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Maruti Baleno Vs New Maruti Swift – Comparison

Maruti Baleno Vs Maruti Swift

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. With new generation Swift launched, the company aims to further improve its position in the hatchback segment. 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 –

2018 Maruti Swift Vs Baleno Comparison Video

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Swift Price

ModelPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Maruti BalenoRs 5.36 lakh to Rs 8.50 lakh
Maruti SwiftRs 4.99 lakh to Rs 8.29 lakh

-Maruti Baleno petrol range falls between Rs 5.36 lakh to Rs 8.41 lakh.
-The diesel line-up is priced between Rs 6.51 lakh to Rs 8.50 lakh.
-Maruti Swift petrol starts from Rs 4.99 lakh and goes up to Rs 7.29 lakh.
-The diesel-powered Swift is priced in the range of Rs 5.99 lakh to Rs 8.29 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi) Also Read- New Maruti Baleno Vs Honda Jazz

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Swift – Dimensions

DimensionsMaruti BalenoMaruti Swift
Ground Clearance170mm163mm
Boot Space339-litres316-litres

-Dimensionally, Baleno is longer and wider, whereas Swift is 25mm taller.
-Both the models can accommodate five adults at the back, though Baleno is slightly more comfortable.
-Maruti Baleno offers 23L 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.
– The new Swift comes with AMT gearbox in both petrol and diesel guise.

New Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Swift – Mileage

ModelMileage (ARAI Certified)
Maruti Baleno21.4kmpl Petrol and 27.39kmpl Diesel
Maruti Swift22kmpl Petrol and 28.4Kmpl Diesel

-In terms of mileage Swift is more frugal.
-While the Baleno diesel is claimed to return 27.39kmpl, the Swift diesel delivers 28.4kmpl.
-Baleno powered by 1.2L petrol unit is claimed to return 21.4kmpl, whereas the Swift petrol version returns 22kmpl 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 systemYesYes
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.
– The Swift top-end model also gets a touchscreen infotainment system with connected car applications.

Maruti Baleno Vs Maruti Swift Safety Features

Key Features Maruti Baleno  Maruti Swift
Dual Front AirbagsYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Rear Parking CameraYesYes
Rear DefoggerYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYesNo
Reverse parking sensorYesYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYesNo
All Disc brakesNoNo
NCAP Ratings4 Star Euro NCAP (2016)3 Star Global NCAP (2017)

-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 dual front airbags on base and mid trims.
-Similarly, ABS with EBD comes as standard.
-Brake assist is offered on VXi(O), VDi and range-topping ZXi/ZDi trims.
-Reverse parking sensors are restricted to the ZXi & ZDi trims.
– Top-spec model is also equipped with reverse parking camera.

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Swift – Styling

The new Maruti Baleno is built on Suzuki’s all-new platform, and looks more premium 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.

The new-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift is built on the Suzuki’s new generation Heartect platform that also underpins the Dzire and Baleno. It is equipped with a newly developed honeycomb grille, sweptback headlamps, revised bumper, newly developed fog lamp 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.

Similar to Baleno, the new Swift comes with better equipped cabin. 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.

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