Good city car, economical, affordable, reliable... Excellent AC.
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 patients
Purchased in March 2016 for $16,500.00.
Typical Suzuki. Bloody awesome.
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...
Purchased in September 2020 at Suzuki Dealers for $17,600.00.
Good value zoom car
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.
Purchased in December 2019 at Suzuki Dealers for $17,000.00.
Very bad car and special very bad customer service also
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.
Purchased in January 2020 at Suzuki Dealers for $17,900.00.
Fantastic courier vehicle
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.
Purchased in January 2017 at Suzuki Dealers for $16,000.00.
Good for A to Z with all the gear needed
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
Purchased in June 2016 at Suzuki Dealers for $16,000.00.
Very hardy little car, Fast take off and zoomy car.
Can't say anything bad, you get lots for your money and the car is quite powerful. Very spacious, good stereo, easy to drive, looks good. Very proud to own one.
Purchased in November 2016 at Suzuki Dealers for $16,500.00.
I bought Suzuki beleno 2019 modal brand new car just to drive Uber . After 2 weeks I went to Uber place and they I’m not able to drive my car cause this is not safety rating stuff . Which makes me so sad . It’s just wastage of money. It’s a brand new car but still I can use it . Suzuki baleno doesn’t have 5star rating. So if some wanna do Uber don’t buy this car. Please
Purchased in January 2020.
Great Little Car
Two months in and I love this little car. Roomy, economical, performs admirably, with plenty of zip and response. I’m doing highway/motorway driving most days with plenty of long uphill climbs. Took it on a longer run to Wollongong and it zipped up Mt Ousley on the way back. I love that it’s a bit retro with the chrome highlights. Can’t fault it so far.
Purchased in November 2019.
- EW GLX (2016-2021)
- Verified purchase
I purchased a Suzuki bale on as a small run around second car, it is surprisingly big inside and has a lot of room for my 2 teenage girls, it is a decent city run around car and is quite fuel efficient. Has a boot big with enough space to accomodate picnic gear and chairs. Engine is small and it needs a bit of a heavy foot whe climbing hills or overtaking, but does the job, great second car.
Purchased in November 2019 at Smiths of geelong for $15,999.00.
More Room Then Most Cars
This little car will absolutely amaze anyone that gets into it. The legroom both front and back is huge and the boot is huge too. It has sat nav, rear camera, bluetooth, it can also read text messages out to you so you don't even have to look at your mobile phone when driving. The air con is cold and it really is a pleasure to drive. My wife just loves driving it and always gets people asking her about it. It even has day time running LED lights and auto headlights. The blue paint just dazzles in the sunlight. Its no pocket rocket as its only a 1.4 litre engine but certainly powerful enough for a full load of people, and very comfortable seats. Its cheap to run and even servicing is under $300.
Axle problem. Buyers beware
While I like most things about this little car, the rear axle is giving me a great deal of grief.
Rear tyres need to be replaced at around 18000kms due to excessive wear. Independent testing revealed a 15mm toe. Suzuki, however, claim that it is only 4mm and therefore ‘within specifications ‘.
Who would you believe?
Purchased in April 2018.
- EW GL Automatic (2016-2021)
- Verified purchase
I love it
Perfect car. It fits my pram and my car seat and still enough room for more people. It’s nice and smooth I have the 2018 version and it’s a perfect mum car. I would recommend this to all mums who need a good spacey car to fit their bubs plus extra in
Doesnt feel safe on freeway
Hired one of these in Tasmania for a recent business trip and was not happy with this car. At 80kph and over, the steering felt too light and the car did not have a planted feel on the road. When I was passed by trucks during highway conditions I had to grip the wheel tightly to make sure the car would stay in the direction I wanted it to go. Probably ok in city driving but definitely not a car for highway or country driving. My Ford Focus feels much more solid and safe and comfortable to drive - chalk and cheese.
Good comfy car.
The car is the best in the range for the amount of money it costs. It has got all the features such as GPS & apple car pay. The fuel economy is great. A better pickup would have made this car a great one. Surprisingly, there is plenty of leg room.
- EW GL Automatic (2016-2021)
- Verified purchase
Roomy cheap comfortable vehicle.
still haven't driven 1000km.Nice car for wife.Plenty of room in the front and back.Basic GL model with steel wheels and wheel covers.Comfortable seats.All tech gizmos included..rev camera,apple/android auto,7 inch touchscreen and other connections,12v socket in rear,everything but AEB.Speed limilter is on steering wheel with other controls.Set it and no breaking speed limits.also on economical 1.4lt.4spd auto...in 2018.Overlooked anyway.Great value.Smooth drive reasonably quiet..Under bonnet is uncluttered.Built in India.Back end a little ordi...nary looking.Front almost same as Swift.5 yr 140,000km warranty.Capped price servicing..every 10000km.That is fine..i service other non warranty vehicles every 10000km.Deep cargo area.Space saver spare sucks and i forgot to upgrade.No big deal plenty of wheel/tyre's to fit are available and reasonable price.Nice dark blue colour..still extra $500 to have which is an anger-take.Was the best colour of the three.Weighs less than a tonne.Relatives have had trouble free motoring with Suzuki,hope this is no different. January 5th 2019 Update: 15000km in. Ok so car still runs ok but engine is constantly pinging.I always use pulp 95 even and the drivers seat constantly creaks.Issues i will take up probably before the next service.It takes nothing to dent this car but considering its light weight and what feels like.paper-thin steel guess has to be expected.So be extra careful.It is a cheap car,but really was still $16500 so not especially.Cabin room is good.The engine plastics were covered with some sort of sticky residue from new,so i am not sure what that was.Fuel economy is still great but feels like always filling up because of the small tank...but a fill doesn't cost a lot.First service the wife took in so they chose to sting her an extra $100 at Suzuki for extra totally unnecessary services on what was a capped price service...at every 10000km..Yep they still pull that crap.Even when buying,although friendly,they tried to pull a couple of fast ones.Would possibly even be enough not to return to them for servicing.Dumb move.I will take in next time.Look is an ok car and the wife likes so that's what matters.Would i buy the car again if given the chance.Probably not.I have only seen a couple on the road compared to the Swift,so it would seem Suzuki are becoming irrelevant..meaning any trade in no.matter what the km is in the toilet.Suzuki from what i gather make ok cars but i can't see us sticking with this until warranty end or past that,and that would be a first ever.
An awesome little car with lots of surprising features and big space inside!
Purchased this car 3 months ago and really happy with it overall. Handles well on the road, great fuel economy, heaps of leg room inside and space in general, lots of extra features included, such as sat nav, reverse camera, usb / memory card option for own music, cruise control, led driving lights. Great value car!
- EW GL Manual (2016-2021)
- Verified purchase
Great little Car
Great little car, handles well easy to park esp with reversing camera, no noise, amaizing on fuel. Easy use setup, with sat nav, cruise control, bluetooth conectivity, hands free and apple play. The Baleno is a great little family car. Excellent on fuel, $35-40 will give a full tank and can get great millage.
Have been driving the new Suzuki Baleno for the past 15 months. It's good value for money with cruise control, reverse camera, Apple Play, Good Handling and Minimum Noise. Although it may look small but it has good leg room and high top. About $35 dollars of petrol gives me about 500kms. Good Buy!!!
Purchased a 2017 built base model 1.4 auto 6/17. So far so good. It is not the quickest car on the block but it is more than sufficient as a roomy comfortable as an economical hatchback. I was surprised just how big it is in comparison to other cars in the price range. $16990 drive away with 5 Years warranty as an end of financial year bonus. Built quality seems good, nothing has broken or fallen off. This is an honest neat car with standard SAT NAV Apple car play, cruise control, led driving lights ect ect. I looked at all of the available car...s and in my opinion the Baleno came out tops. The auto box is a 4 speed but it is not CVT. I believe that this will be more reliable in the future. More expensive but more reliable. These Suzuki are made in India Suzuki are the top selling car on that country and if they can handle the roads there Aus should be no problem. At 3000kms no probs. We will see how it goes but so far I am a very happy owner
Questions & Answers
thinking about buying a baleno gl dose anyone know is the timing a belt or chain and if a chain dose it still have a replace after x amount of kms
Can we use Suzuki Baleno 2020 to do UBer?
I bought my Suzuki Baleno in January 2020. After one week someone hit me in the back. It went for repair for 3 weeks. When I got it back, 2 weeks later, I went to buy petrol, I couldn't open my petrol cap. Apparently when the wire that connect to cap to the lever on the floor was loose. Life went on. I just find the car is a bit gutless up a hill. I've even put it in overdrive, the car slows down even more. I'm being over taken at the lights and up a hill. Not very happy with the Baleno.
Hi Marie, sorry to hear someone hit you. The petrol cap problem would seem to be a repair issue after the accident. Speak to the repairer. The accident shouldn’t have affected the cars performance, I got my Baleno in November and can’t fault it’s performance, I drive up and down the Blue Mountains daily, so big, long hills. Yes I too get overtaken, but usually by someone doing well over the speed limit. If you feel the car is not performing right, speak with your dealer.
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||16" Alloy||15" Alloy||15" Alloy||16" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||5.2 L/100km||5.4 L/100km||5.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 L||37 L||37 L||37 L|
|Engine||3 Cylinder 1.0L||4 Cylinder 1.4L||4 Cylinder 1.4L||4 Cylinder 1.4L|
|Max Power||82kW @ 5500rpm||68kW @ 6000rpm||68kW @ 6000rpm||68kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||160Nm @ 4000rpm||130Nm @ 4000rpm||130Nm @ 4000rpm||130Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||India||India||India||India|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2016||Jan 2016||Jan 2016||Jan 2016|
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