The new 2017 Maruti Dzire is a great more modern car especially when compared to the car it replaces. The Dzire is based on the same HEARTEC platform as the Baleno and it is powered by the same engines as well. Even though the Baleno and Dzire are not exactly direct rivals, the overlap in prices means they can be considered as an alternative to each other. So, how do the two cars compare with each other? Let’s find it out in the New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno comparison.
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- 1 New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno Comparison
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno Comparison
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno Comparison- Price
|2017 Maruti Dzire||Maruti Baleno|
|Ex-showroom Price||Rs 5.45 Lakh to Rs 9.41 Lakh||Rs. 5.28-8.44 lakh|
The Dzire is costlier than the Baleno by Rs 20,000-50,000. Top end diesel model of the Dzire is costlier than the top end Baleno by 50,000. That said, the entry level Baleno and Dzire diesel, both cost the same. Here is a detailed variat by variant Maruti Dzire vs Baleno price comparison –
|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|
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno Comparison- Specifications
|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 the car’s by Maruti are powered by the same engines in an identical state of tune. This certainly means that the Baleno and Dzire both boast the same power as well as the same torque figures. The major difference being, while the Baleno petrol comes with an optional CVT, the Dzire gets an option of 5-speed AMT. Baleno Diesel has only one manual transmission option. Both the cars are based on the same platform.
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno Comparison- Mileage
|New 2017 Maruti Dzire||Maruti Baleno|
|Diesel||28.4 KMPL||27.39 KMPL|
|Petrol||22 KMPL||21.4 KMPL|
The new Dzire is slightly more fuel efficient than the Baleno when it comes to the ARAI figures. However, the mileage figures in real world could vary.
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno Comparison- Dimensions
|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 evident from the table above, the Baleno is wider than the Dzire and has a longer wheelbase as well. Both cars are very light due to the new HEARTEC platform.
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Baleno Comparison – Verdict
- Price – The new Dzire is costlier than the Baleno by up to Rs. 50,000.
- Specifications – Both cars have the same engines. However, the Dzire diesel comes with a 5-speed AMT.
- Features – When it comes to features, there isn’t much to choose from between the two cars. The Baleno comes with a few features the Dzire doesn’t get.
- Design – The new Dzire looks much more proportionate and its looks are very appealing. On the other hand, the Baleno has great looks for a hatchback. Since design is a matter of personal taste, we will leave it to the buyers.
It all comes down to personal preferences. There isn’t much that sets the Dzire and Baleno apart when it comes to price, specifications and features. The Dzire would be a good choice if you need a boot space. Else, the slightly cheaper Baleno would be a good fit all your needs.
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