Buying a car is a matter of choice for the individual. Every car model has its admirers. Maruti loyalist would swear on the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, whereas Honda lovers would plump for the Honda City. The debate on which car is the best can go on forever. Here is a swift comparison between the Honda City and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Pricing (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Rs 9.81 lakhs to Rs 14.16 lakhs
Rs 5.59 lakhs to Rs 8.90 lakhs
Both diesel and petrol variants
Diesel and petrol variants available
No of variants
Seven petrol and four diesel
Ten petrol and four diesel
One upcoming petrol version
Manual and CVT variants
Manual and CVT variants
One of the best in mileage performance
Exciting infotainment system
Latest DRLs available
Great fun to drive on highways and city roads
Excellent platform for better safety and performance
A diesel engine needs refinement
The CVT variant is less fuel-efficient
Ride quality could have been better
Honda City is the most popular car from the Japanese car manufacturer in India. The vehicle has a sporty look with its mesh grille, the chrome strip, and the character lines. Honda City comes in seven petrol and four diesel variants. Some of the petrol versions have CVT whereas the diesel models do not. The USP of the Honda City is its powerful engine.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is one of the ideal alternatives to the signature model, Maruti Swift. Compared to the Maruti Swift, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno has spacious interiors. It comes in ten petrol and four diesel variants with an upcoming petrol variant waiting in the wings. Sold through Nexa dealership, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is one of the sought-after cars from the Maruti stable.
The Advanced Energetic Design is the secret behind the sleek appearance of the Honda City. The chrome strip that flows into the headlights sets this vehicle apart from the others. The OVRMs with turn indicators present a beautiful sight. The Honda City ZX variant comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, whereas the other trims have 15-inch wheels. The well-defined rear bumpers add to its muscular looks.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno has a sporty look and exudes an extravagant appeal. It has a wide wheelbase of 2520mm that makes it a safe car to handle. The ground clearance of 170mm is better than most of the hatchbacks in the industry. It comes with exciting features like LED DRLs and black alloy wheels.
Honda City interiors are as impeccable as you expect them to be. The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes with Audio Video Navigation. Some of the top-end variants come with Bluetooth connectivity. The spacious interiors provide ample legroom for tall passengers. Leather upholstery and leather-strapped steering wheel covers add to comfort and convenience.
If the exteriors are exciting, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno interiors are impressive. The USP of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is its Smartplay Studio-connected infotainment system. The parking camera features add to its safety. Plus interior seats enhance the comfort levels.
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Engine and Transmission
Honda City features powerful 1.5L i-DTEC diesel and i-VTEC petrol engines. A couple of petrol variants have CVT, whereas the others come with a 5-speed manual transmission system.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with BSVI-compliant engines capable of delivering excellent power and torque. A couple of its variants come with CVT, whereas the others run on a manual transmission system.
Honda City mileage is one of the best in the industry with an average performance of 25.6 kmpl.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a heavy car. In spite of its weight, it manages an average mileage of 21.4 kmpl.
Braking and Safety
Honda City has excellent safety systems in place like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and seat belt warning systems. The top-end variant ZX comes with six airbags.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with high-quality safety features like Macpherson Strut suspensions, Torsion beam support, ventilated disc brakes, ABS with EBD, and rear parking cameras.
Performance and Handling
The Honda City is a dream to drive on highways, as well as city roads. It can hit top speeds of up to 160kmph.
The perfect balancing features make handling the Maruti Suzuki Baleno a dream affair. It can cruise at speeds exceeding 130kmph effortlessly.
As you can see, both cars have excellent features. The customer is the winner, regardless of which model he/she chooses to own.