Over the course of the past few months, fuel prices in the country have sky-rocketed, more particularly of diesel fuel, which used to be at least Rs 10 cheaper than petrol. This gave many car owners a reason to buy diesel vehicles, although the initial cost of diesel car ownership is higher than that of petrol. Having said that, recent price hikes have resulted in diesel fuel prices not only increasing multifold, but in some states, it has crossed petrol prices. With more and more people looking to buy petrol cars, we have compiled a list of Best Mileage BS6 Petrol Cars Under Rs 7 Lakh. The list is in ascending order and all the vehicles considered are priced below Rs 7 Lakh (Ex-showroom):
Maruti Suzuki WagonR - Mileage: 21.79 Kmpl
Our list of the Best Mileage BS6 Petrol Cars Under Rs 7 Lakh start with the immensely successful Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, which has been a popular brand name running for more than 20 years now. The original tallboy hatchback is reputed for offering a spacious cabin, no-frill package and a value-for-money offering. However, the biggest USP of the new Wagon R is the kind of mileage figure it offers to the buyers. The latest generation of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR, which now gets a more accessible 1.0-litre engine option producing 68 hp has a rated fule efficiency of 21.79 Kmpl. Interestingly, this engine option is also offered with the choice of an AMT gearbox which has the exact same fuel efficiency numbers as the manual gearbox variants. The highlight for the WagonR, though, has been the value for money that it offers and even in its BS-VI avatar, this is one of the best hatchbacks to go for if you have a budget that is between INR 5 lakh and INR 7 lakh. However, the WagonR also comes with a 1.2-litre engine option that makes 83 hp but for a small trade-off in mileage, at a claimed 20.52 Kmpl. So in case you feel the 1.0-litre variant might not be peppy enough, well, the 1.2-litre engine-equipped variants should scratch that itch without breaking the bank.
Maruti Suzuki Alto - Mileage: 22.05 Kmpl
Let’s start small, with a small-sized car because, with a car this size, you will not only be saving big in terms of money spent acquiring it but also saving a lot of time tackling everyday city traffic. If such are your requirements, then the Maruti Suzuki Alto is the perfect fit. It is powered by a 48 hp 800cc engine that is claimed to deliver 22.05 Kmpl making it the most fuel-efficient entry-level car in India. With the BS-VI version of the Alto, it now gets new and updated interiors, more features and also, subtle design changes in the front. So for those looking to get a fuel efficient car within a budget of INR 3 lakh to INR 4.5 lakh, can opt for the new Alto.
Toyota Glanza - Mileage: 23.87 Kmpl
But what if you don’t want an entry-level hatchback or a hatchback that is only a segment above bare-basic models? What if your list of priority includes space, practicality, a premium finish and all the modern fancy features too? Well, in that case, you have two options to go for when it comes to the Best Mileage BS6 Petrol Cars Under Rs 7 Lakh. The first is the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the second is the Toyota Glanza. Now both of these are exactly identical cars as it is Maruti Suzuki that is supplying the Baleno to Toyota in order to let them sell this car with their logo on it. These are powered by a 1.2-litre engine that makes 90 hp and gets features like auto start/stop functionality which helps it attain a very impressive fuel efficiency figure which is claimed to be 23.87 Kmpl. And since both the cars are basically the same, you can choose which showroom you want to roll off in this car from as well. Interestingly, Toyota Glanza is priced at a premium than the donor Maruti Suzuki Baleno due to the variant placing in such a way that even the base Glanza variant gets most of the features.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno - Mileage: 23.87 Kmpl
Another Maruti Suzuki product on our list is the popular Baleno premium hatchback. The product is not only Maruti's most premium hatchback offering, but also gives a mileage of 23.87 kmpl, which is among the highest in the industry thanks to the Suzuki's Smart Hybrid Technology and latest generation 1.2-litre petrol engine. Like the Toyota Glanza, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno also delivers 90 hp of power and has both manual and CVT gearbox on offer. In fact, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is among the most sold hatchbacks of India on a constant basis ever since it was first introduced. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is priced lower than the Toyota Glanza and commands a premium over the Maruti Suzuki Swift, another popular hatchback in the country and also one of the highest-selling Maruti products from India's largest manufacturer.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire AMT - Mileage: 24.12 Kmpl
And finally, coming to the last car on our list of Best Mileage BS6 Petrol Cars Under Rs 7 Lakh; it's a model that answers the question of what if you don’t want a hatchback at all? If that is the case, then the answer would be in the form of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire AMT. This car would also be the answer in case you ask ‘which is the most fuel-efficient petrol car in India,’ as the Dzire AMT claims to deliver 24.12 Kmpl. It is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that gets the choice of a 5-speed manual gearbox which will give you a claimed 23.26 Kmpl of mileage, and then, there’s also the choice of a 5-speed AMT gearbox which actually offers more efficiency than its manual-gearbox-powered sibling. This is great for those who do not want to invest in a hatchback and want a car with every feature there is in its segment and have a budget of INR 6.5 lakh to INR 10 lakh.
So these are the Best Mileage BS6 Petrol Cars Under Rs 7 Lakh in India, and despite popular belief, size and price has nothing to do with the mileage of the car.