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Suzuki Baleno vs. Kia Rio vs. Honda Jazz

Launched just last year, the new Suzuki Baleno has been a big hit with those looking for performance and reliability combined with incredible value for money. Following in the footsteps of other popular Suzuki models such as the Swift, Vitara and S-Cross, the Baleno comes packed with features and new technology as well as Suzuki's new 1.0 Boosterjet engine. But how does it fare against some of its rivals? We decided to find out.

Suzuki Baleno 1.0 BoosterJet SZ5 Kia Rio 1.0 T-GDI 3 Honda Jazz SE 1.3 i-VTEC
On the road price £13,249 £16,930 £15,455
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 37 litres/foam 45 litres/foam 40 litres/repair kit
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 320/1,085 litres 325/980 litres 354/1,314 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight 950/480/1,000kg 1,228/372/1,000kg 1,066/473/1,000kg
Turning circle 9.8 metres 10.2 metres 10.8 metres
Basic warranty (miles) 3yrs (60,000) 7yrs (100,000) 3yrs (60,000)
Service intervals 12,500 miles 10,000 miles 12,500 miles
0-60mph 9.5s 9.2s 10.4s
Combined MPG 62.7 62.8 56.5
Airbags/Isofix/i-Size/park sensors/camera Six/yes/yes/no/yes Six/yes/no/yes/yes Six/yes/yes/yes/no
Auto box/stability/cruise control/Auto Emergency Braking optional/yes/yes/yes No/yes/yes/yes optional/yes/yes/restricted
Climate control/leather/heated seats Yes/no/no Yes/artificial/yes A/C/no/no
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go £485/yes/yes £485/no/no £500/no/no
Sat-nav/USB/DAB radio/Bluetooth Yes/yes/yes/yes Yes/yes/yes/yes £610/yes/yes/yes