Automotive manufacturers in India has always been successful in their endeavors, because the locally assembled vehicles are superior in quality, competes well with the other renowned brands pretty well and their longevity is very trustworthy. Maruti is a renowned brand and their affiliation with Suzuki is very old now, thus they always come up with cars no one can resist to drive.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a very popular hatchback in the Indian market, and it is placed right above the Martu Suzuki Swift in terms of premium hatchback category. The engine is similar, so are the driver train, interior, boot space, performance output etc.
On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is a well-known and capable sports utility vehicle from the same manufacturer. The basic ideology for the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is based on the global C platform by Suzuki. The Vitara Brezza is a premium SUV from the company’s SUV lineup.
Out of many variants, we have picked the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ZDI Plus and Maruti Suzuki Baleno Delta CVT Petrol variants for comparison against each other.
The engine in Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a 1.2 liters VVT engine, based on 4 cylinder in-line fuel injection technology. Actual displacement on this engine is 1197 cc. Maximum total power the Baleno engine can pull off is 83 Bhp with 115 Nm maximum torque. The vehicle is built on a FWD drive train, much suitable for daily city and highway drives.
Engine in the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is a 1248 cc DDiS 200 diesel engine with 4 cylinders. Despite being an SUV, the engine isn’t really huge but it does the job pretty well. The maximum power capability on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is 89 bhp, and the maximum torque it can pull off is 200 Nm. The drive train is 2WD, mostly the rear wheels.
Even in hectic jam packed city driving condition, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is known for providing higher than 17 kmpl fuel efficiency, the average figure for city driving is 21 kmpl and on highways, the fuel efficiency goes up to 27 kmpl.
For Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the mileage is almost close to the Baleno due to its smaller engine displacement. City mileage for this vehicle ranges between 16-20 kmpl, and highway mileage in this car is 24 kmpl.
Suspension and Steering
Unlike a comparison between two different branded cars, there’s very less difference in suspension between the Vitara Brezza and the Baleno. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has a slightly more advanced suspension in both front and rear, while the Maruti Suzuki Baleno opted for a simpler suspension.
Both the vehicles have McPherson Strut for front suspension, and Torsion Beam for rear suspension. However, the Vitara Brezza has coil springs installed in both front and rear suspension.
Both vehicles have adjustable electronic power steering.
Seating and Boot Space
Both the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has 5 seats. There’s no additional folded seats in the rear part of the Vitara Brezza, the whole rear part is used as boot space.
However, the boot space in Baleno is larger than Vitara Brezza; it’s a 339 liters in Baleno against 328 liters in Vitara Brezza.
Price and Variants
Maruti Suzuki Baleno are available in the following variants:
- Sigma Petrol Rs. 560,266, Diesel Rs. 712,552.
- Delta Petrol Rs. 631,146, Delta CVT Petrol Rs. 771,656, Delta Diesel Rs. 786,613.
- Zeta Petrol Rs. 720,706, Zeta Petrol CVT Rs. 840,036, Zeta Diesel Rs. 855,226.
- Alpha Petrol Rs. 799,781, Alpha Diesel Rs. 935,276.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is available in the following variants:
- LDI Rs. 785,466.
- LDI (0) Rs. 800,033.
- VDI Rs. 857,058.
- VDI (0) Rs. 870,625.
- ZDI Rs. 960, 265.
- ZDI PlusRs. 1,071,194.
- ZDI Plus (Dual Tone) Rs. 1,086,881.
Note that, Vitara Brezza is available only in diesel.