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Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz – Comparison Report

Here is a specifications based comparison between the two popular premium hatchbacks – Maruti Baleno and Honda Jazz.

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Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz

Spec based comparison between the two popular premium hatchbacks - Maruti Baleno and Honda Jazz

While Honda Jazz was appreciated for its credibility as a premium hatchback, the model fell prey to overpricing. Even when the segment was lean in size, it failed to revive sales after several price reductions and the hatchback was eventually taken off production. Two years after it bid adieu, Honda Jazz was reborn in India, sporting better looks, more features and a new diesel engine. While on the other hand, Maruti Baleno was an instant hit and continues to be one of the top-selling models in the segment. Even though Jazz is priced slightly higher than rivals, does it really have it all to claim the throne? We find out in our spec-based comparison between Honda Jazz and Maruti Baleno. Check out Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz price, mileage, engines & dimensions –

Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz Price

Name of the CarPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Honda JazzRs 5.89 lakh to Rs 9.19 lakh
Maruti BalenoRs 5.26 lakh to Rs 8.42 lakh

-Honda Jazz petrol line-up starts from Rs 5,89,400 and goes all up to Rs 8,37,089 for the V CVT trim.
-The Diesel-powered Jazz is priced higher from Rs 7,23,733 to Rs 9,19,441.
-The Maruti Baleno petrol range starts from Rs 5,26,375 and goes up to Rs 7,63,481.
-Diesel variants in the line-up fall between Rs 6,43,996 to Rs 8,42, 766 (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
-The price difference between base petrol variants of Jazz and Baleno is around Rs 63,000. The gap widens to Rs 80,000 (approximate value) in diesel version.
-While the top-spec petrol Jazz variant is Rs 74,000 pricier than Baleno and the diesel variant costs Rs 80,000 more (approximate figures).

Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz Specifications

Specifications Honda JazzMaruti Baleno
Petrol Engines 1.2-litre SOHC i-VTEC1.2-litre K-Series
Diesel Engines 1.5-litre i-DTEC1.3L MJD Diesel
Transmission5-Speed MT, 6-speed MT & CVT5-speed manual & CVT

-Honda Jazz carline derives power from the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre oil burner with two manuals and a CVT.
-Maruti Baleno model series is also offered with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre oil burner in manual and CVT transmission options.
-In terms of power, Honda Jazz gets more powerful engines.

Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz Mileage

Name of the CarPetrol Mileage Diesel Mileage
Honda Jazz18.7kmpl27.3kmpl
Maruti Baleno21.4kmpl27.39kmpl

-Honda Jazz petrol lags in terms of fuel economy with 18.7kmpl.
-While the diesel engine returns almost similar mileage as Baleno at 27.3kmpl.
-Maruti Baleno powered by the petrol engine delivers ARAI rated mileage of 21.4kmpl against the diesel version with 27.39kmpl.

Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz Front

Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz Dimensions

Dimensions Honda JazzMaruti Baleno
Seating Capacity55
Boot Space354L339L

-Both the models measure same in terms of length, while Baleno is wider and Jazz is taller.
-Out of the two models, Jazz sits on a longer wheelbase, which means more space inside the cabin.
-As for the luggage compartment, Jazz offer 15L more space compared to Baleno.

Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz Features

Key Features Honda JazzMaruti Baleno
Rear AC VentsNoNo
Touchscreen Infotainment systemYesYes
Height adj. driver seatYesYes
Power-operated ORVMsYesYes
Bluetooth connectivityYesYes
Steering mounted audio & calling controlsYesYes
Apple CarPlay & Android AutoNoApple CarPlay
Navigation systemYesYes
Rear wiper & washerYesYes
Push start/stopNoYes

-The Entry-level E variant in Jazz’s line-up is bereft of infotainment & connectivity features.
-While the integrated touchscreen audio visual navigation system is offered only on the range topping VX trim.
-Similarly, DVD player and on-board navigation are also offered with the top-spec trim.
-The paddle shifters are available only on the V CVT trim.
-The hatchback also gets magic rear seats with reclining features on the top-spec variant.
-On the Maruti Baleno line-up, the base Sigma trims miss out on infotainment features.
-The top-spec Alpha trims get Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system with navigation system, voice command, Apple CarPlay & remote control through smartphone App.
-Steering mounted audio controls, Bluetooth and AUX &USB are offered from Delta onwards.
-Maruti’s Smartplay system is available with a software update for Android Auto & new maps for navigation system.

Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz Safety Features

Key Features Honda JazzMaruti Baleno
Dual Front AirbagsYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Rear Parking CameraYesYes
Rear DefoggerYesYes
Speed Sensing Auto Door lockNoNo
Reverse parking sensorYesYes
Day/Night IRVMYesYes
All Disc brakesNoNo
NCAP Ratings5-Star ANCAP (2015)4-Star EURO NCAP (2016)

-The Jazz carline gets standard dual front airbags, while ABS and EBD are missing in the E & S petrol variants.
-Driver side window one touch up/down with pinch guard & rear-view camera are offered from SV on ward.
-The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) awarded 5-star rating to Honda Jazz. One must note, it was not the India-spec model.
-Baleno line-up features standard dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belt pre-tensioners with force safe limiters, ISOFIX child seat anchorages and pedestrian protection.
-Reverse parking camera is available exclusively on the top-spec Alpha trim.
– The Europe-spec Suzuki Baleno was crash tested by EURO NCAP in 2016 wherein it scored 4-star rating.

Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz – Styling

Built on all-new platform, the new Maruti Baleno is claimed to be lighter and stiffer than existing Maruti cars. It also aids to the fuel efficiency and handling of the vehicle. The same platform will also underpin the next generation Swift twins. The premium hatchback features S-Cross inspired twin-slat front grille with prominent V-shaped chrome surround at the bottom, wide air-intake inlet, sloping roofline and sporty rear design. The top-of-the-line variant is exclusively offered with automatic projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamps and 16-inches alloy wheels. Also Read- Maruti Baleno Vs Swift

The new Honda Jazz is based on the company’s new “EXCITING H!!!” design philosophy, and looks bolder, sleeker and sportier than the old model. The vehicle continues to feature the same MPV-like, cab-forward styling. The front fascia of the hatchback features sleeker grille, flanked by horizontally stretched out headlamps, all-new bumper with air-vent and stylish fog lamps. At the rear, the car gets new tail-lamps with metal inserts and a chrome strip that runs across the bumper.

Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz – Interior

With a 2,520mm of long wheelbase, the Baleno offers a more generous cabin space than the Swift hatchback. The Baleno is first-in-segment to feature a 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay. The premium hatch also get a LCD display on instrument panel, navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, etc. For safety purpose, the car offers dual airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) that come as standard fitments across all variants.

On the other hand, the new Jazz is claimed to be the most spacious car in its league. The vehicle is based on Honda’s “Man Maximum Machine Minimum” design philosophy, and offers an excellent legroom and headroom for all five occupants. As far as features are concerned, the hatchback comes equipped with a 5-inch display for the rear camera and audio system with USB and Bluetooth, climate control with touch panel, steering wheel mounted controls for audio and Bluetooth, a rear view camera, Magic seats with four modes, 60:40 split rear seats, etc. While features like a 6.3-inch touchscreen display with navigation and DVD playback function are exclusively offered only on the top-end variant.


  1. BRS
    October 27, 2015

    Jazz CVT has manual mode with paddle shifts. What is the equivalent in Baleno CVT ?

  2. Manzoor
    October 29, 2015

    Please advice can i go ahead with swift or baleno

  3. Sachin salunkhe*
    April 2, 2016

    From safty side of high speed driving ,which cars safty between baleno or jazz

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      April 26, 2016

      Hi Sachin

      The Baleno gets a three star rating in Euro NCAP safety test, and it comes equipped with dual front airbags and ABS as standard safety feature. We suggest you to go for Baleno.

  4. Jagdish
    May 8, 2016

    I plan to buy a car I condused with auto and manual. Please suggest and which car to buy baleno jazz scross

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 12, 2016

      Hi Jagdish

      We suggest you to go for Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback.

  5. dinesh
    May 11, 2016

    if we compare among Jazz and baleno in over all (Pricing/looking/safety/comfort and maintenance).

    Which is better one

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 12, 2016

      Hi Dinesh

      We suggest you to go for Maruti Baleno over Jazz hatchback.

  6. pratibha
    May 13, 2016

    for lady driving which car is better baleno or jazz

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 14, 2016

      Hi Pratibha

      We suggest you to go for Baleno, as it is more fuel efficient and even the base variant is equipped with dual airbags, ABS and EBD as standard safety features.

  7. Kapil Kamra
    May 19, 2016

    Buy Honda Jazz only

    More safer ,economical and powerful, low maintenance, more spacious …fuel efficiency of Jazz is 28

    Don’t buy Baleno …waste of money

  8. Anant
    June 13, 2016


    I have to decide betwen Jazz 1.2 AT iVtec and Baleno Zeta Automatic . Which car has good automatic engine, please advice … If any one of you using Jazz or Baleno automatic car please give your feedback …

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 13, 2016

      Since both the cars come with CVT gearbox, the basic functioning will be similar. Though the Baleno, due to its light weight, will be much easier to drive.

    • Rakesh Semwal
      June 15, 2016

      Go for Jazz a it also has Paddle Shifters.

  9. Amit
    June 25, 2016

    For comfort style and safety which is better. Honda jazz or baleno

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 26, 2016

      The Baleno is an overall much better product than the Jazz. The Jazz, however, is more spacious.

  10. Bhavesh Dobariya
    November 30, 2016

    I done both test car jazz and baleno…technologywise, strong, very pickupwise car is jazz best….fetures and luck wise baleno best….right?

  11. Bhavesh Dobariya
    November 30, 2016

    Sry lookwise not luck

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