Which car should I choose between Maruti Baleno Delta diesel and Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz diesel?
By: Dipanjan on 11 august 2016
First and foremost thing to consider between the two vehicles is the price difference. In the ex-showroom price, New Delhi, the price difference is around Rs. 50,000/- as Hyundai Grand i1- Sportz diesel is priced at Rs. 6.5 lakhs whereas Baleno is offered at Rs. 7 lakhs. Apart from this, the Hyundai car is powered by a 1.1litre diesel engine whereas Baleno diesel is powered by a 1.3litre engine. The power output of former is 70bhp at 4000rpm whereas latter can produce 74bhp at 4000rpm. Since Baleno is quite light, the power output seems to be quite big as the engine feels really peppy due to the light weight of the vehicle. Apart from this, the other differences include the mileage figures. Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz diesel delivers 21kmpl in the city and 24kmpl on the highways, whereas Baleno can manage 22.59kmpl in the city and around 27.39kmpl on the highways.
In terms of features, Baleno comes with extras like Automatic Climate control, rear window wiper and washer, ABS with EBD, anti-theft alarm etc. while the features exclusive to Hyundai Grand i10 includes fog lamps in the front, rear AC vents etc. In terms of cargo space, Baleno offers 339litres whereas Grand i10 comes with 256litres.
Grand i10 is a contemporary vehicle with a fine finish and quality as well as comfortable ride quality and decent handling. However, it is suited for 4 passengers only and some important safety features are missing. Baleno on the other hand has a lot of space and a very efficient engine while it offers an excellent ride quality. Also, it comes loaded with safety features. Therefore it comes down to what is more important to you, whether safety features or looks and comfort or design and finish. In my opinion, Baleno is a sweeter deal with good looks, lots of features and a brand value that is a warranty of quality. However, before making a decision, test drive the cars to know better.
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