2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Ford Aspire - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Ford Aspire - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

Which car is better: Maruti Suzuki Baleno or Ford Aspire? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

 

2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Ford Aspire

Baleno 2020 vs Aspire 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

BALENO VS ASPIRE | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL MANUAL

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Ford Aspire

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Sigma

₹5.64

Ambiente

₹6.09

Delta

₹6.45

Trend

₹6.69

Zeta

₹7.01

Titanium

₹7.19

Delta Hybrid

₹7.33

Titanium+

₹7.54

Alpha

₹7.64

   

Zeta Hybrid

₹7.90

   


Maruti Suzuki Baleno prices start from Rs. 5.64 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.90 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Ford Aspire petrol manual prices start from Rs. 6.09 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.54 lakh. The Maruti Baleno has a lower starting price but its top variant is more expensive than the Aspire Titanium Plus.

BALENO VS ASPIRE | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL AUTOMATIC

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

 

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Delta

₹7.77

-

-

Zeta

₹8.33

   

Alpha

₹8.96

   


For the petrol automatic powertrain, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno prices start from Rs. 7.77 lakh. The Baleno automatic is about Rs. 1.32 lakh more expensive than the comparable manual variants. Ford Aspire is not available with petrol automatic powertrain.

Baleno 2020 vs Aspire 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is 3995mm long, 1745mm wide and 1510mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2520mm. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has a boot space of 339 litres. The Ford Aspire measures 3995mm in length, 1704mm in width and 1525mm in height. The wheelbase of Ford Aspire is 2490mm and it has a boot space of 359 litres.

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BALENO VS ASPIRE | DIMENSION COMPARISON

Dimensions

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Difference

Ford Aspire

Length (mm)

3995

0

3995

Width (mm)

1745

41

1704

Height (mm)

1510

15

1525

Wheelbase (mm)

2520

30

2490

Boot Space (litre)

339

20

359

Ground Clearance(mm)

170

4

174

Fuel Tank (litre)

37

5

42

Tyre Size (Base Variant)

185/65 R15

-

175/65 R14

Tyre Size (Top Variant)

195/55 R16

-

195/55 R15

Dimension Review

  • The Baleno and the Aspire are equally long.
  • The Baleno is wider than the Aspire by 41mm.
  • The Aspire is taller than the Baleno by 15mm.
  • The Baleno has a longer wheelbase than the Aspire; by 30mm.
  • The Aspire has 20 litres more boot space than the Baleno.
  • The Aspire has 4mm more ground clearance than the Baleno.

In terms of dimensions, the Baleno and the Aspire are pretty even. It’s worth noting that the Baleno’s tyre sizes are quite wider and bigger than the Aspire’s. The Aspire, on the flip side, offers a crucial 9mm advantage of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.

Baleno 2020 vs Aspire 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

BALENO VS ASPIRE| ENGINE COMPARISON

PETROL ENGINE

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Ford Aspire

Engine Type

Petrol

Hybrid Petrol

Petrol

Displacement

1.2L

1.2L

1.2L

Cylinder

4

4

3

Maximum Power

83PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

96PS @ 6500rpm

Peak Torque

113Nm @ 4200rpm

113Nm @ 4400rpm

119Nm @ 4250rpm

Manual Transmission

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

21.01kmpl

23.87kmpl

18.5kmpl

Automatic Transmission

CVT

-

-

Automatic FE

19.56kmpl

-

-

Baleno Petrol vs Polo Petrol

Maruti Suzuki Baleno gets a 1.2L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 83PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 21.01kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 19.56kmpl.

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It also gets a 1.2L 4-cylinder hybrid petrol engine as well, that makes 90PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and has a fuel efficiency of 23.87kmpl.

Ford Aspire gets a 1.2L petrol 3-cylinder engine which makes 96PS of maximum power and 119Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and has a mileage of 18.5kmpl.

Petrol Engine Review

  • The Aspire has a more powerful engine than the Baleno.
  • The Aspires engine produces more torque than the Balenos.
  • However, the Baleno, with or without the hybrid tech, has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Aspire. Therefore, the Baleno will offer better drivability and in-gear acceleration.
  • The Baleno petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than the Aspire manual. With the hybrid engine, the Baleno has far better mileage figure than the Aspire. It is overpriced though for what it brings to the table.
  • As overpriced as it may be, the Balneo at least offers a hybrid engine, which means there are more engine and transmission combinations to choose from with the Baleno.

Baleno 2020 vs Aspire 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

Notable top features of Baleno 2020 are:

  • LED projector headlamp w/ LED DRL
  • Coloured TFT multi-information display
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ Apple Carplay & Android Auto
  • Auto AC
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Tilt & telescopic steering
  • Push-button start w/ smart key
  • Auto headlamps
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Front armrest
  • UV cut window glass

Notable top features of Aspire 2020 are:

  • Side & curtain airbags
  • Auto AC
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • 7-inch touchscreen w/ navigation
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Front fog lamps
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Push-button start w/ smart key
  • Electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs
  • Rear defogger

Is the Maruti Suzuki Baleno better than the Ford Aspire?

Price of the base variant of Maruti Suzuki Baleno is Rs. 5.64 lakh and Ford Aspire is Rs. 6.09 lakh (both ex-showroom). The Baleno has a lower starting price but its higher variants are much more expensive than the Aspire - especially the ones with the hybrid technology.

In terms of dimensions, the two cars are fairly evenly matched.

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For petrol powertrain, Aspires engine offers more torque, but the Balneo has a better torque-to-weight ratio. Therefore, the Baleno will offer slightly better drivability than the Aspire. It also has an edge over the Aspire with a much better mileage figure even without the hybrid technology.

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s features are driver- and style-oriented while the Aspire’s are safety focussed. The Baleno offers UV cut glass, front armrest, smartphone connectivity and LED headlamps/DRLs. The Aspire gives you the option of 6 airbags in higher variants, which is very important to some buyers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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