Citroen C3 vs Maruti Baleno
Should you buy Citroen C3 or Maruti Baleno? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. Citroen C3 price starts at Rs 6.16 Lakh ex-showroom for Puretech 82 Live (Petrol) and Maruti Baleno price starts Rs 6.61 Lakh ex-showroom for Sigma (Petrol). C3 has 1199 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while Baleno has 1197 cc (Petrol top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the C3 has a mileage of 19.3 kmpl (Petrol top model)> and the Baleno has a mileage of 30.61 km/kg (Petrol top model).
C3 Vs Baleno
|Key Highlights||Citroen C3||Maruti Baleno|
|On Road Price||Rs.9,86,741*||Rs.10,00,833*|
|Mileage (city)||-||19.0 kmpl|
|On Road Price in New Delhi|
|Finance Available (EMI)|
|Service Cost (Avg. of 5 years)|
|Engine and Transmission|
Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
1.2L PureTech Turbo
1.2 L K Series Engine
The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
|No Of Cylinder|
ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
Fast charging typically refers to direct current (DC) charging from an EV charge station, and is generally quicker than AC charging. Not all fast chargers are equal, though, and this depends on their rated output.
|Max Power (bhp@rpm)|
Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
|Max Torque (nm@rpm)|
The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
|Valves Per Cylinder|
Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
A device that forces more air into an internal combustion engine. More air can burn more fuel and make more power. Turbochargers utilise exhaust gas energy to make more power.
|Fuel & Performance|
|Fuel Tank Capacity|
|Emission Norm Compliance|
BS VI 2.0
BS VI 2.0
|Top Speed (Kmph)|
|Suspension, Steering & Brakes|
MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear Twist Beam with Coil Spring
Tilt & Telescopic
|Steering Gear Type|
Rack & Pinion
|Turning Radius (Metres)|
|Front Brake Type|
|Rear Brake Type|
|Top Speed (Kmph)|
|Dimensions & Capacity|
The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
|Wheel Base (mm)|
Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
|Kerb Weight (kg)|
It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
The gross weight of a car is the maximum weight that a car can carry which includes the weight of the car itself, the weight of the passengers, and the weight of any cargo that is being carried. Overloading a car is unsafe as it effects handling and could also damage components like the suspension.
|Boot Space (Litres)|
|No. of Doors|
|Comfort & Convenience|
|Power Windows Front||Yes||Yes|
|Power Windows Rear||Yes||Yes|
|Power folding 3rd Row Seat||No|
|Automatic Climate Control||No||Yes|
|Air Quality Control||No|
|Remote Climate Control (A/C)||No|
|Remote Trunk Opener|
Some cars have buttons on the key to unlock only the trunk/boot of the car without unlocking any of the doors.
|Remote Fuel Lid Opener||No|
|Remote Engine Start/Stop||No|
|Low Fuel Warning Light||Yes||Yes|
|Accessory Power Outlet||Yes||Yes|
|Remote Horn & Light Control||No|
|Rear Reading Lamp||No|
|Rear Seat Headrest||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest||No|
|Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts||No|
|Cup Holders Front||No|
|Cup Holders Rear||No|
|Rear AC Vents||No||Yes|
|Heated Seats Front||No|
|Heated Seats Rear||No|
|Seat Lumbar Support||No||Yes|
|Active Noise Cancellation||No|
|Multifunction Steering Wheel||Yes||Yes|
|Find My Car Location||No|
|Real-Time Vehicle Tracking||No|
|Foldable Rear Seat|
|Smart Access Card Entry||No||Yes|
|Smart Key Band||No|
|Engine Start Stop Button||No||Yes|
|Glove Box Cooling||No|
Front & Rear Door
|Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles||No|
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
|Steering Mounted Tripmeter||No|
|Central Console Armrest||No||Yes|
|Gear Shift Indicator||Yes||No|
|Luggage Hook And Net||No||No|
|Lane Change Indicator||No|
Front Windscreen Wipers - Intermittent,Bag Support Hooks in Boot (3 ),Parcel Shelf,Driver And Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket,Co-Driver Side Sun Visor with Vanity Mirror,Smartphone Storage - Rear Console,Smartphone Charger Wire Guide on Instrument Panel
|Memory Function Seats||No|
|One Touch Operating Power Window|
|Height Adjustable Driver Seat||Yes||Yes|
|Electric Adjustable Seats||No|
|Follow Me Home Headlamps||No||Yes|
A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
|Electronic Multi Tripmeter||Yes||Yes|
|Leather Steering Wheel||No||Yes|
|Leather Wrap Gear Shift Selector||No|
It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
|Outside Temperature Display||No|
|Driving Experience Control Eco||No|
|Folding Table In The Rear|
Refers to a fold-out table tray attached either to the back of the front seats or in the central section of the rear seats.
|Dual Tone Dashboard||No||Yes|
Interior Environment - Single Tone Black,Rubic/Hexalight Seat Upholstry - Fabric (Bolster/Insert),AC Knobs - Satin Chrome Accents,Parking brake Lever Tip - Satin Chrome,Instrument Panel - Deco (Anodized Grey / Anodized Orange,AC Vents (Side) - Glossy Black Outer Ring,Insider Door Handles - Satin Chrome,Satin Chrome Accents - IP, AC Vents Inner Part, Gear lever surround, Steering wheel,Digital Cluster,Distance to Empty,Average Fuel Consumption,Front Roof Lamp
MID (TFT color display),Rear parcel shelf,Front Footwell lamp
|Available Colors||Platinum GreySteel Gray With Platinum GreyZesty OrangePolar White With Platinum GreyZesty Orange With Platinum GreySteel Grey With Zesty OrangePolar White With Zesty OrangePolar WhiteSteel GreyPlatinum Gray With Zesty Orange+5 MoreC3 Colors||Arctic WhiteOpulent RedPearl Midnight BlackGrandeur GreyLuxe BeigeNexa BlueSplendid Silver+2 MoreBaleno Colors|
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|Fog Lights Front|
Front fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's front bumper. They are designed to improve visibility in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
|Fog Lights Rear|
Rear fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's rear bumper. Unlike front fog lights, rear fog lights are designed to ensure cars driving behind you can see you better in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
|Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror|
Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
|Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror|
Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
|Electric Folding Rear View Mirror|
It refers to a vehicle's mirrors opening and closing at the touch of a button.
Refers to water jets that clean the headlights. This is beneficial when driving in the rain, or in muddy conditions.
|Rain Sensing Wiper|
It refers to a water/moisture sensor that automatically starts the wiper when it rains or water is splashed onto the car's windshield. It is a feature that aids both convenience and safety.
|Rear Window Wiper|
It is a single wiper used to clear the rear windshield of dust and water. It can be used by itself or with a washer that sprays water.
|Rear Window Washer|
It is the sprayer/water dispenser located near the rear windshield that works with the rear wiper to clean the glass.
|Rear Window Defogger|
Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
Refers to lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they are used to enhance the look of a vehicle.
Tinted glass refers to a coating or film applied to a car's glass area that either reflects heat from entering the cabin or improves privacy for those inside the car by reducing visibility from outside, or both.
A rear spoiler is used to increase downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars however, they're used simply for looks.
|Removable Or Convertible Top|
A roof usually made of lightweight material or canvas/fabric that can be removed to make the vehicle an open top.
A sunroof is a glass panel on the roof of the vehicle. It can either be just over the front seats or extend further backward towards the rear.
Side steppers are a convenience feature, usually offered in vehicles with high floors, to make it easier to step into or out of the car. They are either pemanently fixed near the side of the vehicle or deploy electrically. The latter is usually only with luxury cars.
|Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators|
It refers to an additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle. It warns both oncoming and following traffic.
It refers to a shiny silver finish on the grille of a vehicle.
Chrome garnish is a chrome strip or panel applied to certain parts of the car to make them look brighter or flashier.
|Dual Tone Body Colour|
Cars with dual-tone body colours have two paint colours applied, usually where one colour is used heavily while the other is a contrast applied only to parts like the roof and outside mirrors.
Projector headlights are high-performance headlights that use a special lens to focus the headlight beam better, improving visibility.
Cornering headlamps either refer to headlights that turn slightly with your steering input or a secondary light within the headlight cluster that switches on when your steering is turned. Like cornering fog lamps, this feature improves visibility while turning.
Cars with this feature will automatically switch on their fog lamps when the steering is turned, to improve visibility at the front corners of the car.
Roof rails are parts attached to a car's roof that can either enhance a car's styling or be used to carry luggage carriers. Not all roof rails are designed to take loads and if they are, they have strict weight limits.
|Heated Wing Mirror|
Heated wing mirrors can also be called mirror defoggers. As the name says, using heat, the outside rear view mirrors can be cleared from fogging up during cold/rainy weather, improving rearward visibility and safety.
LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
|LED Fog Lamps|
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the fog lamp. A fog lamp is placed low on the bumper to help illuminate the road and surrounding area enhancing safety in foggy/rainy conditions.
Chrome Front Panel: Brand Emblems - Chevron,Front Grill - Matte Black,Body Coloured Front & Rear Bumpers,Side Turn Indicators on Fender,Body Side Sill Panel,'TESSERA',Sash Tape - A/B Pillar,Body Coloured Outside Door Handles,High Gloss Black Outside Door Mirrors,Wheel Arch Cladding,Skid Plate - Front,Signature LED Day Time Running Lights,Roof Rails - Glossy Black,Option Dual Tone Roof
UV cut glasses,NEXTre’ LED DRL,NEXWave grille with chrome finish,Fog Lamp chrome garnish ,Chrome plated door handles,Body coloured ORVMs with Turn Indicator,Nexa Signature LED Tail Lamps,Back door spoiler,Back door chrome garnish,Body coloured bumpers
|Automatic Driving Lights|
Car headlamps automatically turn on in low light conditions, and switch off in bright conditions.
|Anti Lock Braking System||Yes||Yes|
|Power Door Locks||Yes||Yes|
|Child Safety Locks||Yes||Yes|
|Anti Theft Alarm||No||Yes|
|No Of Airbags|
|Side Airbag Front||No||Yes|
|Side Airbag Rear||No|
|Day Night Rear View Mirror||Yes|
|Passenger Side Rear View Mirror||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Seat Belts||Yes||Yes|
|Seat Belt Warning||Yes||Yes|
|Door Ajar Warning||Yes||Yes|
|Side Impact Beams||Yes||Yes|
|Front Impact Beams||No||Yes|
|Tyre Pressure Monitor||Yes|
|Vehicle Stability Control System||No|
|Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank||No|
|Engine Check Warning||Yes||Yes|
|Electronic Stability Control||Yes||Yes|
|Advance Safety Features|
|Anti Theft Device||No|
|Anti Pinch Power Windows|
|Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock||Yes|
|Isofix Child Seat Mounts||No||Yes|
|Heads Up Display||No||Yes|
|Pretensioners And Force Limiter Seatbelts||No|
|Sos Emergency Assistance||No|
|Blind Spot Monitor||No|
|Lane Watch Camera||No|
|Geo Fence Alert||No||Yes|
|Hill Descent Control||No|
|Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock||No|
|360 View Camera||No||Yes|
|Entertainment & Communication|
|Audio System Remote Control||No|
|Wireless Phone Charging||No|
|USB And Auxiliary Input||No|
|Touch Screen Size|
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
|Apple Car Play||Yes||Yes|
|Number Of Speaker|
|Rear Entertainment System||No|
Citroën Connect Touchscreen (26cm) Onboard Voice Assistant
SmartPlay Pro 22.86 cm touch-screen,Surround Sense powered by ARKAMYS,Onboard voice assistant (Wake-up through Hi Suzuki with Barge-in feature),Over The Air (OTA) system upgrades using smartphones,2 Tweeters, Turn-By-Turn navigation, ‘Surround Sense’ powered by ARKAMYS
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