2020 Tata Altroz vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

2020 Tata Altroz vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

Which B2-segment hatchback is better: Tata Altroz or Maruti Suzuki Baleno? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

 

2020 Tata Altroz vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno

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

ALTROZ VS BALENO | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL MANUAL

Tata Altroz

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

XE

₹5.29

Sigma

₹5.64

XE Rhythm

₹5.54

Delta

₹6.45

XM

₹6.15

Zeta

₹7.01

XM Style

₹6.49

Delta Hybrid

₹7.33

XM Rhythm

₹6.54

Alpha

₹7.64

XT

₹6.84

Zeta Hybrid

₹7.90

XT Luxe

₹7.23

   

XZ

₹7.44

   

XZ(O)

₹7.69

   

XZ Urban

₹7.74

   


Tata Altroz prices start from Rs. 5.29 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.74 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. Tata Altroz costs less than the Baleno.

ALTROZ VS BALENO | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL AUTOMATIC

Tata Altroz

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, Maruti Suzuki Baleno starts from Rs. 7.77 lakh. Tata Altroz is currently not available with a petrol automatic powertrain.

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

Tata Altroz is 3990mm long, 1755mm wide and 1523mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2501mm. The Tata Altroz has a boot space of 345 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.

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ALTROZ VS BALENO | DIMENSION COMPARISON

Dimensions

Tata Altroz

Difference

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Length (mm)

3990

5

3995

Width (mm)

1755

10

1745

Height (mm)

1523

13

1510

Wheelbase (mm)

2501

19

2520

Boot Space (litre)

345

6

339

Ground Clearance(mm)

165

5

170

Fuel Tank (litre)

37

0

37

Dimension Review

  • Baleno is longer than Altroz by 5mm.
  • Altroz is wider than Baleno by 10mm.
  • Altroz is taller than Baleno by 13mm.
  • Baleno has a longer wheelbase than Altroz; by 19mm.
  • Altroz has 6 litres more boot space than Baleno.
  • Baleno has 5mm more ground clearance than Altroz.

Both the cars have comparable dimensions and will have similar road presence. But the Altroz’ fresh styling may attract more attention than the Baleno’s older and more sedate styling.

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

ALTROZ VS BALENO | ENGINE COMPARISON

PETROL ENGINE

 

Tata Altroz

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Engine Type

Petrol

Petrol

Smart Hybrid Petrol

Displacement

1.2L

1.2L

1.2L

Cylinder

3

4

4

Maximum Power

86PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

Peak Torque

113Nm @ 3300rpm

113Nm @ 4200rpm

113Nm @ 4400rpm

Manual Transmission

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

19.05kmpl

21.01kmpl

23.87kmpl

Automatic Transmission

-

CVT

-

Automatic FE

-

19.56kmpl

-


Altroz 1.2L Petrol vs Baleno 1.2L Petrol

Tata Altroz gets a 1.2L petrol 3-cylinder engine that makes 86PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 19.05kmpl.

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

Petrol Manual Engine Review

  • Altroz has a more powerful engine than Baleno.
  • Altroz and Baleno have identical torque output but the Baleno’s torque-to-weight ratio is much better than the Altroz. So, it’ll offer better drivability and acceleration than the Altroz. 
  • Baleno petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than the Altroz manual.
  • The Baleno is more fuel-efficient than the Altroz. So, it’ll have lower fuel costs.

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

Notable top features of Altroz 2020 are:

  • Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRL
  • Multi Drive Modes
  • 7-inch Full-Colour Instrument Cluster
  • Auto Headlamp
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Front & Rear Armrest
  • Cruise Control
  • Wearable Key
  • Idle Start/Stop
  • Rear Parking Camera w/ Guidelines
  • Blue Ambient Lighting

Notable top features of Baleno 2020 are:

  • LED projector headlamp w/ LED DRL
  • Coloured TFT multi-information display
  • R16 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

Is the Tata Altroz better than the Maruti Suzuki Baleno?

Price of the base variant of Tata Altroz is Rs. 5.29 lakh and Maruti Suzuki Baleno is Rs. 5.64 lakh (both ex-showroom). Even the top variant of the Altroz is cheaper than the Baleno

The two cars have similar dimensions. So, the cabin space and road presence will be similar. Although some of you may find the Altroz’ fresh styling more appealing than the Baleno’s simple lines.

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For petrol manual powertrain, both Altroz and Baleno are on par. But the Baleno has a significant advantage with better torque-to-weight ratio. So, it’ll have better drivability and it also has better fuel efficiency.

In terms of features, though, the Altroz hits a home run. It has many features, which are not available in the Baleno like full-colour instrument console, ambient lighting, cruise control, wearable key, rear AC vents, front and rear armrests, etc. For a feature-rich experience, we recommend the Tata Altroz.

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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