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Best Mileage Cars in India

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Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.

When it comes to car buying in India, fuel efficiency is often one of the most important, if not the most important, aspect. Keeping that in mind, we have put together a list of the 15 best mileage cars in India based on the claimed fuel efficiency figures as per test conducted by ARAI.

1. Maruti Dzire Diesel (28.4 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India 2017 Maruti Dzire

Powered by a 1.3 L Multijet Diesel engine, the 2017 Maruti Dzire is the best mileage car in India. The engine has a maximum power output of 55 kW and a peak torque of 190 Nm. Manual transmission variants, as well as the ones with a 5-speed AGS transmission, have the same overall fuel efficiency as per ARAI testing. Petrol variants come with a 1.2 L K12 unit that returns 22 KMPL overall.

  • Claimed Mileage – 28.4 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 6.44-9.39 Lakh

2. Maruti Ciaz Diesel SHVS (28.09 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Maruti Ciaz

The 1.3 L DDiS200 Diesel engine with the help of mild hybrid tech makes the Ciaz the second most fuel efficient car in India. Unlike the Dzire’s 1.3 L diesel unit, the one in the Ciaz makes 66 kW thanks to the use of a variable geometry turbocharger. Ciaz is available with a 1.4 L Petrol engine as well, which returns an overall claimed mileage of 20.73 KMPL and 19.12 KMPL depending on the choice of transmission.

  • Claimed Mileage – 28.09 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 9.43-11.44 Lakh

3. Maruti Baleno Diesel (27.39 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Maruti Baleno

Baleno Diesel employs a 1,248cc Diesel engine with a 5-speed manual transmission and has the same power and torque output as the Dzire. Petrol variants of the Baleno are powered by a 1,196 cc engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT. Petrol variants return 21.4 KMPL overall according to ARAI figures.

  • Claimed Mileage – 27.39 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 6.44-8.43 Lakh

4. Honda Jazz Diesel (27.3 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Honda Jazz Diesel

A 1.5 L i-DTEC diesel engine, the same on that does duty on all diesel Honda products, powers the Jazz. It occupies the fourth spot on the list of best mileage cars in India, just behind its chief rival Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Petrol variants of the Jazz come with 1.2 L i-VTEC with 5-speed manual and CVT options good for 18.7 KMPL and 19 KMPL respectively.

  • Claimed Mileage – 27.3 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 7.23-9.19 Lakh

5. Tata Tiago Diesel (27.28 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Tata Tiago

Tiago employs a 1055 cc three cylinder diesel that makes 70 PS and 140 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Tiago Petrol draws power from a 1.2 L Revotron engine, which is available with a choice of 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearboxes.

  • Claimed Mileage – 27.28 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 3.88-5.65 Lakh

6. Maruti Ignis Diesel (26.8 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Maruti Ignis

The Ignis comes with a 1.3 L Diesel engine with a choice of 5-speed manual and AGS transmission options. Both versions have the same claimed fuel efficiency figures. Maximum power stands at 55 kW while peak torque is 190 Nm. The other engine option on offer is a 1.2 L K12C unit, which is available with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT.

  • Claimed Mileage – 26.8 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 6.28-7.54 Lakh

7. Toyota Prius Hybrid (26.27 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Toyota Prius

World’s best-selling hybrid car gets a 1.8 L Petrol engine plus electric motor combo with a combined torque output of 142 Nm. It is the only non-diesel car on the list of best mileage cars in India.

  • Claimed Mileage – 26.27 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 44.06 Lakh

8. Ford Figo Diesel (25.83 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Ford Figo Diesel

A 100 PS 1.5 L TDCi diesel powers the Ford Figo. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It shares the sixth spot on the list of best mileage cars in India with its compact sedan derivative. It is also available in S trim, which gets bigger wheels and black exterior highlights.

  • Claimed Mileage – 25.83 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 5.69-7.22 Lakh

=8. Ford Aspire Diesel (25.83 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Ford Figo Aspire Diesel

Despite the extra weight, Ford claims the Aspire is as fuel efficient as the Figo. It too is powered by a 1.5 L TDCi Diesel engine that puts out 100 PS and 215 Nm and comes with a 5-speed manual transmission.

  • Claimed Mileage – 25.83 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 6.52-7.95 Lakh

10. Honda Amaze Diesel (25.8 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Honda Amaze

The Amaze is powered by Honda’s 1.5 L i-DTEC diesel engine that makes 100 PS and 200 Nm. A 5-speed manual gearbox handles transmission duties. It was the first product from HCIL to receive this engine, which later found its way into the City, Jazz, Mobilio, BR-V, and WR-V.

  • Claimed Mileage – 25.8 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 6.65-8.41 Lakh

11. Honda City Diesel (25.6 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Honda City

At the eleventh spot on the list of best mileage cars in India, close on the heels of the Amaze, is the City. Powered by the same 1.5 L engine, the City comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. Petrol variants of the city come with a 119 PS 1.5 L i-VTEC engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT.

  • Claimed Mileage – 25.6 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 5.45-9.41 Lakh

12. Honda WR-V Diesel (25.5 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Honda WR-V

Occupying the twelfth spot on the list of the most fuel efficient cars in India is the WR-V. It shares the 1498 cc diesel mill with every other diesel Honda on sale in India. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. The other engine option on offer is a  1.2 L petrol, the same one as the Jazz. However, it is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission.

  • Claimed Mileage – 25.5 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 8.72-9.92 Lakh

13. Chevrolet Beat Diesel (25.44 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Chevrolet Beat

When launched in July 2011, the Beat diesel became the most fuel efficient car in India returning 24 KMPL. In its current form, it has an ARAI tested fuel efficiency figure of 25.44 KMPL, but is only thirteenth on the list. Beat diesel comes with a 998cc Diesel engine that makes 54 PS mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Those of you looking to own one of these will be disappointed to know Chevrolet has decided to exit the Indian market and the Beat will no longer be on sale next year onwards.

  • Claimed Mileage – 25.44 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 4.91-5.85 Lakh

14. Hyundai Xcent Diesel (25.4 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Hyundai Xcent

With the launch of the facelift in April 2017, the fuel efficiency figures improved placing the Hyundai Xcent at the fourteenth spot on the list of best mileage cars in India. The 1.2 L U2 CRDi diesel engine has a power output of 79 PS and employs a 5-speed manual transmission.

  • Claimed Mileage – 25.4 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 6.24-8.39 Lakh

15. Mahindra KUV100 Diesel (25.32 KMPL)

Best Mileage Cars in India Mahindra KUV100

The KUV100 employs a 1.2 L D75 mFalcon paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. It has a max power output of 77 BHP and a peak torque of 190 Nm. Mahindra’s ‘mini SUV’ is the 15th most fuel efficient car in India. There is also a 1.2 L mFalcon G80 petrol engine on offer that returns 18.14 KMPL.

  • Claimed Mileage – 25.31 KMPL
  • Price (ex-showroom Delhi) – Rs. 5.61-7.36 Lakh

Best Mileage Cars in India – Top 15

ModelClaimed Mileage
Maruti Dzire28.4 KMPL
Maruti Ciaz28.09 KMPL
Maruti Baleno27.39 KMPL
Honda Jazz27.3 KMPL
Tata Tiago27.28 KMPL
Maruti Ignis26.8 KMPL
Toyota Prius26.27 KMPL
Ford Figo25.83 KMPL
Ford Aspire25.83 KMPL
Honda Amaze25.8 KMPL
Honda City25.6 KMPL
Honda WR-V25.5 KMPL
Chevrolet Beat25.44 KMPL
Hyundai Xcent25.4 KMPL
Mahindra KUV10025.32 KMPL

 

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IAB brings you a comprehensive list of the 15 most fuel efficient cars sold in India along with mileage and price details.

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