The Maruti Baleno, Jazz and i20 Elite: All these cars have been going around for a while now. This is the reason why we wanted to bring all of them together for the comparison. The customers who are about to buy a hatchback in this segment must want to explore all the options before they buy any of them as the cars are close on features and specs.
This article will help you identify which would be the best option for you as per your choice and suitability
1) Engine, Transmission, and Mileage
The New Baleno reaches 0-100 kph speed in just 13.2 sec. It comes in both the variants that are diesel and petrol. Petrol engine consists of 1.2-litre engine which produces 84 bhp and 115 Nm of torque peak, whereas diesel derivative includes 1.3-litre unit which produces 75 bhp and 190Nm of torque peak. The ARAI certified mileage of Baleno is 21.4 litres in petrol and 27.39 litres in diesel which is more than the Jazz and i20. Baleno also has the weight advantage over the other 2 cars as its much lighter which makes it a fuel efficient car. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission along with the CVT option only in petrol.
The i20 Elite is on par with the Baleno . If we talk about performance, it takes 15.49 seconds to reach the speed of 100 kph which is less than Baleno. The petrol variant gets 1.2 litre churning out 83 bhp and 114 Nm of torque peak. The diesel variant comes with 1.4-litres unit producing 90 bhp and 220 Nm of torque peak. It comes up with a 5-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, the diesel derivative is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It has a mileage of 18.6 litres in petrol and 22.54 in diesel.
Honda Jazz reaches at the speed of 100 kph within 14.89 seconds. The petrol mill gets a 1.2 litre churning out 90 bhp (which is the highest as compared to Baleno and i20) and 110 Nm of torque peak (torque numbers stands at the bottom). The Jazz diesel engine comes in 1.5 litre which produces 100 bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque peak. It has a mileage of 18.2 litres in petrol and 27.3 litres in diesel. Just like a Baleno, it also comes up in CVT option in petrol along with a 5-speed manual transmission in both the engines.
3) Interior and Features
The interior style of Baleno is kept different from the other cars like Swift and Ertiga. Along with Jazz, it has a black theme which gives a sporty look, unlike i20 which has more of a beige interior. All the cars offer an infotainment system with support for Aux-in, Bluetooth, USB. Also include AVN (Audi visual navigation system), rear camera, climate control and steering mounting controls. All the cars come up with 2 airbags and ABS.
|Equipment||Honda Jazz VX CVT||Hyundai i20 CVT Asta||Maruti Suzuki Baleno (Auto)|
|Rear parking sensors||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Push button start||Yes||NA||Yes|
|Rear AC vents||NA||Yes||NA|
|Rear wiper and washer||Yes||NA||Yes|
|Adjustable rear headrest||NA||NA||Yes|
|Price (ex-showroom)||Rs 8.99 lakh||Rs 8.22 lakh||Rs 8.43 lakh|
4) Boot space
If we talk about boot space, The Maruti Suzuki Baleno offers you the space of 339 litres, Hyundai i20 elite offers you 285 litres and Honda Jazz provides you 354 litres of space.
If budget is not an issue and you are looking for the most capacious hatchback, extreme smooth CVT transmission, and paddle shifts, Jazz is the one you should go for. But if you talk about in every perspective, be it price tag, fuel efficiency, safety, and other features, it is not far behind Honda Jazz and would a make a great buy.