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Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 – Here is a specifications based comparison between the two premium hatchbacks.

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Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20

Here is a specifications based comparison between Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20

While Swift’s popularity is unprecedented in India, the carmaker rolled-out Baleno to conquer the premium segment. With Baleno’s launch, Hyundai i20 got a serious competitor and since then, it has been a tug of war between the two. It is rather hard for buyers to pick the best out of these two cars and to help you, we have come up with a spec based comparison between the two top-selling hatchbacks in the segment, have a look. Check out Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 price, engine, dimensions & other details –

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Price

Model Price (ex-showroom Delhi)
Maruti Baleno Rs 5.26 lakh to Rs 8.42 lakh
Hyundai Elite i20 Rs 5.31 lakh to Rs 8.97 lakh

-Hyundai i20 with petrol engine is priced from Rs 5,31,558 lakh to Rs 8,97,012 lakh, whereas the diesel trims are available between Rs 6,60,967 lakh to Rs 8,97,065.
-The Maruti Baleno petrol line-up is priced in the range of Rs 5,26,375 to Rs 7,63,481 and the diesel variants in the line-up fall between Rs 6,43,996 to Rs 8,42, 766 (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Specifications

Specifications Hyundai i20 Maruti Baleno
Petrol Engines 1.2-litre Kappa & 1.4-litre Dual VTVT 1.2-litre K-Series
Power 81.83bhp & 98.5bhp 83.1bhp
Torque 114Nm & 132Nm 115Nm
Diesel Engines 1.4-litre CRDi 1.3L MJD Diesel
Power 88.73bhp 74bhp
Torque 220Nm 190Nm
Transmission 5-Speed MT, 6-speed MT & 4-speed AT 5-speed manual & CVT

-Hyundai i20 carline uses 1.2-litre & 1.4-litre petrol engines to power the petrol range. The diesel line-up is propelled by the 1.4-litre unit.
-Transmission options include a two manuals and one automatic gearbox.
-Maruti Baleno model series is also offered with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre oil burner in manual and CVT transmission options. Read More – Maruti Baleno Vs Tata Tigor

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Mileage

Name of the Car Petrol Mileage Diesel Mileage
Hyundai i20 20.3kmpl 22.5kmpl
Maruti Baleno 21.4kmpl 27.39kmpl

-The i20 petrol (both engines) are claimed to deliver 18.6kmpl.
-Diesel powered i20 is rated at 22.5kmpl.
-Maruti Baleno powered by the petrol engine is rated at 21.4kmpl and the diesel version at 27.39kmpl.

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Front

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Dimensions

Dimensions Maruti Baleno Hyundai Elite i20
Length 3,995mm 3,985mm
Width 1,745mm 1,734mm
Height 1,500mm 1,505mm
Wheelbase 2,520mm 2,570mm
Ground Clearance 165mm 170mm
Boot Space 339-litres 285-litres

-Maruti Baleno has larger proportions save for the wheelbase.
-The Hyundai i20 offers 50mm longer wheelbase compared to Maruti Baleno.
-In terms of luggage compartment, Maruti Baleno offers 44L more space as against Hyundai i20. Read More- Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Features

Key Features Hyundai i20 Maruti Baleno
Rear AC Vents Yes No
Touchscreen Infotainment system Yes Yes
Height adj. driver seat Yes Yes
Power-operated ORVMs Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes
Steering mounted audio & calling controls Yes Yes
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Yes Apple CarPlay
Navigation system Yes Yes
Rear wiper & washer Yes Yes
Push start/stop Yes Yes

-Save for the base trim, Hyundai i20 gets rear air con vents across line-up.
-The base variants get front power windows with timelag, manual AC, electric power steering, clutch footrest, power outlet etc.
-While the fully-loaded top-spec variant packs in push button start/stop, auto up-down & pinch guard for driver side, rear wiper & washer, luggage lamp and welcome function on wing mirrors.
-Infotainment features are missing on the base variants in i20’s line-up.
-While touchscreen with video navigation system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto & Mirror Link are offered only on the top two variants.
-On the Maruti Baleno line-up, the base Sigma trims miss out on infotainment features.
-The top-spec Alpha variants come with Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system, navigation system, voice command, Apple CarPlay & remote control through smartphone App.
-Steering mounted audio controls, Bluetooth and AUX &USB are available from Delta onwards.
-Maruti’s Smartplay system is available with a software update for Android Auto & new maps for navigation system.

Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai i20 Headlamps

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Safety Features

Key Features Hyundai i20 Maruti Baleno
Dual Front Airbags Yes Yes
ABS with EBD Yes Yes
Rear Parking Camera Yes Yes
Rear Defogger Yes Yes
Speed Sensing Auto Door lock Yes No
ISOFIX No Yes
Reverse parking sensor Yes Yes
Day/Night IRVM Yes Yes
All Disc brakes No No
NCAP Ratings NA 4-STAR (EURO NCAP 2015)

-Hyundai i20 range gets standard dual front airbags, while side & curtain airbags are available only with the range topping trim.
-ABS is missing in the Era, Magna and Magna AT variants.
-Other standard features include central locking, smart pedal, impact sensing auto door unlock & seat belt pretensioners for front seats.
-Features such as automatic headlamps, speed sensing auto door lock, clutch lock, keyless entry with smart key and height adjustable front seatbelts are specific to the top-of-the-line Asta (O) variant.
-Baleno carline comes with 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 restricted to the top-spec Alpha trim.
-Maruti Suzuki Baleno was crash tested by EURO NCAP in 2016 wherein it scored 3-star rating.
-Euro NCAP crash tested 2015 version of i20 with 1.2-litre engine and awarded 4-star rating. One must note this model is not sold in India.

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Exterior & Interior

Designed on Hyundai’s new Fluidic V2.0 design theme, the Elite i20 looks more refreshing and sportier than the previous model. It gets forward leaning stance, and features a wide air intake with mesh design and chrome surrounds grille that look similar to the one found in the Grand i10. The car also features wide swept back headlamps with integrated reflectors, bold shoulder lines and bonnet creases, a floating roof and other design elements.

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Interior

The 2015 Baleno is more spacious and feature loaded than the Swift. The hatchback offers an excellent legroom and headroom for both front and rear occupants, thanks to its 2,520mm long wheelbase. The top-end variant is equipped with the segment first 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, while LCD display on instrument panel, 2-DIN audio system, navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, etc come as standard features. Safety features like dual airbags (Driver & Co-Driver) and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) come as standard across all variants of the hatchback.

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Interior

Talking about Hyundai Elite i20 interiors, the vehicle is quite practical and well-equipped from inside. It sports a stylish dashboard in dual-tone black-beige scheme. The seats are comfortable, and offer ample under-thigh and neck support. Feature on offer are steering adaptive parking assist, rear air-con vents, multi-functional steering wheel, height adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, 2-DIN audio system with 1GB internal memory, etc.

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20
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COMMENTS
  1. KING
    October 27, 2015

    ELITE I20 HAS CRUISE CONTROL. SURE ?

    • Mr.A
      October 28, 2015

      Nope

  2. Sadan Amin
    November 8, 2015

    Having Elite i20 in your backyard is an ultimate pleasure. Proud owner of Elitei20.

    • MILIND
      April 24, 2016

      I AGREE WITH U FRIEND…….I WILL SAY THE SAME ABOUT MY ELITE I 20…WE R FROM THE SAME ELITE CLUB

  3. Shariq
    February 6, 2016

    baleno is surely better.

  4. Azad Bhardwaj
    February 9, 2016

    Elite i20 is still look better then Baleno

    • MILIND
      April 24, 2016

      i 100% agree with u elit i 20 is the best looking car

  5. Akshay
    May 9, 2016

    I own elite…. but i feel the projector headlamp that baleno is equipped with is much better… if hyundai can introduce that type of projector headlamp it surely can bring more joy to i20 owners…

  6. vivek
    May 10, 2016

    Which car should I bought help me?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 10, 2016

      Hi Vivek

      It solely depends upon you. We suggest you to go for Baleno as it is cheaper and has low maintenance cost compared to Elite i20.

  7. santosh kumar
    May 22, 2016

    Which is better than the two cars baleno or elite i20 pl help me

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 22, 2016

      Hi Santosh

      We found Baleno slightly better than the Elite i20 when it comes to performance or driveability. On the other hand, the i20 offered more premium and better equipped interiors and stylish exterior.

  8. Mukhtar Surti
    May 22, 2016

    which is the better car
    baleno or i20?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 25, 2016

      Hi Mukhtar

      While Baleno is fuel efficient and cheaper, the Elite i20 is feature loaded. We suggest you to go for Baleno.

  9. shek
    June 8, 2016

    i am struck between baleno and elite i20…… nowadays people comment baleno is a flop vehicle. kindly advice which one should i go for.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 10, 2016

      Baleno is quite a successful car, it’s in fact equal in terms of sales unit. You can go for either of these two cars, both are good and are among top-selling models.

  10. Prajwal raja
    June 10, 2016

    Handling in elite i20 is damn cool. I learnt car driving in one week with my elite i20.

  11. CHARU SINGH
    June 11, 2016

    Overall which car is best
    FUEL ,LOOKS,FEATURES,POWER,VALUE FOR THE MONEY?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 11, 2016

      While the looks are quite subjective, we won’t comment on that. In terms of fuel efficiency and value-for-money proposition, the Baleno has an upper hand. While in terms of power, the Elite i20 has an edge. As far as features are concerned, both the cars come loaded with several of them.

  12. Sammy
    June 23, 2016

    The Baleno is about 100 kgs less than the i20. Although it will improve FE, there is no safety in sitting in a tin can, is there? It also looks like a typical run of the mill hatchback, nothing eye-catching with the design. The all black interiors look pretty drab and very similar to other Maruti models. The i20 on the other hand looks more fresh and premium. Heck, I would buy it for the looks alone. If you prefer to buy lower variants and make a few mods then don’t look beyond the i20. Check out the modified i20s on FB. They are just awesome.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 26, 2016

      Weight isn’t the only parameter that makes a car safe. The overall structural integrity of a car depends upon the material used. There are hyper cars in the world with weight just around 800-900Kgs, but the kind of material that their makers have used to build them is top-notch. The Baleno is as safe as the i20 and has secured 4 star rating in Euro-NCAP. And for your information, the same model is being sold in India as well.

  13. Ravi
    June 26, 2016

    Hi..I also got stuck between these two cars. Budget is 7.25 L. Need Suggestions? Which car and which variant.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 27, 2016

      Please tell us your daily run (Kms)

  14. Gangadhar
    July 5, 2016

    I use the car occasionally… tell me which car should i take

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 6, 2016

      You can buy either of these two cars even if you drive it occasionally.

  15. chetan
    July 6, 2016

    sir i am struck between baleno 1.3 alpha and i20 asta please tell me the final verdict which car to buy overall baleno is my choice but due to less engine power and 5 gear i am looking at i20 help me out

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 6, 2016

      If you need a car that offers you a great pickup and more fun to drive, the Baleno petrol should be your pick. The Elite i20 doesn’t feel as exciting as the Baleno due to heavier weight.

  16. Utkarsh
    July 6, 2016

    I am really confused in b/w the two,which one to take,i20 Elite (p) or baleno(p).
    I have seen many people saying elite a under powered car(p).
    Is this true ?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 6, 2016

      Though on papers the Elite i20 petrol looks powerful enough, but it doesn’t accelerate as fast as the Baleno. Take a test drive of both the cars to decide which one you like more.

  17. Utkarsh
    July 6, 2016

    I own a wagon r (2007).
    The interior quality is really disappointing ….i think it will be not in baleno.
    Thank u for your previous reply.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 6, 2016

      The Baleno being a premium offering from Maruti Suzuki gets good quality material. It’s in fact one of the best Maruti Suzuki in terms of interior quality.

  18. Dr Saurabh Kumar
    July 20, 2016

    Sir, I m confused between i20 era n baleno sigma petrol. Please sagase which is value for money, less mentanance, best resale value, n more comfortable.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 21, 2016

      In comfort, value-for-money and resale value, both the cars score equal. But in terms of maintenance, the Baleno surely has an upper hand.

  19. rashid
    July 20, 2016

    I am really confused in b/w the two,which one to take,i20 Elite sportz (d) or baleno(d).

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 21, 2016

      Both the cars that you mentioned are good. The i20 is slightly more powerful than the Baleno, but the Baleno is more fun-to-drive. In terms of fuel efficiency and maintenance, the Baleno surely is a lot better than the i20.

  20. Appu
    February 13, 2017

    Hi, as I heard that i20 elite sportz (petrol) has some suspension and mileage problems. Please suggest

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      February 13, 2017

      Fuel efficiency of a car depends upon several factors including the regular maintenance of a car, road condition and driving habits. In city the Elite i20 diesel returns around 15kmpl. As far as the suspension is concerned, it’s a city-focused to offer good ride quality. And it’s because of this, the car feels bouncy at times when drive on really bad roads. We won’t say it has a bad suspension, but this could have been a little stiffer.

  21. H K Sharma
    April 25, 2017

    hi,
    my budget is 6-7 Lac and run the car 1500 km in a year.Want to buy my 1st car. kindly advice to choose car amongst suzuki swift dezire, Baheno, Etios of hundai and other car of segment. I prefer to buy sedan.
    kindly advice which one to buy considering fuel economy, after sale service and maintenance, resale value and over all satisfaction. People say Baleno is flopped.

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