Which Variant of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

Which Variant of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 Baleno's petrol variants and the features to tell you which variant is the most Value For Money (VFM). Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and fuel efficiency of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno with its competitors and other petrol B2-segment hatchbacks.

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Instead of reading, if you prefer watching this detailed report, then here’s our BS6 Baleno’s variant-wise breakdown in Hindi:

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol?

The pros of Baleno petrol 2020 are:

  • Reasonably priced and well equipped
  • Plenty of features for middle variants too
  • Segment exclusive features like LED projector headlamps, UV filter glass
  • Best-in-class fuel efficiency figures - even for engines without hybrid technology
  • Maruti Suzuki’s wide network makes it easy to find spares and competent mechanics
  • Good resale value

The Baleno petrol 2020 has the following shortcomings:

  • Expensive automatic transmission variants
  • Absurdly overpriced hybrid petrol engine
  • Acceptable but unimpressive parts’ quality

What Is The Price Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno?

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno recently received a price increase. The new, June prices of the Baleno BS6 starts at Rs. 5.64 lakh. That is Rs. 65,000 more than the starting price of the Baleno when it was first launched in 2015.

The Baleno is available in 4 variants - Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The petrol engine with manual transmission is available in all four variants with prices ranging from Rs. 5.64 lakh to Rs. 7.64 lakh. This normal petrol engine is also available with a CVT-type automatic transmission in the top 3 variants. It’s priced between Rs. 7.77 lakh and Rs. 8.96 lakh - about Rs. 1.32 lakh more than respective MT variants. There’s also a hybrid petrol engine, which is available in the middle 2 variants. They cost Rs. 7.33 lakh and Rs. 7.9 lakh - Rs. 88,000 more than normal petrol MT variants.

MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JUNE 2020

 

PETROL MT

PETROL CVT

PETROL HYBRID MT

SIGMA

Rs. 5,63,602

-

-

DELTA

Rs. 6,44,612

Rs. 7,76,612

Rs. 7,33,412

ZETA

Rs. 7,01,112

Rs. 8,33,912

Rs. 7,89,912

ALPHA

Rs. 7,64,212

Rs. 8,96,212

-

 

Is The Sigma Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Worth Buying?

The base Sigma variant of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno costs Rs. 5.64 lakh. It has the following notable features:

  • Standard safety kit (2 airbags, ABS, parking sensors, etc.)
  • Front power windows
  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Manual AC
  • Body-coloured door handles, bumpers and outside mirrors
  • Parcel tray
  • Tilt steering
  • Black grille

The base variant is too basic for anyone considering the Baleno. If you can live without some of the features that you expect in a car of this class or you don’t mind adding some features aftermarket, then buy this variant. Else, consider at least the Delta variant.

BALENO PETROL | SIGMA VARIANT FEATURES

Rs. 5,63,602 EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JUNE 2020

Safety

Functional

Style

Dual Front Airbags

Front Power Windows

Body-coloured Door Handles

ABS w/ EBD

Tilt Steering

Body-coloured ORVMs

Rear Parking Sensors

Adjustable Front Headrests

Body-coloured Bumpers

Seat Belt Reminder

Front & Rear Accessory Socket

Integrated Rear Spoiler

High-Speed Alert

Manual AC

LED Tail Lamps

Central Locking

Parcel Tray

Basic MID w/ Speedometer & Orange Illumination

ISOFIX

Front & Rear Door Pockets

 -

Day/Night IRVM

 - -

 

Is The Delta Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Worth Buying?

The Delta variant of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol costs Rs. 81,000 more. Its ex-showroom price is Rs. 6.45 lakh. For the additional sum over Sigma, you get the following notable features:

  • Rear defogger
  • Rear washer and wiper
  • Music system
  • Remote central locking
  • Auto AC
  • Chrome front grille
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • LED projector headlamps
  • LED parking lights
  • Split-folding rear seatbacks
  • Power mirrors with power folding
  • Rear power windows

The Delta variant has a slightly higher asking price than what is expected considering the additional features. But, the feature selection is strictly focussed on functionality and the price isn’t too much. So, we strongly recommend you get at least the Delta variant, even though it’s not the best value for money.

For Baleno automatic buyers, the Delta CVT automatic is the most affordable option. It costs Rs. 7.77 lakh. The price jump over Delta MT is about Rs. 1.32 lakh and it’s quite expensive.

BALENO PETROL DELTA | FEATURES OVER SIGMA

Rs. 6,44,612 (MT) | Rs. 7,76,612 (AT) EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JUNE 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Wiper & Washer

Audio System

Remote Central Locking

Metal-finish Parking
Brake Tip 

Rear Defogger

Bluetooth, Aux-in & USB

Adjustable Rear Headrests

Turn Indicator on ORVMs

LED Projector Headlamps

Steering Mounted Audio Controls

Electrically Adjustable & Auto Folding ORVMs

Blue-backlit Instrument Cluster w/ Larger MID

 -

Front & Rear Speakers

Auto-up Driver Power Window w/ Pinch Guard

Metal Finish Inside Door Handles

 - -

Rear Power Windows

Chrome Front Grille

 - -

Auto AC

LED Light Guide

 - -

60:40 Split Rear Seat

Full Wheel Covers

 - -

Tachometer

 -

 

Is The Delta Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Hybrid Petrol Worth Buying?

The Baleno Delta variant is also available with a 1.2-litre hybrid petrol engine, which costs Rs. 7.33 lakh - Rs. 88,000 more than the Delta with the normal petrol engine. There are no additional features you get with this. The only benefit is that of higher fuel efficiency. Compared to 21.01kmpl, you get 23.87kmpl with the hybrid engine.

The fuel efficiency benefit isn’t big enough to warrant spending on the hybrid engine. We strongly recommend against buying this option for its poor value for money proposition.

Is The Zeta Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Worth Buying?

The Baleno petrol Zeta variant costs Rs. 7.01 lakh with manual transmission and Rs. 8.34 lakh with the automatic. This is about Rs. 56,000 more than Delta variant. For this sum, you get the following features:

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Front fog lamps
  • Auto-dimming inside mirror
  • Keyless entry and push-button start/stop
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Telescopic steering
  • Front armrest
  • 16-inch alloy wheels with wider tyres
  • Chrome door handles
  • Illuminated footwell, glove box and boot
  • Coloured MID

This variant adds a lot of functional as well as style features for an attractive asking price over the Delta variant. This is, without a doubt, the best value for money variant of the Baleno petrol. In case of the Zeta variant, even the automatic transmission’s higher asking price is justified with the additional features. Although, the Zeta manual remains better value than the automatic.

BALENO PETROL ZETA | FEATURES OVER DELTA

Rs. 7,01,112 (MT) | Rs. 8,33,912 (AT) EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JUNE 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Front Fog Lamps

7.0-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

Push-button start/Stop w/ Smart Key

Chrome Door Handles

Auto Dimming IRVM

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto & MirrorLink

Illumination in Front Footwell, Glovebox & Boot

Coloured TFT MID

 -

Remote Control (through app)

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Chrome Rear Applique

 - -

Telescopic Steering

16” Alloy Wheels

 - -

Front Armrest

 -

 

Is The Zeta Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Hybrid Petrol Worth Buying?

The Zeta hybrid variant costs Rs. 7.9 lakh, which is again Rs. 88,000 more than the Zeta non-hybrid. As there are no additional features for the asking price besides the small fuel efficiency gains, we advise you to not buy this variant. It’s a terrible value for money option.

Is The Alpha Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Worth Buying?

The Alpha variant of the Baleno petrol costs Rs. 7.64 lakh for the MT and Rs. 8.96 lakh for the automatic. These prices are about Rs. 60,000 more than the Zeta variant. For this sum, you get:

  • UV filter glass
  • Rear camera
  • Auto headlamps
  • Leather steering wheel
  • LED DRLs

The Alpha variant doesn’t even come close to justifying the incremental price jump over the Zeta. This is not a good value and we don't recommend it. The most useful feature here is the parking camera, which you can add to the Zeta after the purchase for less than Rs. 5,000. You should buy the Zeta variant and avoid this variant.

BALENO PETROL ALPHA | FEATURES OVER ZETA

Rs. 7,64,212 (MT) | Rs. 8,96,212 (AT) EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JUNE 2020

Safety

Functional

Style

UV Cut Glasses

Auto Headlamp On/Off

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

Reverse Parking Camera

Follow-me-home Headlamps 

Premium LED Rear Combination Lamp

 -

LED DRLs

 

Which Variant Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Offers The Most Value For Money?

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s Zeta variant is the most value for money option.

Among the normal petrol options, the Sigma is too basic and only good for buyers who can’t stretch their budget. If you can afford, then get at least the Delta variant, which is only a little bit more expensive than it should be.

If you want the premium experience, then the Zeta variant is the best option and also the most value for money option. The conclusions are the same for CVT automatic transmission variants. The Zeta CVT automatic is our top recommended variant followed by the Delta and the Alpha gets the last place on our VFM meter.

BALENO 1.2L NORMAL PETROL | RECOMMENDATION

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JUNE 2020

Variant

Manual

Automatic

Recommendation

Sigma

Rs. 5,63,602

-

Only if you can’t stretch your budget. Others, upgrade to Delta.

Delta

Rs. 6,44,612

Rs. 7,76,612

The ideal entry-level variant if you can’t buy Zeta. Better upgrade to Zeta

Zeta

Rs. 7,01,112

Rs. 8,33,912

Top recommended & best value-for-money variant

Alpha

Rs. 7,64,212

Rs. 8,96,212

Not recommended

 

In case of the hybrid engine, neither of the two variants justify spending over Rs. 1.0 lakh on-road for the modest fuel efficiency gains. They’re both not recommended.

BALENO HYBRID MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | DEC. 2019

Variant

Price

Recommendation

DELTA

Rs. 7,33,412

Not Recommended

ZETA

Rs. 7,89,912

Not Recommended

 

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol?

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno’s 1.2-litre normal petrol engine has a comparable performance against other normal petrol engines. The only 2 exceptions are the Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo. The Figo has noticeably better power and torque while the Polo’s smaller engine has the lowest power output and only a double-digit torque figure.

In terms of fuel efficiency, Maruti Suzuki Baleno leads the pack with only its Toyota twin matching the Baleno’s figures of 21.01kmpl (MT) and 19.56kmpl (AT).

 

B2 HATCHBACK SEGMENT | NORMAL PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Baleno

Altroz

Glanza

Elite i20

Figo

Polo

Displacement

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.0

Cylinder

4

3

4

4

3

3

Cubic Capacity

1197cc

1199cc

1197cc

1197cc

1194cc

999cc

Maximum Power

83PS @ 6000rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

96PS @ 6500rpm

76PS @ 6200rpm

Peak Torque

113Nm @ 4200rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

113Nm @ 4200rpm

115Nm @ 4000rpm

119Nm @ 4250rpm

95Nm @ 2950-3800rpm

Manual Transmission

5-Speed

5-Speed

5-Speed

5-Speed

5-Speed

5-Speed

Manual Claimed FE

21.01kmpl

19.05kmpl

21.01kmpl

-

18.5kmpl

17.75kmpl

Automatic Transmission

CVT

-

CVT

-

-

-

Automatic Claimed FE

19.56kmpl

-

19.56kmpl

-

-

-

 

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Hybrid Petrol?

Among other petrol engines, the Baleno and Glanza hybrid only have one rival - the Volkswagen Polo 1.0 turbo. While its normal petrol engine has embarrassingly low performance for its class, its turbo petrol redeems itself with phenomenal power and torque outputs. It has 20PS and 62Nm more power and torque than the Baleno. So, it should have much better drivability in the city, highway or while overtaking. The only saving grace for the Baleno hybrid is its 23.87kmpl fuel efficiency figure.

B2 HATCHBACK SEGMENT | OTHER PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Baleno Hybrid

Glanza Hybrid

Polo Turbo

Displacement

1.2

1.2

1.0

Cylinder

4

4

3

Cubic Capacity

1197cc

1197cc

999cc

Maximum Power

90PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

110PS @ 5000-5500rpm

Peak Torque

113Nm @ 4400rpm

113Nm @ 4400rpm

175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

Manual Transmission

5-speed

5-speed

6-speed

Manual Claimed FE

23.87kmpl

23.87kmpl

18.24kmpl

Automatic Transmission

-

-

6-speed Torque Converter

Automatic Claimed FE

-

-

18.24kmpl

 

What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno?

In terms of dimensions, among other B2 hatchbacks, the Baleno is among the widest, longest and with the second largest boot. The other notable feature of the Baleno is that it’s the only car (besides Glanza, of course) to offer 15-inch wheels in lower variants. In every other aspect, it’s acceptable and on par for its class.

B2-SEGMENT HATCHBACKS | DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Baleno

Altroz

Glanza

Elite i20

Figo

Polo

Length

3995mm

3990mm

3995mm

3985mm

3941mm

3971mm

Width

1745mm

1755mm

1745mm

1734mm

1704mm

1682mm

Height

1510mm

1523mm

1510mm

1505mm

1525mm

1469mm

Wheelbase

2520mm

2501mm

2520mm

2570mm

2490mm

2469mm

Boot Space

339-lt

345-lt

339-lt

326-lt

257-lt

280-lt

Ground Clearance

170mm

165mm

170mm

170mm

174mm

165mm

Fuel Tank

37-lt

37-lt

37-lt

40-lt

42-lt

45-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

185/65 R15

165/80 R14

185/65 R15

185/70 R14

175/65 R14

175/70 R14

Tyre Size (Top)

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

195/55 R16

195/55 R15

195/55 R16

 

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno?

The 2020 Baleno is available in the following 5 colour options:

  • Blue
  • Silver
  • Red
  • Grey
  • White

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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