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Maruti Baleno CNG vs Dzire CNG – Which Car Should You Buy?

Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG has finally been launched, with prices ranging between Rs 8.28 lakh and Rs 9.21 lakh (ex-showroom). Interestingly, it is priced extremely close to its sibling model, the Dzire CNG. However, the Baleno is a premium mid-size hatchback, whereas the Dzire is a conventional three-box sub-4-meter sedan. But by going their prices, some buyers might be confused between the two. Hence, we’ve pitted them against each other to see which offers better value. 

Price Comparison

Maruti Baleno CNGMaruti Dzire CNG
Delta: Rs 8.28 lakh
Zeta: Rs 9.21 lakh
VXI: Rs 8.23 lakh
ZXI: Rs 8.91 lakh
Maruti Baleno CNG vs Dzire CNG: Price


 Maruti Dzire CNGMaruti Baleno CNG
Width1735mm 1745mm
Height1515mm 1500mm
Wheelbase2450mm 2520mm
CNG Tank Capacity55 litres (water equivalent)55 litres (water equivalent)
Boot SpaceTBUTBU
Maruti Baleno CNG vs Dzire CNG: Dimensions
  • Since Maruti Suzuki Dzire is essentially an elongated version of the Swift, its dimensions are essentially the same as its younger sibling, save for the length and boot space of the vehicle. On the contrary, the Baleno has a bigger wheelbase and slightly broader cabin. However, both vehicles provide ample headroom & legroom in the rear, so that tall passengers can comfortably sit together behind one another.
  • While the official boot space figures for both the CNG models haven’t been revealed yet, we expect the Dzire to offer slightly more room in the boot than the Baleno CNG, which will help you accommodate more luggage during a long trip.

Also Read: Maruti Baleno CNG vs Toyota Glanza CNG – Which Car Should You Buy?


Engine1.2-litre DualJet DualVVT Petrol
No of Cylinders4
Max PowerCNG Mode: 77.49PS; Petrol Mode: 89.73PS
Peak TorqueCNG Mode: 98.5Nm Petrol Mode: 113Nm
Transmission5-speed manual
Claimed Fuel EfficiencyBaleno: 30.61 km/kg (CNG); 22.35 km/l (petrol)
Dzire: 31.12km/kg (CNG); 22.41kmpl (petrol)
Maruti Baleno CNG vs Dzire CNG: Specifications


Maruti Baleno vs Dzire
Dzire VXiDzire ZXiBaleno DeltaBaleno Zeta
HeadlampsReflector-basedReflector-basedProjectorAutomatic LED Projector
Fog Lamps
WheelsSteel wheels with coversAlloySteel wheels with coversAlloy
ORVM Mounted Turn-Indicators
Interior Color SchemeDual-Tone with wooden accentDual-ToneDual-ToneDual-Tone
Height-Adjustable Driver’s Seat
Cruise Control
Steering Mounted Controls
Rear Defogger
Rear Wiper & WasherN.A.N.A.
Power Windows
Auto up/down Function For Dr. Side WindowOnly Up
Keyless Entry
Push Button Start
Automatic AC
Rear AC Vents
60:40 Split Rear SeatsN.A.N.A.
Rear Armrest With Cup Holders
Rear Power Socket 12V12VA & C-type USB portsA & C-type USB ports
Powered ORVMsfoldable & adjustablefoldable & adjustablefoldable & adjustablefoldable & adjustable
Steering Adjustmenttilttilttilttilt & telescopic
Infotainment2-DIN Audio System7-inch Smartplay Studio7-inch Smartplay Studio7-inch SmartPlay Pro
Apple Carplay & Android Auto
OTA Updates Support
Onboard Voice Assistant
Connected Car Tech With Remote Contol Functionality
ISOFIX Anchors
Day/Night IRVM
No of Airbags2226
Rear Camera
Maruti Baleno CNG vs Dzire CNG: Features

Also Read: Maruti Baleno CNG vs Swift CNG – Which Car Makes More Sense?


When taking entry-level variants into account, the Dzire VXI is Rs 5,000 more affordable than the Baleno Delta and offers more comfort & convenience features like rear AC vents, rear armrest with cup holders, and height-adjustable driver’s seat. It also offers bigger boot space. The Maruti Baleno Delta CNG, on the other hand, gets a rear defogger and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system over the Dzire VXI. However, you can get a touchscreen unit fitted from the aftermarket.

When it comes to the top-spec variants, spending Rs 30,000 extra on Baleno Zeta CNG over the Dzire ZXI will make more sense considering the hatch is better loaded. Also, Baleno’s interior is much more premium. But you will have to compromise more on boot space as compared to the Dzire.