Maruti Baleno Vs Maruti Swift – Here is a specifications based comparison between these two hatchbacks.
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 –
|Model||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Maruti Baleno||Rs 5.26 lakh to Rs 8.42 lakh|
|Maruti Swift||Rs 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
|Dimensions||Maruti Baleno||Maruti Swift|
-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
|Specifications||Maruti Baleno||Maruti Swift|
|Petrol Engines||1.2-litre K-Series||1.2-litre K-Series|
|Diesel Engines||1.3-litre MJD||1.3L MJD|
|Transmission||5-Speed MT & CVT||5-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.
|Model||Mileage (ARAI Certified)|
|Maruti Baleno||21.4kmpl Petrol and 27.39kmpl Diesel|
|Maruti Swift||20.4kmpl 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
|Key Features||Maruti Baleno||Maruti Swift|
|Rear AC Vents||No||No|
|Touchscreen Infotainment system||Yes||No|
|Height adj. driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Steering mounted audio & calling controls||Yes||Yes|
|Apple CarPlay & Android Auto||Apple CarPlay||Yes|
|Navigation system & Voice command||Yes||No|
|Rain wiper & washer||No||Yes|
-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.
|Key Features||Maruti Baleno||Maruti Swift|
|Dual Front Airbags||Yes||Yes|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Parking Camera||Yes||No|
|Reverse parking sensor||Yes||Yes|
|Auto Dimming IRVM||Yes||No|
|All Disc brakes||No||No|
|NCAP Ratings||4 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.
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.