Hatchback segment is at its all-time best in India at present. Starting from budget ones to the premium, this segment has got companies rolling plenty of options in the market. Today we are going to compare the 3 hatchbacks with the CVT transmission. The newly launched Honda Jazz, segment’s best-seller, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and its Toyota iteration, the Glanza. So, without further ado, let’s compare the three hatchbacks.

Which of the three is more powerful?

Engine Comparison
Engine Comparison

Engine Comparison

Honda Jazz Maruti Suzuki Baleno Toyota Glanza
Engine 1.2-litre i-VTEC 1.2 VVT 1.2 DualJet 1.2-litre Petrol
Power 90ps@6,000rpm 82.9ps@6,000rpm 89.7ps@6,000rpm 89.7ps@6,000rpm
Torque 110Nm@4,800rpm 113Nm@4,200rpm 113Nm@4,400rpm 113Nm@4,400rpm
Transmission 5-speed MT / 7-speed CVT 5-speed MT / 5-speed CVT MT (5-speed) 5-speed MT / 5-speed CVT
Fuel Efficiency 16.6 (MT) / 17.1 (CVT) 20kmpl 19.56kmpl
  • Honda Jazz offers slightly better power output than the Baleno as well as Jazz.
  • But when it comes to torque, Jazz lacks behind by 3Nm from both the rivals.
  • For manual transmission, all the cars offer the same 5-speed Manual option. In the CVT section though, Honda Jazz offers 7-speed CVT while the other two offer a 5-speed one.
  • Both the Toyota Glanza and Maruti Suzuki Baleno offer better fuel efficiency than the Honda Jazz.

So, in this section, Honda Jazz wins in terms of transmission option but the answer to the question, ‘Kitna Deti Hai?’ Maruti Baleno and Glanza get better answers.

What about the dimensions? Is any of these better at space?

Honda Jazz gives the best Boot Space
Honda Jazz gives the best Boot Space

Dimensions Comparison

Honda Jazz Maruti Suzuki Baleno Toyota Glanza
Length (mm) 3,989 3,995 3,995
Width (mm) 1,694 1,745 1,745
Height (mm) 1,544 1,510 1,510
Wheelbase (mm) 2,530 2,520 2,520
Cargo Space (litres) 354 339 339
  • Honda Jazz is 6mm shorter than the other two hatchbacks on the list. Yet it manages to have a longer wheelbase.
  • Moreover, it manages to have a bigger boot space compared to the other two cars.
  • It also has better legroom but the Glanza and Baleno have better shoulder room.

Honda Jazz vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Toyota Glanza | What about safety? 

Safety Features at Honda Jazz
Safety Features at Honda Jazz

Safety Features Comparison

Honda Jazz Maruti Suzuki Baleno Toyota Glanza
Dual front airbags
ABS with EBD
Brake Assist
Front Fog Lamps
Rear Parking Sensors
Multi-view Rear Camera
Speed Sensing Door Lock
*FEATURES IN BASE VARIANTS*
  • Although both the Toyota Glanza and Maruti Baleno are the same cars from different companies, the Glanza offers Brake Assist, which Maruti Suzuki misses out. Even the Honda Jazz is not equipped with this feature.
  • Honda Jazz gets the Multi-view Rear Camera from the base variant itself.
  • Other than these two features, all the three are pretty loaded.

Now, it’s time to compare the comfort and convenience of cars!

Infotainment System and Instrument Cluster at Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Infotainment System and Instrument Cluster at Maruti Suzuki Baleno

We Indians love our cars as we love our homes, lavish and comfortable. And in every comparison, it all comes down to what do the cars offer in this arena. Let’s find out.

Comfort and Convenience Features Comparison

Honda Jazz Maruti Suzuki Baleno Toyota Glanza
Infotainment System
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Instrument Cluster
Cruise Control
Paddle Shifters
Steering Mounted Audio and Voice Controls
Rear Windshield Defogger
Tilt Steering
Telescopic Steering
Automatic AC
Electric Sunroof
  • The Honda Jazz here is surely the most premium hatchback in the comparison. It gets cruise control and segment-first paddle shifters.
  • It also has an electric sunroof, a feature that all the Maruti cars out there miss out and the Glanza misses out too.
  • The only feature that the Jazz misses out is the telescopic steering.

Honda Jazz vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs Toyota Glanza | Price Comparison

It all comes down to the price when a comparison is done. Let’s see!

Variant-Wise Price

Models Variants Price*
Honda Jazz V MT ₹7,49,000
VX MT ₹8,09,900
V CVT ₹8,49,900
ZX MT ₹8,73,900
VX CVT ₹9,09,900
ZX CVT ₹9,73,900
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Sigma ₹5,63,602
Delta ₹6,44,612
Zeta ₹7,01,112
Delta Petrol Smart Hybrid ₹7,33,412
Alpha Petrol ₹7,64,112
Delta Automatic Petrol ₹7,76,612
Zeta Petrol Smart Hybrid ₹7,89,912
Zeta Automatic Petrol ₹8,33,112
Alpha Automatic Petrol ₹8,96,112
Toyota Glanza G ₹7,01,000
G-Advanced Li-ion battery ₹7,47,800
V ₹7,64,100
G CVT ₹8,33,100
V CVT ₹8,96,100
*Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • So, the luxury does come at a price. Honda Jazz is the priciest of them all.
  • Although the Glanza and Baleno are the same cars from different companies, Toyota Glanza costs a lot more than the Baleno when it comes to the base price.

So, which of the hatchbacks should you go for? If you can spend more and want a complete level of luxury, Honda Jazz is the best choice. The other two offer a good amount of comfort as well as performance and if you are out there trying to save some money, you can surely go for the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.

Take a look: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs S-Cross Petrol | Which makes the most sense?

What are your thoughts about this comparison? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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