Suzuki Baleno

Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet SZ5 5dr Review

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The Suzuki Baleno is not the cheapest or most premium feeling supermini, but it is frugal, well equipped and very spacious.

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Trim: SZ5

Arguably, there isn’t much point in spending the extra money to get SZ5 trim. Although you gain climate control, rear electric windows and adaptive cruise control, it’s only the autonomous braking system that we’d really want. Still, if you opt for the 1.2-litre hybrid, this is your only trim choice.,

Engine: 1.0 Boosterjet

This is the only engine available in entry-level SZ-T trim, not that this is a problem. There’s plenty of power, and that helps make the Baleno feel surprisingly brisk, yet it also proves economical when driven carefully. As with most three-cylinder engines, there are some vibrations through the controls, but this is no worse than in some of its rivals.

Key information

0-62 MPH11.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 46.3Motorway: 64.2
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating



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