Maruti Baleno Vs Maruti Swift – Here is a specifications based comparison between these two hatchbacks.
Priced at Rs 5.15 lakh, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback is undoubtedly the most feature rich, fuel efficient and affordable car in its league. Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) is already selling the Swift hatchback as its offering in the B hatchback segment. So, what’s the logic behind launching a premium hatchback that could impact the sales of the company’s one of the best selling products – the Swift. MSI officials said that the Maruti Baleno is a premium product that targets those who found Swift compact. So, we bring you a spec-based comparison between the Swift and the Baleno hatchback.
|Model||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Maruti Baleno||Rs 5.15 lakh to Rs 8.33 lakh|
|Maruti Swift||Rs 4.72 lakh to Rs 7.44 lakh|
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|Dimensions||Maruti Baleno||Maruti Swift|
The Baleno hatchback is based on Suzuki’s new-generation platform, and measures 3,995mm long, 1,745mm wide and 1,470mm tall with a large wheelbase of 2,520mm. The car offers a generous boot space of 339-litres that can easily accommodate your weekend luggage.
On the other hand, the overall length, width and height of the Swift hatchback measure 3,850mm, 1,695mm and 1,530mm respectively. It has a wheelbase of 2,430mm. Clearly, the Baleno is longer, wider and more spacious than the Swift. The Swift comes with a cargo volume of 205-litres, which is around 134-litres less than its premium sibling.
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The Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback shares its engine lineup with its smaller sibling – the Swift. The petrol model of the hatchback is propelled by a 1.2-litre VVT engine that churns out a maximum power of 84bhp and 115Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel model is powered by a tried and tested 1.3-litre DDiS diesel unit that develops 74bhp of power along with 190Nm of torque. While the petrol models are available with a 5-speed manual and a CVT (only on Delta trim) transmission, the diesel variants are offered only with a 5-speed manual unit. The company is also ready to launch a performance oriented version of the Baleno, which will get a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This engine is capable of producing 110bhp of power and 170Nm of torque.
The Maruti Swift, too, is available with the same engine options – a 1.2-litre VVT petrol and a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine. Both the engines offer the same power and torque figures as with the Baleno. Transmitting power to the front wheels is a 5-speed manual transmission. Clearly, the Maruti Baleno is a more powerful hatchback than its smaller sibling.
|Model||Mileage (ARAI Certified)|
|Maruti Baleno||21.4kmpl Petrol and 27.39kmpl Diesel|
|Maruti Swift||20.4kmpl Petrol and 25.2Kmpl Diesel|
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.
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.
Baleno Vs Swift- Colors
The Maruti Baleno is available in seven color options – Granite Grey, Premium Urban Blue, Solid Fire Red, Metallic Premium Silver, Autumn Orange, Pearl Arctic White and Ray Blue.
The Maruti Swift hatchback is offered with five-exterior shades – Mysterious Violet, Pearl Arctic White, Silky Silver, Fire Red, Granite Gray and Glistening Grey.