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

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG has finally been launched in India. Offered in two variants: Delta and Zeta, it ranges between Rs 8.28 lakh and Rs 9.21 lakh (ex-showroom), making it Rs 95,000 more expensive than its petrol-only version. While the Baleno CNG doesn’t have any direct rival in its segment, the price of its Delta variant puts it in competition with Swift’s ZXi CNG. So which of the two makes more sense? Let’s try to find the answer through their detailed comparison.

Price Comparison

Maruti Suzuki Swift CNGVXi: Rs 7.77 lakh, ZXi: Rs 8.45 lakh
Maruti Baleno CNGDelta: Rs 8.28 lakh, Zeta: Rs 9.21 lakh

The base-spec Delta variant of the Maruti Baleno CNG is Rs 17,000 more affordable than the Swift’s ZXi variant. However, the difference between the Baleno Zeta CNG and Swift ZXi CNG is of Rs 76,000.


 Maruti SwiftMaruti Baleno
Width1735mm 1745mm
Height1530mm 1500mm
Wheelbase2450mm 2520mm
Kerb Weight980-985 kg1015-1030 kg
Maruti Baleno CNG vs Swift CNG: Dimensions

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is 145mm longer and 10mm wider than the Swift. Its wheelbase is also 70mm more than its younger sibling, which should result in better cabin space.

Also Read: Five Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars In India


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 EfficiencySwift: 30.90 km/kg (CNG); 22.38 km/l (petrol)
Baleno: 30.61 km/kg (CNG); 22.35 km/l (petrol)
Maruti Baleno CNG vs Swift CNG: Specifications and Mileage

Both the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Swift are driven by the same 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine that produces a maximum power putout of 77.49PS/98.5Nm, a drop of around 12.24PS/14.5Nm from its petrol-only mode. Furthermore, both of them claim to have similar fuel efficiency figures.

Features Comparison

Maruti Suzuki Baleno CNG vs Swift CNG: Interior and Features

Since the prices of Baleno’s Delta CNG variant are quite close to Swift’s ZXI trim, we will only compare the features of these two variants.

Swift VXiSwift ZXiBaleno DeltaBaleno Zeta
HeadlampsReflector-basedReflector-basedProjectorAutomatic LED Projector
Fog Lamps
WheelsSteel wheels with coversAlloySteel wheels with coversAlloy
ORVM Mounted Turn-Indicators
Interior Color SchemeAll-BlackAll-BlackDual-ToneDual-Tone
Height-Adjustable Driver’s Seat
Cruise Control
Steering Mounted Controls
Rear Defogger
Rear Wiper & Washer
Keyless Entry
Push Button Start
Automatic AC
Rear AC Vents
60:40 Split Rear Seats
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 Swift CNG – Features Comparison


It makes more sense to go for the Swift ZXi CNG variant than the Baleno’s Delta variant. However, go with the Baleno’s Zeta variant if you can increase your budget.