Maruti Suzuki Baleno VS Tata Altroz. Which one should you buy? Detailed Comparison.
Tata Altroz and Maruti Suzuki Baleno are closest rivals.
Tata Altroz is priced from ₹ 5.84 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). the premium hatchback is not only the first premium hatchback to be made in India but this is also the company’s first BS6 car on sale. Tata Altroz’s India launch is a much-anticipated affair since Tata showcased the production-ready model at Geneva Motor Show last year (2019). And now the car is finally on sale in India, its time to compare Tata Altroz with its closest rival Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Not to forget that the car is best selling premium hatchback since 2015. Clearly, the Tata Altroz has a tough job to beat its closest rival. Let’s compare these two premium hatchbacks across parameters like engine, dimensions, safety, features, price and much more.
Tata Altroz vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Which car has more features ?
The Tata Altroz has automatic AC, electric tailgate release, rain-sensing wipers, push-button start/stop, wearable key, semi-digital instrument panel with seven-inch MID (Multi-information display), and seven-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple car play, Android auto.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno, on the other hand, comes with a semi-digital instrument panel with a small MID, automatic AC, push-button start/stop, automatic headlamps, and seven-inch touchscreen infotainment (smartplay studio) with Apple car play, Android auto. So, the Altroz is much feature-loaded than Baleno.
Tata Altroz vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Which car is safe ?
Both Tata Altroz & Maruti Suzuki Baleno are offered with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, and high-speed alert system as standard in all variants. In addition to these, Tata Altroz has corner stability control, Isofix, driver & co-driver seat belt reminder, Auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers (front), rear wiper & washer, etc. And Baleno has Immobilizer, Dual horn, Manual headlamps leveling, Front fog lamps, Auto headlamps ON/OFF, Pinch guard power window (driver), Auto-dimming IRVM, Driver & Co-driver seat belt reminder, reverse parking sensors, reverse parking camera, Rear wiper & washer & much more. So on paper, the Tata Altroz & Maruti Suzuki Baleno are closely matched when it comes to listing safety features.
Safety is one that area where Tata Altroz beats Baleno Because Tata Altroz has scored a 5-star rating in Global NCAP, making it the safest hatchback in India offered by the Indian car manufacturer. And though Baleno is not crash tested in Global NCAP, we don’t think It will be able to beat Altroz in safety.
Tata Altroz vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Which car gives the best performance?
The Tata Altroz petrol is offered with 1.2L petrol engine & 1.2L Turbo petrol engine which makes 86 PS & 113 Nm / 110 PS & 140 Nm. Tata Altroz diesel is offered with 1.5L turbo diesel which makes 90 PS & 200 Nm. All of these engines are offered with 5-speed manual transmission.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is offered with only 1.2L petrol engine which makes 66 PS & 113 Nm. This engine offered with 5-speed manual & CVT automatic transmission.
86 PS / 6000rpm
|113 Nm / 3300rpm||5MT|
|1.2L||1197 cc||61 kW / 6000 rpm||113 Nm / 4200 rpm||5MT / CVT|
|1.2L turbo petrol||1199 cc||110 PS / 5500 rpm||140 PS @ 1500 – 5500 rpm||5MT|
|1497 cc||90 PS @ 4000 rpm||200 Nm @ 1250 – 3000 rpm||5MT|
|Baleno petrol hybrid||1.2L||1197 cc||66 kW / 6000 rpm||113 kW / 4400 rpm||5MT|
As per the information of engines the Tata Altroz has more powerful petrol engines than Maruti Suzuki Baleno, but the fact that Tata Altroz is offered only with manual transmission on the other hand Baleno is offered with manual as well as CVT transmission. But if you are looking for diesel engine you have only the option that is Tata Altroz.
Tata Altroz vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Which car is cheaper?
The Tata Altroz starts from ₹ 5.84 Lakhs and goes up to ₹ 9.59 Lakhs. All the prices are Ex-showroom New Delhi.
And Maruti Suzuki Baleno starts from ₹ 5.98 Lakhs and goes up to ₹ 9.30 Lakhs. All the prices are Ex-showroom New Delhi.
As, you can see the base price of Altroz is cheaper than baleno but the top variant price is higher than baleno.