Maruti Baleno - More Features Than A C-segment Sedan

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  • Appearance
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Value For Money
  • Fuel Economy
  • Overall Satisfaction

Pros : Fuel efficient, Bi-Xenon headlamps with DRLs, Spacious boot and cabin

Cons : Diesel less powerful comparatively

Of late, I was looking for a premium hatchback and decided to go for the Baleno diesel (Fiat's renowned 1.3l Multijet) after having test drives of the Elite i20 and Honda Jazz. If I would not have taken the Baleno, Jazz would have been my choice. I'll rate this car on 5 parameters.

Features - This is unquestionably the vital USP of Baleno over its rivals. It comes with features never heard in this segment like Bi-Xenon headlamps, UV protection glasses, Apple CarPlay supports and others. Even in terms of safety, Baleno comes standard with dual-front airbags and ABS with EBD. However, in the European crash test agency's tests, Baleno only scored 3-star rating.

Performance - Maruti Baleno is a very nice car in terms of performance, very smooth to drive and very good in terms of road holding capability. The diesel noise doesn't filter much inside the car. The 5-speed manual transmission is a bad thing, I later realised that I should have bought a car with a 6-speed transmission, like Honda Jazz. Honda Jazz also gets 100PS of power while Baleno has only 75PS. The ride is quite comfortable and plush and the Baleno gives me good mileage, but then it lacks punch.

Mileage - The new lightweight chassis has helped the Baleno to extract more kilometers per litre using the powertrains from the Swift. The diesel gives a certified mileage of over 27 kmpl while petrol returns more than 21 kmpl. You get around 20 kmpl in the city with diesel if you drive it in a sane way.

Value-For-Money Proposition - The vehicle undercuts prices of two of its arch rivals: the Elite i20 and the Honda Jazz by a sizeable amount. And it also comes with dual-front airbags along with ABS and EBD as standard. Plus it also offers a lot of segment first features. So, in my perception, it offers the maximum value-money proposition in this segment.

Service Availability - Maruti has the widest network of service outlet in the country and a lot of happy customers. Moreover, there were also reports suggesting separate service outlets for the Nexa vehicle. So, the future seems secure for me.

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 Comments Maruti Baleno
  • Pramod |07 May,2016 10:31:23 PM

    Hello frnds Im intesting new car bhut imconfis

  • singh |08 May,2016 09:52:28 AM

    Hi friends baleno delta petrol give how Much mailege,what is AC position, I confused about colour which is mostly wanted and which colour is looking stilesh in this car.plz sagest me

    Darshan |06 Aug,2016 02:01:45 PM

    Buy Ray blue

    sagar |07 Aug,2016 08:38:32 AM

    18-19 average

  • singh |08 May,2016 10:17:44 PM

    Hi friends I want to book baleno Delta petrol confused about colour which colour is looking stilesh in this cars .plz sagest me

    Gursewak |20 May,2016 09:40:23 PM

    Silver colour

    rachit gupta |16 Jul,2016 10:32:27 AM

    U should opt ray blue or white. Both colours r nice

    mandeep |05 Jun,2016 11:38:36 PM

    Ray blue would be prefect as it is uniqe . I have booked in ray blue

  • Hanumant |22 May,2016 08:46:24 AM

    Which is better option Hnda Jazz or Boleno

    Sam |03 Aug,2016 09:39:25 PM

    Baleno is bettar than ur choice

  • calloz |26 May,2016 12:06:24 PM

    Im plannnin to book a Baleno Delta version in Chennai. How much does it cost to book the car what is the waiting time for the car to be delivered.

  • Ravindra Jadhav |27 Jun,2016 05:29:06 PM

    Which is best car in desiel - Figo ya Baleno...

  • Aman |21 Jul,2016 04:08:17 PM

    He is lying vw polo is not known for its legroom but baleno is. Power is less because weight is also less and if want more power just buy the baleno rs with the 1.0 litre boosterjet tourbocharged motor which is gonna be launched soon. It devoleps around 110 ps of power.

  • Pramod |14 Aug,2016 08:16:40 AM

    Baleno or Brezza which one is good look. And performance wise?

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