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Makes sense to buy Maruti Swift over Baleno?

04:00 PM Sep 29, 2022 IST | Bhushan Mayekar
makes sense to buy maruti swift over baleno
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Maruti Swift and Baleno have a huge buyer base. Sold under the Nexa premium dealership, Baleno has been recently updated with new designs and features. On the other hand, Maruti sells the Swift via its Arena dealerships. Both cars lie under the hatchback segment and are offered in a similar price range. The engine available in both is also the same and offers the same power. So, which one should you get? Find out below in our Maruti Swift vs Maruti Baleno article.

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Maruti Swift vs Baleno – Design

Maruti Swift vs Baleno

Maruti Swift has been there for a while now. Currently, selling in its third generation avatar, it has updated over time. Talking about its dimensions, it measures 3845mm in length, 1735 in width, and stands 1530mm in height. The ground clearance of the Swift is 163mm. In terms of design, it appears sporty with its dual-tone color scheme and integrated rear door handle.

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Maruti Swift vs Baleno

Moving on to the Baleno, it looks more conventional and sophisticated. Maruti sells the Baleno in the premium hatchback segment. In terms of dimensions, it measures 3990mm in length, 1745 in width, and stands 1500mm in height. The ground clearance of Baleno is 170mm. In comparison, both cars are completely different in design, however, with the increased dimensions of the Baleno, it offers more interior space. The boot space is also 318-litres, which is larger than the Swift’s 268-litres.

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Maruti Swift vs Baleno – Features

Maruti Swift vs Baleno

Swift has many features starting from the VXi variant itself. However, if you opt for the ZXi+ trim, you would get a 7.0-inch infotainment system, smartphone connectivity, Auto AC, keyless entry, LED headlamps and tail lamps, electric mirrors, cruise control, and more. It is a fairly equipped car with all the modern-day features.

Maruti Swift vs Baleno

In terms of features, Maruti Baleno is a step ahead of Swift. It gets features like a 360-degree camera, Heads Up Display, a 9.0-inch infotainment, rear AC vents, dual tone interiors, UV cut glasses, tilt and telescopic steering, auto-dimming IRVM, etc. which are not available in the Swift. Another feature to mention is the automatic AC which is standard across all variants in it. It definitely is better equipped than the Swift.

Engine specifications

Maruti Swift vs Baleno

Both cars get the 1.2-litre Dual Jet petrol engine. It makes 89bhp & 113Nm of torque. Transmission options are also the same with a five-speed manual gearbox and an AMT automatic. However, Swift offers better-claimed mileage than the Baleno. Mileage figures of the Swift are claimed at 22.38kmpl (MT) & 22.56kmpl (AMT). The Baleno, on the other hand, returns 22.35kmpl (MT) & 22.94kmpl (AMT). Moreover, Swift now comes equipped with factory-fitted CNG technology with manual transmission. It is claimed to return a mileage of 30.9kmpkg.

Maruti Swift vs Baleno – Pricing

Maruti Swift is available in four variants – LXi, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+. Moreover, you can also get the CNG bi-fuel option in VXi and ZXi variants. Pricing for the LXi manual starts at Rs 6.95 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) and goes up to Rs 10.30 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) for the ZXi+ AMT dual tone variant.

Maruti Baleno is offered in a total of four variants as well. The base variant Sigma starts at Rs 7.56 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) and goes till Rs 11.24 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) for Alpha AMT variant.

Which one should you buy?

Maruti Swift vs Baleno

If you are tech-savvy and love all the fancy features like Heads Up Display, connected car tech, 360-degree camera, etc. Baleno could be the better choice for you. It also looks more premium and certainly is more spacious. However, if you are in search of a sporty-looking hatchback for fun driving dynamics, you should go for the Swift. You also get an option of CNG in the Swift which can prove to be a major plus point for some buyers.

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