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|
|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|
|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 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.
-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|
|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|
|Diesel Engine||1.3-litre SHVS||1.3 MJD||1.3-litre MJD|
|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 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.