spacious, three-row interior. 

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That said, many are undoubtedly eyeing this Suzuki model as their next new ride. The Ertiga Hybrid, however, has four different trims for the Philippine market. There’s the entry-level GA MT, the midspec GL MT and AT, and the top-spec GLX AT. 

So which of these Suzuki Ertiga variants is the right one for you? Let us help you find out by highlighting their differences.  

Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid Variants: Exterior 

To kick off this variant comparison, let’s talk about size. All four of the Ertiga’s trims are exactly the same dimensions-wise. They have an overall length of 4,395mm, a width of 1,735mm, a height of 1,690mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,740mm. All four also have a ground clearance of 190mm. 

The 2023 Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid GLX

The 2023 Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid GLX

Where styling is concerned though, there are some clear differences. The entry-level GA MT, for instance, is the simplest-looking variant with its black-only front grille. It also comes with a simpler-looking tailgate, and it does not have mudflaps. 

The GL MT, GL AT, and GLX AT meanwhile, all sport a chrome-trimmed front grille, and a chrome tailgate garnish. They then get a set of mudflaps. Only the GLX gets chrome door handles, while the rest gets body-colored door handles.  

Concerning lighting fixtures, all four trims are quite similar. All come with a pair of halogen headlamps, and all get LED taillights. Only the GLX is equipped with an automatic function for its main headlamps. Furthermore, it is the only trim with power-folding side mirrors. 


The GLX gets additional chrome decoratives pieces for its exterior

Note likewise that the entry-level GA gets a more basic manually adjustable, black-colored side mirror. The others, in turn, come with body-colored power-adjustable side mirrors. The GA also lacks front fog lamps available on the other three trims.  

Lastly, all four Ertiga Hybrid variants ride on a set of 15-inch wheels. The entry-level GA however, uses a set of steel wheels, while the GL MT and AT get alloy wheels. Only the top-spec GLX comes standard with “polished” alloy wheels.  

Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid Variants: Interior 

Step inside all four Ertiga Hybrid variants and one will find seating for up to seven occupants. All versions get fabric seats, a 60:40 split-folding second row, and a 50:50 split-folding third row.  

Ertiga Hybrid second row

All trims get a 60:40 split-folding second row

Note that one’s preferred driving position is easier to find on the top-spec GLX as it is the sole trim that comes with a driver’s seat height adjustment.  

Comfort is arguably better on midspec and top-spec variants as the GA does not get a folding center armrest for its second row.  

For the driver, the GLX AT gets a leather-covered steering wheel, while the rest come with a urethane steering wheel. Tilt adjustment are standard on all trims.  

A picture of the rear of the Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid GLX

All trims also get a 50:50 split-folding third row

The dashboard aboard the GLX AT also gets a leg up in visual flair, thanks to the addition of wood pattern decorations.  

All four variants then come standard with an analog gauge cluster paired with a digital trip meter. For all trims, the information display can provide information on fuel consumption and driving range. Only the GLX’s display can keep tabs on exterior temperature though.  

Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid Variants: Tech & Safety 

For entertainment, the Ertiga Hybrid GA gets a 1DIN audio system, whereas the GL MT and GL AT come with an eight-inch touchscreen headunit. The GLX in turn, gets a larger 10-inch touchscreen headunit.  

Variants fitted with touchscreens (GL and GLX trims) all get Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity. The 1DIN unit on the GA does come with a USB port, and only the GLX gets an auxiliary audio jack.  

Ertiga Hybrid's cockpit

A peek inside the Ertiga Hybrid's cockpit. (GLX pictured)

For speakers, the GA gets two, while the GL and GLX trims all get four.  

Standard safety equipment on all four Ertiga Hybrid variants includes anti-lock braking, ISOFIX child seat anchors, an engine immobilizer, dual-front airbags, and electronic stability control. Only the GL and GLX trims get a car alarm, and only the automatic versions (GL AT and GLX) come with hill-hold control and an AT shift lock.  

Parking is made easier on the GLX, as it is the only variant that comes fitted with a reverse camera. All trims except the GA, do come with rear parking sensors.  

Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid Variants: Engine & Performance 

Under the hood of all four Ertiga Hybrid variants is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 103 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque. For all trims, the said engine is then paired with an integrated starter generator (ISG) that’s powered by a 12-volt lithium-ion battery.  

A picture of the Ertiga Hybrid's engine bay.

The Ertiga Hybrid's engine bay

For transmissions, the GA exclusively comes with a five-speed manual gearbox, while the top-spec GLX may only come with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The GL trim, meanwhile, has both a manual gearbox and an automatic gearbox version.  

All trims also come standard with an engine auto-stop-start (EASS) system for better fuel-efficiency. 

Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid Variants: Price 

Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid Variants 


Ertiga Hybrid GA MT 

Php 954,000 

Ertiga Hybrid GL MT 

Php 1,093,000

Ertiga Hybrid GL AT 

Php 1,128,000

Ertiga Hybrid GLX AT 

Php 1,178,000

Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid Variants: Conclusion 

Choosing the right Ertiga Hybrid variant is a pretty straightforward affair. The GA is the simplest and most affordable and is probably the best choice for those who just want a no non-sense family-friendly ride.  

The GLX in turn, is the one to get if you want more visual flair and on-board features. The only downside to it is it’s the most expensive trim.  

A picture of the Ertiga Hybrid GLX.

If you want an Ertiga Hybrid with a bit of pizzazz, go for the GLX. 

The GL meanwhile, sits as the middle ground for the Ertiga Hybrid variant lineup. It has more onboard equipment than the GA but is not as flashy-looking as the GLX. The best part about it too, is that it may come with a manual or automatic gearbox.  

That said, this variant comparison serves as a basic guide only. For those really serious about getting the Ertiga Hybrid, it would be better to give these a real test drive. 

For more car news and car buying guides, keep it here on Philkotse.  

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Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid

The Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid 2023 is a seven-seater MPV. In the Philippine market, it has four different variants. There’s the entry-level GA MT, GL MT, GL AT, and the top-spec GLX AT. Prices range from Php 954,000 to Php 1,153,000. 

Propelling the 2023 Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine paired with an Integrated Starter Generator. The said part then charges up the battery and an electric motor. Combined, this system can produce up to 103 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque. Power is sent to its front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic transmission, depending on the variant.  

Size-wise, the Ertiga Hybrid is 4,395mm long, 1,735mm wide, and 1,690mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,740mm, and a ground clearance of 180mm. 

The Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid’s local rivals includes the Toyota Avanza, Mitsubishi Xpander and Xpander Cross, Hyundai Stargazer, Nissan Livina, Toyota Veloz, Honda BR-V, among others.  

₱ 954,000 - ₱ 1,178,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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