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Maruti Ignis vs Baleno- Detailed Comparison of Price, Specs, Mileage, Features, Design and more

The Baleno which was launched in 2015 instantly became a big hit among Indian car buyers. Due to its close pricing with the Swift, it managed to steal many of the Swift’s customers. A similar thing can happen with the Swift again, this time due to the Ignis. The Ignis will not only share floor space with the Baleno, it is also liklely to have the same set of engines as well. The fact that the Ignis looks like a micro SUV will attract more buyers. In this article, I will be comparing the upcoming mini SUV- the Ignis with the popular hatchback- Baleno.

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Maruti Ignis vs Baleno

Ignis vs Baleno
Ignis vs Baleno

Maruti Ignis vs Baleno Comparison- Price


Maruti Ignis Price (expected ex showroom price, Delhi)Maruti BalenoPrice (ex showroom price, Delhi)
SigmaRs. 6.00 lakhSigmaRs. 6.37 lakh
DeltaRs. 6.55 lakhDeltaRs. 7.03 lakh
ZetaRs. 7.25 lakhZetaRs. 7.64 lakh
AlphaRs. 7.79 lakhAlphaRs. 8.36 lakh
Delta AMTRs. 7.20 lakhAlphaRs. 8.36 lakh
Zeta AMTRs. 7.80 lakhAlphaRs. 8.36 lakh


Maruti IgnisPrice (expected ex showroom, Delhi)Maruti BalenoPrice (ex showroom, Delhi)
SigmaRs. 5.00 lakhSigmaRs. 5.25 lakh
DeltaRs. 5.60 lakhDeltaRs. 5.91 lakh
ZetaRs. 6.20 lakhZetaRs. 6.51 lakh
Delta AutomaticRs. 6.25 lakhDelta AutomaticRs. 6.97 lakh
AlphaRs. 6.70 lakhAlphaRs. 7.22 lakh
Zeta AutomaticRs. 6.90 lakhZeta AutomaticRs. 7.58 lakh

The prices above for Maruti Ignis are estimated prices. The actual pricing could be a bit different. It is belived that the Ignis will cost less than the Baleno. The Ignis will be priced similar to the Ritz. The official launch of the Ignis will confirm the prices. Automatic variants of the Ignis will be cheaper as compared to that of the Ignis because of the use of a 5-speed AMT gearbox.

Maruti Ignis vs Baleno Comparison- Specifications


Maruti IgnisMaruti Baleno
Engine Type1.3 L Diesel1.3 L Diesel
Transmission 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT5-speed manual
Power74 bhp74 bhp
Torque190 Nm190 Nm
Mileage26.80 km/ltr (claimed)27.39 km/ltr (claimed)


Maruti IgnisMaruti Baleno
Engine Type1.2 L Petrol1.2 L Petrol
Transmission 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT5-speed manual/CVT
Power83 bhp83 bhp
Torque113 Nm113 Nm
Mileage20.89 kpl (claimed)21.4 kpl (claimed)

The Maruti Ignis shares its engines with the Maruti Baleno. Hence, both cars are powered by the same 1.3 L Diesel and 1.2 L Petrol engines. Unlike the Baleno, the petrol variant of the Ignis will get a 5-speed AMT instead of a CVT. Same goes for the the Diesel Ignis . However, when it comes to mileage, the claimed mileage of both the petrol and diesel variants of the Ignis is marginally less than that of the Baleno.

Maruti Ignis
Maruti Ignis

Maruti Ignis vs Maruti Baleno Comparison-  Mileage

Maruti IgnisMaruti Baleno
Diesel26.80 km/ltr27.39 km/ltr
Petrol20.89 km/ltr21.4 km/ltr

As per ARAI, the Ignis returns a mileage of 26.80 km/ltr and 20.89 km/ltr for its diesel and petrol versions respectively. Whereas the Baleno returns a mileage of 27.39 km/ltr and 21.4 km/ltr for its diesel and petrol versions respectively. So, it can be concluded that the mileage of the Maruti Ignis is lesser as compared to that of the Baleno.

Maruti Ignis vs Maruti Baleno Comparison- Dimensions

Maruti IgnisMaruti Baleno
Length x Width x Height3700 x 1690 x 1595 mm3995 x 1745 x 1500 mm
Wheelbase2435 mm2520 mm
Boot Space260 L339 L
Kerb Weight825-960 kg870 – 970 kg
Wheel Type and Size15-inch alloys16-inch alloys

As evident from the above table the Ignis is taller than the Baleno. However, it is shorter in length and narrower. The weight of the Ignis is between 825 and 960 kg depending on the variant. When it comes to luggage space, the Baleno has a much bigger boot space of 339 Ltrs compared to the 260 Ltrs of the Ignis.

Maruti Ignis vs Baleno Comparison-  Features

As mentioned earlier on our website, Maruti will be selling the Ignis through the Nexa dealership network only which is meant for their premium models. This means the micro-SUV comes will be feature packed. Highlights include projector headlamps, dual front airbags, ABS, LED daytime running lights, , touchscreen infotainment system and much more. The same features are available on the Baleno as well. So, it won’t be fair to choose the better one of the two cars based on just features.

Maruti IgnisMaruti Baleno
Audio SystemSmartPlay TouchscreenSmartPlay Touchscreen
Air conditioner typeAutomatic Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (4)Yes (4)
Central LockingKeyless Entry and goKeyless Entry and go
Steering Audio Controls YesYes

Maruti Ignis vs Baleno Design Comparison- Design

The Indian buyers have seem to liked the Baleno’s styling a lot. as the car is overall is a very smart looking hatchback. The Maruti Ignis looks pretty much the same as  shown in the Auto Expo when it comes to the design. Minor bits like theLED daytime running lights, big chrome lined grille housing the headlamps, etc. look really good on the Ignis. The other highlights include beefy wheel arches, a clamshell bonnet,  body cladding. Undoubtedly, the USP of the Ignis would be its SUV like looks.

Ignis vs Baleno Exteriors
Ignis vs Baleno Exteriors

Coming to the interiors,  the Baleno an all-black interior. The centre console is one of the best features of the Baleno’s cabin. Much like the Baleno, the touchscreen infotainment system in the Ignis goes well with the centre console. Both the cars have Maruti’s SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system. As opposed to the Baleno, the Ignis’ cabin comes finished in Black and Ivory white with body coloured highlights.

Maruti Ignis Interiors
Maruti Ignis Interiors
Maruti Baleno Interior
Maruti Baleno Interior

Maruti Ignis vs Baleno Comparison –The Final Verdict

The Ignis can become a hot favorite among Indian buyers due to its SUV like looks. However, when it comes to comparison, a lot depends on the actual prices of the Ignis. So, lets wait for it’s launch. By that time, you can compare and decide for yourself on the following parameters.

  • Price – It is expected that the price of the Ignis would be lower than that of the Baleno. However, the top end versions of the Ignis could cost more than that of the Baleno due to it’s premium features
  • Features –The Ignis and the Baleno are identical on features. So, it would not be fair to judge which car is better on the basis of features.
  • Specifications – Both cars share the same engine lineup . However, the  Baleno petrol has a CVT, while the Ignis will have the upper hand with a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission option.
  • Design – The Ignis definitely looks great. But the Baleno looks cool too. Looks are a matter of personal choice. So, its upto the buyer, which one he or she finds better.

Hope you like the article on the comparison between the Maruti Ignis and the Mauti Baleno. Stay tuned to indiaautoz.in for more such comparisons.

Also read- Maruti Ignis vs Hyundai Grand i10 comparison. and Maruti Ignis vs Maruti Swift Comparison

About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, https://indiaautoz.in .

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