Swift Dzire has been a very successful entry level sedan, it has been consistently present in top 5 cars sold every month. Almost 20000 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire are sold every month. Which is undoubtedly great. Swift Dzire is a symbol of trust in Indian car market, it symbolizes trust of great service by maruti, Easier availability of spare parts, Low maintenance cost.
Baleno has been a new entry by Maruti Suzuki, it is the first car to be exported from India to Japan and other European countries. Maruti started a new chain of Nexa Showrooms to sell these cars. Within 1 month of launch Baleno was one of the top 10 cars sold per month. Currently the booking period is almost 6-7 months.
Competition to Baleno is tough but in my opinion its better than Swift Dzire in may aspects. So for a buyer i would suggest Baleno is price is almost the same.
Let us compare Baleno with Swift Dzire.
Though Look and feel is a matter of personal experience everyone should agree that the fluid design of baleno is more soothing as compared to traditional looking swift dzire.
Baleno is one the cars with Standard Safety features like ABS (Anti Lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) and Dual Air Bag (Driver and Co-Driver) standard across all the models. So even if you purchase base model of Baleno i.e sigma 1.2 you will have all the standard safety features. So no extra cost for safety.
Where as in Other Maruti Cars you pay extra for safety features for example the major difference between top model of Swift Dzire Second top model (Vxi or Vdi) and top model (Zxi or Zdi ) is security features, and top model costs almost 80 thousand costlier.
So, if you one concerned about safety of yourself and your loved one and tight in budget, Baleno is better option.
Tried and Tested Engine
There is a common suggestion that follows launch of a new car i.e look for reviews, check how the engine works etc. You need not to worry about it’s as it have same engine 1.2 liter engine made by fiat which is used in swift dzire.
So both the cars have same engine. Baleno being lighter than Swift by almost 100 kg its pickup is good and ride is more lighter.
Interior of Baleno is more impressive. It’s black color gives it sports look.
- Apple Car Play so you can Make calls, send and receive messages, browse music and even use Siri, just by using your smartplay.
- Steering mounted audio and video Control: Through the voice command feature, give verbal commands for navigation, playing music and phone calls.
Maruti is not known for smooth ride. But buttery smooth handling of Baleno is comparable to that of Hyundai.
Other Features: Baleno is far Better than Swift Dzire
|Steering Adjustment||Tilt & Telescopic||Tilt only|
|Parking Assist||Reverse Camerea||No|
|Anti-glare Mirrors||Electronic – Internal Only||Manual – Internal Only|
|Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel||Yes||No|
|Leather-wrapped Gear Knob||Yes||No|
|Interiors||Single Tone||Double Tone|
|Split Rear Seat||60:40 Split||No|
|One Touch Up||Driver||No|
|One Touch Down||No||Driver|
|Follow Me Home Headlamps||Yes||No|
|Daytime Running Lights||Yes||No|
|GPS Navigation System||Yes||No|
|Trip Meter||Electronic 2 trips||No|
When you will go through the above list you will feel pity to those who are still buying swift dzire out of their prejudice.
Don’t be a fool and buy Baleno.