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    Toyota Glanza vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Which one to buy

    by Monalisa Saha on Friday, Jun 07 2019

    The highly awaited Toyota Glanza premium hatchback has launched in India. The Glanza is based on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and is the result of the alliance between the two companies.


    Toyota Glanza vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno Price Comparison


    As both the premium hatchbacks are very similar, here we are comparing the two to help you decide which one to go for. We are giving a miss to the diesel version of the Baleno in this comparison, as the Glanza is an all-petrol car.

    Let’s take a look:

    Toyota Glanza Vs Mariti Suzuki Baleno: Price comparison


    Toyota Glanza

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    G: Rs. 7.29 lakhs

    Sigma:  Rs. 5.55 lakhs

    V: Rs. 7.68 lakhs

    Delta:  Rs. 6.32 lakhs

    G CVT: 8.37 lakhs

    Zeta:  Rs. 6.93 lakhs

    V CVT: 9.0 lakhs

    DualJet Delta:  Rs. 7.25 lakhs


    Alpha:  Rs. 7.58 lakhs


    Delta CVT:  Rs. 7.64 lakhs


    DualJet Zeta:  Rs. 7.87 lakhs


    Zeta CVT:  Rs. 8.30 lakhs


    Alpha CVT:  Rs. 8.90 lakhs


    The Glanza’s G and V trims are based on the Baleno’s Zeta and Alpha trims.

    Now, let’s take a look at the comparable variant-wise price difference between the two cars (all prices Ex-Showroom, Delhi).


    Toyota Glanza

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno

    Price Difference

    G MT (1.2-litre Smart Hybrid Petrol): Rs. 7.22 lakh

    DualJet Zeta: Rs. 7.87 lakh

    Rs. 65,000

    G CVT: Rs. 8.30 lakh

    Zeta CVT: Rs. 8.30 lakh


    V MT: Rs. 7.58 lakh

    Alpha: Rs. 7.58 lakh


    V CVT: Rs. 8.90 lakh

    Alpha CVT: Rs. 8.90 lakh



    Toyota Glanza Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Styling Comparison

    The Toyota Glanza looks almost identical to the Maruti Baleno except for the front grille design. The Glanza gets a triple chrome-slat grille instead of the Baleno’s black mesh pattern unit. Apart from this, of course, these two cars flaunt different monikers and company logos. Essentially both the cars look exactly the same on the outside and feature the same exterior color choices as well.

    On the inside as well, the two cars are very much the same with the same multi-function steering wheel and 7-inch touchscreen integrated infotainment system. The Glanza is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support like the Baleno and is the first Toyota car in India to offer these connectivity options.

    Due to the different badges, the Glanza’s infotainment unit is called the ‘Smart Playcast’ instead of the SmartPlay studio on the Baleno. Both cars also offer telematics services from their respective companies. The Glanza gets Toyota Connect, while the Baleno gets Suzuki Connect.



    Toyota Glanza Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Powertrain Comparison

    The Baleno comes with two petrol engines and 1 diesel engine options, namely a 1.2-liter VVT, a mild-hybrid 1.2 Dual Jet petrol, and the 1.3 DDiS diesel. The Glanza borrows both the petrol engines of the Baleno, giving a miss to the diesel version. Both the premium hatchbacks get a 5-speed manual and a CVT (only on 1.2L VVT) gearbox option.



    Toyota Glanza/ Maruti Baleno

    Toyota Glanza/ Maruti Baleno


    1.2-L VVT

    1.2-L Dual Jet


    81 bhp



    113Nm @ 4,200rpm

    113Nm @ 4,400rpm





    21.01 kmpl/19.56 kmpl

    23.87 kmpl



    Toyota Glanza Vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Value For Money

    In terms of value for money, the Toyota Glanza is better over the comparable Maruti Baleno mild-hybrid model, as it is Rs. 65,000 more affordable. However, it is to be noted that the Glanza’s pricing is introductory, so might be hiked up soon after.

    Toyota Glanza also comes with a 3 year/1,00000 km warranty as compared against the 2 years/40,000 km warranty of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The Glanza offers a 5year/2.20 lakh km warranty as against the Baleno’s 5year/1 lakh km warranty. Moreover, Toyota is also offering free 3-year roadside assistance on the Glanza. This added peace of mind and additional services further up the value for money proposition of the Toyota Glanza. 



    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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