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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

Model Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Maruti Baleno Rs 5.36 lakh to Rs 8.50 lakh
Maruti Swift Rs 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

Dimensions Maruti Baleno Maruti Swift
Length 3,995mm 3,840mm
Width 1,745mm 1,735mm
Height 1,470mm 1,495mm
Wheelbase 2,520mm 2,450mm
Ground Clearance 170mm 163mm
Boot Space 339-litres 316-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-Series 1.2-litre K-Series
Power 83.1bhp 83.11bhp
Torque 115Nm 115Nm
Diesel Engines 1.3-litre MJD 1.3L MJD
Power 74bhp 74bhp
Torque 190Nm 190Nm
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.
– The new Swift comes with AMT gearbox in both petrol and diesel guise.

New Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Swift – Mileage

Model Mileage (ARAI Certified)
Maruti Baleno 21.4kmpl Petrol and 27.39kmpl Diesel
Maruti Swift 22kmpl 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 Vents No No
Touchscreen Infotainment system Yes Yes
Height adj. driver seat Yes Yes
Power-operated ORVMs Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity 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
Push start/stop Yes 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.
– 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 Airbags Yes Yes
ABS with EBD Yes Yes
Rear Parking Camera Yes Yes
Rear Defogger Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps Yes No
ISOFIX Yes Yes
Reverse parking sensor Yes Yes
Auto Dimming IRVM Yes No
All Disc brakes No No
NCAP Ratings 4 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.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. asr

    March 24, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

    Is baleno better than swift
    If it is then why?

    • Editorial Team

      May 2, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

      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 at 8:10 PMJun

    Being my first car should I buy Balena Delta.

    • Editorial Team

      June 29, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun

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

  3. Tar singh

    July 2, 2016 at 8:10 AMJul

    I want buy baleno diesel in Nov-Dec 2016

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