Suzuki launched the Baleno at an extremely competitive prices of Rs 4.99 lakh going all the way up to Rs 8.11 lakh. Suzuki Baleno vs Hyundai Elite i20 vs Honda Jazz is the shootout everyone is looking forward to. Here we compare the three cars in petrol variant to find out which one has the edge on paper
All three cars come with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and Jazz make the most power at 89PS followed by the Baleno and the Elite i20 that produce 84PS and 82PS respectively. But the power to weight ratio is most on the Maruti Baleno since it weighs under a tonne. Suzuki and Honda provide an option of automatic transmission whereas the Koreans are considering an automatic now that the competition has it.
Coming to dimensions, the Maruti Baleno hatchback measures 3995mm in length, 1500mm in height, 1745mm in width and has a wheelbase of 2520mm. This certainly makes it one of the most spacious cars in its segment. The car also offers an impressive 170mm of ground clearance.Length of Hyundai Elite i20 stands at 3985mm, width at 1734mm and height is 1505mm and has a similar ground clearance of 170mm. The Honda Jazz wins the size battle with length of 3955mm and width of 1694mmc and stands 1544mm tall.
The Hyundai gets features like auto headlamps, rain sensing wipers, a supervision cluster and heated ORVMs. The Honda Jazz gets an Audio Video Navigation (AVN) system along with a 5-inch screen with a touch interface while the Baleno gets a mix of both the above-mentioned equipment. It features a 7-inch SmartPlay system with Apple CarPlay. The Baleno comes with features like start stop button and also is in the most cost efficient in term of spare parts and maintenance.
The Suzuki Baleno might just turn the tables on the Hyundai Elite i20 with its aggressive pricing and the Maruti Value for money perception.