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Best Mileage Cars In India – Top 16

Best mileage cars in india in 2017

Fuel economy is the second most important attribute after pricing that influences a buyer when it comes to purchasing a new car. The automotive industry has evolved over the years and car makers have been coming up with new models injected with new technology and advanced features to make vehicles perform better and return better mileage. Not just diesel cars but petrol vehicles are also delivering impressive fuel economy and witnessing sharp surge in demand. If you are looking at buying a new car based on fuel economy, here is a list of best mileage cars in India that return close to 25km/l or a little over it –

1. Maruti Suzuki Swift

The first model in our list of best mileage cars in India is the new-generation Maruti Swift. Launched at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, the new Swift comes with radical design changes. It is based on Suzuki’s new-generation HEARTECT platform that makes it lighter by 80kgs than the previous model. It is powered by the same set of engines – 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel. With lighter body, the new Swift petrol returns an ARAI certified fuel economy of 22kmpl and diesel model delivers 28.4kmpl.

PriceRs 4.99 lakh to Rs 8.29 lakh (ex-Delhi)

2. Maruti Suzuki Dzire

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Maruti Dzire recently witnessed a generation change and while the car has undergone a complete transformation in aesthetic terms, the new lightweight underpinnings has made it more frugal. Mechanics on the new Dzire remain unchanged, though it now returns slightly more fuel economy that makes it one of the best mileage cars in India. While the 1.2-litre petrol engine returns impressive mileage, the 1.3-litre oil burner is more frugal with a claimed fuel efficiency of 28.40 km/l. Transmission options on both the engines include the conventional 5-speed manual unit along with an automated manual gearbox. Know More

PriceRs 5.56 lakh to Rs 9.43 lakh (ex-Delhi)

3. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz (SHVS)

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Before the all-new Maruti Dzire was launched in May, Maruti Ciaz topped the list of best mileage cars in India with 28.09km/l. Though, there is a minor difference in the fuel economy as compared to the third generation Dzire, the sedan delivers an impressive mileage that gives it an edge over rivals in the segment. Power source on the sedan is the tried and tested 1.3-litre diesel unit used in most of the Maruti models. This engine makes 88.5bhp against 200Nm torque. The mid-size sedan was initially retailed through the regular Maruti dealerships unit recently it came under Nexa outlets. Know More

PriceRs 9.71 lakh to Rs 11.81 lakh (ex-Delhi)

4. New Honda Amaze (Diesel)

Japanese automaker, Honda had unveiled the new-generation Amaze sub-4 meter compact sedan at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The new-generation Amaze comes with an all-new exterior design and better equipped cabin. It is based on all-new platform, which is lighter, stiffer and safer than the previous model. The sedan is powered by the same set of petrol and diesel engines – 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. While the petrol version is claimed to return 19kmpl, the diesel sedan offers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 27.4kmpl.


5. Maruti Suzuki Baleno (Diesel)

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Trailed by Ciaz is Maruti’s premium hatchback Baleno with a claimed mileage of 27.39km/l for the diesel version. Akin to the above models, the Baleno diesel derives power from the Fiat sourced 1.3-litre oil burner. The hatchback is based on the same underpinnings that is used in Ignis and new generation Dzire. In terms of design, it seems to be vaguely inspired by Swift, albeit the rear has been given a contemporary treatment and it looks equally good from the side. Styling on the inside is chic and it offers comfortable space to the occupants at front as well as rear. Know More

PriceRs 5.46 lakh to Rs 8.64 lakh (ex-Delhi)

6. Honda Jazz (Diesel)

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When Honda re-launched Jazz in India, it not only received prominent aesthetic updates, but it also got Honda’s 1.5-litre i-DTEC oil burner which was missing in the defunct version. Tuned to put out 99bhp against 200Nm torque, the diesel-powered Jazz delivers an impressive mileage of 27.3km/l and is among the best mileage cars in India with over 25km/l of fuel economy. In a bid to push sales, Honda is developing a facelift version which will be launched in the coming months. While the updated version is expected to receive new cosmetic bits and additional kit, the engine set up is likely to remain unchanged. Know More

PriceRs 6.06 lakh to Rs 9.41 lakh (ex-Delhi)

7. Tata Tiago (Diesel)

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Tata Tiago was not only a break through model for the company but also the first to be launched under its new IMPACT diesel theme. Initially launched with a manual transmission, the entry level hatchback recently received a new AMT unit. In aesthetic terms, it looks impressive with some signature elements seen in Tata cars and some new styling bits that enhance its visual appeal. The power sources on the model include a 1.05-litre oil burner with 69.04bhp of power against 140Nm torque and a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol unit with slightly more power. With a claimed fuel economy of 27.19km/l, Tiago diesel is one of the best mileage cars in India that return over 25km/l. Know More

PriceRs 3.46 lakh to Rs 6.11 lakh (ex-Delhi)

8. Maruti Ignis (Diesel)

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Ignis was the first launch for Maruti Suzuki India for the year 2017. The model first came to the last year’s Auto Expo and was one of the highly awaited models until it launched this January. Going squarely against Mahindra KUV100 in the segment, Ignis currently faces insignificant competition in the lean segment. Though, its price positioning stacks it up against other similarly priced vehicles such as Hyundai Grand i10 and Maruti Swift. In terms of fuel economy, the sub four-meter crossover is one of the best mileage cars in India with a claimed mileage of 26.08km/l. The model sources power from the same 1.3-litre diesel engine that also powers the popular models. Know More

PriceRs 4.72 lakh to Rs 8.17 lakh (ex-Delhi)

 9. Honda City (Diesel)

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Honda’s long-standing model, City received a facelift last year. While the model reclaimed pinnacle when the new generation model was launched back in 2014. With competition intensifying in the segment, it has again come down to the second spot. The model is however one of the few best mileage cars in India with a claimed fuel economy of over 25km/l. The engine used to power the diesel version of City sedan is the same 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit seen in Jazz, Amaze and other Honda models. In terms of power, the engine is tuned to generate top power of 99bhp and is rated to deliver 26km/l. Know More

PriceRs 8.91 lakh to Rs 14.05 lakh (ex-Delhi)

10. Ford Aspire Diesel

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Ford Aspire is primarily a twin version of new-generation Figo that comes with an additional boot. The company added Aspire subcompact sedan to its line-up in 2015 followed by its donor hatchback, Figo in an all new generation. In terms of looks, both look similar save for the boot in Aspire and share a lot of features on the inside. As for the engine, the sedan propels on the same 1.5-litre TDCi unit that also powers EcoSport. The petrol variant use Ford’s 1.2-litre, Ti-VCT unit that delivers power in two tunes -88bhp and 110.4bhp. The diesel unit with a claimed to mileage of 25.83kmpl is more frugal and is one of the few best mileage cars in India. Know More

PriceRs 5.71 lakh to Rs 8.68 lakh (ex-Delhi)

11. New Ford Figo (Diesel)

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In a bid to keep abreast with the fierce competition in the segment, Figo received a generation leap in 2015. The hatchback was launched in India few months after Aspire was introduced. Sporting all-new looks, Figo received radical cosmetic changes on the outside as well as inside. With additional kit and new styling bits, the cabin looks more upmarket compared to the previous gen model. Aside from styling and design, Aspire & Figo use the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. In terms of fuel economy, the hatchback also returns 25.83km/l just like Aspire and is one of the best mileage cars in India with over 25km/l fuel economy. Know More

PriceRs 5.51 lakh to Rs 8.14 lakh (ex-Delhi)

12. Honda WRV Diesel

Another Honda model that makes to the list of best mileage cars in India is the new entrant in the sub four-meter SUV space, the WR-V. The Jazz based SUV, WR-V is the new entry from Honda in the highly contested segment that has been able to garner good response from customers so far. While it takes inspiration from Jazz, Honda has used new bits on the outside as well as inside to give it a separate identity. Under the hood, it gets the same engine 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit which powers Jazz diesel. The model with an ARAI rated fuel economy of 25.5km/l is among the best mileage cars in India. Know More

PriceRs 7.91 lakh to Rs 10.09 lakh (ex-Delhi)

13. Renault Kwid

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Taking inspiration from Tata Motors’ small car Nano, Renault rolled-out Kwid to compete with Maruti’s stellar model Alto. The crossover-like looks and sharp stance managed to lure customers into buying the hatchback. While the interior is average in terms of quality, it gets a touchscreen and some other bits missing in the rivals. The model has been raking in good numbers ever since its much talked about launch in 2015. Power on the petite hatchback comes from the small 800cc petrol engine and a larger 1.0-litre engine is also available. While transmission choices include a 5-speed manual and an AMT gearbox. Out of the two engines, the 800cc mill is slightly frugal with a claimed mileage of 25.17km/l which makes it one of the best mileage cars in India in its league. Know More

PriceRs 2.78 lakh to Rs 4.73 lakh (ex-Delhi)

14. Datsun redi-GO

Datsun redi GO Review front view

Following the footsteps of Renault, Nissan also launched a mini-hatchback along the lines of Kwid under its low-cost brand, Datsun. Named ‘redi-Go’, the mini-hatchback was initially launched with an 800cc petrol unit followed by a 1.0-litre engine that was recently added to the carline. Built on the same platform, Kwid and redi-GO are as different as cheese and chalk when it comes to design and styling. Transmission duties on the hatchback are carried over by the conventional 5-speed gearbox and the model delivers an ARAI rated fuel economy of 25.17. While it is a good city car, the hatchback hasn’t been able to chip in as many numbers as its French cousin Kwid. Know More

PriceRs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4.06 lakh (ex-Delhi)

15. New Hyundai Verna

Korean automaker, Hyundai introduced the new-generation Verna sedan in India with new platform and feature-loaded cabin. The sedan is available with 3 engine options – 1.4-litre petrol, 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel. The diesel version is one of the most fuel efficient cars in its league, claimed to deliver 24.8kmpl.

PriceRs 7.8 lakh to Rs 12.95 lakh (ex-Delhi)

16. Ford Freestyle

Ford India has entered into the cross-hatchback segment with the Figo-based compact utility vehicle – called Freestyle. This model comes equipped with several segment leading safety and security features. It also marks the debut of Ford’s new 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that offers segment leading 96PS of power. The diesel model is powered by the same 99bhp, 1.5-litre unit. While the petrol model is claimed to return 19kmpl, the diesel model delivers an impressive 24.4kmpl.

PriceRs 5.09 lakh to Rs 7.89 lakh (ex-Delhi)

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