I am buying my first car and I have shortlisted two of them. Baleno petrol version and ford figo diesel. Now I am damn confused and unable to make a choice. Baleno is from a trust worthy brand maruti with excellent service but lacks in build quality but figo has good build quality. Can experts here help me choose the best here.
It's great that you are planning to buy a new car.
Firstly, we would like to appreciate your choice as the cars that you have shortlisted are doing good when it comes to performance.
Initially, comparing these two in terms of engine specification will be unfair for the petrol variant car as the diesel car is more superior than petrol in terms of performance. Ford Figo diesel variant is equipped with 1.5-litre TDCI Diesel Engine which is more powerful and torquier than 1.2-litre VVT Petrol Engine of Maruti Baleno. Ford Figo diesel engine deliver 99bhp@3750rpm and 215Nm@1750-3000rpm which is 16bhp and 100Nm more than that of Maruti's engine.
When these are compared to each other in different aspects, they are way too different. What separates Baleno from other cars is its great look and its safety features. Even in the base model, Baleno have safety features like ABS(Antilock Braking System), EBD(Electronic Braking System) , Dual Airbags for Driver and Co-Driver.
Maruti has much preferred administration system over Ford, their workshops are additionally much better prepared.
Spare parts - Maruti has shabby extra parts and they are promptly accessible.
Resale esteem - Maruti wins again.
Design - Although design is subjective still Baleno feels more light-footed and has a superior position than Figo. The bootspace in Baleno is imperceptibly greater than the Figo. Baleno is more engagingly contrasted than Figo.
Talking about Figo - Ford cars have always had excellent driving dynamics and the Figo is no different. It offers very good handling characteristics. The Figo has brilliant handling and the steering weighs up nicely at speed. The steering on the Baleno feels a bit less responsive though but again it weighs up decently at high speeds and also offers very good feedback. Body control is good on the Baleno while it is much better in the Figo.
Verdict - It is all a matter of personal preference. The Ford Figo makes for a nice city commuter. In different guises, it offers convenience, economic and is fun to drive. If ‘Fun To Drive’ is a must-have on your checklist for your first car, this is the one for you.
The Baleno offers the perfect balance of performance, features & quality. The Baleno offers good fit and finish compared to any other car in the Maruti portfolio. The car looks beautiful from the outside and isn’t too bad on the inside either. In terms of performance, it falls in the middle of the segment and the car is easy to drive in city conditions. One of the biggest advantages of having the Baleno over the completion is the access to Maruti's unmatched after sales and service network.
Rest, please click here to see the detailed comparison. Do take a test drive before you make a final call.
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Well, both the cars are brilliant at their place. Renault Duster is easy to manoeuvre in city traffic and comes with a 5 seating capacity whereas XUV 500 is a bigger car which comes with 7 seating capacity and lots of advanced features.
Now, the comparison can be shared on the basis of the budget that you have planned for as both the cars falls in a different price bracket. The Duster starts from INR 9.6 Lac whereas XUV 500 starts from INR 12.5 Lac (Ex-showroom).
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Hi, congratulations for you new car. We understand that you want the delivery of 2017 model only. Baleno is a very high demanded car from Maruti Suzuki and there is an average waiting period of around 4-6 months.
Now, talking about delivery of 2017 models, we would recommend you to get in touch with the dealership with whom you made the booking. The dealer will be able to provide you an exact confirmation on the delivery of 2017 model. Also, confirm the delivery of your car as well.
It is hard to pick one out of the cars that you have selected. Both cars are quite nice to drive and compete neck to neck with each other. i20 has got some extra comfort features like glove box cooling, Air Quality Control and rear AC vents in Hyundai i20 Asta 1.2 . On the other front Baleno has ABS, EBD and dual airbags which are standard across all the variants. Baleno is lighter as compared to i20 which helps it to attain higher speed in less amount of time. i20 on the other hand is heavy and is quite confident to drive over turns. Our pick here would be Baleno as it is fresh and also is easy to maintain. On top of that, it offers you better fuel economy. Click here to check out the comparison.
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