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Best Mileage Cars In India

CarBlogIndia 2020-03-23 22:10:01

Here, we have compiled a list of India’s top 25 cars which offer the best-in-class mileage figures. We have taken the complete budget car market which includes sedans, SUVs and hatchbacks as well. We have also mixed diesel and petrol cars along with automatics and manual cars. So, if you want to have a fuel efficient car which will be lighter on your pocket, here’s the entire list.

Best Mileage Cars in India with Prices, Specifications

1. Volvo XC90 Petrol – 42 kmpl


Volvo XC90 tops the list of most fuel-efficient cars in India. How is that possible? That’s because it is a pure hybrid packed with a 2.0 Litre turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor. XC90 is a plug-in hybrid and can be charged like an electric vehicle. Both combined, produce 407 BHP and 640 Nm of peak torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic. The SUV goes from 0-100 km/hr in just 5.6 seconds.

Dimensions (L x W x H)4950 x 2008 x 1776 mm
Kerb Weight3010 kg
Wheel Type and Size21 inch alloys
Boot Space1816 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement2.0 L Supercharged+Turbocharged Petrol and Electric Motor
Power407 hp (combined)
Torque640 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)8-speed AT
Mileage42 kmpl
PriceRs. 1.25 crores

2. Honda Amaze Diesel MT – 27.4 kmpl

The Honda Amaze is the fuel efficiency king of the budget cars. Packed with a reliable 1.5 Litre i-DTEC diesel engine, it returns a very impressive 27.4 kmpl which ensures the Amaze is easy on your pockets and cheap to run. The Amaze remains a very capable car nonetheless and continues to sell in decent numbers.

Dimensions (LWB)3990 x 1680 x 1505 mm
Kerb Weight1065 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size14” Alloys
Boot Space400 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel
Power99 BHP
Torque200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual
Mileage27.4 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 7.05 to Rs 9.96 Lakhs

3. Honda Jazz MT Diesel – 27.3 kmpl


The second position is bagged by Honda with the Jazz diesel. This diesel motor, shared with the Amaze, Mobilio and City, returns an ARAI certified mileage of 27.3 kmpl. Which makes it the third most fuel-efficient car in India. The Jazz is a direct rival to Hyundai’s Elite i20, but, although it boasts higher mileage figures, it hasn’t been able to match the i20’s popularity. The 1.5-litre iDTEC diesel motor powering the new model Honda Jazz is good for 100PS power and 200Nm torque, but it is let down by high NVH levels.

Dimensions (LWB)3955 x 1694 x 1544 mm
Kerb Weight1066 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size15” Alloys
Boot Space354 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel
Power99 BHP
Torque200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)6-speed manual
Mileage27.30 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 8.17 to Rs 9.41 Lakhs

4. Honda Civic Diesel MT- 26.8 kmpl

At number 3 on our list of the best mileage cars in India is the 2019 Honda Civic. Launched in India after a substantial gap after the discontinuation of the 8th generation model, the 10th generation iteration comes with a diesel engine under its hood. This engine is the same 1.6-litre unit which currently performs its duty on the Honda CR-V. This engine is capable of churning out 120 BHP of power along with 300 Nm of peak torque. It is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard.

Dimensions (LWB)4656 x 1799 x 1433 mm
Kerb Weight1300 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size17” Alloys
Boot Space430 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.6 L i-DTEC Diesel
Power120 BHP
Torque300 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)6-speed manual
Mileage26.8 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 20.49 – 22.29 lakh

5. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Diesel MT – 26.2 kmpl


Hyundai launched the Grand i10 Nios Diesel as a replacement for the Grand i10 Diesel. It is bigger and more spacious than the i10, packing in more features too. Under the hood, it gets a humble 1.2 Litre four-cylinder diesel engine, producing 74 BHP and 190 Nm of peak torque. It remains the most feature-rich hatchback in its segment.

Dimensions (LWB)3,805 mm x 1,680 mm x 1,520 mm
Kerb Weight895 kgs
Wheel Type and Size15” Alloys
Boot Space260 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L CRDi Diesel
Power74 BHP
Torque190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual
Mileage26.2 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 6.75 – 8.04 lakhs

6. Ford Aspire Diesel MT – 26 kmpl

Ford Aspire is again, one of the most fuel-efficient sedans in India. It gets a powerful 1.5 Litre diesel engine, which produces 100 BHP and 215 Nm of peak torque. While the sedan remains a bit outdated compared to its rivals, but its reliability, power and mileage figures are well known in the market.

Dimensions (LWB)3,995 mm x 1,704 mm x 1,525 mm
Kerb Weight1080 kgs
Wheel Type and Size14” Alloys
Boot Space257 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5 L TDCi diesel
Power100 BHP
Torque215 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual
Mileage26 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 7.49 to 8.34 Lakhs

7. Honda WRV Diesel MT – 25.5 kmpl

The WR-V becomes the fourth Honda car on our list of the best mileage cars in India. Based on the Jazz, the WRV is a sub-4-meter crossover that rivals the likes of the Hyundai i20 Active, and also the Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. It is powered by the same 1.5 L Diesel engine as the rest of Honda’s products.

Dimensions (LWB)3999 x 1734 x 1601 mm
Kerb Weight1204 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size16” Alloys
Boot Space339 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel
Power99 BHP
Torque200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)6-speed manual
Mileage25.5 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 8.08 – 10.48 lakh

8. Ford Figo Diesel MT – 25.5 kmpl

Ford Figo packs the same 1.5 Litre diesel engine that comes on Aspire. With its power figures, Figo Diesel is the most powerful diesel hatchback in its class. It might not be the most feature-rich hatch in the segment, but is a driver-focused car ticking all the boxes.

Dimensions (LWB)3886 x 1695 x 1525 mm
Kerb Weight1016 kgs
Wheel Type and Size14” Alloys
Boot Space257 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5 L TDCi diesel
Power100 BHP
Torque215 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual
Mileage25.5 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 6.86 – 7.85 lakh

9. Hyundai Aura Diesel – 25.3 kmpl

Hyundai Aura has replaced the Xcent in India, carrying the same engines but more features and cosmetic tweaks. It gets the same 1.2 Litre U2 CRDi diesel engine that produces 74 BHP and 190 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed MT and a 5-speed AMT as well. Both of them offer very similar mileage figures.

Dimensions (LWB)3,995 mm x 1,680 mm x 1,520 mm
Kerb Weight900 kgs
Wheel Type and Size15” Alloys
Boot Space426 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L CRDi Diesel
Power73 BHP
Torque190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage25.3 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 7.74 – 9.23 lakh

10. Maruti Alto 800 – 24.7 kmpl

Wondering why Maruti is so much behind in the list of best mileage cars of India. That’s because it has discontinued its diesel engines. Maruti diesel cars used to occupy the first three position in this list but now, since they just get a petrol engine, the position has changed. India’s highest-selling car, the Alto 800, has an ARAI mileage of 24.72 KMPL. The CNG version has a claimed mileage of 33.44 km/kg.

Engine796cc, 3-cylinder
Max. Power47.65 PS @ 6,000 rpm
Peak Torque69 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Transmission5-Speed Manual
Top Speed142 KMPH
0-100 KMPH16 Seconds
Mileage24.7 kmpl claimed
Dimensions3395 mm x 1490 mm x 1475 mm (LBH); Wheelbase – 2360 mm
PriceRs. 2.94 to 4.36 lakh

11. Honda Amaze Diesel Automatic – 24.7 kmpl

Honda Amaze Diesel is also the most fuel-efficient automatic budget car in India. It is the first Honda car to get an automatic-diesel combination. The 1.5 Litre i-DTEC diesel engine is paired with a CVT gearbox, producing 80 BHP and 160 Nm of peak torque. The CVT variants produce 20 BHP and 40 Nm less than the manual variant.

Dimensions (LWB)3990 x 1680 x 1505 mm
Kerb Weight1065 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size14” Alloys
Boot Space400 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel
Power80 BHP
Torque160 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)CVT
Mileage24.7 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 8.86 – 9.96 lakh

12. Renault Kwid 800cc – 24 kmpl

Powering the Kwid is a 799 cc Petrol engine. The Kwid returns a claimed mileage of 24 kmpl. The engine churns out 53 BHP of max. power and 72 Nm of peak torque. The Renault Kwid rivals the likes of the Maruti Alto 800 and Datsun Redi-GO.

Dimensions (LWB)3679 x 1579 x 1478 mm
Kerb Weight669 kgs
Wheel Type and Size13” Steel Rims
Boot Space300 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement799 cc Petrol
Power53 BHP
Torque72 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual
Mileage24 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 2.83 – 4.13 lakh

13. Toyota Glanza Manual – 23.87 kmpl

Toyota Glanza is a rebadged version of the Baleno, with changes literally limited to badging. Both use the same engine and get the same features too. However, Glanza proves to be a bit more frugal, probably because of some engine tuning. It is a bit cheaper than the Baleno because the base variant of Glanza is the second from top variant of Baleno.

Dimensions (LWB)3995 x 1745 x 1500 mm
Kerb Weight960-985 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size15” Alloys
Boot Space339 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L DualJet Diesel with mild-hybrid
Power90 BHP
Torque113 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual
Mileage23.87 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 6.97-8.9 lakh

14. Tata Tiago Petrol MT – 23.84 kmpl

Tata Tiago also lost its frugal diesel engine, the 1.05 Litre Revotorq unit. It is now a petrol-only hatch with the same 1.2 litre three-cylinder petrol engine, producing 86 BHP and 113 Nm of peak torque. Tiago is also amongst the safest hatchbacks in India, earning a respectable 4-star safety rating in Global NCAP crash test.

Dimensions (LWB)3746 x 1647 x 1535 mm
Kerb Weight1080 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size14” Alloys
Boot Space242 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 Litre Revotron
Power86 BHP
Torque113 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage23.84 kmpl
PriceRs. 4.60 – 6.60 lakh

15. Hyundai Venue Diesel – 23.7 kmpl

Venue Diesel is the most fuel-efficient compact SUV in India. It gets a 1.5 litre diesel engine that produces 100 BHP and 220 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed MT. Other than being the most fuel-efficient, it is also the most feature-rich in segment. It gets features like air purifier, wireless charger, Internet-connected car technology and much more.

Dimensions (LWB)3,995 mm x 1,770 mm x 1,590 mm
Kerb Weight1372 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size16” Alloys
Boot Space350 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5 Litre CRDi
Power100 BHP
Torque220 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)6-speed manual
Mileage23.7 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 8.09 – 11.39 lakh

16. Maruti Dzire Petrol – 23.56 kmpl

Maruti recently launched the 2020 Dzire facelift in India. It gets some styling changes, new features and a mild-hybrid technology. The 1.2 Litre engine with SHVS now produces 90 BHP, 7 BHP more than the pre-facelift version. Dzire is the best selling sedan in India.

Dimensions (L x W x H)3995 x 1735 x 1515 mm
Kerb Weight955-990 KG
Wheel Type and Size15” Alloys
Boot Space378 L
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 Litre DualJet Petrol
Power90BHP
Torque113 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage23.56 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 5.89 – 8.81 lakh

17. Datsun Redi-GO – 22.7 kmpl

On the 17th spot on the list of Best Mileage Cars In India is the Datsun Redi-GO. Redi-GO boasts a tall boy design with high ground clearance and easy ingress and egress for the passengers. It shares its engine with the Kwid 800cc, producing the same power figures. Redi-GO is also about to receive a proper and its first upgrade soon.

Dimensions (LWB)3429 x 1560 x 1541 mm
Kerb Weight-NA-
Wheel Type and Size13” Steel Rims
Boot Space222 L
Engine Type/ Displacement0.8 L Three Cylinder Petrol
Power54 PS
Torque72 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual
Mileage22.7 kmpl (claimed)
Air Conditioner TypeManual
PriceRs. 2.79 – 4.44 lakh

18. Renault Kwid 1.0 Litre – 22.5 kmpl

Renault Kwid also gets a 1.0 Litre three-cylinder petrol engine, which produces 69 BHP and 91 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed MT and a 5-speed AMT as well. Kwid remains one of the most stylish entry-level hatchbacks in India, now finding competition with S-Presso.

Dimensions (LWB)3679 x 1579 x 1478 mm
Kerb Weight669 kgs
Wheel Type and Size13” Steel Rims
Boot Space300 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.0 Litre petrol engine
Power69 BHP
Torque91 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage22.5 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 4.42 – 5.01 lakh

19. Maruti WagonR AMT – 22.5 kmpl

Maruti WagonR tops the list of the most practical hatchbacks in India. It is averagely fuel-efficient, has a spacious cabin and with the recent upgrade, packs more features as well. It gets the new 1.2 litre four-cylinder petrol from Swift and Dzire. That makes it a lot peppier and powerful than ever.

Dimensions (LWB)3655mm x 1620 x 1675 mm
Kerb Weight805 kgs
Wheel Type and Size14” Alloys
Boot Space180 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L K12B four-cylinder
Power83 BHP
Torque113 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed AMT
Mileage22.5 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 5.38 – 5.95 lakh

20. Maruti Spresso MT – 21.7 kmpl

Maruti’s latest hatchback is S-Presso, which is an SUV-styled hatch. Rivalling the likes of Renault Kwid, it has gained instant attraction since the launch. Since the dimensions are compact and S-Presso is lightweight, its 1.0 Litre petrol engine makes it very peppy.

Dimensions (LWB)3,565 mm x 1,520 mm x 1,564 mm
Kerb Weight763 kgs
Wheel Type and Size14” Alloys
Boot Space177 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.0 L three-cylinder petrol
Power69 BHP
Torque91 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/AMT
Mileage21.70 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 3.70 – 4.99 lakh

21. Maruti Swift Petrol – 21.6 kmpl

Maruti Suzuki Swift’s petrol variant promises to give out a mileage of 21.21 kmpl. The petrol engine in question is the same 1.2 litre four-cylinder K12B unit. The engine is capable of producing 83 BHP along with 113 NM of peak torque. Along with the 5-speed manual unit, the Swift also gets a 5-speed AGS transmission.

Dimensions (L x W x H)3840 x 1735 x 1530 mm
Kerb Weight955-990 KG
Wheel Type and Size15” Alloys
Boot Space268 L
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L K12B
Power83 BHP
Torque113 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage21.21 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 5.19-8.84 lakh

22. Maruti WagonR 1.2 Litre MT – 21.5 kmpl

AMT gearboxes are tuned to offer more mileage since a lot of people have the doubt of fuel efficiency in an automatic car. WagonR AMT produces more mileage than its manual variants, because of such tuning. It packs the same engine producing the same power figures.

Dimensions (LWB)3655mm x 1620 x 1675 mm
Kerb Weight805 kgs
Wheel Type and Size14” Alloys
Boot Space180 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L K12B four-cylinder
Power83 BHP
Torque113 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed MT
Mileage21.5 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 4.9 – 5.95 lakh

23. 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel – 21.4 kmpl

Looks like Hyundai has another SUV in the list of best mileage cars of India. The newly launched 2020 Hyundai Creta diesel offers impressive mileage. It gets a 1.5 Litre diesel engine, borrowed from the Seltos. The deliveries of the new Creta are about to begin, once the coronavirus outbreak comes in control.

Dimensions (LWB)4,300 mm x 1,790 mm x 1,635 mm
Kerb Weight1367 kgs
Wheel Type and Size17” Alloys
Boot Space433 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5 L Diesel
Power115 BHP
Torque250 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)6-speed manual
Mileage21.4 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 9.99 – 17.20 lakh

24. Maruti Baleno MT – 21 kmpl

The Baleno shares its engine with the new Dzire SHVS. It was the first BS6 car to be launched in India from Maruti and came with the mild-hybrid technology. Its diesel engine was very frugal but since petrol is the only option, it has lost its spot in the top five.

Dimensions (LWB)3995 x 1745 x 1500 mm
Kerb Weight960-985 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size15” Alloys
Boot Space339 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L DualJet Diesel
Power83-90 BHP
Torque113 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual
Mileage21.39 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 5.63-8.96 lakh

25. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Petrol MT – 20.7 kmpl

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios also uses a 1.2 Litre four-cylinder petrol engine. The motor is the same that comes on the regular Grand i10, without any changes to the tuning as well. In this case, the manual variant is more frugal than the AMT variant.

Dimensions (LWB)3,805 mm x 1,680 mm x 1,520 mm
Kerb Weight895 kgs
Wheel Type and Size15” Alloys
Boot Space260 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L VTVT
Power83 BHP
Torque116 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual
Mileage20.7 kmpl (claimed)
PriceRs. 5.05 – 7.73 lakhs

Best Mileage Cars in India

1. Volvo XC9042 KMPL
2. Honda Amaze Diesel MT27.4 KMPL
3. Honda Jazz Diesel MT27.3 KMPL
4. Honda Civic Diesel26.8 KMPL
5. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Diesel26.2 KMPL
6. Ford Aspire Diesel26 KMPL
7. Honda WRV Diesel25.5 KMPL
8. Ford Figo Diesel25.5 KMPL
9. Hyundai Aura Diesel25.3 KMPL
10. Maruti Alto 80024.7 KMPL
11. Honda Amaze Diesel CVT24.7 KMPL
12. Renault Kwid 800cc24 KMPL
13. Toyota Glanza23.87 KMPL
14. Tata Tiago Petrol23.84 KMPL
15. Hyundai Venue Diesel23.70 KMPL
16. Maruti Dzire Petrol23.56 KMPL
17. Datsun Redi-GO22.7 KMPL
18. Renault Kwid 1.0 Litre22.5 KMPL
19. Maruti WagonR AMT22.5 KMPL
20. Maruti S-Presso MT21.7 KMPL
21. Maruti Swift Petrol21.6 KMPL
22. Maruti WagonR MT21.5 KMPL
23. 2020 Hyundai Creta21.4 KMPL
24. Maruti Baleno21 KMPL
25. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Petrol20.7 KMPL

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