Hyundai i20 vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno: CVT variants


With both the cars coming in nearly same price segment, there are a lot of things to compare between these two hatchbacks

Price and variant

Baleno Alpha is the top variant while Asta is the top model of Elite i20. As Maruti- Suzuki cars are a bit expensive, Baleno Alpha is priced at 8.40 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) while i20 Asta cost 8.16 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).


   Baleno    Elite I20
Length 3995 3985
Width 1745 1734
Height 1510 1505
Wheelbase 2520 2570
Ground Clearance 170 170
Boot Space 339 285
(All dimensions in mm)

As one can see, Elite i20 has a little smaller dimension compared to Baleno. But the legroom and seating comfort cannot be judged by such a small dimension difference. Also, Baleno has 54 litres of more boot space than elite i20.


Both the cars have only petrol option for its CVT model. Also, both the cars have 1.2-litre petrol engine having nearly same power and torque figures on paper. Baleno can produce 84 PS while elite i20 can produce 83 PS power with 115Nm Torque in both cars. As seen in swift vs elite i20 comparison, Baleno has a fuel tank of just 37 litres compared to 40 litres fuel capacity in Elite i20.

Maruti-Suzuki has an impression of more fuel efficient car, even this time it had proved it by giving on the paper fuel efficiency of 21.4 km/l which is more than Elite i20’s 18.6 km/l.

Features comparison

Elite i20 Magna Executive gets features such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Central locking, Audio system, all four power windows, electrically adjustable side mirrors, rear AC vents.

While Baleno Delta gets all the above-mentioned features in addition to 60:40 split rear seats, tilt steering, rear defogger, and reverse parking sensors.

Elite i20 Asta variant get features such as reverse parking sensors, tilt and telescopic steering, rear defogger, height adjustable driver seats, 7- inch touchscreen infotainment system with the support of androidAuto and carPlay and steering mounted audio and Bluetooth controls.

The set of features comes in Balneo are daytime running lamps with LED projector headlamps, 7- inch infotainment system, reverse parking camera, the navigation system, voice commands, tilt and telescopic steering, auto AC, push-button start/stop, and height adjustable driver seat

Both the variants of Baleno have three to four additional features than the corresponding variant of Elite i20.