Here we bring you a complete list of the most fuel efficient SUVs in India that have taken the segment by a storm.
India loves SUVs and more so when these vehicles offer an efficient drive. Keeping that in mind, we have made a list of best mileage SUVs in India that have taken their respective segments by a storm. These vehicles offer an uncompromised ride while ensuring that their running cost does not dig a hole in your pocket. Read on to know more…
Maruti Vitara Brezza is new in town and the compact SUV has received much appreciation ever since its arrival. It has the best of both worlds – the cabin space and feel of a SUV on one hand, and the efficiency and ease of driving of a smaller car. Maruti Vitara Brezza is currently available with a diesel engine, while its petrol model will arrive by the end of 2016 or early 2017. The Vitara Brezza diesel is powered by a DDiS200 DOHC mill that develops power of 88.5bhp at 4000rpm and a maximum torque of around 200Nm at 1750rpm. This compact SUV can return an impressive mileage of 24.3kmpl, making it one of the best mileage SUVs in India. The vehicle is priced at Rs. 6.99 lakh for its base variant which goes up to Rs. 9.68 lakh for its top end variant.
Talking a little about the car, one can say that the space can be an issue at times when it comes to rear row seating, but the seats are extremely comfortable with appropriate thigh support and recline. The interior quality is pretty nice, but at the same time, we can say that we have seen better in the segment. However, in terms of features it is pretty laden and has a touchscreen infotainment, Apple CarPlay, standard dual front airbags etc.
While driving the Brezza, it is best to keep it at a cruising pace. The suspension is decent enough and the body roll is minimum. Overall, one can call Brezza a complete package with an easy-on-the-eyes design, comfortable seating, good fuel economy and a decent list of features.
|Price||Rs. 6.99 lakh –Rs. 9.68 lakh|
|Power||88.5bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Torque||200Nm @ 1750rpm|
*Prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.
Ford EcoSport can be called a pioneer of the compact SUV segment and it has had the first mover’s advantage as it was the first sub-4 metre SUV to enter India. The car carries the new Ford design language and offers three engine options which give consumers a lot of options to choose from. There is the 1.0-litre petrol EcoBoost engine that is an award-winning mill and is known for its performance. The EcoBoost is capable of producing a peak power of 123.3bhp at 6000rpm, and a mileage of 18.88kmpl. The other petrol engine option includes a 1.5-litre petrol mill that’s good for 109.9bhp developed at 6300rpm. This particular powertrain can deliver a mileage of 15.85kmpl. The EcoSport also comes with a diesel mill that returns a mileage of 22.27kmpl. This is a 1.5-litre powertrain that can generate a maximum power of 98.9bhp at 3750rpm.
Along with delivering good numbers, Ford EcoSport is also noteworthy when it comes to features and technology. It is smartly packaged on the outside as well as on the inside. The SUV has a competent handling and offers great ergonomics. The safety features on this particular model includes airbags, ABS with EBD, emergency brake warning, ESP, Hill Hold etc. The cabin is narrow that can accommodate only 4 passengers comfortably. With mechanical upgrades, Ford EcoSport has become even more responsive and quicker. There are new automatic headlamps along with an electro chromatic mirror as well as a little more chrome around the car.
All said and done, it is quite a compelling package and the figures definitely make it a big contender when it comes to being one of the best mileage SUVs in India.
|Price||Rs. 6.68 lakh – Rs. 9.75 lakh|
|Engine||Petrol – 1.0-litre/ 1.5-litre | Diesel – 1.5-litre|
|Power||Petrol –90.7bhp @ 6000rpm/ 80.8bhp @ 6300rpm | Diesel – 72.7bhp @ 3750rpm|
|Torque||Petrol – 170Nm @ 1400 – 4500rpm/ 140Nm @ 4400rpm | Diesel – 205Nm @1750 – 3250rpm|
|Certified Mileage||Petrol – 18.88kmpl/ 15.85kmpl | Diesel – 22.27kmpl|
*Prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.