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New Maruti Baleno Vs Maruti Swift – Comparison

Maruti Baleno Vs Maruti Swift – Here is a specifications based comparison between these two hatchbacks.

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Maruti Baleno Vs Maruti Swift

Image change can do wonders and there could be no better example than Maruti Suzuki India. After several failed products and years of struggle, Maruti Suzuki India finally tasted success in the premium space under its NEXA dealership. While currently, Maruti offers only a handful of models under NEXA, its premium hatchback Baleno has been able to carve a niche in the B+ hatchback segment. Interestingly, this hasn’t had much impact on Maruti’s popular hatch, Swift which continues to garner good monthly numbers. In this comparison, we pit Maruti’s new flagship hatchback, Baleno against its longstanding sibling, Swift to find out which is a better option for hatchback buyers. Check out Maruti Baleno Vs Maruti Swift price, specs, mileage & dimensions –

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Swift Price

ModelPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Maruti BalenoRs 5.26 lakh to Rs 8.42 lakh
Maruti SwiftRs 4.79 lakh to Rs 7.46 lakh

-Maruti Baleno petrol range falls between Rs 5.26 lakh to Rs 8.34 lakh.
-The diesel line-up is priced between Rs 6.43 lakh to Rs 8.42 lakh.
-Maruti Swift petrol starts from Rs 4.79 lakh and goes up to Rs 6.37 lakh.
-The diesel-powered Swift is priced in the range of Rs 5.98 lakh to Rs 7.46 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi) Also Read- New Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Swift – Dimensions

DimensionsMaruti BalenoMaruti Swift
Ground Clearance170mm170mm
Boot Space339-litres205-litres

-Dimensionally, Baleno is longer and wider, whereas Swift is 20mm taller.
-Both the models can accommodate five adults at the back, though Baleno is slightly more comfortable.
-Maruti Baleno offers 135L of additional boot space over Swift. Also Read- New Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai Elite i20

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Swift Specifications

Specifications Maruti Baleno Maruti Swift
Petrol Engines 1.2-litre K-Series1.2-litre K-Series
Diesel Engines 1.3-litre MJD1.3L MJD
Transmission5-Speed MT & CVT5-speed manual & AMT

-Both the hatchbacks get same engine options with similar output.
-The Baleno line-up comes with an additional CVT option along with the conventional 5-speed manual unit.
-One must note that Delta, Zeta and Alpha petrol variants get both MT & CVT gearbox.

New Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Swift – Mileage

ModelMileage (ARAI Certified)
Maruti Baleno21.4kmpl Petrol and 27.39kmpl Diesel
Maruti Swift20.4kmpl Petrol and 25.2Kmpl Diesel

-In terms of mileage Baleno is more frugal.
-Diesel models of both the cars deliver over 25kmpl.
-Baleno powered by 1.2L diesel unit is claimed to return 21.4kmpl, whereas the 1.3L diesel version returns 27.3kmpl Read More- New Maruti Baleno Vs VW Polo Vs Fiat Punto Evo

Maruti Baleno Vs Maruti Swift Features

Key Features Maruti Baleno  Maruti Swift
Rear AC VentsNoNo
Touchscreen Infotainment systemYesNo
Height adj. driver seatYesYes
Power-operated ORVMsYesYes
Bluetooth connectivityYesYes
Steering mounted audio & calling controlsYesYes
Apple CarPlay & Android AutoApple CarPlayYes
Navigation system & Voice commandYesNo
Rain wiper & washerNoYes
Push start/stopYesYes

-Features such as central locking, front power windows, tilt steering, adjustable front headrest, front & rear accessory socket are standard on Baleno carline.
-The top-spec Alpha and Zeta variants additionally get telescopic steering, follow me home/lead to vehicle headlamps, front centre armrest with storage, height adjustable driver’s seat and push start/stop with smart key.
-The Baleno Sigma variant misses out on all infotainment features.
-While the Delta grade gets audio with FM/MP3/CD, Bluetooth, Aux& USB and steering mounted audio control.
-Infotainment features such as Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system, navigation system, voice command, Apple CarPlay and remote control through Smartphone App are restricted to the Alpha grade.
-The Swift range gets standard 60:40 split, power steering, front power window, driver side power window auto down function, accessory socket, central locking, keyless entry, remote fuel-lid and back door opener.
-While engine push start, electromagnetic back door opener, defogger, rear wiper and driver seat height adjuster are exclusively available on Zeta variant.

Maruti Baleno Vs Maruti Swift Safety Features

Key Features Maruti Baleno  Maruti Swift
Dual Front AirbagsYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Rear Parking CameraYesNo
Rear DefoggerYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYesNo
Reverse parking sensorYesYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYesNo
All Disc brakesNoNo
NCAP Ratings4 Star Euro NCAP (2016)0 Star Global NCAP (2014)

-Maruti Baleno carline gets standard dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belt pre-tensioners with force limiters, ISOFIX anchorages and pedestrian protection.
-Features like front fog lamps, auto headlamps and auto dimming IRVM are offered only on Zeta & Alpha trims.
-Reverse parking camera is specific to the range-topping Alpha variant.
-Maruti Swift gets standard driver airbag and the passenger airbag is optional on base and mid trims.
-Similarly, ABS with EBD is standard on VXi(O), VDi and top-spec variants. It is optional on rest of the trims.
-Brake assist is offered on VXi(O), VDi and range-topping ZXi/ZDi trims.
-Reverse parking sensors are restricted to the ZXi & ZDi trims.
-Please note the Euro NCAP rating is for Europe-spec top-end Baleno variant.
-The India-spec Maruti with no airbags scored 0 star in adult and 1 star in child safety in 2014 crash test.

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Swift – Styling

The new Maruti Baleno is built on Suzuki’s all-new platform, and looks more appealing and sportier than the Swift hatch. The vehicle gets the S-Cross inspired twin-slat front grille with prominent V-shaped chrome surround at the bottom, wide air-intake, sloping roofline and sporty rear design. While the projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps and 16-inches alloy wheels are offered only on the top-end variant of the hatchback.

In terms of external styling, the new Swift features honeycomb grille, sweptback headlamps, revised bumper, slightly modified fog lamp with silver bezel on housing and large air dam. The side profile gets newly styled 15-inch alloys, body coloured door handles and electrically adjustable ORVMs with integrated turn indicators. The rear profile, too, looks refreshing and gives it a tall boy hatch stance.

Maruti Baleno Vs Maruti Swift

The Baleno hatchback offers a spacious cabin, thanks to its 2,520mm wheelbase. There is an ample legroom and headroom for both front and rear occupants. The Baleno is the first car its segment to feature a 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay. It also gets a LCD display on instrument panel, navigation system, leather upholstery, Bluetooth, automatic climate control, automatic day/night internal mirror, TFT colour screen MID and rear AC vents. In terms of safety, the car offers dual SRS airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution), reverse parking camera and sensors as standard fitment.

Compared to the Baleno, the Swift features a slightly lower quality and out-dated interiors. Talking about features, the hatchback is equipped with new fabric upholstery, power windows, adjustable headrest and 60:40 split rear seats, multi-functional steering wheel, 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, keyless entry with push button start and reverse parking sensors. The top-end variant of the Swift comes with rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD and dual SRS airbags safety features.


  1. asr
    March 24, 2016

    Is baleno better than swift
    If it is then why?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 2, 2016

      Hi ASR

      The Baleno is longer and wider than the Swift, and comes with spacious cabin. In fact, the legroom and headroom space for rear occupants is good enough for six-feat long. The Swift’s second row is slightly congested. The Baleno is priced around 35,000 more than the Swift, but it comes with dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard safety feature.

  2. Pawan Khanna
    June 28, 2016

    Being my first car should I buy Balena Delta.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 29, 2016

      The Baleno would be a great choice. Go for it. Congratulations in advance.

  3. Tar singh
    July 2, 2016

    I want buy baleno diesel in Nov-Dec 2016

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