Which is the most fuel efficient car in India? We answer along with 8 other best mileage cars.
Soaring fuel prices have made the hunt for the best mileage cars in India all the more relevant. To meet the rising demand for fuel-efficient cars, automakers have been deploying cutting-edge technologies and improvising the available tech to extract maximum fuel economy from their cars. With the gap between petrol and diesel fuel almost levelled, the petrol cars are back in the game as they offer low initial cost and low maintenance cost as well.
If you are looking for a car which consumes less fuel, you are on the right page as we bring you the list of such fuel efficient cars.
9. Maruti Baleno/Toyota Glanza
Baleno price: Rs 5.63 – 8.96 lakh (ex-showroom)
Glanza price: Rs 7.01 – 8.96 lakh (ex-showroom)
The Baleno and Glanza are the second petrol cars on this list which score high on mileage. Since both the vehicle employ the same engines and body shell, the fuel efficiency figures match too. The premium hatches get a 1.2-litre dual jet which returns power figures of 83PS and 113Nm. The mild-hybrid petrol trims are paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.
8. Honda City
Price: Rs 10.89 – 14.64 lakh (ex-showroom)
The Honda City in its fifth-generation avatar produces excellent fuel efficiency figures of 24.1kmpl with its 1.5=litre diesel engine. The motor produces max power output of 100PS and 200Nm. On the downside, there is no automatic diesel on offer and it only gets a 6-speed manual transmission. It can also be had with a 1.5-litre petrol engine, however, the mileage revolves around 17-18kmpl for petrol City.
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7. Maruti Dzire AMT
Price: Rs 5.89 – 8.80 lakh (ex-showroom)
Earlier, the Dzire use to deliver the highest mileage among all the cars with its diesel engine. However, despite the axing of diesel, its petrol engine returns excellent figures which make it stand in the queue of fuel efficient diesel cars. The 1.2-litre dualjet petrol belts out 90PS of max power and 113Nm of peak torque. With the 5-speed manual gearbox, it returns a fuel economy of 23.26kmpl whereas with the AMT it becomes more efficient – 24.12 kmpl.
6. Ford Figo/Aspire
Ford Figo Price: Rs 5.49 – 8.15 lakh (ex-showroom)
Ford Aspire Price: Rs 6.09 – 8.64 lakh (ex-showroom)
The Ford Figo hatch and Aspire sedan share the same engines under their hood. The 1.5-litre diesel produces 100PS of max power and 215Nm of max torque. With this motor, the cars are able to deliver 24.4kmpl of impressive mileage. It also gets a 1.2-litre petrol engine. Both the engines are available only with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It returns a mileage of 18.5kmpl with its petrol engine.
5. Honda Amaze
Price: Rs 6.17 – 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom)
The Amaze is another Honda in the best mileage cars in India list. The subcompact sedan is available in two engine options – 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. The diesel engine produces 100PS and 200Nm along with an impressive fuel economy of 24.7kmpl with its manual and 21kmpl with its automatic transmission. The petrol Amaze delivers an ARAI certified 18.6kmpl and 18.3kmpl of mileage with its manual and automatic trims, respectively.
4. Tata Altroz
Price: Rs 5.44 – 9.35 lakh (ex-showroom)
The fourth spot is conquered by the premium hatchback, Tata Altroz. The only diesel car in its segment, the Altroz’s diesel engine develops 90PS and 200Nm. While the oil burner returns 21.11kmpl, the petrol avatar attains ARAI certified 19.05kmpl of fuel efficiency figures. The 1.2-litre petrol motor generates 86PS of max power and 113Nm of peak torque. There is no automatic on offer; Altroz only gets a 5-speed manual gearbox.
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3. Hyundai Verna
Diesel: 25kmpl/21.3kmpl (AT)
Price: Rs 9.02 – 15.17 lakh (ex-showroom)
The updated 2020 Verna gets an ARAI certified mileage of 25kmpl with its diesel manual trim. It is offered with two petrol and a diesel engine. The 1.5-litre diesel motor generates max power of 115PS and a peak torque of 250Nm. The oil burner is mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The other available engine options include 1.5-litre petrol and 1.0-litre turbo petrol.
2. Hyundai Aura
Diesel: 25.35kmpl/ 25.40kmpl (AMT)
Price: Rs 5.85 – 9.28 lakh (ex-showroom)
Hyundai seems to have learnt the mantra of success in India. Its sub-4m sedan Aura grabs the second spot with its diesel engine. It is powered by the Nios-sourced 1.2-litre diesel engine which produces 75PS of max power and 190Nm of peak torque. It too gets 5-speed manual and AMT options. Hyundai Aura also gets a petrol option – 1.2-litre – which belts out max power of 100PS and max torque of 172Nm.
1. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Price: Rs 5.12 – 8.35 lakh
So, which is the most fuel efficient car in India? Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. Yes, with an ARAI certified mileage of 26.2kmpl. It tops the mileage chart by consuming the least fuel among all the cars available. Powering the Nios is the 1.2-litre diesel engine which musters 75PS of power and 190Nm of torque. It can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission. The spacious hatch also comes in 1.2-litre petrol, 1.0-litre turbo petrol and CNG options.
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