Comparison Review: Maruti Suzuki Ignis VS Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Ride Quality

●Maruti Suzuki Ignis

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis has a superb handling feel against its rivals, it is quite enjoyable to drive with a powerful engine, but you may feel uncomfortable to drive in a narrow cabin.

●Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Since the engine has very little noise and gear shifting moves easily, you can surely have a good driving experience from the Baleno, but the seats may not be so comfortable for long drive because it is a little bit itchy.

 

On-Road Price in New Delhi (some cities prices are lower than this)

●Maruti Suzuki Ignis On-Road Price

Maruti Suzuki Ignis price starts at ₹ 5.25 Lakhs and goes up to ₹ 7.98 Lakhs. The price of Petrol variant for Ignis ranges between ₹ 5.25 Lakhs and ₹ 7.98 Lakhs.

●Maruti Suzuki Baleno On-Road Price

Maruti Suzuki Baleno lists a price range from ₹ 6.14 Lakhs to ₹ 9.94 Lakhs. The price of the diesel version is from ₹ 7.64 Lakhs to ₹ 9.87 Lakhs.

From the price positioning, we can see that the Baleno is about 2 lakhs higher than the Ignis. I would not be so surprised because after all, these two cars are not a pair of competitors in the market and they have different target customers. Since they are both under the same brand and you could also say that the Baleno is the “upgraded version” of the Ignis. Based on that, let's start a further comparison between these two hatchbacks.

 

Safety

●Maruti Suzuki Ignis Safety

Although the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is the car in the supermini class, it is quite well-loaded in the safety features. It is equipped with 2 Airbags (Driver & Co-Driver), Middle rear three-point seatbelt, Child Seat Anchor Points, Seat Belt Warning, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Engine immobilizer, Central Locking with Key and Child Safety Lock.

Besides, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis has a good performance in the crash test, with a rating of 3-stars out of 5. It scores 79%, 79%, 67%, and 25% in Adult Occupant session, Child Occupant session, Pedestrian session, and Safety Assist session respectively. If you want more safety information of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, click here.

●Maruti Suzuki Baleno Safety

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is also a supermini class hatchback. For the safety features, it is loaded with 2 Airbags (Driver & Co-Driver), Seat Belt Warning, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Engine immobilizer, Central Locking, and Speed Sensing Door Lock.

The Baleno also scores 3-stars out of 5 in the crash test, which is the same as the Ignis. And it acquires 80%, 73%, 65%, and 25% in the Adult Occupant session, Child Occupant session, Pedestrian session, and Safety Assist session respectively. If you want more safety information of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, click here.

It is a bit surprising of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis for having such a good performance in the safety test. It should probably thank to the well-loaded safety features. Compares with the Ignis, the Baleno is not doing good enough in the safety part for missing a few important safety features.

 

Exterior

●Maruti Suzuki Ignis Exterior

With the Roof Mounted Antenna and the Body-Coloured Bumpers loaded on it, you might find the exterior of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is a little bit strange. Although the minimalist body shows a sense of conciseness, it doesn't look very well with the plain surfaces and the round roof. But if you are the person who wants to be outstanding, stand out from the ordinary, then the exterior of the Ignis wouldn't be a disadvantage to you.

 

●Maruti Suzuki Baleno Exterior

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has a great design of the exterior. It is equipped with Body-Coloured ORVMs, bumpers, and door handles, plus with LED rear combination lamps. Compares with the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, the exterior of the Baleno looks like a segment above. It is more stylish, with more perfect finishing. All in all, the Baleno shows you a huge sense of elegance and vividness, you won't regret for its exterior.

 

Interior

●Maruti Suzuki Ignis Interior

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis has black interiors with silver accent colours, which is a typical Maruti Suzuki style. The built quality of the interior is good and there are automatic climate control and modern touchscreen SmartPlay infotainment system loaded. Moreover, the Ignis is also equipped with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, reverse parking sensors and a multifunction steering wheel. However, there is one thing that dissatisfied the owner of the Ignis, which is the narrow cabin and boot space.

 

●Maruti Suzuki Baleno Interior

Since the Baleno is under the same brand with the Ignis, it also has classic black interiors but with premium blue detailing. It gets a dual-tone and fabric-design seat upholstery and an upgraded SmartPlay connected infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Besides, it is quite satisfying to have the notification of low fuel and parking brake, etc. More importantly, the Baleno comes with a more spacious cabin than the Ignis.

 

Petrol & diesel mileage

●Maruti Suzuki Ignis petrol mileage

It should be noticed that the Maruti Suzuki Ignis doesn’t offer the diesel version. With the petrol version only, it officially claims the petrol mileage is 20.89 kmpl, which is not a good performance but… it is acceptable for such a mini hatchback.

●Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol & diesel mileage

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno offers both petrol and diesel version for the buyers. And it officially claims the petrol mileage is from 19.56 to 21.1 kmpl and the diesel mileage is 27.39 kmpl.

There is not a big difference in mileage between these two hatchbacks' petrol version. But the buyer can have an additional option for the Baleno diesel version, with better mileage.

 

Dimensions

●Swift dimensions ( length/weight/width/height )

Length

3700 mm

Width

1690 mm

Height

1595 mm

Wheelbase

2435 mm

Kerb Weight

825 kg

●Baleno dimensions ( length/weight/width/height )

Length

3995 mm

Width

1745 mm

Height

1510 mm

Wheelbase

2520 mm

Kerb Weight

865 kg

Most buyers would clearly know that the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is little bigger than the Ignis even without the statistics above. It is a sure thing since the Ignis is positioned in supermini class market. There is one thing you may not know, the Ignis is 85 mm higher than the Baleno, which is also the only parameter that performs better than the Baleno in dimensions.  

 

Colours

●Maruti Suzuki Ignis Colours

There are 9 available colours for the Maruti Suzuki Ignis: Nexa Blue, Glistening Grey, Silky Silver, Pearl Arctic White, Tinsel Blue, Uptown Red, Tinsel Blue/Pearl Arctic White, Tinsel Blue/Midnight Black, and Uptown Red with Midnight Black.

●Maruti Suzuki Baleno colours

Compares with the Ignis, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is 3 available colours less than the Ignis. Only 6 colours are available: Pearl Arctic White, Premium Silver Metallic, Nexa Blue, Pearl Phoenix Red, Magma Grey Metallic, and Fire Red.

Ground Clearance

●Maruti Suzuki Ignis ground clearance: 180 mm

●Maruti Suzuki Baleno ground clearance: 170 mm

For hatchbacks, both Ignis and Baleno are possessed with good ground clearance, the Ignis is only 10 mm higher than the Baleno, which is a very tiny difference. So, it wouldn' t be so surprising that both the Ignis and the Baleno can deal with various complicated road conditions.

 

Automatic Modified Accessories

●Maruti Suzuki Ignis automatic modified accessories

For the Maruti Suzuki Ignis, you can choose to retrofit the LED Headlight Bulb, the 7D Luxury Custom Fitted Car Mats and Custom-Fit Leatherette 3D Car Seat Covers, etc.

●Baleno automatic modified accessories

For the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, you can choose to retrofit Towel Car Seat Covers, Stebel Magnum Horn TM 80/2 (Black) with Raley and Mud Flap, etc.

 

Specifications & Features

●Maruti Suzuki Ignis specifications & features

Engine & Transmission

Engine

1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Fuel Type

Petrol

Max Power (bhp@rpm)

82 bhp @ 6000 rpm

Max Torque (Nm@rpm)

113 Nm @ 4200 rpm

Mileage (ARAI)

20.89 kmpl

Drivetrain

FWD

Transmission

Manual - 5 Gears

Emission Standard

BS 4

●Baleno specifications & features

Engine & Transmission

Engine

1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

1248cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

998cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type

VVT

DDiS 200

VVT

Fuel Type

Petrol

Diesel

Petrol

Max Power (bhp@rpm)

82 bhp @ 6000 rpm

74 bhp @ 4000 rpm


101 bhp @ 5500 rpm

 

Max Torque (Nm@rpm)

115 Nm @ 4000 rpm

190 Nm @ 2000 rpm

150 Nm @ 1700 rpm

Mileage (ARAI)

21.01 kmpl

27.39 kmpl

21.1 kmpl

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

Manual - 5 Gears/Automatic

Manual – 5 Gears

Manual – 5 Gears

Emission Standard

BS 6

BS 4

BS 4

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is small but under the hood, it is as strong as the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, with a max power of 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm and a max torque of 113 Nm @ 4200 rpm, the Ignis can fit most of your driving needs.

There are 3 different powertrains of the Baleno, the most powerful edition is the Baleno Rs variant with a max power of 101 bhp @ 5500 rpm and a max torque of 150 Nm @ 1700 rpm.

 

Conclusion

Considering your budget and the value of money, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno would be a better choice since it has a better look and other superior parameters than the Ignis. If you hold the budget over ₹ 7 lakhs, then go for the Baleno and you won’t regret it. If you hold the budget from ₹ 5 lakhs to ₹ 7 lakhs, then the Ignis would not fail you.

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