Which Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Automatic Variant To Buy? Delta, Zeta, Alpha Variant Comparison

Which Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Automatic Variant To Buy? Delta, Zeta, Alpha Variant Comparison

Let’s start off by comparing it with the immediate rivals.

 

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Dimensions - Comparison

 

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Hyundai Elite i20

Toyota Glanza

Honda Jazz

Volkswagen Polo

Length

3995mm

3985mm

3995mm

3955mm

3971mm

Width

1745mm

1734mm

1745mm

1694mm

1682mm

Height

1510mm

1505mm

1510mm

1544mm

1469mm

Wheelbase

2520mm

2570mm

2520mm

2530mm

2469mm

Boot space

339 litres

285 litres

339 litres

354 litres

280 litres

 

The comparison of the dimensions reveals that the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is the middle of the road. It’s the longest and the widest but doesn’t have the longest wheelbase. It has a reasonably large boot space but it’s not the largest in this comparison. It manages to offer a respectable cabin space without compromising on the boot space.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Variant Prices

 

MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO Non-Hybrid | PRICE | EX-DELHI

 

Sigma

Delta

Zeta

Alpha

Petrol Manual

Rs. 5,58,602

Rs. 6,36,612

Rs. 6,97,912

Rs. 7,58,212

Difference

X

Rs. 1,32,000

Petrol Automatic

X

Rs. 7,68,612

Rs. 8,29,912

Rs. 8,90,212

 

As you can see, the automatic variants of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno are Rs. 1.32 lakh more expensive than the manual variants.

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Engine Specs

In the engine specs, the power and torque figures stay the same regardless of whether you pick the manual or the CVT automatic transmission. But the automatic loses about 1.5kmpl in fuel efficiency.

 

Powertrain

Petrol

Drivetrain

Front-wheel drive

Transmission

5-speed Manual / CVT Automatic

Variants on offer

Delta | Zeta | Alpha

Displacement

1.2-litre

Maximum power

83PS @ 6000RPM

Peak torque

113Nm @ 4200RPM

Fuel Economy

21kmpl MT / 19.56kmpl AT

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Delta Petrol Automatic Features (Rs. 7,68,612) - Buy if you can’t stretch budget

Since the automatic transmission isn’t available in the Sigma variant, Delta is where we start. Skipping the base variant itself adds quite a few cosmetic as well as functional features to the car. In the entertainment department, there’s a 4-speaker music system with Bluetooth, aux and USB connectivity. On the functional side, the Delta variant gets LED projector headlamps, electrically-adjustable and foldable outside mirrors, automatic AC, 60:40 split rear-seat backrest, remote central locking and rear power windows.

Basic safety features are anyways available across the range and the Delta variant further adds rear defogger with washer and wiper. Dual front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors and a crash-compliant platform remain standard across the range.

 

Functional features

Safety features

Cosmetic features

Electrically Adjustable & Retractable ORVM with Auto Fold Function

Dual front airbags

LED Projector Headlamps

Turn Indicators on ORVM

ABS+EBD

LED Tail Lamps

Infotainment System with 4 Speakers AUX-in, USB & Bluetooth Connectivity

Reverse parking sensors

Body-Coloured Bumpers

Audio & Bluetooth Controls on steering wheel

Rear Wiper & Washer

Body-Coloured ORVM

Electric Power Steering with Tilt Function

Rear Defogger with Timer

Rear Spoiler

Multi-Information Display- Coloured

Seat Belt Reminder - Driver + Passenger

Metal Finish Inside Door Handles

Front & Rear Power Windows- with Driver Side Auto Up-Down with Safety

Seat belt pre-tensioners - Driver & Passenger

 

Auto AC

Speed Alert Warning

 

Front & Rear Seat Adjustable Headrest

Engine Immobilizer

 

60:40 Split Rear Seat

ISOFIX

 

Front & Rear Power Outlet

Central Locking

 

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol Automatic Features (Rs. 8,29,912) - The BEST Baleno variant to buy

For an additional sum of Rs. 61,300, the Zeta variant of the Maruti Baleno petrol automatic replaces the 2-din music system for a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. It also replaces the steel rims with machined alloy wheels. Additional functional features include keyless entry with push-button start, tilt+telescopic steering, front armrest, height-adjustable driver’s seat and a luggage lamp.

 

Functional features

Safety features

Cosmetic features

Touchscreen Infotainment System with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

Fog Lamps

Chrome Finish Outside Door Handles

Keyless Entry with Smart Key 

 

Alloy Wheels

Push Button Start/Stop

   

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

   

Height Adjust Tilt & Telescopic Steering

   

Front Center Armrest with Storage

   

Luggage Lamp

   

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha Petrol Automatic Features (Rs. 8,90,212) - Not a good value

For another Rs. 60,300, the Alpha variant adds automatic headlamps, auto-dimming inside mirrors, rear parking camera,  LED DRLs, leather-wrapped steering wheel and UV-blocking windows.

 

Functional features

Safety features

Cosmetic features

Automatic Headlamps

Follow Me Home

Headlamps - LED DRL

Leather Steering Wheel

Parking Assist- Rear Camera

 

Auto-Dimming IRVM

Solar Glass UV Cut

 

 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Automatic Variant Comparison - Verdict

There’s nothing ground-breaking in the Alpha. Go for the Baleno Alpha variant only if you want all that it has to offer and have the cash for it. If you want value, the Zeta has it in bulk. It adds far too many features for a similar jump in price over the Delta thus warranting an upgrade. But the Alpha variant doesn’t add that many functional or cosmetic features to the package. As if, Maruti Suzuki intentionally didn’t want you to upgrade to the Alpha but they definitely wanted you to get the Zeta.

 

Variant

Price (ex - Delhi)

What To Do?

Delta CVT

Rs 7.69 lakh

Consider/Buy only if budget is a constraint

Zeta CVT

Rs 8.30 lakh

Best Value For Money

Alpha CVT

Rs. 8.90 lakh

Variant To Avoid

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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