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Kia Seltos vs Maruti Baleno

Kia Seltos Price starts at Rs. 9.95 Lakh which is Rs. 3.96 Lakh costlier than base model of Maruti Baleno priced at Rs. 5.99 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Kia Seltos (Diesel Model) is 20.8 kmpl where as claimed mileage of Maruti Baleno (Petrol Model) is 21 kmpl. In technical specifications, Kia Seltos (Top Model) is powered by 1493 cc engine , while Maruti Baleno (Top Model) is powered by 1197 cc engine. 52% users have chosen Maruti Suzuki Baleno over Kia Seltos in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Kia Seltos vs Maruti Baleno Comparison

Key Highlights Seltos Baleno
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 18.10 Lakh Rs. 9.45 Lakh
Fuel Type Diesel Petrol
Engine Displacement 1493 cc 1197 cc
Power 113.43bhp@4000rpm 81.80bhp@6000rpm
Mileage ... 19.56 Kmpl
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Kia Seltos vs Maruti Baleno Summary

Basic Info Seltos X-Line AT DBaleno Alpha CVT
Brand Kia Maruti Suzuki
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 18.10 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 9.45 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.3
(826 Ratings)
4.1
(2391 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 1493 cc 1197 cc
Body Type SUVAll SUV Cars HatchbackAll Hatchback Cars
Fuel Type Diesel Petrol
Max Power 113.43bhp@4000rpm 81.80bhp@6000rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Gear Box 6-speed AT CVT
Drive Type 2WD FWD
Colors
Seltos Colors
Baleno Colors
Mileage (ARAI) ... 19.56 Kmpl
Tyre Size 215/55 R18 195/55 R16
Boot Space 433 Liters 339 Liters
Ground Clearance (Laden) 190 mm ...
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes No
Airbags Driver, Passenger and Side Front Driver and Passenger
Insurance Rs. 65,619 Seltos Insurance Rs. 40,165 Baleno Insurance

Engine Type
1.5L CRDi VGT
1.2L VVT Engine
Engine Displacement
1493 cc
1197 cc
Fuel Type
Diesel
Petrol
Max Power
113.43bhp@4000rpm
81.80bhp@6000rpm
Max Torque
250nm@1500-2750rpm
113Nm@4200rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
4
4
Transmission
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
6-speed AT
CVT
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Drive Type
2WD
FWD
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Paddle Shift
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
MPFI
Kerb Weight
...
910-935 Kg
Turbo Charger
Mild Hybrid

Fast Charging

Mileage (ARAI)
...
19.56 Kmpl
0-100 kmph
11.8 Sec
12.36 Sec

Suspension Front
McPherson Strut & Coil Spring
MacPherson Strut
Suspension Rear
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Torsion Beam
Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Drum
Steering Type
Electric
Electric
Minimum Turning Radius
...
4.9
Tyre Size
215/55 R18
195/55 R16
Alloy Wheel Size
R18
R16
Tyre Type
Tubeless, Radial
Tubeless,Radial

Dual Tone Dashboard
...
Ventilated Seats
Additional Interior Features
Leather wrapped D-cut steering wheel with Seltos logo,Side sill plates,Metal Scuff Plates with Seltos Logo,Premium Soft Touch Dashboard with Stitching Pattern,Sporty Alloy Pedals,Premium Head Lining,Leatherette wrapped Door Trims,Inside Door Handle Hyper Silver Metallic Paint,Ambient Mood Lighting,LED Sound Mood Lights,Leatherette seats with Honeycomb pattern - Indigo Perra & Black,Advance 17.78 cm (7.0") Color Display Cluster,Smart 20.32 cm (8.0") Head-Up Display
Metal Finish Inside Door Handles, Glove Box Illumination, Luggage Room Illumination, Front Footwell Illumination, Colored TFT with Multi Information Display, Metal Finish Tipped Parking Brake
Fabric Upholstery
...
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Seating Capacity
5
5
Doors
5
5
Boot Space
433 Liters
339 Liters
Fuel Capacity
50 Liters
37 Liters

Alloy Wheels
Lighting
,LED Fog Lights
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Projector Headlights,LED Tail lamps
Trunk Opener
...
Lever
Additional Exterior Features
Ice Cube LED Fog Lamp With Xclusive Piano Black Accent,R18 - 46.2cm (18") Crystal Cut Matte Graphite Alloy Wheels,Center Wheel Cap with Sun Orange Accents,Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grill - Matte Graphite,Diamond Knurling Pattern - Xclusive Piano Black,Front bumper with Sun Orange accent,Rear Bumper with Xclusive Piano Black dual muffler design and Sun Orange accent,Front Skid Plates - Xclusive Piano Black,Rear Skid Plates - Xclusive Piano Black,Side molding - Black,Door Garnish - Black and Body color with Sun Orange accent,Belt Line - Chrome,Xclusive Piano black Tailgate Garnish,Outside mirror LED turn signal-Xclusive Piano Black,Outside Door Handle - Chrome,Floating Roof rails,Mud Guard (Front & Rear),Crown Jewel LED Type Headlamps,Sweeping LED Light Bar,Heartbeat LED DRLs,Multi Layer Side Turn Indicator,Heartbeat LED Type Tail Lamps,Shark Fin Antenna- Xclusive Piano Black
Chrome Door Handles, Body Coloured ORVMs, Body Coloured Bumpers, Back Door Spoiler, A+B+C Pillar Blackout, Auto Folding ORVMs, Premium LED Rear Combination Lamp, UV Cut Glass
Outside Rear View Mirror
...
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
...
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
Antenna
...
Roof Rails
Ground Clearance (Laden)
190 mm
...
Length*Width*Height
4315*1800*1645 mm^3
3995*1745*1510 mm^3
Wheelbase
2610 mm
2520 mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen)
...
170 mm

In Car Entertainment (Audio)
...
Smart Play Infotainment System, Smart Phone Connect/ Apple CarPlay
Connectivity
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Addtional Comfort Features
Solar glass- UV Cut (Front Windshield, Windows),Sunglass Holder,Assist Grips - Folding Type,Coat Hook,Rear Door Sun-Shade Curtain,Rear parcel shelf,LED Room Lamps,LED Console Lamps,Lower Full Size Seatback Pocket (Driver & Passenger),Rear Seat Recline - 2 Step,Auto Antiglare Rear View Mirror with UVO Controls,Fully Automatic temperature control with Silver Garnish,Air Conditioner – Eco Coating,8-way Driver Power Seat,Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus & Bacteria Protectio
Driver and Co Driver Visor, Rear Parcel Shelf, Co Driver Vanity Lamp, UV Cut Glass
USB Charger
Front & Rear
Front
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
With Storage
Tailgate Ajar
...
Gear Shift Indicator
...
Rear Curtain
...
Not Available
Luggage Hook and Net
...
Battery Saver
...
Lane Change Indicator
...
Additional Entertainment Features
26.03cm (10.25") HD Touchscreen Navigation,UVO Connected Car,OTA Map Updates,AI Voice Commands,Smartwatch connectivity App,BOSE Premium 8 Speaker System with Dynamic Speed Compensation,2 Tweeter,Central Speaker,Sub Woofer
AHA platform (through SmartPlay Studio app)
Smart Entry
Massage Seats
...
Not Available
Memory Functions For Seat
...
Not Available
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
Autonomous Parking
...
Not Available
Drive Modes
3
Internal Storage
...
No of Speakers
...
4
Rear Entertainment System
...
AC
Rear AC Ducts
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column
Tilt & Telescopic
Tilt & Telescopic
Steering Mounted Audio Control
Cruise Control
Power Windows ( Front / Rear )
Front and Rear
Front and Rear
Adjustable Driver Seat
...
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
Lumbar Support
...
Folding Rear Seat
60:40 Split
60:40 Split
Rear Seat Center Armrest
Tachometer
...
Dual Trip Meter
...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
...
Clock
...
Seat Belt Warning
Push Ignition
AM/FM Radio
USB Auxiliary Input
DVD Playback
...
Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Automatic Head Lamps
Auto Rain Sensing Wipers
Follow me home headlamps
Adjustable Head Lights
...
Parking Sensors
Front & Rear
Rear
Remote Operated Fuel Tank Lid
...
Front Cupholders
...
Door Pockets
...
Front & Rear Door
12V Power Outlets
...
Cigarette Lighter
...
Bottle Holder
...
Front & Rear Door
Sun Roof
Moon Roof

Anti-Pinch Power Windows
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Knee Airbags
...
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Head-Up Display
...
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
3
3
Blind Spot Monitor
Hill Descent Control
...
Hill Assist
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
360 View Camera
Airbags
Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Driver and Passenger
Seat Belts
...
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Engine Immobilizer
Central Locking
Child Safety Lock
Fog Lamps (Front / Rear )
...
Front
Rear Wash Wiper
Rear Defogger

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

Kia Seltos

  • Looks stylish
  • Feels premium inside
  • Bose speaker system is delightful
  • First-in-segment features
  • Plethora of engine-transmission options
  • Killer pricing.

Maruti Baleno

  • Nicely loaded
  • efficient engines
  • petrol options are BS6 compliant
  • loads of space for a hatchback and more than some sedans too!

Kia Seltos

  • Rear under-thigh support could be better
  • Manual transmission gearshifts could be better
  • ride quality on the stiff side.

Maruti Baleno

  • Lacklustre diesel motor
  • build quality
  • CVT automatic isn't the best
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which is the best variant to buy in Kia Seltos?
  • I own a 2021 Kia Seltos 1.4TGDI DCT model. In terms of performance it's one of the best I have driven. On open roads it can easily beat the likes of Innova, Fortuner and all big guys with its sheer speed and Dual clutch just makes you zoom past other cars while they figure to get the car in right gear. Power is in its dual clutch and turbo engine. The Dual clutch is the best, it's like someone is choosing the right gear for you constantly. Features wise one of the best and the 360 camera quality is on par with high end cars. I have not driven the diesel automatic on highway but it will not be as quick as the 1.4TGDI especially with torque converter. If you enjoy driving a good car this is the best you can get, the top end petrol variant. Mileage average I got is 13kmpl with half aggressive highway and half on eco mode in city combined. I will take that anyday with the performance the car is giving. I went for top end petrol because of its performance and dual clutch which I know is drivers best friend. I didn't choose diesel because the same engine is being offered from base variant of Sonet and all the way upto top end Seltos. There is no value for money in the top variant for diesel. You can get the same engine for much less cost.
  • Value for money buys1) basic variants HTE, both petrol & Diesel.2) mid variants HTK plus both petrol & Diesel.3) top variants HTX both petrol & Diesel.4) The top most variants HTX plus & GTX plus, both petrol & Diesel are the best, but not value for money.
  • Agreed all are in one or another single value for money even the highest model don't cross luxury limit to pay the tax for it watch out for long term review luster gone in many Chinese parts and the Corona the future of Kia???
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Q. Which is better Kia Seltos petrol or diesel?
  • 1) Diesel will have slightly more maintenance costs than petrol version, however this is offset by distance travelled over 15,000 km per year, AC usage, full load of passengers looking, luggage etc.2) However maintenance & servicing of DCT is expensive, because of the Nature of the components, high cost of spares, replacement, consumables of the DCT.3) Further DCT is a premium version & Naturally servicing & spares will be substantially higher, when compared to other versions.4) DCT variant is for premium segment, those who are willing to spend money for luxury, sporty feel, high power output. Those looking for economy should avoid DCT & gofor petrol or diesel. Also kia makes maximum margin on the DCT variant. 5) That said, I emphasize that DCT variant servicing & maintenance will be substantially higher, but it will not cost a bomb, like Audi, Skoda, Mercedes etc so test drive a DCT & if you love it, go for it, without regrets.
  • 1) if you drive more than 15, 000 to 20,000 km per year go for the diesel.2) if your driving kilometers is less than 15000 per year go for the petrol.3) if you are addicted to the torque of diesel, get the diesel variant, irrespective of annual kilometers covered.4) if you are a connoisseur, to get maximum pleasure of driving & not bothered about the mileage or maintenance costs, go for the DCT ( 7 speed Dual clutch transmission) in Turbo petrol.Special Remarks, Assimilate the art of driving a DCT from Google ( Theory) & grasp the gist of it, before you test drive a DCT.
  • @ balakrishnan | 1) if you drive more than 15, 000 to 20,000 km per year go for the diesel.2) if your driving kilometers is less than 15000 per year go for the petrol.3) if you are addicted to the torque of diesel, get the diesel variant, irrespective of annual kilometers covered.4) if you are a connoisseur, to get maximum pleasure of driving & not bothered about the mileage or maintenance costs, go for the DCT ( 7 speed Dual clutch transmission) in Turbo petrol.Special Remarks, Assimilate the art of driving a DCT from Google ( Theory) & grasp the gist of it, before you test drive a DCT.
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Q. What is the difference between 1.5 petrol and 1.4 turbocharged petrol engine of Kia Seltos?
  • If you are passionate about the power and thrill while driving a car then you should go for petrol 1.4 Ltr petrol which has Turbo changer which boosts the engine power when you need to throttle. But If, punchy engine is not your prime requirement then go for 1.5 Ltr petrol engine. Also pls note that the service cost of 1.4 ltr will be slightly more than 1.5 ltr engine due to turbo charger installed in it.
  • As you know dct is dual clutch tx this enables extremly fast changing of gears. its a gdi ie exremely rich fuel mixture (because of turbo ) sprayed into the cumbustion chamber, there is no input manifold this enables better performance. gdi also have their draw back. over all its fun also in a sober mode driving its a king. some have clocked 15 to 17 average on high way of course.
  • If you want the car to pull you back while extreme acceleration then you should go for 1.4 petrol turbo.1.5 petrol has a better mileage but you will not get that punch. I have personally bought 1.4 petrol Dct, it gives me abt 8-9kmpl in city but give me a thrill to drive.
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