The importance of a car in the present day and age need no introduction. People use cars today for varied tasks such as commuting to an office to road tripping and running errands. The urban lifestyle in many major cities around India is full of hustle and bustle. A hatchback car in such a scenario provides various positive aspects such as easy parking, better handling, better fuel economy and easy on the pocket. Two of the successful hatchback cars presently on sale in India are the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Honda Jazz. Here we are comparing Baleno VS Jazz on aspects of specifications, pricing and fuel mileage.
Maruti Suzuki India has drastically revolutionized its face value in the Indian car market with the launch of plusher vehicles under the NEXA flagship. Born out of sheer premium dynamics and bold new design language, Maruti Baleno is a showstopper hatchback. With external features such as bold new chrome grille, electric outside rearview mirrors, fog lamps, chrome bezel, chrome door handles, 5 spoke alloy wheels, projector headlamps and LED tail lamps.
Honda Jazz – Exterior
Jazz, on the other hand, is a perfect family hatchback with sporty design cues. External features on this offering from Honda include chrome and gloss black grille, fog lamps, chrome door handles, wraparound headlamps, electric ORVMs with turn indicators and alloy wheels.
Inside the cockpit, Baleno continues its premium attire with pick dark environment, leather-wrapped steering wheel, smart play infotainment system, an inbuilt navigation system, glove box illumination and all automatic power windows.
Honda Jazz – Interior
Jazz follow its sporty touch within the cabin with features such as dual tone interiors, automatic climate control with a touch panel, steering mounted controls, engine push starts/stop and advanced combi meter.
Price – When comparing the prices of these two premium hatchbacks, Honda Jazz 2018 is costlier than the Maruti Baleno. Both petrol and diesel of the Baleno are priced more than INR 1 lakh cheaper than the Jazz.
Mileage – The fuel mileage for both the cars are almost equal for both petrol and diesel powered vehicles.
Specifications – In terms of specifications, the diesel engine of the Honda Jazz is slightly more powerful than the engine powering the Maruti Baleno. Other than the diesel engines, rest all specifications for both the hatchbacks remain same.
Safety Features – Both the hatchbacks have best in class equal safety features.
Advantages of buying Maruti Baleno
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is relatively less priced then other hatchbacks.
Standard safety features such as dual air bags come as standard in all the variants in the Maruti Baleno.
Baleno is more spacious inside the cabin then other hatchbacks in the segment.
The ride quality on the automatic petrol variants of the Baleno is much better than its rivals.
Baleno come with best in class features such as UV cut glasses, projector headlamps and infotainment system with GPS navigation.