Maruti Suzuki as a brand is known for its value-for-money products. Cars from this brand come with reliable engines that return great fuel efficiencies. Along with this, the wide service network across the country results in a hassle-free ownership experience. Maruti Baleno is no different case. However, there are multiple other cars that fall in its price bracket; one of them being the Nissan Magnite. As mentioned above, both these cars fall in close vicinity of each other when it comes to pricing. In today’s article on Maruti Baleno vs Nissan Magnite, we will look at which turns out to be a better buy under Rs 11 lakhs. Let’s go.

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Maruti Baleno vs Nissan Magnite

Maruti Baleno is 3995mm long, 1745mm wide and 1510mm tall. It sits on a 2520mm wheelbase and gets a 339-litre boot space. Nissan Magnite, on the other hand, is 3994mm long, 1758mm wide and 1572mm tall. This one sits on a 2500mm wheelbase and gets a boot storage capacity of 336-litres. The dimensions reveal that both cars are closely matched with each other in terms of size. Maruti Baleno sits on a longer wheelbase whereas the Nissan Magnite is taller and wider. However, the Magnite being a compact SUV sits higher above the ground. This will help it easily go over bad roads when compared to the Baleno. Also, the Magnite will offer a better seating stance when compared to the hatchback.

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Maruti Baleno vs Nissan Magnite specifications

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Baleno comes powered by a 1.2-litre VVT petrol engine that makes 82bhp and 113Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a five-speed manual as well as a CVT transmission. It also gets a 1.2-litre Smart Hybrid Dualjet engine that makes 89bhp and 113Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox only. The 1.2-litre petrol engine returns a fuel efficiency of 21.01kmpl (MT) and 19.56kmpl (CVT). The Smart Hybrid engine on the other hand returns a fuel efficiency of 23.87kmpl. Baleno gets 15-inch steel wheels or 16-inch alloy wheels, depending on the variant.

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Nissan Magnite comes powered by a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine as well as a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, depending on the variant. The former makes 71bhp & 96Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.  The latter makes 99bhp & 160Nm of torque when mated to the 5-speed manual gearbox and 99bhp & 152Nm of torque when mated to the CVT gearbox. The Magnite returns a fuel efficiency of 18.75kmpl with the 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine. The turbo-petrol setup on the other hand returns 20kmpl with MT and 17.7kmpl  with the CVT. The Magnite comes with 16-inch wheels.

Maruti Baleno vs Nissan Magnite features

Maruti Baleno vs Nissan Magnite

You can get the top-of-the-line variant of Baleno (Alpha Automatic) under Rs 11 lakhs. You will get everything that the Baleno has to offer. SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system, LED headlamps with DRL, alloy wheels, reverse parking camera & sensors, power windows with Pinch Guard feature (driver only), ISOFIX, voice commands and many others. Coming to the Nissan Magnite, you can get the top-of-the-line manual variant (XV Premium Turbo Dual Tone) under Rs 11 lakhs. This variant comes with premium features like LED headlamps & fog lamps, 360-degree camera, wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, Hill Start Assist, TPMS, cruise control, wireless charging and many others.

Also, you can get the XV Turbo CVT dual-tone automatic variant under Rs 11 lakhs. You would have to however compromise on features like rear AC vents, TPMS, cruise control, 360-degree camera, LED projector headlamps and a few others.


Maruti Suzuki Baleno offers its top-of-the-line variant, Alpha Automatic at Rs 10.70 lakhs. Magnite’s XV Premium Turbo Dual Tone variant with manual gearbox costs Rs 10.65 lakhs, whereas the XV Turbo CVT Dual Tone variant costs Rs 10.77 lakhs.

Note – Prices mentioned are on-road, Mumbai.

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Best buy under Rs 11 lakhs?

If you are looking for a product that can get you the highest mileage numbers, the Baleno makes a better case for you. However, if you are looking at a product that belongs to the SUV class, can offer you high ground clearance, decent mileage and comes loaded with much better features, the Nissan Magnite turns out to be a better option for you.

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