The Best Mileage Cars in India
While buying a car in India, parameters such as space, comfort, features, drivability and performance take a back seat. Fuel efficiency becomes the main criteria for most buyers. The obsession for high-fuel efficient cars is not just restricted to hatchbacks, but also to luxury cars. Today, diesel cars are preferred to their petrol counterparts for the simple reason that they are more fuel-efficient. Traffic and poorly paved roads have also made buyers more thoughtful while choosing the right car. Prices are also constantly fluctuating, so most buyers check for the most frugal fuel burners before deciding to purchase one.
To make your buying decision a little simpler, we have compiled a list of the top 5 fuel-efficient diesel cars in India.
Mileage: 25.8 kmpl
The Honda Amaze was the first Honda car model in India to be powered by a diesel engine. Honda has exclusive bragging rights when it comes to best mileage, with its fuel efficiency of 25.8 kmpl. The 1.5 litre diesel engine is made of all-aluminium, and is a toned-down version of Honda’s 1.6 litre diesel mill, while carrying the same hardware, friction and weight.
Mileage: 25.4 kmpl
This is widely considered the most compact car with the smallest-capacity engine. So you’d expect it to top the list in terms of mileage. Its rating of 25.4 kmpl is second only to Honda Amaze, with a mileage of close to 19 kmpl on city roads. This makes it a very good car for daily commuters and for the occasional long highway drive.
Hyundai Grand i10
Mileage: 24 kmpl
This car has been a runaway success for Hyundai in India. The company launched the Grand i10 in 2013, and in a very short span of time, the model became one of the top five selling car brands in the country. This success story is not surprising considering the inspired design, and more importantly, the 1.1 litre U2 CRDi engine. The car also gives the driver a mileage of 24 kmpl, which is winning quality in India.
Mileage: 25 kmpl
One of the most successful and common hatchbacks seen on Indian roads, the Tata Indica comes with a ground clearance of 170 mm, boot space of 217 litre, and kerb weight of 995 kg. The car has a tank capacity of 37 litre, and delivers a maximum speed of 135 kmph. It is said to offer a mileage of 25 kmpl.
Maruti-Suzuki Swift DZire
Mileage: 23.4 kmpl
Across India, the Swift DZire has gained popularity very quickly, outselling its hatchback counterpart month after all this success. While driving through the city, the car gives a mileage of 14.6 kmpl, with a 1.3 litre engine. On highways, the Swift DZire offers a mileage of 19.8 kmpl, outdoing the hatchback version again.