Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Toyota Glanza might be similar in terms of dimensions, exteriors, interiors, or even the feature differences but the Toyota Glanza and the Suzuki Baleno Maruti do feature some distinction in terms of price and variants. With so many similarities and so little to differentiate the two, it can get a bit confusing. So let’s delve into the details to find out which one you should buy.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Vs Toyota Glanza Features
There is nothing that sets Toyota Glanza apart from Suzuki Baleno Maruti except the grille that gets triple chrome slats instead of the blacked-out mesh Baleno pattern. Of course, both hatchbacks carry their brand logo on the grille, while the bonnet, bumper, profile, and alloy wheels do not change. The rear, though, bears a clearer distinction as the Glanza has a Toyota badge on the center of the boot lid along with the car’s name on the left corner and variant name on the right. Even the color options of both cars are quite similar.
On the inside, the multi-function steering wheel unit remains unchanged, albeit with their respective brand’s logo. The identical 7-inch touchscreen unit in the Glanza is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, making it the first Toyota in India to get the connectivity features.
However, there’s a slight update of the name used for the infotainment unit which is called the Smart Playcast in the Glanza whereas, in the Suzuki Baleno Maruti, it’s called the SmartPlay studio. Both the Toyota Glanza and Suzuki Baleno Maruti come with the telematics services from their respective brands. The Baleno has Suzuki Connect, whereas the Glanza has Toyota Connect.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Vs Toyota Glanza Variants
The Suzuki Baleno Maruti is available in a choice of four variants – Sigma, Delta, Zeta, and Alpha. On the other hand, Toyota Glanza is only available in two Baleno-based variants – G (based on Zeta) and V (based on Alpha). The number of characteristics of Glanza corresponds to the corresponding variants of Baleno.
Since Suzuki Baleno Maruti is only available with CVT transmission from the second Delta variant to the base onwards, Glanza achieves this with the G and V variants.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Vs Toyota Glanza Engine Specifications
The Baleno comes with a choice of three engine options – a 1.2-liter VVT, a mild-hybrid 1.2 Dual Jet petrol engine as well as the tried-and-tested 1.3 DDiS diesel. Toyota Glanza borrows both petrol engine options from Baleno, but not diesel. Both cars come with a 5-speed manual as standard, but CVTs are also offered, despite only 1.2-liter VVT petrol. Here’s a quick look at the engine specs.
|Maruti Suzuki Baleno||Toyota Glanza|
|Engine Type||VVT Petrol Engine||Petrol Engine|
|Engine Displacement||1197 cc||1197 cc|
|Emission Norm Compliance||BS-VI||BS-VI|
|No Of Cylinders||4||4|
Which One Should You Buy?
First, let’s take a look at the ex-showroom Delhi pricing of the Toyota Glanza and Suzuki Baleno Maruti along with Baleno on road price and glanza’s.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has priced between Rs 5.79 lakh to Rs 9.56 lakh, while Baleno on road prices after subjected to a vehicle registration tax of 7 percent for petrol vehicles and 8.75 percent for diesel vehicle in the city is priced between Rs 5.86 lakh to Rs. 9.70 lakh.
While Toyota Glanza is priced between Rs 7.08 lakh to Rs 9.03 lakh. Its road price after being subjected to a vehicle registration tax is priced between Rs 8.27 lakh to Rs. 10.52 lakh. It’s quite differentiating from Baleno on road prices.
Another factor is that the Glanza has 3 year/1 lakh km warranty compared to the 2 years/40,000km warranty for the Suzuki Baleno Maruti. For added peace of mind, Baleno buyers can get a full 5-year / 1-lakh warranty, while Toyota allows you to extend it to the same five years, but at 2.20 lakh. In addition, Toyota also offers a three-year RSA (Roadside Assistance) service with Glanza.