Good solid reliable affordableEW GLX (2016-2023)
Sound functional useful. Not something to get excited about but something that works at the price point. Light weight so fuel efficient but must come at a safety trade off. Ok for a reliable run about.Show details
Suzuki do not guarantee their productsEW GL Manual (2016-2023)
I bought a Baleno in 2017, new expecting it to last at 8 years relatively trouble free. It didn't last a month before it needed to go back to the dealership. 48000kms later it needed a new clutch. After much discussion, Suzuki replaced the clutch. This failed after 20000 KMs. The next clutch failed after 12000kms. Plus a rear engine oil seal. All due to overheating issues. The banging in the engine when cold, was put down to pistons hitting the cylinder wall but that too was brushed aside. When taken to QCAT, Suzuki Qld still insisted it was dr... Read moreiver fault. Since I've been driving manual cars for 50 years and this is the first time I've had clutch issues I doubt it's my driving at fault. The service I have had from Suzuki has been pathetically poor as has been their product. I will never go near a Suzuki car again nor Redcliffe Norris dealership.
Sick of Suzuki problems.EW GL Manual (2016-2023)
Car is 3 years old. Done 50k km and clutch is already gone. Brakes lasted longer than clutch. Never getting another Suzuki. Can’t even get it checked under warranty. Never againShow details
Excellent spacious and beautiful BalenoEW GLX (2016-2023)
The Baleno 2022, is beautifully designed car. Spacious for 3 kids in the back. Larger than other cars in its class. 670k per 37 litres fantastic. Good safety such as ABS. Brake Assist, Stability Control and 6 airbags. No AEB unfortunately but not a deal breaker at all. 1.4 engine is great city and on freeway. Transmission pleasant and efficient. Interior design is more classic than flashy but if you need something more contemporary, get a Swift. Averaging 19.4k per litre.Show details
Good car with potential for more improvementsEW GL Automatic (2016-2023)
I have a Suzuki Baleno MY 2021 Auto. Overall it's a good car with an average fuel consumption of 17 KM/L. From my point of view, the computer requires better interface with Android-Auto App. Half of the time I have to switch off, wait 1 minute and switch on the car again so my smartphone with synch with the display.
A little bit of more horse-power would be beneficial, especially on steep slopes. The audio systems requires also some improvements (more volume please). It would be great if the glove-box would be bigger.
Besides that, it's a good cheap car to take you from A to B.
2022 is not an upgradeEW GL Manual (2016-2023)
Had the 2021 model and it was fantastic. Better fuel economy, better infotainment system, GPS and all round a great little car. Upgrade has less fuel economy, no GPS. Disappointing.Show details
Great car except for transmission issueEW GL Automatic (2016-2023)
I really love my 2017 Baleno except for the problems it has recently caused me. A sound was picked up on the test drive after a major service which turned out to be a problem with the transmission. My car was 4 years old but I have only driven 40 000 kms and have it serviced 6 monthly as per warranty requirement. Suzuki replaced the transmission with a new one which was good, but I was without my car for 4 weeks which was very frustrating. Prior to this only a few small issues a new remote as this was faulty and paint bubble which were all fixed. Other than this a fuel efficient car that looks sleek with some alloys.Show details
Simple no fuss motoringEW GL Automatic (2016-2023)
Purchased brand new in Melbourne in Jan 2018 for my wife and immediately driven to our Grafton NSW home in 2 days. It performed perfectly, despite 2 adults, a working kelpie and 85% of the travel luggage (removed from our X-Trail trade-in) on board. The more you drive this car the more you appreciate how "fit for purpose" it realy is (my SUV is a luxury Nissan Murano Ti and the Suzuki still gives me a smile when ever my wife allows me to drive it). Suzuki's are like iPhones, they simply work without the unnessasary crap that comes with android devices. Would I buy another Suzuki? Yep!Show details
Some pros and cons compare to previous MYEW GLX (2016-2023)
I had a Suzuki Baleno MY 2018 for a while till I was quite pleased with it. After a while, due to under different circumstances, I had to replaced it with a latest model (2021). I had to admit that it was different downgrading experience. Compare to the older model that I had, the driving experience is not as used to be. The ambient sound of the car is noisier, the rear camera is not well adjusted and the fabric of the seats feels cheaper. After following up with the dealer, they advised me that from performance point of view, the car is fine,... Read morehowever, they can't do much about the noise (especially in the morning) or the rear-camera adjustment. But, bottom line- compare to other cars, you get an adequate level of quality for its cost. Also, there are some pairing issue with the car's display, but I don't know if to put it on the app (android-auto) or the car's computer. One beneficial thing which I consider as a substantial improvement- the fuel consumption. It improved from 15.5 to 17 KM/L!
Good city car, economical, affordable, reliable... Excellent AC.EW GL Automatic (2016-2023)
Good city car, economical, affordable, reliable...
Good value for money.
Due to reduced insolation it can become a bit noisy (in bad roads) and hot (requiring the use of the AC)
The head rest is too much leaning forward becoming uncomfortable for long drive
The central console work's well but it is not the easiest to use... Requires some getting used to and some patientsShow details
Typical Suzuki. Bloody awesome.EW GL Manual (2016-2023)
As a driving instructor for 34 years, I have done over 2 million km in the older Suzuki Swifts pre 1998, both 1 litre and 1.2 litre cars.
The Balenos are just bullet proof resiliant, reliable, no fuss just like the swifts.
This new 2020 GL goes even better on fuel consumption when you add a pod filter, remove muffler and have the manual.
I am getting 4.6 litres per 100 km!!!!!
The Dealers couldn't car less about advertising, the car sells itself.
Check out the Indian utube reviews and information on Balenos. They know their stuff, they build
Good value zoom carEW GL Automatic (2016-2023)
The paint top coat is easy to chipped off, annoying for a new car.
Overall suit for the purpose, reliable and affordable city commute car. It has large space inside for up to 4 people. If the seat can be flatted down like Jazz, it will be perfect.Show details
Very bad car and special very bad customer service alsoEW GL Automatic (2016-2023)
Hi Purchased Suzuki Baleno Jan 2020. i am not happy with car the amount i paid. i am thinking if i paid similar amount you with other brand might be i get better quality car and better customer service. within a two months my car key broken and i went to Suzuki service center to fix my car key. According to them they don't cover warranty. Second important thing on car doing to much vibration on highway. Third important things front internal dashboard is very cheap quality you hear all time noise of plastic.Show details
Fantastic courier vehicleEW GL Automatic (2016-2023)
240,000 klms trouble free.Serviced by agents with no major problems thus far.Extremely economical.If you need something faster I suggest you buy a Porsche.One of the most reliable cars I have ever owned.Show details
Good for A to Z with all the gear neededEW GL Automatic (2016-2023)
Great small compact car, with great bootspace and entertainment and safety function.
Easy to drive and suitable for newbies of a vehicle in their family, great for driving UBER too and also great backroom space for passengers too.
Only downside was that it is not ANCAP safety rated yet
Questions & Answers
Has anybody else had issues with the clutch on their Baleno car? I had only done 48000 when the original clutch failed. I had bought the car new.
Yes mine went at about the same time. Gear box rod fell apart when they changed it. Was told no clutch and would have to wait weeks. Had to get it fixed privately.
How does the Baleno GL with 5-spd manual perform on the highway, what RPM does it spin at 100kph ??? Important as I live in a rural area. Thanks
Hi TheWarden, you pose an interesting question. We have just taken delivery of a (dealer demo) Suzuki S-Cross Turbo to keep our Suzuki Baleno company. Both have 1.4L engines, the Baleno is lighter than the S-Cross and it has a 4 speed auto, the S-Cross is bigger and because of its 1.4L Turbo petrol engine and 6 speed auto, it has heaps of pulling power (enough to easily tow a medium size tinny). After driving the S-Cross from Grafton NSW to Colac Vic 2 weeks ago, the verdict is in. Both return exactly the same highway fuel consumption (5.2L/100Km). Both are delightful to drive at highway speeds. Both are simple, reliable and easy to live with. But for the rural driver the S-Cross is the "hands down" winner. Cruises at 1700rpm, more interior room and higher ground clearance than the Vitara, best of all its 1.4L Turbo provides effortless hill taming power, making rural driving a pleasure. Hint: a new S-Cross is due in May 22, so you should be able to negotiate a dealer demo for around $25-26K or a used example for under $20K. If this exceeds your budget, I suggest you seek-out a rare 2017 - 2019 Suzuki Baleno Turbo.
anyone know why they dont have the mutil-level floor in Oz version, this is a great feature and makes the cargo area basically flat-folding in UK Balenos
I assume you mean a second level above the boot floor. For me the deep boot is a major Baleno feature that allows class leading space for large suitcases and keeps small items out of sight. Suggestion: replace the space- saver spare wheel with a full size wheel (it fits neatly) and you'll appreciate having it when you shred a tyre 100+km from the nearest town.
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|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||15" Alloy||15" Alloy||16" Alloy||16" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||5.4 L/100km||5.4 L/100km||5.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 L||37 L||37 L||37 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.4L||4 Cylinder 1.4L||4 Cylinder 1.4L||3 Cylinder 1.0L|
|Max Power||68kW @ 6000rpm||68kW @ 6000rpm||68kW @ 6000rpm||82kW @ 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||130Nm @ 4000rpm||130Nm @ 4000rpm||130Nm @ 4000rpm||160Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||India||India||India||India|
|Phone Connectivity||3.5mm Aux Port, Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USB||3.5mm Aux Port, Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USB||3.5mm Aux Port, Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USB||3.5mm Aux Port, Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USB|
|Steering Wheel Adjustment||Up/Down||Up/Down||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down||Telescoping (Manual) and Up/Down|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,000 kg||1,000 kg||1,000 kg||1,000 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||400 kg||400 kg||400 kg||400 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Ignition||Keyless Start/Stop||Keyless Start/Stop|
|Headlight Features||Automatic On/Off||Automatic On/Off||Automatic On/Off||Automatic On/Off|
|Cruise Control||Adaptive (ACC)||Adaptive (ACC)||Adaptive (ACC) and Speed Limiter||Adaptive (ACC) and Speed Limiter|
|Ground Clearance||120 mm||120 mm||120 mm||120 mm|
|Built-In Navigation System||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Heads Up Display||No||No||No||No|
|Digital Radio (DAB+)||No||No||No||No|
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