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New Maruti S-Cross Vs Baleno Vs Vitara Brezza – Comparison

New Maruti S-Cross Vs Baleno Vs Vitara Brezza

New Maruti S-Cross Vs Maruti Baleno Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Which One Makes More Sense?

Maruti Suzuki India has successfully transformed its image from being a common man’s manufacturer to a carmaker that makes premium products for the generation Y. While it has introduced many new products under the NEXA umbrella, the Indo-Japanese carmaker has been keen on updating its regular range lately. In 2015, MSI launched its premium compact SUV, S-Cross which got overpowered by more appealing models. In line with the lukewarm response for the model, the company gave it a mid-life facelift that has been launched in India. Also Read – New Maruti S-Cross Vs Old S-Cross

The other premium model that also debuted in the same year is Maruti’s stellar hatchback, Baleno. Powered by Maruti’s frugal set of petrol and diesel engines, Baleno is one of the top-selling cars in the segment. In 2016, Maruti Suzuki India made inroads into the highly competitive subcompact SUV space with Vitara Brezza and has been able to live up to the company’s expectations in terms of sales.

Now that the new S-Cross has been launched with Maruti’s SHVS technology, new styling changes and additional kit, it is to be seen if the model can chip in good monthly numbers. As for the Maruti loyalists, we bring you a spec-based comparison between the three Maruti cars to help you discern which car makes more sense for you.

New Maruti S-Cross Review

New Maruti S-Cross Vs Baleno Vs Vitara Brezza – Price

Model Name Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)
New Maruti S-Cross Rs 8.49 lakh to Rs 11.29 lakh
Maruti Baleno Rs 5.26 lakh to Rs 8.42 lakh
Maruti Vitara Brezza Rs 7.23 lakh to Rs 9.91 lakh

-The new S-Cross with SHVS technology, additional elements and new features has been priced between Rs 8.49 lakh to Rs 11.29 lakh.
-Maruti’s B segment hatchback on the other hand is priced from Rs 5.26 lakh and it goes up to Rs 8.42 lakh.
-Currently available only in diesel version, the Vitara Brezza is available from Rs 7.23 lakh and the top-spec variant is priced at Rs 9.91 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

New Maruti S-Cross Vs Baleno Vs Vitara Brezza – Features

Features New Maruti S-Cross Maruti Baleno Maruti Vitara Brezza
Rear AC vents No No No
Touchscreen infotainment system Yes Yes Yes
Height adj. driver seat Yes Yes Yes
Power-operated ORVMs Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes Yes
Steering mounted audio & calling controls Yes Yes Yes
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Yes Apple CarPlay Apple CarPlay & MirrorLink
Navgation system & voice command Yes Yes Yes
Rear wiper & wash Yes Yes Yes
Push start/stop Yes Yes Yes
Dual airbags Yes Yes Yes
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes
Rear parking Camera Yes Yes Yes

New Maruti S-Cross

-In terms of features, the new S-Cross packs in Maruti’s new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link.
-New bits on the inside include soft-touch dashboard pad, reworked instrument cluster with MIID, new upholstery etc.

Maruti Baleno

– Maruti Baleno carline comes with a bunch of standard features including central locking, front power windows, tilt steering, adjustable front headrest, front & rear accessory socket.
– While prominent infotainment features such as SmartPlay infotainment system, navigation system, voice command, Apple CarPlay and remote control through Smartphone App are restricted to the Alpha grade.

Maruti Vitara Brezza

-Comfort bits such as power windows, driver side FR windows with auto down, power-operated wing mirrors, driver side footrest, front accessory socket and bottle holders (1L) on all doors are standard across line-up.
-Other tech like sliding front centre armrest with storage, shoulder height adjustable front seat belts, engine push start-stop, rain-sensing auto wipers, cruise control system and auto headlamp is only available on the top-spec trim.

New Maruti S-Cross Vs Baleno Vs Vitara Brezza – Dimensions

Details New Maruti S-Cross Maruti Baleno Maruti Vitara Brezza
Length (mm) 4,300 3,995 3,995
Width (mm) 1,765 1,745 1,730
Height (mm) 1,590 1,510 1,600
Wheelbase (mm) 2,600 2,520 2,470
Seating capacity 5 5 5
Boot Space (Litres) 353, expandable to 810 339 328

-Dimensionally, the new S-Cross is the longest of all the models, whereas the rest measure less than 4 meter in length.
-In terms of width, the new S-Cross takes the lead, whereas Brezza is the tallest of all the cars.
-While all the cars feature five-seat layout, the new S-Cross sits on the longest wheelbase of 2,600mm, carving out comfortable space for the occupants.
-Similarly, the model offers the most spacious luggage compartment of 353L which can further be expanded to 810L by folding the rear seat.

New Maruti S-Cross Vs Baleno Vs Vitara Brezza – Specifications

Specifications New Maruti S-Cross Maruti Baleno Maruti Vitara Brezza
Petrol engine NA 1.2-litre k-Series NA
Power NA 83.1bhp NA
Torque NA 113Nm NA
Diesel Engine 1.3-litre SHVS 1.3 MJD 1.3-litre MJD
Power 89bhp 74 89bhp
Torque 200Nm 190 200Nm
Transmission 5MT with 2WD system and SHVS technology 5-speed MT & CVT 5-Speed MT

-Both the SUVs, the new S-Cross and Vitara Brezza are available in diesel version only.
-While Vitara Brezza will soon receive a new petrol engine, the new S-Cross comes only in single diesel option.
-All three models derive power from the same 1.3-litre oil burner sourced from Fiat, however the new S-Cross additionally receives Maruti’s SHVS technology.
-Maruti Baleno is the only model available with a petrol engine and a CVT.

New Maruti S-Cross Vs Baleno Vs Vitara Brezza – Mileage

Model Name Mileage (Petrol) Mileage (Diesel)
New Maruti S-Cross NA 25.1km/l
Maruti Baleno 21.4km/l 27.3km/l
Maruti Vitara Brezza NA 24.3km/l

-In terms of mileage Maruti Baleno delivers claimed mileage of 27.3km/l, whereas Vitara Brezza returns 24.3km/l.
-The new S-Cross with SHSV technology on the other hand is rated at 25.1km/l.


If you are planning to buy a spacious hatchback which offers impressive fuel economy and a set of comfort goodies, go for Baleno. And if you are willing to spend some more money to buy a SUV, Vitara Brezza seems like a good choice. Although, if you are looking at buying a more spacious car with more boot space and slightly more features, the new S-Cross sounds like a good option.

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