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New Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 – Comparison

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

Launched on 26th October, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno has received an overwhelming response from buyers across the country.  The vehicle has everything it takes to become the best value-for-money car, including impressive handling, stunning design and most importantly, a cabin with lots of comfort and connectivity features. Positioned above the Swift hatchback, the Maruti Baleno is based on an all-new platform, and is being manufactured at MSI’s Manesar plant. It is the second Maruti to be sold through the company’s NEXA dealerships.

Here, we bring you a spec-based comparison between the new Baleno and the Elite i20 hatchback.

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Price

Model Price (ex-showroom Delhi)
Maruti Baleno Rs 5.25 lakh to Rs 8.36 lakh
Hyundai Elite i20 Rs 5.57 lakh to Rs 8.82 lakh

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

The Baleno is built on Suzuki’s new-generation platform that makes it lighter and more agile than other Maruti cars. The hatchback measures 3,995mm in length, 1,745mm in width and 1,500mm in height, and comes with a large wheelbase of 2,520mm. The vehicle offers an impressive boot space of 339-litres, which is second best in segment (Jazz offers 354-litres of cargo space).

On the other hand, the Hyundai Elite i20 is 3,985mm long, 1,734mm wide and 1,505mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,570mm. Though, the hatchback offers a boot space of 285-litres, which is around 55-litres less than the Baleno.

Read More- Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Specifications

Specs Diesel Maruti Baleno Hyundai Elite i20
Engine 74bhp 89bhp
Power 190Nm 220Nm
Torque 27.39kmpl 22.54kmpl
Transmission 5-speed Manual 6 Speed Manual

Powering the Maruti Baleno 2015 is a 1.2-litre VVT petrol and a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine that produce a maximum power of 82.8bhp with 115Nm of peak torque, and 73.9bhp with 190Nm respectively. A five-speed manual transmission comes as standard offering, while a CVT automatic gearbox is available only on the Delta petrol trim.

Specs Petrol Maruti Baleno Hyundai Elite i20
Engine 1.2L K-Series 1.2L Kappa
Power 84.3bhp 83.4bhp
Torque 115Nm 114.3Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual/CVT automatic 5-speed Manual

The Hyundai Elite i20 is available with two engine options – a 1.2-litre Kappa petrol and a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel. While the former with a 5-speed manual transmission delivers 83bhp of power and 113Nm of torque, the latter one with a 6-speed manual gearbox offers 89bhp and 219Nm. There is no automatic gearbox option on offer.

The new Maruti Baleno is based on Suzuki’s new-generation platform that will also underpin the new Swift twins. With features like projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, a sloping roof, wraparound windows, alloy wheels and sporty rear design, the Baleno looks more contemporary than most of its rivals.

Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Mileage

Model Mileage
Maruti Baleno 27.39kmpl (Diesel) & 21.4kmpl (Petrol)
Hyundai Elite i20 22.54kmpl (Diesel) & 22.54kmpl (Petrol)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20  Styling

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 Suzuki Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20 Interiors

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.

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.

 



 

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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