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

    by Lakshya Khanna on Wednesday, Jun 24 2020

    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.

     

    2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol Is Most Value For Money

    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 2020 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

    Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Baleno 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    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

    Also Read - Skoda Rapid 1.0L Turbo vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno 1.2L Petrol - Price, Specs, Top Features Comparison

    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

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    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 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. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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