Suzuki Baleno

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How much does the Suzuki Baleno cost to run?

The 1.2L petrol is the most economical Suzuki Baleno to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Suzuki Baleno 1.2L petrol is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does not far off 71 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Peugeot 308 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Peugeot 308 1.2L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 11, which is lower than the Honda Civic 1.3L petrol, but higher than the Nissan Pulsar 1.2L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Honda Civic has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.2L petrol
mpg60.1 - 64.267.3 - 70.6
emissions103 - 10993 - 98
insuranceGroup 14 - 16Group 11 - 13

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Suzuki Baleno: How big is the boot?

The Suzuki Baleno has a below average boot space (320 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Peugeot 308 estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 810 litres.

Is the Suzuki Baleno easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Skoda Rapid), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill just under three quarters of the space.

If the pressure of street parking gets to you, then this is the car to buy. It is shorter than anything else in its class, giving you a healthy 805mm gap in the space to manoeuvre the car.

Which Suzuki Baleno has the best performance?

The fastest Suzuki Baleno from 0-60, is the 1.0L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 160 lbs/ft torque and 111 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 11 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi A3 1.6L diesel, which will beat your Suzuki Baleno to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.2L petrol
zeroTo6211 - 11.412.3
torque160 - 170120

What size caravan or trailer, can the Suzuki Baleno tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Suzuki Baleno 1.0L petrol which has 170 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1000kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.