Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai i20 Elite: Specs Comparison

Maruti Baleno vs Elite i20 Comparison Specifications

Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai i20 Elite: Specs Comparison

India’s favorite type of cars, the hatchbacks are the highest selling cars in the country. Some want it in an entry level plate but some prefer the premium. Automotive manufacturers in India are competing against each other to get the best results out of their cars. Maruti Swift had been the segment leading hatchback in the premium hatchback category until Hyundai’s i20 Elite showed up. Maruti had to come up with something really strong to bring down the i20 and the answer to that came through with the Maruti Baleno. Comparing these two will be a good idea, isn’t it?So, here’s the spec comparison of the two:

Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai Elite i20: Design

Baleno’s sports a nice fluid flow design which emphasizes its exterior. Front end gets a nice looking V-shaped chrome grille which seem to be continued into the headlight assembly on both sides. The headlamps look like they are borrowed from the Swift and the front, sure does look similar to the design of the swift. Come to the side and you find a tapered roofline and chrome plated handle holders. Baleno also gets body colored rear spoiler. The rear end looks quite dull but highlights the Suzuki logo and gets a chrome plated rear windshield bottom outline. Overall the car looks good but Maruti could’ve done better.

Hyundai i20 Elite is a striking car with front DRLs, honeycomb air dam and neatly housed fog lamps in the front bumper of the car. The car is best to look at from the side angle which has lines emerging above the wheel arches flowing all the way to the end of the car and making contact with the tail lamps. Rear end gets a boxy section with tapered tail lamps.

Maruti Baleno Design vs Hyundai Elite i20 Design

Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai Elite i20: Interior

Baleno gets an all new interior which is different from the Swift. It gets an infotainment system placed in the center of the dash with AC vents on either sides. Baleno gets silver finished AC vents covering and a chrome outlined gear lever knob.  The steering wheel though has been borrowed from the Swift.  The top-end model gets touch-screen music system with navigation, rear parking camera and sensors, climate control, engine start-stop button and a detailed instrument cluster with a TFT screen. 

Maruti Baleno Interior vs Hyundai i20 Elite Interior

While the i20 gets a dual tone interior which add to the rich look of this premium hatchback. It gets an infotainment system which sits in the center of the dash.  It gets new additions like the steering adaptive parking assist, lane change indicator, in-built service reminder and rear air-con vents. Height adjustable driver’s seat, 2-Din audio system with 1 GB internal memory, climate control system, cooled glovebox, cruise control, reverse parking assist, gear shift indicator and electro-chromatic rear view mirror are a part of the package.

Maruti Blaleno vs Hyundai Elite i20: Engine

Baleno comes in both petrol and diesel variants. The Petrol car gets a 1.2 litre, 4 cylinder engine giving 85 bhp of power 115 NM of torque.Diesel comes with a 1.25 litre engine making 75 bhp and a good 190 Nm of torque.

Maruti Baleno Petrol vs Hyundai i20 Elite Petrol

i20 Elite also comes with a petrol and a diesel variant where the petrol comes with a similar, 1.2 litre engine making 83 bhp which is two bhp lesser than the Baleno whereas the diesel variant getting the 1.4 litre engine makes 89 bhp and 224 Nm of torque.

Maruti Baleno Diesel vs Hyundai i20 Elite Diesel

Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai i20 Elite: Dimensions

Maruti Baleno comes as long as  3995 mm with a width of 1745 mm and stands 1500 mm high off the ground. The wheelbase comes at 2520 mm and a ground clearance of 170 mm. Baleno gets a good boot space of 339 mm.

Elite i20’s length comes at 3985 mm, 1734 mm wide and 1505 mm of height. Wheelbase extends at 2570 mm and the i20 has a ground clearance of 170 mm with a boot space of 285 litres which is 54 litres lesser than the Baleno.

Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai i20 Elite

Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai i20 Elite Features: Safety

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno Offers Most Number Of Safety Features As Standard Equipment. Maruti Suzuki Baleno Is The Only Car In Its Segment That Offers Dual Airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) As Standard Features On Both Petrol And Diesel Variants.

The Hyundai Elite i20 is a premium hatchback which is loaded with several advanced safety and security features. The top-of-the line Asta trim features airbags for both driver and its co-passenger, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) to offer high stability on panic braking by avoiding wheel-locking and skidding, engine immobilizer, remote central locking and child safety lock.

Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai i20 Elite: Fuel Economy

Maruti Baleno with the 1.2 litre petrol engine gives a quite healthy mileage of 21.4 kmpl while the diesel trim giving an impressive mileage 27.39 kmpl. This is something that Maruti needs appreciation for.

Hyundai i20’s petrol engine comes with a fuel economy of 18.7 kmpl and the 1.4 litre diesel gives a low mileage of 22.54 kmpl compared to the Baleno.

Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai i20 Elite: Price

Baleno’s petrol Variant starts at INR 4.99 lakh and goes up to 7.01 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the Diesel variant comes at INR 6.16 and stretches to 8.11 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

I20 Petrol comes at a price tag of 5.34 which is slightly expensive than the Baleno and goes up to 7.17 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Powerful diesel of the i20 ranges between 6.46-8.28 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).


Maruti Baleno Colors

  • Ray Blue
  • Fire Red
  • Metallic Premium Silver
  • Premium
  • Urban Blue
  • Autumn Orange
  • Granite Grey
  • Pearl Arctic White

Hyundai i20 Elite colors

  • Sleek Silver
  • Pristine Blue
  • Star Dust
  • Red Passion
  • Polar White
  • Phantom Black


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