Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Variants Comparison - Which Variant Should You Buy?

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Variants Comparison - Which Variant Should You Buy?

If you’re looking to buy the Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol, then this variant comparison will help you pick the most value for money variant out of Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. We’ll compare price, engine specs, features and help you pick the right variant based on your needs and budget. Let’s start with the prices.

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Variant Prices

The Baleno petrol variants start at Rs. 5.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Sigma manual and go up to Rs. 8.9 lakh for Alpha automatic. Automatic transmission is available in Delta, Zeta and Alpha variants. The automatic transmission adds Rs. 1.32 lakh to the ex-showroom price of the car.

There’s also hybrid engine available in Delta and Zeta variant and it costs about Rs. 90,000 on top of comparable non-hybrid variants. The hybrid engine has extra power and has slightly better fuel efficiency.

MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | DEC. 2019

 

SIGMA

DELTA

ZETA

ALPHA

Normal Petrol Manual

Rs. 5,58,602

Rs. 6,36,612

Rs. 6,97,912

Rs. 7,58,212

Normal Petrol Automatic

-

Rs. 7,68,612

Rs. 8,29,912

Rs. 8,90,212

Hybrid Petrol Manual

-

Rs. 7,25,412

Rs. 7,86,712

-

Turbo Diesel Manual

Rs. 6,73,611

Rs. 7,51,621

Rs. 8,12,921

Rs. 8,73,221

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Engine Specs Comparison

The Baleno makes 83PS of power at 6000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 4200rpm with its 1.2-litre normal petrol engine. The hybrid petrol engine makes 90PS of power at 6000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 4400rpm. Not only is the hybrid engine more powerful, it also has a 2.9kmpl advantage as it delivers a higher fuel efficiency. The hybrid has a claimed fuel efficiency of 23.9kmpl while the normal petrol engine delivers 21kmpl. With the automatic transmission, the Baleno’s normal petrol engine promises to deliver 19.5kmpl. The baleno is easily the most fuel efficient car in its class - matched only by its twin brother - Toyota Glanza.

2019 MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO VS COMPETITION

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Toyota Glanza

Hyundai Elite i20

Honda Jazz

Tata Altroz

Displacement

1.2-litre

1.2-litre Hybrid

1.2-litre

1.2-litre Hybrid

1.2litre

1.2-litre

1.2-litre

Power

83PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000 rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

Torque

113Nm @ 4200rpm 

113Nm @ 4400rpm

113Nm @ 4200rpm 

113Nm @ 4400rpm

115Nm @ 4000 rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

Manual Transmission

5-speed

Automatic Transmission

CVT

-

CVT

-

CVT

CVT

-

MT Fuel Efficiency

21.0kmpl

23.9kmpl

21.0kmpl

23.9kmpl

18.2kmpl

18.2kmpl 

-

Auto Fuel Efficiency

19.5kmpl

-

19.5kmpl

-

17.0kmpl

19.0kmpl

-

Emission Standard 

BS6

BS6

BS6

BS6

BS4

BS4

BS6

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol - Dimensions Comparison

The Baleno is the longest in its class of premium hatchbacks and it would’ve been the widest too, beaten only by the Tata Altroz. It has a respectable boot size of 339 litres. Its wheelbase, though, is about 5cm shorter than the i20’s, which has the longest wheelbase but the smallest boot.

MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO | DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Maruti Baleno

Toyota Glanza

Hyundai Elite i20

Honda Jazz

Tata Altroz

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3985mm

3955mm

3990mm

Width

1745mm

1745mm

1734mm

1745mm

1755mm

Height

1510mm

1510mm

1505mm

1544mm

1523mm

Wheelbase

2520mm

2520mm

2570mm

2520mm

2501mm

Boot space

339 litres

339 litres

285 litres

354 litres

345 litres

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol - Sigma Variant

MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO 1.2L PETROL | SIGMA VARIANT FEATURES

Rs. 5,58,602 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

Safety

Functional

Style

Dual front airbags

Front Seat Adjustable Headrest

Body-coloured door handles

ABS with EBD

Front Power Window

Back Door Spoiler

Rear Parking Sensors

Tilt Steering

Body-coloured Bumpers

Seat Belt Reminder

Front & Rear Accessory Socket

Body-coloured Outside Mirrors

High-Speed Alert

Manual headlamp levelling

LED Rear Combination Lamp

Central Locking

Manual AC

A+B+C Pillar Blackout

ISOFIX

   

 

The Sigma variant is the base variant of the Baleno. It gets standard safety features like 2 airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, ABS and rear parking sensors. It has tilt steering, front and rear 12V socket, manual AC, front power windows, body-coloured handles, bumpers and outside mirrors and LED tail lamps.

Although it’s a good package, we’d suggest you stretch your budget and get the Delta variant. Why do we say so₹Well, you’ll have to read the Delta variant’s description.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol - Delta Variant

The Delta variant is Rs. 78,000 more expensive than the Sigma variant. For that price, you get additional safety features like LED projector headlamps, rear wiper, washer and defogger. On the entertainment side, you get a Bluetooth/USB music system with steering-mounted controls. The functional features of the Delta variant include a remote central locking, automatic AC, electrically-folding and adjustable outside mirrors, rear power windows, adjustable rear headrests, 60/40 split rear seatbacks while the style aspect is covered with chrome front grill accent and wheel covers.

If you want to buy an automatic transmission, then this is the most affordable variant of the Baleno that gets the CVT automatic. The automatic is Rs. 1.32 lakh more expensive.

The Delta variant is also available with the hybrid petrol engine. It has 7PS of extra power and its hybrid system offers better fuel efficiency and drivability at city speeds. But, this hybrid tech adds almost Rs. 90,000 to the ex-showroom cost and we don’t think it’s worth that much. So, we’d suggest you skip the hybrid engine altogether.

This is a far better package than the Sigma variant, and you should consider this if you can afford. But if you can afford a higher variant, then stay with us as we explore the Zeta variant of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol.


MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO 1.2L PETROL DELTA VARIANT | FEATURES OVER SIGMA

Rs. 6,36,612 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Wiper & Washer

Audio System with touch buttons

Remote Central Locking

Chrome Accent Front Grille

Rear Defogger

Bluetooth, Aux-in & USB

Auto AC

Turn Indicator on ORVMs

LED Projector Headlamps with Light Guide

Steering Mounted Audio Controls

Electrically retractable & Auto folding Outside Mirrors

Full Wheel Cover

   

Auto Up Power Window with Pinch Guard for Driver

Metal Finish Inside Door Handles

   

Rear Power Windows

Metal Finish Tipped Parking
Brake

   

Rear Seat Adjustable Headrest

 
   

60:40 Split Rear Seat

 

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol - Zeta Variant

The Zeta variant adds Rs. 61,300 to the ex-showroom price. For the added sum, you get front fog lamps, touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, keyless entry and push-button start/stop, telescopic steering adjustment, auto-dimming inside mirror, front armrest, footwell, glovebox and boot illumination and 16-inch alloy wheels with wider, 195-section tyres.

The upgrade is easily justifiable and you should absolutely get the Zeta variant, even if you have the money for the Alpha variant.

Once again, we’d suggest you avoid the overpriced hybrid engine option but you can buy the Zeta automatic if you want it.

MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO 1.2L PETROL | ZETA VARIANT FEATURES OVER DELTA

Rs. 6,97,912 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Front Fog Lamps

Touch Screen Music system

Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

Chrome Door Handles

 

Android Auto

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

16-inch Alloy Wheels

 

Apple Carplay

Telescopic Steering

 
   

Coloured TFT MID

 
   

Auto Dimming Inside Mirror

 
   

Front Center Armrest with Storage

 
   

Front Footwell Illumination

 
   

Glove Box illumination

 
   

Luggage Room Illumination

 

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol - Alpha Variant

The Alpha variant adds another Rs. 60,300 to the ex-showroom price. In addition to what the Zeta variant gets, the Alpha variant adds features like automatic headlamps, UV-resistant glasses and reverse parking camera. In our opinion, these features aren’t worth the asking price. So, you should instead just go with the Zeta variant.

Same advice goes for the Alpha automatic. Buy the Zeta automatic instead of Alpha, as it offers much better value than the higher variant.

MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO 1.2L PETROL | ALPHA VARIANT FEATURES OVER ZETA

Rs. 7,58,212 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

Safety

Functional

Style

UV Cut Glasses

Auto Headlamp On/Off

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

Reverse Parking Camera

 

Premium LED Rear Combination Lamp

   

LED DRL

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Variants - Final Verdict

The Sigma variant and Delta variants are both worth alright but you should buy them only if you can’t stretch your budget any more. The Zeta variant offers a tonne of value and is the top recommended variant to go for. Same goes for the automatic transmission - buy the Delta variant if you can’t afford Zeta - but avoid the Alpha variant.

We’d suggest you skip the hybrid engine option available in the Delta and Zeta variants. The Rs. 90,000 price increase over comparable non-hybrid variant means that it’ll take you almost Rs. 2,00,000km to recover the costs. That’s assuming a litre of petrol costs Rs. 80.0 and your car delivers the advertised fuel efficiency. If you want better drivability and longer fuel top-up intervals, then you should buy the Toyota Glanza G hybrid. It’s similarly equipped as the Baleno Zeta and costs just Rs. 24,000 more than the non-hybrid variant. With the Glanza hybrid, it’ll only take you about 50,000km to recover the additional ex-showroom cost.

MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO 1.2L PETROL | RECOMMENDATION

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

Manual Variants

Price (ex-showroom)

Recommendation

SIGMA

Rs. 5,58,602

For buyers who can’t stretch their budget beyond Sigma variant

DELTA

Rs. 6,36,612

Not a value-for-money upgrade. Buy if you can’t buy Baleno Zeta

ZETA

Rs. 6,97,912

Top recommended variant

ALPHA

Rs. 7,58,212

Not Recommended



MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO 1.2L PETROL | RECOMMENDATION

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

Automatic Variants

Price (ex-showroom)

Recommendation

DELTA

Rs. 7,68,612

For buyers who have a budget limitation

ZETA

Rs. 8,29,912

Top recommended variant

ALPHA

Rs. 8,90,212

Not Recommended



MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO 1.2L PETROL HYBRID | RECOMMENDATION

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

Manual Variants

Price (ex-showroom)

Recommendation

DELTA

Rs. 7,25,412

Not Recommended

ZETA

Rs. 7,86,712

Not Recommended

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

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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