Maruti Baleno vs Dzire [COMPARISON]

Launched last year, the Baleno has become yet another success story for Maruti Suzuki India. Thanks mainly to a long list of features and attractive pricing. Its major rivals include Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo. However, there are many other indirect rivals such as the Maruti Dzire. Although they belong to different segments, they fall in the same price bracket and share the same engines. Read our Maruti Baleno vs Dzire post here to find out how they compare with each other.

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Maruti Baleno vs Dzire Price Comparison


Maruti BalenoMaruti Dzire
SigmaRs. 6.37 lakhsLDiRs. 6.16 lakhs
DeltaRs. 7.03 lakhsLDi (O)Rs. 6.36 lakhs
ZetaRs. 7.64 lakhsVDiRs. 7.10 lakhs
AlphaRs. 8.36 lakhsVDi (O)Rs. 7.22 lakhs
ZDiRs. 8.07 lakhs
ZDi AMTRs. 8.57 lakhs

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Maruti BalenoMaruti Dzire
SigmaRs. 5.25 lakhsLXiRs. 5.27 lakhs
DeltaRs. 5.91 lakhsLXi (O)Rs. 5.51 lakhs
ZetaRs. 6.51 lakhsVXiRs. 5.99 lakhs
Delta AutomaticRs. 6.97 lakhsVXi (O)Rs. 6.27 lakhs
AlphaRs. 7.22 lakhsVXi ATRs. 6.87 lakhs
Zeta AutomaticRs. 7.58 lakhsZXiRs. 7.02 lakhs
VXi AT (O)Rs. 7.07 lakhs

ex-showroom, Delhi price

Although the prices of the Baleno and Dzire are quite identical, bear in mind the hatchback is more feature rich than the compact sedan. Top end diesel and petrol variants of the Baleno cost more than the Dzire, but they get a longer list of features.

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Maruti Baleno vs Dzire Comparison- Specifications


Maruti BalenoMaruti Dzire
Engine Type/ Displacement1.3 L Diesel1.3 L Diesel
Power74 bhp74 bhp
Torque190 Nm190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage (claimed)27.39 kpl


Maruti BalenoMaruti Dzire
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L Petrol1.2 L Petrol
Power83 bhp83 bhp
Torque115 Nm115 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/CVT5-speed manual/4-speed AT
Mileage (claimed)21.4 kpl

Both cars from Maruti Suzuki employ the same engines in the exact same state of tune. The 1.2-litre petrol puts our 83 bhp and 115 Nm. On the other hand, the 1.3-litre diesel is good for 74 bhp and 190 Nm. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard. While the Baleno diesel gets only a manual engine option, the Dzire diesel is available with a 5-speed AMT. Maruti offers the Baleno petrol with CVT, while the petrol Dzire gets a 4-speed automatic transmission. Fuel efficiency of the Baleno petrol and diesel variants is higher.

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Maruti Baleno vs Dzire Mileage Comparison

 Maruti BalenoMaruti Baleno
Diesel27.39 kpl26.59 kpl
Petrol21.4 kpl20.85 kpl (Manual)/18.5 kpl (Automatic)

For diesel variants of the Baleno, Maruti is claiming an overall fuel efficiency of 27.39 kpl. This figure is more than the Dzire’s 26.59 kpl. Petrol variants of the Baleno are also more fuel efficient than petrol variants of the Swift Dzire.

Maruti Baleno vs Dzire Dimensions Comparison

 Maruti BalenoMaruti Dzire
Length x Width x Height3995 x 1745 x 1500 mm3995 x 1695 x 1555 mm
Wheelbase2520 mm2430 mm
Kerb Weight870 – 970 kg965 – 1070 kg
Wheel Type and Size16-inch alloys15-inch alloys
Boot Space339 L320 L

The Baleno is lighter than the Swift Dzire, which is one of the reasons for its higher fuel efficiency figures. It also has a bigger boot despite being a hatchback.

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Maruti Baleno vs Dzire Comparison- Features

Maruti sells the Baleno through the Nexa dealership network meant for their premium models. This means the hatchback gets certain premium features. Highlights include dual front airbags, ABS, LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system, LED tail lamps and more. Maruti Dzire misses out on some of those features. However, it gets all the essentials such as climate control, audio with Bluetooth support, dual airbags and ABS among others.

Maruti BalenoMaruti Dzire
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (4)Yes (4)
Central LockingYesYes
Steering Audio ControlsYesYes
Audio SystemYes (SmartPlay Touchscreen)Yes (2-DIN)
AirbagsYes (2) (Standard)Yes (2)

Maruti Baleno vs Dzire Comparison- Design

The Maruti Dzire, like most other compact sedans, isn’t a particularly pretty car. Its nose is identical to the donor car – Swift, but the stubby boot just doesn’t gel well with the overall design. Baleno’s styling seems to have gone down very well with the India car buying lot. Although the exterior seems a bit bulbous from some angles, the Baleno is overall is a smart looking hatchback.

Maruti has given the Baleno an all-black interior treatment. The centre console is one of the best bits of the Baleno’s cabin. Other interesting design elements include the circular auto aircon display and the brilliant looking MID. In comparison, the Dzire gets a much simpler dashboard. However, the layout is neat and quality levels are good too. Both cars get the same steering wheel. Also, Dzire gets a black beige colour theme.

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Maruti Baleno vs Dzire Comparison – Verdict

Unless you are dead set on buying a sedan, choosing the Baleno over the Dzire makes a lot of sense. You get more interior space, a bigger boot, more features and higher fuel efficiency. If you’re looking for a sedan or a diesel automatic then Maruti Dzire is the one for you.

  • Price – Pricing of both products is similar. Baleno might cost a little more, but it offers more too.
  • Specifications – Both cars boast an identical engine lineup. However, among diesel variants, only the Dzire is available with an automatic transmission.
  • Features – Baleno’s features list is slightly longer. Also, it gets more kit as part of its standard equipment.
  • Design – The Baleno is definitely a very eye-catching design, while the Dzire looks a bit ungainly thanks to its awkward proportions. But looks are a matter of personal taste so we will leave this one up to you.

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