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.
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 HYBRID MT
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
Dual Front Airbags
Front Power Windows
Body-coloured Door Handles
ABS w/ EBD
Rear Parking Sensors
Adjustable Front Headrests
Seat Belt Reminder
Front & Rear Accessory Socket
Integrated Rear Spoiler
LED Tail Lamps
Basic MID w/ Speedometer & Orange Illumination
Front & Rear Door Pockets
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
Rear Wiper & Washer
Remote Central Locking
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
LED Light Guide
60:40 Split Rear Seat
Full Wheel Covers
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
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
16” Alloy Wheels
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
UV Cut Glasses
Auto Headlamp On/Off
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Reverse Parking Camera
Premium LED Rear Combination Lamp
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
Only if you can’t stretch your budget. Others, upgrade to Delta.
The ideal entry-level variant if you can’t buy Zeta. Better upgrade to Zeta
Top recommended & best value-for-money variant
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
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
83PS @ 6000rpm
86PS @ 6000rpm
83PS @ 6000rpm
83PS @ 6000rpm
96PS @ 6500rpm
76PS @ 6200rpm
113Nm @ 4200rpm
113Nm @ 3300rpm
113Nm @ 4200rpm
115Nm @ 4000rpm
119Nm @ 4250rpm
95Nm @ 2950-3800rpm
Manual Claimed FE
Automatic Claimed FE
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
90PS @ 6000rpm
90PS @ 6000rpm
110PS @ 5000-5500rpm
113Nm @ 4400rpm
113Nm @ 4400rpm
175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm
Manual Claimed FE
6-speed Torque Converter
Automatic Claimed FE
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
Tyre Size (Base)
Tyre Size (Top)
What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno?
The 2020 Baleno is available in the following 5 colour options: