Maruti Swift and Baleno are among the highest-selling cars in the segment for people looking for a vehicle above the entry-level products. Is Baleno worth the Rs 80,000 price difference?
The base models of the Maruti Swift and Baleno are almost Rs 80,000 apart when considering the on-road prices in the state of Haryana. The difference will be in that vicinity in other states as well. While the Swift is a regular hatchback, the Baleno is the premium hatchback with larger overall dimensions and silhouette. People would find merit in both of these and we will compare the two in terms of exterior appearance and internal cabin and features to help you choose the best option for you. The introductory prices of the new Baleno make the difference this small and prices might see a slight increment soon.
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Maruti Swift & Baleno Base Model – Exterior Comparison
The difference in the size of the two cars is evident. The front end of the Swift looks quite attractive with the horizontal chrome bar on the grille. The Baleno has projector headlamps, while the Swift houses regular halogen lamps. None of the vehicles has fog lamps in these base trims. The Swift has 14-inch steel wheels while the Baleno has 15-inch steel wheels, both without the wheel covers. The door handles are finished in normal plastic on both the cars. The taillamps are not LEDs and none of them has rear wipers. The Baleno features a roof-mounted spoiler while the Swift doesn’t get it.
Interior & Features Comparison
On the inside, the differences are not that much barring the sheer cabin space. The Baleno feels spacious in every aspect, be it the seat comfort or the luggage compartment. The main difference that the customers will notice is the fact that the Baleno has all-four power windows while Swift has roll down windows on every door. Apart from that, the instrument cluster on the Baleno is a bit more intuitive with the MID, while Swift has a basic console. The Baleno gets automatic climate control and the Swift gets a manual one. Both the cars have a tilt function for the steering wheel. There are no speakers or music systems or infotainment systems.
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While the Baleno is about Rs 80,000 more expensive, on-road, than the Swift, the price difference is well worth it. Because the Baleno has just been introduced, these prices may see a sharp increase in times to come.