New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno [COMPARED!]


The new 2017 Maruti Dzire is fairly more modern than the car it replaces. It is based on the same HEARTEC platform as the Baleno and uses the exact same engines as well. While the Baleno and Dzire aren’t exactly direct rivals, the overlap and in prices means they can be viewed as an alternative to each other. So, how do the two compare with each other? Read our New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno comparison to find out. Also See- 2017 Maruti Dzire Test Drive Review

new 2017 maruti dzire vs baleno comparison

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New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno Price Comparison

2017 Maruti Dzire Maruti Baleno
Ex-showroom Price Rs 5.45 Lakh to Rs 9.41 Lakh Rs. 5.28-8.44 lakh

The Maruti Baleno is cheaper than the Dzire by about 20,000-50,000. Top end diesel trim of the Dzire is pricier than the top end Baleno by 50,000. However, the entry level Baleno and Dzire diesel cost the same. Here is a detailed Maruti Dzire vs Baleno price comparison –

New Dzire Baleno
LXi Rs. 5.45 lakh Sigma Rs. 5.28 lakh
VXi Rs. 6.29 lakh Delta Rs. 5.99 lakh
ZXi Rs. 7.05 lakh Zeta Rs. 6.59 lakh
ZXi+ Rs. 7.94 lakh Alpha Rs. 7.30 lakh
VXi AMT Rs. 6.76 lakh Delta AT Rs. 7.05 lakh
ZXi AMT Rs. 7.52 lakh Zeta AT Rs. 7.66 lakh
ZXi+ AMT Rs. 8.41 lakh
LDi Rs. 6.45 lakh Sigma Rs. 6.45 lakh
VDi Rs. 7.29 lakh Delta Rs. 7.11 lakh
ZDi Rs. 8.05 lakh Zeta Rs. 7.72 lakh
ZDi+ Rs. 8.94 lakh Alpha Rs. 8.44 lakh
 VDi AMT Rs. 7.76 lakh
 ZDi AMT Rs. 8.52 lakh
ZDi+ AMT Rs. 9.41 lakh


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New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno Specifications Comparison

New 2017 Maruti Dzire Maruti Baleno
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol, 1.3 L Diesel 1.2 L Petrol, 1.3 L Diesel
Power 83 bhp, 74 bhp 83 bhp, 74 bhp
Torque 115 Nm, 190 Nm 115 Nm, 190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT, 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed manual/CVT, 5-speed manual
Mileage(claimed) 22 KMPL, 28.4 KMPL 21.4 KMPL, 27.39 KMPL

Both Maruti products are powered by the same engines in an identical state of tune. Which means the Baleno and Dzire both boast the same power and torque figures. However, while the Baleno petrol comes with an optional CVT, the Dzire gets an option 5-speed AMT. Baleno Diesel has only one manual transmission option. Both cars are based on the same platform.

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New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno Mileage Comparison

  New 2017 Maruti Dzire Maruti Baleno
Diesel 28.4 KMPL 27.39 KMPL
Petrol 22 KMPL 21.4 KMPL

According to ARAI figures, the new Dzire is slightly more fuel efficient than the Baleno. However, the difference in real world mileage figures of the two could be negligible.

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno Comparison – Dimensions

  Dzire Baleno
Length 3995 mm 3995 mm
Width 1735 mm 1745 mm
Height 1515 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm 2520 mm
Ground Clearance 163 mm 170 mm
Boot Space 378 L 339 L
Fuel tank Capacity 37 L 37 L
Kerb Weight Petrol – 860-895 KG

Diesel – 955-990 KG

Petrol – 890 KG

Diesel – 985 KG

As can be seen in the table above, the Baleno is wider and has a longer wheelbase. Both cars are very light thanks to the new HEARTEC platform.

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno Comparison – Verdict

  • Price – The new Dzire is pricier than the Baleno by up to Rs. 50,000.
  • Specifications – Both cars come with the same engines. However, Maruti is offering the Dzire diesel with a 5-speed AMT.
  • Features – There isn’t much to choose from when it comes to features. The Baleno comes certain features the Dzire doesn’t get.
  • Design – We prefer the overall proportions of a hatchback over those of a compact sedan. Still, Maruti has done a much better job with the third gen Dzire than before.

It all boils down to personal preferences. There isn’t much that sets the Dzire and Baleno apart in terms of price, specifications and features. If you need the extra boot space, then Dzire should be your pick. Otherwise the slightly cheaper Baleno ticks all the boxes.

What do you think of our new 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno comparison? Do let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to Car Blog India as we compare the new model Maruti Dzire 2017 with even more cars.

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