Baleno and Swift are two of the best-selling cars in India. Each has its own set of advantages over the other. In this article, we will help you understand which of these two cars is the best choice for you.
Since its arrival in the Indian market in 2015, Maruti Baleno has been a very successful car and consistently ranks as one of the best-selling hatchbacks. On the other hand, Maruti Swift is that car that has been on the best selling list ever since its arrival in the Indian market and has gained excellent credibility among the users.
Swift vs Baleno Engine and Transmission
The heroic 1.3L DDIS 190 engine is a thing of the past. Both cars are now available with a 1.2-liter K12M petrol engine, which produces 83 PS of maximum power and 113 Nm of maximum torque. This engine can be equipped with a five-speed MT or AMT on the Maruti Swift and a 5-speed MT or CVT on the Maruti Baleno.
The Maruti Baleno is available with the most advanced 1.2L K12N Dualjet petrol engine with a lightweight hybrid system. This engine develops 90 PS and 113 Nm of maximum torque. This can be achieved using only the MT 5 speed.
|Petrol engine||Maruti Baleno||Maruti Swift|
|Engine type||1.2-litre VVT / 1.2-litre Dualjet VVT||1.2-litre VVT|
|Displacement||1,197 cc||1,197 cc|
|No. of cylinders||4||4|
|Power||83 PS @ 6,000 rpm / 90 PS @ 6,000 rpm||83 PS @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque||113 Nm @ 4,200 rpm / 113 Nm @ 4400 rpm||113 Nm @ 4,200 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual or CVT / 5-speed manual||5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT|
Swift vs Baleno Dimensions
Maruti Baleno is bigger than Maruti Swift in almost every dimension. The Maruti Baleno is taller and wider, has a longer wheelbase, and offers more boot space.
|Dimensions||Maruti Baleno||Maruti Swift|
|Length||3,995 mm||3,840 mm|
|Width||1,745 mm||1,735 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,520 mm||2,450 mm|
|Boot space||339 l||268 l|
Swift vs Baleno Features
On the exterior, both hatchbacks have LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, and alloy wheels with a high-spec finish. However, only Baleno has the LED spotlights and directs white LED light on the lower edges as well, and the chrome highlights on the door handle, window sash, and front grille as well. Additionally, Swift has smaller 15-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, Swift and Baleno have a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, a start button with keyless entry, steering wheel tilt adjustment, driver seat height adjustment, and automatic headlamps, electrically adjustable, and retractable folding. Exterior mirrors, steering-wheel-mounted Bluetooth and audio controls, and automatic climate control. However, the Baleno has a few additional functions such as an auto-dimming interior mirror, center front armrest, telescopic steering wheel adjustment, and MID color pathway.
In terms of safety, both hatchbacks have dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear sensors with a camera.
Swift vs Baleno Design
Maruti Swift has a sporty design, while Maruti Baleno looks very mature and sophisticated.
The front end of the Maruti Swift is designed to look like a fun, youthful car. It has angular LED headlights and a large, hexagonal radiator grille. However, the radiator grille does look a bit nice and we wish Maruti Suzuki brought this strip of color in the middle as Suzuki does internationally. The Baleno has a traditional grille design and curved LED headlights. Unlike the Maruti Swift’s front bumper, Baleno’s front bumper looks powerful.
From the sides also, the Maruti Swift looks more sporty. It looks like a three-door car due to the pillar-mounted rear door handles. Its only drawback is that, unlike Maruti Baleno, it doesn’t have 16-inch alloy wheels.
Both cars have completely different styles that are implemented indoors as well. The interior of the hatchback is all black and has contrasting silver accents on the dashboard and door panels. The dashboard, center console, and steering wheel of Maruti Baleno are a bit outdated in design. Additionally, Both the cars get Maruti Suzuki’s latest 7-inch Smartplay Studio infotainment system, but only the Baleno is equipped with a color MID.
Swift vs Baleno Fuel Economy
The Swift with the K12M engine produces 21.21 km/liter in MT and AMT configurations. The Baleno with the K12M engine, on the other hand, has a fuel economy rating of 21.01 km/liter (with MT) / 19.56 km/liter (with CVT). The Baleno with the K12N engine is easier to ride with a fuel economy of 23.87 km/liter.
Swift vs Baleno Price Comparison
When it comes to the comparison of variants in manual settings, there is not much difference in pricing between the Baleno and the Swift, and this makes the Baleno the best value for money considering the advantage of the space and equipment that you have. On the other hand, Baleno’s CVT settings are much more expensive than Swift’s AMT settings.
Maruti Swift – Prices (ex-showroom)
|Swift Lxi manual||INR 5,19,000|
|Swift Vxi manual||INR 6,19,000|
|Swift Vxi automated manual||INR 6,66,000|
|Swift Zxi||INR 6,78,000|
|Swift Zxi automated manual||INR 7,25,000|
|Swift Zxi+||INR 7,58,000|
|Swift Zxi+ automated manual||INR 8,02,000|
Maruti Baleno – Prices (ex-showroom)
|Baleno Sigma manual||INR 5,63,602|
|Baleno Delta manual||INR 6,44,612|
|Baleno Zeta manual||INR 7,01,112|
|Baleno Alpha manual||INR 7,64,112|
|Baleno Delta CVT||INR 7,76,612|
|Baleno Zeta CVT||INR 8,33,112|
|Baleno Alpha CVT||INR 8,96,112|
|Baleno Delta hybrid manual||INR 7,33,412|
|Baleno Zeta hybrid manual||INR 7,89,912|