Simple no fuss motoring
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!
Purchased in January 2018.
Some pros and cons compare to previous MY
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, ...however, 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!
Purchased in March 2021.
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)
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)
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
Questions & Answers
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.
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|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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