Baleno vs Elite i20 Comparison : Top 10 Things You Should Know

Baleno vs Elite i20 is the most talked rivalry about premium hatchbacks.Both these are neck to neck in every department.These are some major comparison points that you should really consider. 

1. Baleno vs Elite i20 Exterior 

Elite i20 is based on Hyundai fluid sculpture design language with attractive looking cascading grill.Front Profile looks bold and muscular due to character line on long bonnet.Rear end of the hatch gets upward stance and SUV like look which stands i20 apart from typical premium hatch design.Baleno has water flow like design,as maruti says.Baleno is undoubtedly the best looking Maruti car and we do not say that,but the sales figures does.Baleno design is well very proportionate. 

baleno vs New i20 2018 interior

2.Baleno vs Elite i20 Interior

We get dual tone black and beige dashboard with same dual tone treatment on door panels as well as on fabric upholstery on i20.On other hand Baleno has all black interior theme with silver inserts and black fabric upholstery.i20 gives airy feel inside cabin due to 2 tone interiors.On the other hand Baleno gets all black sporty theme.Also Read:Maruti Baleno Long Term Review-Mileage,Engine,Ride and Handling

3.Baleno vs Elite i20 Engine and Mileage


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Petrol model of both vehicles have good amount of output figures.i20 has better pick up than Baleno.But it is in mileage stats in which Baleno outscores i20.

Like any other Maruti car, Baleno has also good mileage figures.but there is a pick in diesel variant.So if you are the one who is looking for mileage with decent output then,Baleno is the one.On the flip side though I20 offers very powerful diesel engine that churn out huge torque with bit of lower fuel efficiency as compared to Baleno.Also Read:New Swift 2018 Vxi/Vdi Interior,Exterior,images,Specs and Price

4.Baleno vs Elite i20 Dimensions

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Baleno vs Elite i20 – Space and Comfort

Baleno front seats offers so much good cushioning that you will feel sitting on a car above segment.Rear seats are bit flattish but the space it offers is huge.Balano has got leg room for tallest of the passengers,headrest is sufficient for a someone is is bit above 6ft.Elite i20 rear seats are so comfortable that moment you get it,you feel like taking a nap.The front seats though are not as well coconed as baleno’s but it offers acceptable amount of thigh and back support.Space on i20 is a bit lesser as in Baleno.

New i20 2018 vs baleno back

6. Practicality 

Both cars have plenty of storages areas including large glove box,bottle holders with map poles on each doors,rear parcel tray,front armrest and places to keep your essential items.

Although Baleno offers best in class boot space,but i20 is the one who scores well on practicality offering large size bottle holders and map pockets,centrally mounted 2 different sized glass holders,rear armrest and sunglass holder.

7.Baleno vs i20 – Unique Features


These are some of the features which are uniquely available in Baleno.These include Vanity mirror with lights,Chrome garnish on rear end as well near windows,LED TFT display,UV cut Glasses,Glove box and Footwell illumination and HID Headlamps.

Elite i20

Features offered in i20 and not in Baleno like Rear armrest,Auto link,Rear ac,Cooled glovebox,Sunglass holder,USB Charger,Welcome function in ORVMs,MID with Supervision Cluster and Air curtain. 

8.Baleno vs i20 – Price 

Price Baleno(Ex-Showroom,Delhi)

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Elite i20 Price(Ex-Showroom,Delhi)

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9. Variants

Baleno is available in 4 variants – Sigma,Delta,Zeta and Alpha whereas i20 has got in total 5 variants – Era,Magna,Sportz,Asta and Asta(O).

The features which is offered on lower variants of baleno like delta has so much to offer that some cars of same price range have those features only in top spec trims.i20 doesn’t offers too much features on lower specs trim but what they offer baleno doesn’t have it even in its top spec trims.So choosing variant depend on your requirement of features.

10. SAFETY features and standard 

Standard safety features

Elite i20

Elite i20 standard safety features list includes Dual Horn,Immobiliser,Seat Belt Pretensioners – Driver & Passenger,Anti-lock braking system (ABS),Driver & Passenger Airbag,Speed Sensing Auto Door Locks,Impact Sensing Auto door unlock and Smart Pedal.


Baleno is based on HEARTECT platform.It has Dual airbags,ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard safety features.

Top Specs variant Safety features

There are some common safety features offered in both i20 and Baleno.Rear Camera & Sensors,Front Fog Lamps,Automatic Headlamps,Central locking (Door & Tailgate),Speed Sensing Auto Door Locks,Clutch lock and Dual Horn are available in both the hatchbacks.

i20 has got :

But these are safety features which i20 has only got,including 6 Airbag,Impact Sensing Auto door unlock,Headlamp Escort Function and Seat Belt Pretensioners – Driver & Passenger whereas baleno gets Auto diming IRVM over i20.

Elite i20 has quite impressive safety features list and its the one who won when you compare safety features of both these cars.

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