What is the difference between Suzuki Baleno SZ3, SZ-T and SZ5?
If the Suzuki Swift is the kind of affordable hatchback you want but you find it just a little too compact for your needs, take a look at the Suzuki Baleno range instead. The Baleno offers levels of interior space that are a match for a number of hatchback cars from the next size up in the market, but in a form with a more compact footprint. There are three trim levels of SZ3, SZT and SZ5 in the Baleno family, so here's a quick look at what each has to offer.
Suzuki Baleno SZ3
The Suzuki Baleno SZ3 is the entry level model in the range, and it starts off on exactly the right foot with a starting price from just £10,999. Under the bonnet of this one is a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine that develops 88 bhp and 120 Nm of torque. There's an impressive list of standard equipment for a car with such an appealing price. Standard tech features include: air conditioning, a CD tuner, Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, LED daytime running lights and automatic headlights. Remote central locking, electric front windows and plenty of airbags are also part of what adds up to an impressive package for not a lot of money.
Suzuki Baleno SZ-T
Until the arrival of the SZ3 the Suzuki Baleno SZ-T used to be the entry model in the Baleno family, but now it's the mid-range variant. The SZ-T costs from just £12,499, and if you thought the entry model was generous in terms of standard equipment you’re going to be in for a pleasant surprise when you check out this one. For a start, choosing this model gets you the 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol engine, which ups the power ante to 109 bhp and 170 Nm of torque. Obviously, the SZ-T gets the same levels of standard kit as the SZ3, but it then adds the likes of front fog lamps, rear privacy glass, HID projector headlamps, smartphone linkage display audio and even a navigation system. On the outside there's a fetching roof-end spoiler, and this model also gets you 16-inch alloy wheels instead of the 15-inch steel wheels of the SZ3.
Suzuki Baleno SZ5
The Suzuki Baleno SZ5 costs just £1,000 more than the mid-range SZ-T, but the extras that modest amount of money adds is well worth the extra investment. Standard equipment over and above that of the SZ-T includes: a reversing camera, automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, radar brake-support, USB and AUX connectors, guide me home light function, keyless entry with push-button start, electric windows all round, a 4.2-inch colour LCD display, and even a paddle shift function if the automatic gearbox is chosen. The SZ5 also boasts a number of advanced safety features such as ABS with EBD function, ESP, hill hold control (auto only), tyre pressure monitoring system and a brake assist function.
It's easy to see what outstanding value for money the Suzuki Baleno range offers right now, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Monty's Sheffield to find out more and to arrange a test drive to try one out for yourself.