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Variant
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Make
Model
Variant
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2015. -
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2014. - 2017.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

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Dimensons & Outlines

3995 mm
1745 mm
1470 mm
355 liters
355 liters
37 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3885 mm
1695 mm
1510 mm
286 liters
856 liters
42 liters
2015 Suzuki Baleno
2014 Toyota Yaris

Engine

Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
998 cc
111 hp
170 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Daihatsu / Toyota
1.0 1KR-FE
Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
998 cc
69 hp
95 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
905 kg
11.4 s
200 km/h
5.4 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
105 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
955 kg
15.3 s
155 km/h
4.8 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
95 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
935 kg
11.0 s
190 km/h
6.3 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
115 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Expenses

8000 EUR
Price from
9500 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the city car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Suzuki-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 111hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 69hp engine designed by Daihatsu.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the Toyota being a slightly better choice apparently. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Yaris offers a marginal difference of 6% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Suzuki does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Suzuki with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Toyota badge with 4.6 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Baleno as average reliability-wise, and Yaris is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as Baleno rank it on average as 3.7, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Suzuki is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3.9 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 200 kilometers per hour, 45km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (66 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Toyota appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Yaris offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. From there things take a different direction, with Suzuki outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Toyota. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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