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2022 Maruti Baleno Vs Hyundai i20 Vs Tata Altroz Vs VW Polo Vs Honda Jazz: Spec, Price and Features Comparison

The facelifted Maruti Suzuki Baleno finally goes on sale in India today, with prices ranging from Rs 6.35 lakh to Rs 9.49 lakh (ex-showroom). Compared to its pre-facelift model, it has received subtle design changes, new features, a revised colour palette, and updated powertrain options. With all these changes, here’s how it now fares against its key rivals like Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, Volkswagen Polo, and Honda Jazz: –

Note: Since the Toyota Glanza is due to arrive with similar sort of updates as the new Baleno, we haven’t compared it here.

Engine Specifications

PetrolNew Balenoi20AltrozPoloJazz
Engine1.2L DualJet petrol 1.2L NA / 1.0L turbo1.2L NA / turbo1.0L NA / turbo1.2L
Max Power90PS83PS / 120PS86PS / 110PS 75PS / 110PS 90PS 
Peak torque113Nm115Nm / 172Nm113Nm / 140Nm 95Nm / 175Nm110Nm
Transmission5-speed MT, AMTNA:- 5-speed MT and CVT
Turbo:
-6-speed iMT (clutchless manual) / 7-speed DCT
5-speed MTNA: 5-speed MT Turbo:
6-speed MT/AT
5-speed MT, 7-step CVT
Claimed Mileage22.35kmpl (MT),
22.94kmpl (AMT)
21.0 kmpl (MT),
19.65kmpl (CVT),
20.25kmpl (iMT),
20.28kmpl(DCT)
19.05kmpl (NA),
18.13kmpl (turbo)
17.57kmpl (NA),
18.24kmpl (turo-MT),
16.47kmpl (turbo-AT)
16.6kmpl (MT),
17.1kmpl (CVT)
  • The power figure of updated Baleno’s 1.2-litre DualJet DualVVT engine is on par with the Jazz and Altroz’s naturally aspirated engines.
  • New Baleno is also the most fuel-efficient car of the lot, followed by the i20 and Tata Altroz.
  • The Polo is the least powerful car here, followed by i20’s naturally aspirated petrol trims.
  • Talking about the turbo-petrol engines, the Altroz and Polo find themself falling short of the i20’s figures. However, the Polo TSI generates nearly identical torque as the Korean hatchback.
  • In terms of transmission, the Hyundai i20 is available with the most number of gearbox options. In fact, it is the only car in the segment that offers three transmission choices for two-pedal convenience: Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), intelligent-manual transmission (iMT, manual transmission without a clutch pedal), and DCT (dual-clutch transmission)
  • Tata is also expected to launch the Altroz with DCT automatic unit in coming months.
  • Hyundai i20 and Tata Altroz also come with diesel engine options.

Features

 Balenoi20AltrozPoloJazz
LED headlamps with DRLs
Infotainment9-inch touchscreen10.25-inch touchscreen7-inch touchscreen7-inch touchscreen7-inch touchscreen
Sound SystemArkamys tunedBoseHarmon StockStock
Connected car tech
Voice Assistant
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Auto Climate Control
Rear AC Vents
Height Adj Driver’s Seat
Cruise Control
Sunroof
Auto headlamps
Rain Sensing Wipers
Push Button Start/Stop
Digital Driver’s display❌ (semi-digital)
Multi-info display
Ambient Lighting
Heads-up Display
in-built Air Purifier
Paddle Shifters❌ (N-Line only)✅ (CVT only)
No of Airbags66222
Wireless Phone Charger
TPMS
ESC
Hill Hold Assist
Idle Start/Stop

Price Range

ModelPrice Range (ex-showroom)
2022 Maruti BalenoRs 6.35 – 9.49 lakh
Hyundai i20*Rs 6.28 – 9.95 lakh (NA)
Rs 8.88 – 11.32 lakh (turbo)
Tata Altroz*Rs 5.99 – 8.49 lakh (NA)
Rs 8.09 – 9.39 lakh (turbo)
VW PoloRs 6.45 – 10.25 lakh
Honda JazzRs 7.76 – 9.99 lakh
*We’re comparing petrol models only.