Maruti Baleno Alpha vs Tata Nexon XM S (P) – Comparison

At times, it becomes interesting to compare two completely different vehicles with a similar on-road price which is the basis of this comparison as well.

This is a comparison between the Maruti Baleno Alpha vs Tata Nexon XM S(P). Now, the reason for this seemingly unfair comparison is the fact that both these variants are priced at Rs 8.99 lakh, ex-showroom. Talking about the on-road prices, the Baleno costs Rs 10.13 lakh, while the Nexon costs Rs 10.09 lakh making Baleno Rs 4,000 more expensive. Let us check out what do you actually get for Rs 10 lakh from both these products.

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Maruti Baleno vs Tata Nexon – Dimensions Comparison

While both these vehicles belong to the sub-4 m segment, the Nexon is a compact SUV, whereas the Baleno is a premium hatchback which explains the difference in dimensions. The Nexon is evidently bigger than the Baleno in all areas except for the wheelbase.

ParametersMaruti BalenoTata Nexon
Length (mm)39903993
Width (mm)17451811
Height (mm)15001606
Wheelbase (mm)25202498
Ground Clearance (mm)170209
Boot Storage (L)318350
Fuel Tank (L)3744
Baleno vs Nexon – Dimension Comparison

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Maruti Baleno vs Tata Nexon – Specs Comparison

One gets the option of a diesel engine only with the Nexon. According to the size of each of these, the engines complement the performance really well. Also, for those looking for great mileage, Baleno has a clear edge.

SpecsMaruti BalenoTata Nexon
Engine1.2L Petrol1.2L Turbo-petrol Revotron;
1.5L Turbo-diesel Revotorq
Transmission5-speed Manual; 5-speed AMT6-speed Manual;
6-speed AMT
Power88 hp120 bhp / 110 bhp
Torque113 Nm170 Nm / 260 Nm
Mileage22.35 km/l17.2 km/l (P) / 22 km/l (D)
Baleno vs Nexon – Specs Comparison

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Maruti Baleno vs Tata Nexon – Features Comparison

The Maruti Baleno comes with exciting features like a new 9-inch Smart Pro+ Infotainment System with the latest connectivity functions, Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ARKAMYS Premium Audio System, Wireless Charging, Sliding Armrest, Leather Upholstery, Auto-Dimming IRVMs, Rear AC Vents, Heads Up Display, Cruise Control, Electric Sunroof, Sporty Flat Bottom Steering Wheel with multiple functions, 6 Airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Hill Hold Assist, 360-degree Camera, and many more.

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On the other hand, the XM S version of the Nexon is not that feature-loaded but it has all the basic needs. This includes things like a small display for multimedia instead of a touchscreen, Steering-mounted Controls, Fabric Upholstery, an Electric Sunroof, Manual AC, no Central Armrest, Flip Key, Drive Modes (Eco, City & Sport), Fixed Rear Headrests, No Parcel Tray or Armrest, No Rear AC Vents, Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, Reverse Parking Sensors, ESP, Rollover Mitigation, and more.

Maruti Baleno Alpha vs Tata Nexon XM S (P) - Comparison
Maruti Baleno Alpha vs Tata Nexon XM S (P) – Comparison


If you are someone who is not looking for an SUV and want a petrol car with top features and high mileage, Maruti Baleno is the one for you. However, if you want an SUV, the option of a diesel engine, a rugged product but can compromise on some features, Tata Nexon could be a great pick for you.

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