Suzuki Baleno Sedan 1998

This generation of Suzuki Baleno has been produced from August, 1998 to October, 2001. We can provide information about 6 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Suzuki is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 1.3 to 1.8 litres and power of from 85 to 121 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 1.9 litres and power of 75 HP.
The car is available with both manual (4 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Suzuki Baleno sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.6 to 9.2 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine - approximately 7 litres per 100km. The most economical Suzuki Baleno petrol engine version is Suzuki Baleno 1.3, consuming 6.6 litres per 100km.

Suzuki Baleno sedan CO2 emissions are from 158 to 220 grams per kilometer. Suzuki Baleno version with the lowest CO2 emissions is Suzuki Baleno 1.3, which produces 158 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 10.2 seconds has Suzuki Baleno 1.8 version, conversely the tardiest one is Suzuki Baleno 1.3 reaching this speed only in 12.5 seconds.

Lenght of Suzuki Baleno is 422 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Suzuki Baleno is about 8 cm longer than Volkswagen Polo sedan, but 7 cm shorter than Ford Escort sedan. Suzuki Baleno gross weight is 1100 kg, which is about 12 percent lighter than the average for this age and class.

This Suzuki is very cheap for its class - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 750 €. Users calculated Suzuki Baleno cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2500 € cost per year and 0.40 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 48%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 28% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Suzuki Baleno for your situation and driving habits here! Our review authors managed to sell their Suzuki Baleno in average time of 2 weeks. Below you will find more detailed information about Suzuki Baleno prices and costs.

In user reviews Suzuki Baleno received average grade 6.3 (from 10) which is relatively low, considering average rate 7.6 for similar aged cars. 67% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Suzuki Baleno modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Suzuki Baleno 1.3 Aug 1998 — Feb 2001 1.3 Petrol 85 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Suzuki Baleno 1.6 Aug 1998 — Oct 2001 1.6 Petrol 96 HP 7.3 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Suzuki Baleno 1.6 Aug 1998 — Mai 2001 1.6 Petrol 96 HP 8.7 l/100km Automatic (4 gears)
Suzuki Baleno 1.8 Aug 1998 — Jul 2000 1.8 Petrol 121 HP 7.7 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Suzuki Baleno 1.8 Aug 1998 — Jul 2000 1.8 Petrol 121 HP 9.2 l/100km Automatic (4 gears)
Suzuki Baleno 1.9 TD Jan 1999 — Jul 2000 1.9 Diesel 75 HP 7 l/100km Manual (5 gears)

Suzuki Baleno safety

During safety testing Suzuki Baleno has obtained 2 stars from five, which means quite low safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Suzuki Baleno is evaluated with two stars, and for pedestrian protection Suzuki Baleno got two stars.

Suzuki Baleno prices

Suzuki Baleno 1998 - 2001 sedan price in Latvia is from 500 € to 1600 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Suzuki Baleno price is more below average - Suzuki Baleno is approximately for 50 percents cheaper then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 1998 - 2001 prices). Despite of relatively low price Suzuki Baleno quality is above average (see below), so this Suzuki can be a good buy.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Suzuki Baleno 2001 price 800 € 800 € 900 €
Suzuki Baleno 1999 price 600 € 900 € 1600 €
Suzuki Baleno 1998 price 500 € 500 € 500 €

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Suzuki Baleno reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) Suzuki Baleno quality is entirely high. In the roadworthiness tests carried out in 2006, defects were detected in an average of only 9.8 percent of Suzuki Baleno of this generation (the average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 17.2%).

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Suzuki Baleno sedan features (options)

Percentage of Suzuki Baleno with corresponding feature (option)

Adjustable steering wheel
76%
Heated seats
57%
Metallic paint
57%
Conditioning
19%

Suzuki Baleno reviews

Total 5 Suzuki Baleno owner reviews

Suzuki Baleno 1998 Estate car/wagon Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2012 (age of car 14 years) Owned for:180`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total car rating:
5/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 55
Suzuki Baleno 1998 Estate car/wagon Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:1999 (age of car 1 year) Owned for:220`000 kilometers (19 years)
Average fuel consumption: 14.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
6/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 38
Suzuki Baleno 2000 Sedan Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2019 (age of car 19 years) Owned for:16`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 6.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 165 € (~ 165 € per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 39
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