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Which car should I buy Maruti Suzuki Baleno or Hyundai Xcent?

By: Rutuja Gawahale on 9 march 2017

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Both are different types of cars, Hyundai Xcent is a compact sedan while Baleno is a premium hatchback. Though both cars have same length but Baleno is wider and has better wheelbase and ground clearance.

Coming to the mechanicals, so petrol variants of both cars are powered by 1.2 liter engine and they produce almost same power & torque output while diesel variants of Xcent and Baleno are powered by 1.2 liter turbocharged and 1.3 liter turbocharged engines, but in spite of bigger engine Baleno deliver better ARAI mileage of 27.3 kmpl than Xcent’s 24.4 kmpl.

Quality of plastics in the Xcent is better than the Baleno though, with a richer, more premium feel. Suspension of Xcent is softly sprung and at city speeds, it offers a comfortable ride while Baleno has slightly stiff suspension which is good for highways. On the highway Baleno performs better but not by a huge margin. Both cars are equally loaded with features and equipments.

In my opinion if you preference is for fuel efficiency and highway performance, then Baleno would be a better choice but if you are looking for better look, interior quality and a car for city usage then go for Xcent. However, both are value for money cars and have excellent after sales service too. My humble suggestion is, get a test drive of both cars to see if either one adequately meets every need & preference of yours.

Rahul   2017-03-09

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