Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Dzire – Which Is The Best Maruti under Rs. 10 lakh?

Maruti Baleno against the Maruti Dzire!

Which Maruti model should you consider buying? Maruti Baleno or Maruti Dzire? Which Nexa model should you buy? Let’s find out by comparing the two against each other!

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Dzire – Exterior and Interior

From the outside, the Baleno has a much bigger grille over the old-gen with chrome grille running at the bottom of the grille. The LED headlamps has Audi’s Matrix light LED DRL’s and it has LED fog lamps as well. Moving to the side, it has chrome line at the bottom of the window frame, chrome finish for the door handles, and 15-inch alloy wheels. At the rear it has C-shape LED taillamps that is extended on the tailgate, rear wiper on the rear windscreen, and the antenna on the top.

From the front, the Dzire has LED headlamps and the grille has chrome borders around it the fog lamps has chrome coverings as well. The front of the Dzire gives a mean look because of how low the grille has been positioned, which is also covered in chrome. From the side, it has chrome lines on the windows frame and 15-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, it has LED taillamps and chrome bar that connects with the taillamps.

From the inside, the Baleno has a 9-inch infotainment system placed above the AC vents and the AC vents are positioned horizontally. It has a dual-tone dashboard option as well. The Baleno has a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with a Analog instrument cluster with a TFT display between the two analog dials, sliding armrest with storage space inside, and the brake pedals finished in black, and charging port at the front. Moving to the rear, the seats are split in 60:40 ratio and has 6-speaker Arkamy’s sound system.

As for the Dzire, it has a 7-inch infotainment system at the center placed below the AC vents and the AC vents are placed horizontally at the side. It has dual-tone dashboard option with pedals finished in black. The Dzire has a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with analog instrument cluster, automatic climate control, and fabric seat upholstery. Moving to the rear, it has seats that is split in 60:40 ratio, and 6-speaker standard sound system.

So, from the outside and the inside, the Baleno looks good from the outside than the Dzire because of the front design, the Dzire has a meaner look at the front while the Baleno has a good little sporty look which makes it different from the outside. Moving to the inside, the Baleno interiors looks much better than the Dzire, and this is because the Dzire is due for an update, and could have the dashboard layout same as the Baleno, and so Baleno looks currently better than the Dzire.

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Dzire – Dimensions

Maruti BalenoMaruti Dzire
Ground Clearance170mm160mm
Boot Space318 litres378 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity37 litres – Petrol,
55 litres – CNG
37 litres – Petrol,
55 litres – CNG
Kerb Weight960 kg990 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight1,410 kg1,405 kg

When it comes to dimensions, the Baleno measures 3990mm in length, 1745mm in width, and 1500mm in height. The Dzire measures 3995mm in length that is longer by 5mm, width of 1735mm that is less wider by 10mm, and height of 1515mm that is taller by 15m. The Baleno has a wheelbase of 2520mm, and ground clearance of 170mm where as the Dzire has a wheelbase of 2450mm that is shorter by 70mm and ground clearance of 160mm that is lower by 10mm. The Baleno has a boot space of 318 litres which is smaller by 60 litres compared to the Dzire’s 378 litres boot. The Baleno has a fuel tank of 37 litres Petrol and 55 litres of CNG Cylinder which is the same for the Dzire. The Baleno has a kerb weight of 960 kg and Gross Weight of 1,410 kg while the Dzire has a kerb weight of 990 kg which is heavier by 30 kg, and Gross Vehicle Weight of 1,405 kg which is lighter by just 5kg.

So, in Dimensions, the Dzire is bigger as it has little extra space to accommodate passengers while the Baleno has a longer wheelbase to offer better comfort in the rear.

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Dzire – Engine Options

Maruti BalenoMaruti Dzire
Engine1.2-litre K-Series petrol1.2-litre K-Series petrol
Power88.50 bhp88.50 bhp
Torque113 Nm113 Nm
Transmission5-speed MT, 5-speed AT5-speed MT, 5-speed AT
Fuel Efficiency22.35 kmpl – MT
22.94 kmpl – AMT
22.41 kmpl – MT
22.61 kmpl – AMT

When it comes to engine options, both the Baleno and the Dzire has the same petrol engine on offer. It is powered by the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine that produces 88.50 bhp and 113 Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed Manual and 5-speed Automatic Gearbox. The Baleno has a fuel efficiency of 22.35 kmpl on Manual and 22.94 kmpl on Automatic, and on Dzire it is 22.41 kmpl on Manual, and 22.61 kmpl on Automatic.

Maruti BalenoMaruti Dzire
Engine1.2-litre K-Series CNG1.2-litre K-Series CNG
Power76.43 bhp76.43 bhp
Torque98.5 Nm98.5 Nm
Transmission Type5-speed MT5-speed MT
Fuel Efficiency30.61 km/kg31.12 km/kg

Other than the petrol engine, both the models has CNG fuel option as well. The 1.2-litre CNG produces 76.43 bhp and 98.5 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed Manual Gearbox only, no Automatic on offer. The Baleno has a mileage of 30.61 km/kg and the Dzire has a mileage of 31.12 km/kg.

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Dzire – Features

FeaturesMaruti BalenoMaruti Dzire
HeadlampsLED ProjectorLED Projector
Wheel size & Tyre16-inch, alloy wheels15-inch, alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryFabricFabric
Rear AC ventYesYes
Instrument clusterAnalog Analog
Infotainment System9-inch7-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayWirelessWired
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System6-speaker Arkamy’s sound system6-speaker standard sound system
Auto Dimming IRVMYesYes
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes

When it comes to features, both have the same features on offer. However, the Baleno has the 9-inch infotainment system while Dzire has 7-inch only, and 16-inch alloy wheels on the Baleno which is 15-inch alloys on the Dzire.

Safety FeaturesMaruti BalenoMaruti Dzire
AirbagsSix AirbagsTwo airbags
Camera360-degree cameraReverse-parking camera
Parking SensorsRearRear
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Heads-up DisplayYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Hill Start AssistYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesFront DiscFront Disc

In Safety, both the models has the same safety features on offer except the Dzire misses out on Heads-up Display (HUD), and 360-degree camera. However, the Baleno has a 0-star Global NCAP safety rating while the Dzire has 2-star Global NCAP safety rating giving them the upper hand over the Baleno.

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Dzire – Price and Warranty

ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Maruti Suzuki BalenoRs. 6.61 lakh – Rs. 9.88 lakh
Maruti Suzuki DzireRs. 6.51 lakh – Rs. 9.39 lakh

The Maruti Baleno is priced at Rs. 6.61 lakh for the entry-level ‘Sigma’ variant and goes up to Rs. 9.88 lakh for the top variant, ‘Alpha automatic’. The Maruti Dzire starts at Rs. 6.51 lakh for the entry-level ‘LXI’ variant and goes up to Rs. 9.39 lakh for the ‘ZXI Plus Automatic’ top variant. The price difference between the two model’s entry-level variant is Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 49,000 for the top variant.

As for the warranty, Maruti offers 2 years/40,000 warranty period for the Baleno and Dzire that can be extended up to 5 years/1,00,000 km.

Maruti Baleno vs Maruti Dzire – Verdict

In the end, the decision to buy which Maruti Model depends totally on you, however, it is recommended to buy the Baleno on the basis of new improved features than the Dzire and the better comfort it has on offer. Moreover, it’s got better safety tech, mileage and features than the Dzire and is slightly on the expensive side. However, the Dzire is slightly bigger in dimensions giving more space on offer. Which one would you choose?

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