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    2020 Tata Altroz XZ Vs Maruti Baleno Alpha - Specs, Dimension, Feature Comparison

    by V3Cars Team Dates: 13 Dec 2019

    So, you’re thinking of buying a premium hatchback! And you aren’t sure whether to book the 2020 Tata Altroz XZ or the Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha? Let’s compare their dimensions, engine, features and prices so you can decide which one is best for you.

     


    2020 Tata Altroz Vs Maruti Baleno

     

    Tata Altroz vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno - Dimensions Comparison

    If you look at the Altroz and the Baleno, you’ll notice that they’re almost equally wide, long and tall. A measuring tape will prove that the Altroz is half-a-centimetre shorter, 1cm wider and about 1.5cm taller. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has a 2cm advantage with a longer wheelbase. A longer wheelbase typically results in more cabin space, but often eats into the boot space. Since the Baleno’s wheelbase is only marginally longer than the Altroz’, it has a similarly nominal deficit in the boot space - only 6 litres smaller than the Altroz’. The Baleno has an upper hand with a 5mm extra ground clearance.

    2020 TATA ALTROZ vs MARUTI BALENO

    DIMENSIONS COMPARISON

     

    Tata Altroz

    Maruti Baleno

    Length

    3990mm

    3995mm

    Width

    1755mm

    1745mm

    Height

    1523mm

    1510mm

    Wheelbase

    2501mm

    2520mm

    Ground Clearance

    165mm

    170mm

    Boot Space

    345 litres

    339 litres

     

    Both cars are neck and neck in this regard, and no one emerges as a clear winner.

    Winner: None

    2020 Tata Altroz XZ vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha - Petrol Engine Spec Comparison

    Comparing the petrol engines of the two cars reveals that the Altroz’s 1.2-litre engine has slightly better power output, but exactly the same torque as the Baleno. Look closer and you’ll notice where each engine delivers its peak torque in the rev band. The Tata Altroz has its peak torque coming in at just 3300rpm - a full 900rpm before the Baleno makes its peak torque. Judging by the numbers, the Altroz should be easier to drive in the city than the Baleno, as it has stronger bottom and mid-range performance.

    TATA ALTROZ vs MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO

    PETROL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

     

    Tata Altroz

    Maruti Baleno

    Displacement

    1.2-litre

    1.2-litre

    Power

    86PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    Torque

    113Nm @ 3300rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    5-speed

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    CVT

    Emission Standard

    BS6

    BS6

     

    Winner: 2020 Tata Altroz XZ

    2020 Tata Altroz XZ vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha - Diesel Engine Spec Comparison

    Looking at the diesel engine specs reveals a similar story. The Maruti’s diesel engine has a lot less power here on its resume. It’s a bit low on torque as well. We all know that this engine has an addictive mid-range performance, but barely any get-up-and-go at city-friendly RPMs.

    The Altroz’ 1.5-litre diesel engine makes 10Nm more torque than the Baleno’s. More importantly, it comes in at just 1250rpm. So, you can make good progress without downshifting in the Altroz. In the Baleno, you can either wait for the turbo to start spinning or downshift to get into its torque band.

    The Baleno’s 1.25-litre diesel engine is nearing its end as Maruti has confirmed that they’re going to discontinue this diesel engine once the BS6 regulations come into effect.

    2020 TATA ALTROZ vs MARUTI BALENO

    DIESEL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

     

    Tata Altroz

    Maruti Baleno

    Displacement

    1.5-litre

    1.25-litre

    Power

    90PS @ 4000rpm

    75PS @ 4000rpm

    Torque

    200Nm @ 1250-3000rpm

    190Nm @ 2000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    5-speed

    Emission Standard

    BS6

    BS4

     

    Winner: 2020 Tata Altroz XZ

    2020 Tata Altroz XZ vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha - Feature Comparison

    On the feature front, the two cars have quite a lot in common. Here’s a rundown of their common features:

    2020 TATA ALTROZ vs MARUTI BALENO

    COMMON FEATURES

    Safety

    Entertainment & Style

    Functional

    Dual Front Airbags

    Alloy Wheels

    Tilt Steering

    Auto AC

    ABS with EBD

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    Push Button Start/Stop

    Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

    Rear Parking Sensors & Camera

    Audio Controls On Steering Wheel

    Adjustable Rear Headrests

    Follow-me-home Headlamps

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Leather-wrapped Steering

    Height-adjustable Driver Seat

    Front & Rear Power Windows

    Central Locking

    LED DRL

    Keyless Entry

    Front Armrest

    Rear Defogger

    Touchscreen Infotainment System

    Automatic Headlamps

    Projector headlamps

    Front Fog Lamps

    ISOFIX

     -

     

    The Altroz XZ variant gets these following additional features, which aren’t available in the Baleno Alpha:

    • Cruise control
    • Multi-drive modes
    • Umbrella holder
    • Automatic wipers
    • Ambient lighting
    • 7-inch full-colour LCD instrument console
    • Auto start/stop

    Similarly, the Baleno Alpha also has the following unique features up its sleeve, which aren’t available in the Tata Altroz XZ:

    • LED projector headlamps
    • 60:40 split rear seat
    • Auto-dimming inside mirror
    • Telescopic steering
    • UV-resistant windows

    The two cars are evenly matched in this area. So, this fight comes to a close without a definitive winner.

    Winner: None

    2020 Tata Altroz XZ vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha - Price Comparison

    The Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s variants with a petrol engine and a manual transmission cost anywhere between Rs. 5.59 lakh and Rs. 7.58 lakh. The Baleno’s diesel range is priced between Rs. 6.69 lakh and Rs. 8.68 lakh.

    Based on our calculations, we expect the 2020 Tata Altroz petrol variants to cost between Rs. 5.49 lakh and Rs. 8.09 lakh. The diesel variants could cost between Rs. 6.99 lakh and Rs. 9.49 lakh.

    The XZ variant of the Altroz we’re comparing here doesn’t’ get a dual-tone roof option, but could cost Rs. 7.89 lakh with a petrol engine and Rs. 9.29 lakh with a diesel engine.

    PRICE RANGE COMPARISON

    TATA ALTROZ XZ vs MARUTI BALENO ALPHA

    Tata Altroz XZ (Expected Price)

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno (Manual)

    Rs. 7.89 lakh

    Rs. 7.58 lakh

     

    Also Read - Tata Altroz XZ Vs Hyundai i20 Asta - Specs, Dimension, Feature Comparison

     

    PRICE RANGE COMPARISON

    TATA ALTROZ XZ vs MARUTI BALENO ALPHA

    Tata Altroz XZ (Expected Price)

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno (Manual)

    Rs. 9.29 lakh

    Rs. 8.68 lakh

     

    Also Read: Tata Altroz - Expected Price Comparison Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20

    In terms of prices, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha definitely has an upper hand, as it’s considerably cheaper - both, with the petrol and diesel engines.

    Winner: Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha

    With 3 titles in its favour, the overall winner has to be the 2020 Tata Altroz XZ variant, as it matches the Baleno in dimensions and features and beats it with torquier petrol and diesel engines.


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