Which is a better car between Maruti Baleno and Maruti Swift?
By: Suganya on 9 august 2016
Maruti Baleno is a premium hatchback whereas Swift falls in the B segment. Baleno falls in the price range of Rs. 5.15 lakhs to Rs. 8.33 lakhs whereas Swift is between Rs. 4.72 lakhs and Rs. 7.44 lakhs. In terms of size, Baleno is slightly bigger than Swift with a larger wheelbase, width, length and boot space; the height however is lower at 1,470mm as compared to 1,530mm of Swift.
Coming to the engine specifications; Baleno is offered with the same 1.2litre VVT engine which is also seen on the Swift and this engine can manage to produce 84bhp and 115Nm. Even in the diesel front both the cars use 1.3litre DDiS engine which can produce 74bhp and 190Nm. Baleno comes with 5 speed manual and a CVT transmission option with petrol while Swift comes only with a 5 speed manual transmission. The diesel unit on both is offered with a 5 speed manual gearbox. The mileage offered by Baleno is around 21.4kmpl for petrol and 27.39kmpl for diesel while Swift offers 20.4kmpl with its petrol engine and 25.2kmpl with the diesel engine.
In terms of features Baleno gets a little more with LED DRLs, 16inch alloys, 7inch SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, airbags, ABS with EBD and reverse parking camera etc., Swift on the other hand is a little out-dated in comparison. So in case you don’t have a budget issue then Baleno is the way to go especially with the number of features that it is offering and the comfort on the inside.
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