Maruti Baleno Sigma vs Delta: Should You Pick Base Sigma or Best-selling Delta Variant?

by Vivaan Khatri | 21/05/2020
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Maruti Baleno is one of the best options in the premium hatchback segment. A common question for the Baleno buyers is that which variant is better, the standard Sigma or the one-trim-above Delta?

Maruti Baleno is the leading model in the premium hatchback segment. It is available at Nexa showrooms, the premium outlets of Maruti Suzuki. The price range of this car starts from Rs 5.63 lakh and goes up to Rs 8.96 lakh. The best-selling hatch is available in four variants including the Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha.

maruti baleno front view

Maruti Baleno is available in four variants, Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha

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The standard variant Sigma is offered at the lowest price of Rs 5.63 lakh. Sitting above the base Sigma is the best-selling variant Delta which is priced from Rs 6.51 lakh. With the price distinction of Rs 81,000, we can expect to see some significant differences in terms of features between these two variants. Some customers with limited budget will have a hard time considering between the cheaper but frugal entry-level Sigma or the better equipped but more expensive Delta. Understanding that concerns, IndianAuto will give you a detailed comparison of the Maruti Baleno Sigma and Delta.

1. Maruti Baleno Sigma vs Delta Dimension

Maruti Baleno, regardless of the trims and prices, will come at a singular size. The Baleno measures at 3995 mm, 1745 mm, and 1510 mm in length, width and height, respectively. It comes with a wheelbase of 2520 mm. The ground clearance stands at 170 mm. On the back of the car, the Marui Baleno sports a 339-litre cargo space. All the variants on Maruti Baleno come with the same 15-inch wheel size.

Dimensions

Maruti Baleno

Length

3995 mm

Width

1745 mm

Height

1510 mm

Weight

1340 kg

Ground clearance

170 mm

Wheelbase

2520 mm

Boot space

339 litres

2. Maruti Baleno Sigma vs Delta: Exterior

In terms of the design, the Delta features chrome grille which is missing out on the base Sigma. Along with that, the Delta is stacked with a load of extra exterior features including electrically foldable rearview mirror, rear window wiper, rear washer and defogger, rearview mirror turn indicator. Power adjustable exterior rearview mirror is offered on the Delta while the Sigma trim is equipped with the manual unit only. Additionally, the Delta also gets a projector headlight and LED light guides for the exterior.

maruti baleno right side

The Sigma comes with very standard exterior features 

Sigma, on the other hand, only receives standard features like adjustable headlight, rear spoiler, integrated antenna and halogen headlamps, body-coloured door handles and bumpers with black-out A-, B-, and C-pillar.

3. Maruti Baleno Sigma vs Delta: Interior

In terms of the interior design, Maruti Baleno Delta comes with some additional elements that are not seen on the standard version like metal finish inside door handle along with metal finish tipped parking brake. The Delta also displays outside temperature, which is not available on the Sigma.

Comfort features

About the interior comfort and convenience, the base variant of Maruti Baleno is provided with very basic equipment like power steering, power window for the front, assessor power outlet, rear seat headrest and cup holder for the front, and air conditioner.

maruti suzuki baleno interior layout

Maruti Baleno Delta is better equipped than the Sigma

On the variant above, we will see an increase in the number of comfort features. Some highlights features of the Maruti Baleno includes power window for both the front and rear, rear seat headrest with adjustable function, multifunction steering wheel, gear shift indicator, keyless entry. Moreover, the Delta is added with 60:40 split rear seats while the Sigma only gets bench folding feature.

Entertainment

The entertainment features are completely absent on the Sigma trim. The Delta is better equipped with standard feature CD player, radio, audio system for the front and rear. It is armed with integrated 2DIN audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB Aux-input. However, both of the two variants do not get the touchscreen system.

maruti suzuki baleno interior dashboard

Both the Maruti Baleno Sigma and Delta are not offered with an infotainment touchscreen system

Safety

In terms of safety, Maruti Baleno’s standard safety feature list includes ABS with EBD, central locking, dual front airbags, rear side view mirror, seat belt warning, high-speed warning, ISOFIX child seat mounts, speed-sensing auto door lock, and passenger-side rearview mirror. The Delta is only slightly better equipped with the addition of power door locks. Apart from that, two variants share the same safety feature list.

4. Maruti Baleno Sigma vs Delta: Engines

Maruti Baleno comes with two choices of engines, be it a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine or a 1.3-litre turbocharged motor. While the former is capable of producing 84PS of top power and 115Nm of peak torque, the latter can deliver a maximum power output of 75PS/190Nm. Each engine option features a different claimed fuel mileage. The regular petrol engine gets fuel mileage of 21.4 kmpl while the mild-hybrid version returns a higher fuel efficiency of 23.87 kmpl. The diesel engine comes with a claimed fuel economy of 27.39 kmpl. Both of these engines are offered on the Sigma and Delta. Depending on the powertrain option offered on each trim, the Delta and Sigma will feature corresponding power specifications.

Maruti Baleno

Engine Type

Petrol/Petrol Mild-hybrid

Diesel

Displacement

1197 cc

1248 cc

No. of cylinders

4

4

Power (Ps)

81.8 BHP

88.50 BHP

74 BHP

Torque (Nm)

113Nm

190Nm

Drive type

FWD

FWD

Gearbox

5-speed Manual/CVT

5-speed Manual

Mileage

21.01 kmpl

23.87 kmpl

27.39 kmpl

Top speed

12.93 seconds

12.36 seconds

0-100 kmpl acceleration

170 kmph

180 kmph

While the Sigma is available with only the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine and 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel motor. These engines only come with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox only. On the other hands, the Delta is added with an option of a petrol engine with a mild hybrid system. As mentioned above, the mild hybrid option delivers a better fuel mileage than its pure ICE counterpart. Apart from the 5-speed manual gearbox, the Delta also gets an option of a CVT gearbox. Maruti Suzuki Delta is offered with four powertrain options while the Sigma only gets two choices.

5. Maruti Baleno Sigma vs Delta: Price

Sitting above the base Sigma variant on the range, Maruti Baleno Delta clearly more expensive than the Sigma with the same powertrain choice. However, at the price of 6.77 lakh the Maruti Baleno Sigma diesel’s price is higher than the Delta with petrol-manual drivetrain which is priced at Rs 6.51 lakh. It means that at the same budget, you can pick among these two options. Here is the details price of the Delta and Sigma trims.

Powertrain

Maruti Baleno Sigma

Maruti Baleno Delta

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 5.7 lakh

Rs 6.51 lakh

Diesel-Manual

Rs. 6.77 lakh

Rs 7.58 lakh

DualJet Petrol-MT

-

Rs 7.4 lakh

Delta CVT

-

Rs 7.83 lakh

6. Maruti Baleno Sigma vs Delta: Verdict

Maruti Baleno is a safe choice in the space of premium hatchback. It depends on your budget to find the right option for you. In that sense, the Sigma trim will be a more affordable option that can save you an amount of money for the initial cost. Apart from the price criteria, the equipment list is also a determining factor. Considering the features package, it appears that the Delta is the stronger contender. While the Sigma only gets basic and fundamental features, the Delta can offer some good additional features. Moreover, the price of the Delta petrol-manual variant is actually lower than the Sigma Diesel variant. It means that you can easily alternate between these two options depending on your preference. In addition, if you want to have the better-equipped variant at a good price, you can opt for a used Maruti Baleno in the second-hand car market 

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