Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The vehicle has received over 40,000 bookings since its launch in October, 2015. The aggressive pricing, great handling and stunning design have worked in favor of the Maruti’s all-new premium hatchback. The Baleno, along with the Maruti […]
Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The vehicle has received over 40,000 bookings since its launch in October, 2015. The aggressive pricing, great handling and stunning design have worked in favor of the Maruti’s all-new premium hatchback.
The Baleno, along with the Maruti S-Cross, is retailed via the company’s NEXA premium dealerships. This premium hatch has been positioned above the Swift hatchback, and rivals the Hyundai Elite i20,Honda Jazz 2015 and Volkswagen Polo. Here is a spec-based comparison between the Baleno and the new Jazz.
New Maruti Baleno 2015 vs Honda Jazz – Engine Specifications
The new Baleno hatch shares engines with the Swift hatchback – i.e. a 1.2-litre VVT petrol and a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel. The petrol mill puts out a maximum power output of 84bhp at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 115Nm at 4,000rpm, while the diesel unit is good for 73.9bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. Transmission options on offer are a 5-speed manual gearbox (standard) and a CVT automatic (only on the Delta petrol model).
On the other hand, the new Honda Jazz is available with a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine options. The former delivers a maximum power of 90bhp along with 110Nm of torque, while the latter one offers 99bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. The petrol variants are offered with a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic transmission, while the diesel models get a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Clearly, Honda Jazz offers a lot more power than the Baleno hatchback, but when it comes to refinement, the Baleno’s 1.3L DDiS diesel engine is best-in-league. It offers impressive NVH levels. Unlike the Swift, the new premium hatchback does not feel underpowered.
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New Maruti Baleno 2015 vs Honda Jazz – Dimensions
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno 2015 hatchback is longer and wider, and has a longer wheelbase than the Swift hatchback. It measures 3,995mm in length, 1,745mm in width, 1,470mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,520mm. On the other hand, the Jazz is 3,995mm long, 1,694mm wide and 1,544mm tall. It offers a large wheelbase of 2,530mm. Both vehicles come with huge luggage capacity of 355-litres, which is more than sufficient to carry 3 suitcases along with daily bags.
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|Specs Diesel||Maruti Baleno||Honda Jazz|
|Engine||1.3L DDiS diesel||1.5L i-DTEC|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual||6-speed manual|
|Price||Rs. 6.16 lakh- 8.11 lakh||Rs. 6.53 to Rs. 8.53 lakh|
|Engine||1.2L VVT||1.2L i-VTEC|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual/CVT automatic||5-speed manual/CVT auto|
|Price||Rs. 4.99 lakh – Rs. 7.01 lakh||Rs. 5.33 lakh to Rs. 7.89 lakh|
Maruti Baleno 2015 Vs Honda Jazz 2015- 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.
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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 2015 Vs Honda Jazz 2015 – Interior
With a 2,520mm of long wheelbase, the 2015 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.
Baleno Vs Jazz – Colours:
Maruti Baleno – Granite Grey, Premium Urban Blue, Solid Fire Red, Metallic Premium Silver, Autumn Orange, Pearl Arctic White and Ray Blue.
Honda Jazz – Tafeta White, White Orchid Pearl, Albaster Silver, Carnelian Red Pearl, Urban Titanium Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic and Sunset Orange.
Maruti Baleno – 21.4kmpl (petrol) and 27.39kmpl (diesel)
Honda Jazz Mileage- 18.7kmpl (petrol) and 27.3kmpl (diesel)
Maruti Baleno price – Rs. 4.99 lakh to Rs. 8.11 lakh (ex-Delhi).
Honda Jazz Price- Rs. 5.35 lakh to Rs. 8.63 lakh (ex-Delhi).