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    Baleno Hatchback vs Amaze Sedan – Specs, Dimensions & Features Comparison

    by Monalisa Saha on Saturday, Jul 07 2018

    This comparison might sound weird, but when I heard many of my friends considering the all new Honda Amaze instead of their original plans to buy the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, I thought that this is a very practical comparison indeed. Generally, sedans and hatchbacks are not compared, but when these cars from two different segments fall in the same price bracket, then confusions arise in the minds of the buyers.

    Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    So, here we try to find out which car you should buy as per your requirements – the all new 2018 Honda Amaze subcompact sedan or the highly successful Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback.


    Honda Amaze Variants and Price

    Honda Amaze Variants and Price
    Variants Diesel (Rs.) Petrol (Rs.)
    E MT Rs. 7.05 Lakh Rs. 5.93 Lakh
    S MT Rs. 7.85 Lakh Rs. 6.73 Lakh
    V MT Rs. 8.45 Lakh Rs. 7.33 Lakh
    VX MT Rs. 8.93 Lakh Rs. 7.81 Lakh
    S Automatic Rs. 8.65 Lakh Rs. 7.63 Lakh
    V Automatic Rs. 9.25 Lakh Rs. 8.23  Lakh
    VX Automatic Rs. 9.66 Lakh Rs. 8.64 Lakh


    Maruti Baleno Variants and Price

    Maruti Baleno Variants and Price
    Variants Diesel (Rs.) Petrol (Rs.)
    Sigma Rs. 6.69 Lakh Rs. 5.59 Lakh
    Delta Rs. 7.47 Lakh Rs. 6.37 Lakh
    Zeta Rs. 8.08 Lakh Rs. 6.98 Lakh
    Alpha Rs. 8.68 Lakh Rs. 7.58 Lakh
    Delta Hybrid - Rs. 7.25 Lakh
    Zeta Hybrid - Rs. 7.87  Lakh
    Delta Automatic - Rs. 7.69 Lakh
    Zeta Automatic - Rs. 8.30  Lakh
    Alpha Automatic - Rs. 8.90 Lakh



    Honda Amaze versus Maruti Baleno Comparison - Dimensions


    The all new Amaze measures 3,995mm long, 1,695mm wide and 1,501mm high; and rides on a wheelbase of 2,470mm.

    The Baleno is also 3,995mm long, but is 1,747mm wide and 1,510mm tall; and also has bigger wheelbase of 2,520mm, making it a bigger car.


    Honda Amaze

    Maruti Baleno













    Ground Clearance



    Boot Space

    420 litres

    339 litres

    Fuel Capacity

    35 litres

    37 litres

    Tyre Size

    175/65 R14 And 175/65 R15

    185/65 R15 And 195/55 R16


    Baleno vs Amaze Petrol Engine Specs Comparison

    Both the cars have similar petrol engines, the Amaze’s engine is a bit morepoerful, but Baleno’s is more torquey and more fuel efficient. Both come with 5 speed manual and CVT automatic transmission options.

    Diesel powered Amaze dominates the 1.3-litre DDiS-powered Baleno in every parameter. It not only has the bigger engine, but it is more powerful, torquey and frugal, albeit by a very small margin. On the transmission front, the Baleno is offered with a 5-speed MT, while the Amaze can be had either with a 5 speed MT or a CVT automatic.


    Honda Amaze

    Maruti Baleno

    Engine Displacement





    Yes (on certain variants)


    5-Speed Manual / CVT

    5-Speed Manual / CVT


    90PS @ 6000RPM

    83PS @ 6000RPM / 90PS @ 6000RPM (Hybrid)


    110Nm @ 4800RPM

    113Nm @ 4200RPM / 113Nm @ 4400RPM (Hybrid)

    Fuel Efficiency

    19.5kmpl (MT) / 19kmpl (CVT)

    21kmpl (MT) / 19.5kmpl (CVT) / 23.9kmpl (Hybrid)


    Honda Amaze vs Maruti Baleno Specs Comparison - Diesel Engine Specs



    Honda Amaze

    Maruti Baleno

    Engine Displacement




    5-Speed Manual / CVT

    5-Speed Manual


    100PS @ 3600RPM / 80 @ 3600RPM (CVT)

    75PS @ 4000


    200Nm @ 1750RPM

    / 160Nm @ 1750RPM

    190Nm @ 2000RPM

    Fuel Efficiency

    27.4kmpl (MT) / 23.8kmpl (CVT)




    Honda Amaze vs Maruti Baleno - Features Comparison: Base Variant

    Honda Amaze Base Variant Standard Features

    Here’s the list of features available in all variants of Honda Amaze:

    • Chrome grille
    • Manual AC and heater
    • Power steering
    • Front and rear power windows
    • Small multi-info display
    • Distance to empty and avg fuel efficiency display on MID
    • 2 airbags
    • ABS
    • Front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters
    • ISOFIX child seat mounting points
    • Day/Night inside mirror
    • Parking sensors
    • Single horn
    • Overspeed alert
    • Non-body-couloured door handles and outside mirrors
    • Internally adjustable outside mirrors
    • Non-adjustable front seat headrests


    Maruti Baleno Base Variant Standard Features

    Here’s the list of features available in all variants of Maruti Baleno:

    • Body-coloured door handles and mirrors
    • No chrome on the grille
    • 2 airbags
    • ABS
    • ISOFIX child seat mounting points
    • Day/night inside mirror
    • Parking sensors
    • Manual AC and heater
    • Power steering
    • Central locking without remote
    • Front power windows
    • Tilt-adjustable steering
    • Adjustable front headrests
    • Dual horn

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    Honda Amaze

    A subcompact sedan - The popular Amaze is a sub-4m compact sedan. This means an added boot for luggage. The all new model is based on a brand new sedan centric platform and both on the Brio hatchback. However, there will be a new hatchback based on the same new platform. The Amaze offers boot capacity of 420 litres. The rear bench seat is great for two adults, but there’s a bit of dearth in headroom.

    Automatic options - The Amaze is the first car in its segment to gets automatic transmission (CVT) option in both its petrol and diesel versions. It is the first diesel CVT car in India. The Amaze petrol CVT variant also comes with paddle shifters.

    Comfortable ride - The all new Amaze is a comfortable car on both city roads and highways, as it rides well on both low and high speed levels. It also absorbs shocks from sudden bumps pretty well even on high speeds. Nevertheless, there some noticeable body while changing lanes on very high speeds.


    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    A premium hatchback - The Baleno is a premium hatchback that is high on style and status. Nevertheless, it is also sub-4 metre car to avail the tax benefits in India.

    Roomier car - The Baleno is wider and taller than the Amaze and rides on a larger wheelbase. This means better space and comfort for 5 occupants. Being a hatchback it offers a smaller boot space of 339 litres.

    Petrol automatic: The Baleno offers CVT automatic on only its petrol version unlike the Amaze. The Baleno diesel comes with a 5 speed manual transmission.

    Comfortable ride: The Baleno gets a stiffer suspension setup. It offers a very comfortable ride by absorbing jerks from potholes and rough roads. It also has a well-balanced steering system, thus, offering comfortable city rides and confident highway handling.  

    Overall Comparison Winner: Maruti Baleno

    Once we dug deeper into the matter, it became easier for us to understand why the Baleno sells in such large numbers. It was the second car for the Nexa line and dealers were desperate to get some return on their investments after the S-Cross (over) pricing debacle. Maruti Suzuki left no stone unturned to make sure the Baleno succeeded. Now, though, we can expect Maruti to rake in some profits by jacking up the Baleno’s price. But, they’re in no mood to lose the momentum and the most recent update for the car juggled some features around to make mid variants even better value for money.


    An adventurer at heart and introvert by nature, I love to travel, click nature's beauty and beautiful machines on wheels. Art, literature and poetry are also close to my heart.

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