Maruti Baleno Variants Comparison – Find a Suitable Variant For Yourself

If you are planning to buy Maruti Baleno and can’t decide which variant to buy, read this post to know which variant is worth buying.

Maruti Suzuki has been a carmaker that has had a monopoly-like market share when it comes to hatchbacks and people prefer to buy their hatchbacks for the low running cost factor. Maruti Baleno was the first product to be introduced in the ‘Nexa’ line-up which was a premium brand launched by Maruti Suzuki. When the vehicle was launched, it became an instant success as it offered something which the people had always wanted in a hatchback. It is a premium hatchback that went up against the Hyundai i20 at the time and gave it a tough competition. Talking about it now, there are so many variants on offer that it might become a little confusing for people to make a purchase decision. Continue reading this post so that you can reach a decision with minimum hassle.

Powertrain Specifications

Maruti Baleno

Variants Engine Transmission Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
Sigma 1.2-litre VVT 5-Speed M 82 113
Delta 1.2-litre VVT 5-Speed M 82 113
Zeta 1.2-litre VVT 5-Speed M 82 113
DualJet Delta 1.2-litre DualJet VVT 5-Speed M 88 113
Delta CVT 1.2-litre VVT 5-Speed AT 82 113
Alpha 1.2-litre VVT 5-Speed M 82 113
DualJet Zeta 1.2-litre DualJet VVT 5-Speed M 88 113
Zeta CVT 1.2-litre VVT 5-Speed AT 82 113
Alpha CVT 1.2-litre VVT 5-Speed AT 82 113

 

Maruti Baleno is offered with two engine options but both of them are petrol units. The VVT produces 82 bhp and the VVT DualJet produces 88 bhp. Both of these power units are punchy, refined and peppy to drive in the city with good fuel economy figures. These engines do not feel underpowered and can do a decent job out on the highway as well.

Price List

Variants Price (ex-showroom)
Sigma Rs 5.99 Lakhs
Delta Rs 6.86 Lakhs
Zeta Rs 7.49 Lakhs
DualJet Delta Rs 7.75 Lakhs
Delta CVT Rs 8.06 Lakhs
Alpha Rs 8.25 Lakhs
DualJet Zeta Rs 8.38 Lakhs
Zeta CVT Rs 8.69 Lakhs
Alpha CVT Rs 9.45 Lakhs

 

The price bracket for the Maruti Baleno might seem a bit on the higher side but it is in line with the rivals it goes up against. Moreover, some variants offer value for money but the prices could have been reduced a bit to undercut the competition further. Due to the largest selling numbers, Maruti Suzuki has the edge to regulate the price accordingly.

Safety Features

Maruti Baleno
Maruti Baleno Cabin Image

Features Sigma Delta Zeta DualJet Delta Delta CVT
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm No No No No No
Airbags 2 2 2 2 2
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps No No No No No
Follow Me Home Headlamps No No No No No
Electronic Stability Control No No No No No
Rear Camera No No No No No
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Features Alpha DualJet Zeta Zeta CVT Alpha CVT
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm No No No No
Airbags 2 2 2 2
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps Yes No No Yes
Follow Me Home Headlamps Yes No No Yes
Electronic Stability Control No No No No
Rear Camera Yes No No Yes
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Maruti Suzuki has done a good job in providing the Baleno with safety features but the lower to middle variants do not get ample. Only the top variant gets the features but also misses out on anti-theft alarm and electronic stability control. There is no value for money variant in terms of safety but if safety is your top priority, then purchasing the Alpha variant makes most sense.

Comfort and Convenience Features

Features Sigma Delta Zeta DualJet Delta Delta CVT
Power Windows Front Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC Vents No No No No No
Cruise Control No No No No No
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear
Keyless Entry No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Push-button Start No No Yes No No
Voice Control No No Yes No No

 

Features Alpha DualJet Zeta Zeta CVT Alpha CVT
Power Windows Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC Vents No No No No
Cruise Control No No No No
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear
Keyless Entry Yes Yes Yes Yes
Push-button Start Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Control Yes No No Yes

 

Maruti Suzuki has done a decent job in equipping the Baleno with ample comfort inducing features but there are a few hits and misses. For instance, there are no rear AC vents on offer and this is included in cars a segment lower. Cruise control is missing and that is a big miss as the Swift gets Cruise Control and so do the rivals. The most value for money variant is Delta as it gets all the necessary features for daily usage.

Communication and Entertainment

Maruti Baleno Interior Features

Features Sigma Delta Zeta DualJet Delta Delta CVT
Tachometer No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather Steering Wheel No No No No No
Height Adjustable Driver Seat No No Yes No No
Touchscreen No No Yes No No
Android Auto No No Yes No No
Apple CarPlay No No Yes No No
Speakers No 4 4 4 4

 

Features Alpha DualJet Zeta Zeta CVT Alpha CVT
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather Steering Wheel Yes No No Yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen Yes Yes Yes Yes
Android Auto Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apple CarPlay Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers 6 4 4 6

 

Maruti Baleno offers the same kit as the rivals but the lower variants miss out on a lot of things. For example, the lower variants miss out on height-adjustable driver seat which is a basic feature and should have been included. The most value for money variant in this case, is the Zeta and Zeta CVT as it gets almost all the bells and whistles at a lower price than the top variant.

Conclusion

Maruti Suzuki has been pioneering the hatchback segment in the Indian car market and has been consistently churning out great products for the consumers. Maruti Baleno is one such product and that is why it is well-liked by people. The most value for money variant in every aspect turns out to be Zeta and Zeta CVT as it gets almost all the features at a price lower than the top variant. If you are planning to buy a premium hatchback, then you should take a look at Maruti Baleno.

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