I Chose This Over i20

By for Maruti Baleno 2016-08-07 12:49:47.0
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4 ⁄ 5
  • Appearance
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Value For Money
  • Fuel Economy
  • Overall Satisfaction

The car itself is awesome with well-weighted steering and a nice set of those projector headlamps and DRLS that looks really good but in smaller variants, it looks same as the swift . Good fuel efficient engine and power to weight ratio are also decent enough it is drivable in almost all of its rev band thanks to new lightweight chassis which is approx 900kg that really gives this car great drivability . Also, the Baleno has a really good air conditioning unit along with the uv cut glasses which also reduce the amount of sunlight entering the cabin I was actually surprised by the waiting time for the baleno which was around 6 months huge the car was also available at their NEXA outlet. I don't like those alloys its 16 inches but they are not that good the euro variant has better alloys it looks sexy and they have improved safety too radar braking and 6 airbags, I don't know why the Indian variants get soo much of the cost cutting this car is sold under the name of premium hatch and it doesn't have an armrest in the back seat there are also no AC vents at the back but that not really a problem as the vents up front work perfectly fine , the thing actually have good leg room for a 6 footer like me the back seat is good and you can sit there with 2 other comfortably the boot yes it's big from the competition at 355 LTR that's actually good and if you want more there is an option of 60 40 split that increases the capacity by almost 2x now lets come to the driver seat is actually good with height to adjust comfort levels are good the only problem there is that the switches some of them are from swift that like other reviews say steals the freshness away from the beast the steering feel is swift like and the good part is that it has both reach and rake adjustment it's really good for big guys like me. And also above the automatic climate control and those funky dials and display for air conditioner there sits the beautiful 7-inch display with first in class apple carplay and inbuilt sat nav and also those steering mounted control is also a boon to the road

The car is good I love it Maruti has really nailed it.

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  • 3 Months
Positive
90
Negative
5
Neutral
10
Positive
84
Negative
3
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10
Positive
49
Negative
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4

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