Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Baleno: Features, Specs, Price Comparison

  • The new Swift is more affordable than the Baleno hatchback
  • Swift offers 6 airbags (standard) while Baleno has only 2 standard airbags
  • Both hatchbacks share a similar list of features

Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Baleno: Features, Specs, Price Comparison

Maruti Suzuki has recently launched the fourth-generation Swift model in India. Priced at Rs 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom), the new Swift has received major updates for its design and features. An introduction of the new Z-Series engine, improved safety, and more tech features have also been offered on the latest Swift. These significant updates and prices of the latest Swift make a really good comparison with a premium hatchback, Baleno.

If you are considering buying a new Swift or Baleno, here is a quick comparison between these two in terms of features, specifications, and prices.



2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Baleno


3,860 mm

3,990 mm


1,735 mm

1,745 mm


1,520 mm

1,500 mm


2,450 mm

2,520 mm


265 litre

318 litres

As seen in the table, the Baleno is larger than the new Swift by 130 mm and has a 70 mm longer wheelbase. It is even wider by 10 mm and has a larger boot space of 318 litres compared to the 265 litres provided in the new Swift. However, the Swift is taller than the Baleno hatchback by 20 mm.

Tech & Safety Features

Moving on to the features, both hatchbacks share a similar list of equipment. However, a few of the differences can be seen in both cars. For instance, the Baleno runs on 16-inch alloy wheels while the Swift is offered with 15-inch alloys. The presence of a 360-degree camera is missing on the new Swift which is available in the Baleno hatchback. But the 2024 Swift provides a wireless charger which is not offered in Baleno.

Some of the common features comprise a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android and Apple CarPlay connectivity, cruise control, auto AC with rear AC vents, a 6-speaker Arkamys sound system, and a push-button engine start/stop.

In terms of safety, the Swift won the game as it is now available with six airbags as standard across all variants. On the other hand, Baleno has only two airbags as standard though it offers six airbags in the top-spec (Zeta and Alpha) models.

Powertrain Options


2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Baleno


1.2 L Petrol, 3 Cylinder

1.2 L Petrol, 4 Cylinder


80 bhp

88 bhp


117 Nm

113 Nm


5-Speed MT/5-Speed AMT

5-Speed MT/5-Speed AMT


24.8 kmpl/25.75 kmpl

22.35 kmpl/22.94 kmpl

The most unique update given in the fresh Swift is the introduction of the new Z-Series 1.2-litre petrol engine. This engine is more efficient than the older Dual Jet K-Series unit. Compared to this, Baleno still uses the old K12 Dual Jet mill which was available in the third-gen Swift model. However, the power output is better in the Baleno compared to the new Swift. If we talk about the most fuel-efficient hatchback among these, we cannot neglect that Swift is better at offering an impressive mileage of 25.75 kmpl while Baleno only returns 22.94 kmpl.

Price Comparison


2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Base Variant

Rs 6.49 lakh 

Rs 6.66 lakh

Top-Spec Variant

Rs 9.49 lakh

Rs 9.88 lakh 

As far as the price is concerned, the new-gen Swift is more affordable than the Baleno hatchback for both the base variant and the top-spec model. While Maruti has priced the Swift between Rs 6.49 lakh to Rs 9.49 lakh (ex-showroom), the Baleno falls in the range of Rs 6.66 lakh to Rs 9.88 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Starting at ₹ 6,66,000
EMI Starting at ₹ 9,342
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Maruti Suzuki Swift
Starting at ₹ 6,49,000
EMI Starting at ₹ 9,104
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