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Suzuki Baleno review

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Suzuki Baleno
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27 Jun 2016 10:09 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:47

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

All models come with a sat-nav, Bluetooth, air-con and a DAB radio. Top spec versions also get keyless entry and starting, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and climate control. This does help compensate for the higher than average starting price.

Neither engine will prove particularly expensive to run although the hybrid does benefit from sub-100g/km CO2 emissions. Our real-world experience also suggests the hybrid will quite easily do over 50mpg on a mixed route, while the Boosterjet will do a little less.

Reliability should prove to be excellent with the Baleno, Suzuki as a whole were second in the 2015 reliability survey for used cars. That helps make up for the merely average three- year/60,000-mile warranty.

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Suzuki Baleno
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Verdict

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

  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Spacious interior and boot
  • Comfortable ride
  • Many rivals are cheaper
  • Flimsy feeling interior
  • Vague steering
There are 3 trims available for the Baleno hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
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