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    2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 19 Aug 2020

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


    2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno

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

    S-CROSS VS BALENO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Sigma

    ₹8.39

    Sigma

    ₹5.64

    Delta

    ₹9.60

    Delta

    ₹6.45

    Zeta

    ₹9.95

    Zeta

    ₹7.01

    Alpha

    ₹11.16

    Delta Hybrid

    ₹7.33

       

    Alpha

    ₹7.64

       

    Zeta Hybrid

    ₹7.90


    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross prices start from Rs. 8.39 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.16 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol manual prices start from Rs. 5.64 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.90 lakh. Compared o the Baleno Alpha, even the reasonably equipped SCross Delta variant is quite expensive. Meanwhile, the SCross Sigma is too basic to consider over the Baleno Zeta or Alpha.

    S-CROSS VS BALENO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Delta

    ₹10.84

    Delta

    ₹7.77

    Zeta

    ₹11.19

    Zeta

    ₹8.33

    Alpha

    ₹12.39

    Alpha

    ₹8.96


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross prices start from Rs. 10.84 lakh. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross automatic is Rs. 1.24 lakh more expensive than manual. Maruti Suzuki Baleno starts at Rs. 7.77 lakh. Maruti Suzuki Baleno automatic is Rs. 1.32 lakh more expensive than manual. It must be noted that the Baleno gets a smoother and fuel-efficient CVT automatic transmission while the S-Cross manages with a vintage 4-speed unit of a gas-guzzling torque converter variety. Therefore, the relatively higher cost for the Baleno automatic is very well justified.

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

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is 4300mm long, 1785mm wide and 1595mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2600mm. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has a boot space of 375 litres. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno measures 3995mm in length, 1745mm in width and 1510mm in height. The wheelbase of Maruti Suzuki Baleno is 2520mm and it has a boot space of 339 litres.

    Also Read - Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    S-CROSS VS BALENO | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

    Difference

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Length (mm)

    4300

    305

    3995

    Width (mm)

    1785

    40

    1745

    Height (mm)

    1595

    85

    1510

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2600

    80

    2520

    Boot Space (litre)

    375

    36

    339

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    180

    10

    170

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    48

    11

    37

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    215/60 R16

    -

    185/65 R15

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    215/60 R16

    -

    195/55 R16


    Dimension Review

    • The S-Cross is longer than the Baleno by 305mm.
    • The S-Cross is wider than the Baleno by 40mm.
    • The S-Cross is taller than the Baleno by 85mm.
    • The S-Cross has a longer wheelbase than the Baleno; by 80mm.
    • The S-Cross has 36 litres more boot space than the Baleno.
    • The S-Cross has 10mm more ground clearance than the Baleno.

    In terms of dimensions, the S-Cross is a larger car compared to the Baleno. So, it will have a better road presence than the Baleno.

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

    S-CROSS VS BALENO | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Engine

    1.5 L Hybrid Petrol

    1.2 L Petrol

    1.2 L Hybrid Petrol

    Displacement

    1462 cc

    1197 cc

    1197 cc

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    113Nm @ 4400rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    18.55kmpl

    21.01kmpl

    23.87kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    4-speed torque converter

    CVT

    -

    Automatic FE

    18.43kmpl

    19.56kmpl

    -


    S-Cross Petrol vs Baleno Petrol

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 1.5 L, 4-cylinder hybrid petrol engine makes 105PS of maximum power and 138Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a 4-Speed Torque Converter type automatic transmission. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol manual has a mileage of 18.55kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 18.43kmpl.

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno 1.2 L, 4-cylinder petrol engine 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 mileage of 21.01kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 19.56kmpl.

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

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The S-Cross has a more powerful engine than the Baleno.
    • The S-Cross' engine produces more torque than the Baleno's but the Baleno has a small advantage over the S Cross as it has a better torque-to-weight ratio.
    • The Baleno 1.2 L petrol manual is also more fuel-efficient than the S-Cross manual.

    S-Cross 2020 vs Baleno 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    Notable top features of S-Cross 2020 are:

    • LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Auto headlamps
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Auto AC
    • Auto-dimming IRVM
    • Cruise control
    • Keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop
    • Rear wiper & washer
    • Rear defogger
    • Height adjustable driver seat
    • Front and rear armrests

    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
    • UV cut window glass
    • Front armrest

    Is the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross better than the Maruti Suzuki Baleno?

    Price of the base variant of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is Rs. 8.39 lakh and Maruti Suzuki Baleno is Rs. 5.64 lakh (both ex-showroom). The Nexa Baleno is much cheaper than the S-Cross petrol.

    Also read - 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Ford EcoSport - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    In terms of dimensions, the S-Cross is larger than the Baleno. So it will have a better road presence than the Baleno.

    For petrol powertrain, S-Cross' engine offers more torque, but the Baleno has a slightly better torque-to-weight ratio than the S Cross. In the rear world, the two cars will have similar drivability and in-gear performance. The Baleno is also more fuel-efficient than the S-Cross. But the SCross has more features like cruise control, reclining rear seatbacks, a rear armrest and a couple more.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.



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