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Best Mileage Cars in India for 2021

Sankul Nagpal BUYING GUIDE, GUIDES

There is no doubt that driving is quite a pleasurable task. After all, who doesn’t love to cruise through the city behind their wheels? However, driving around the city can also take a toll on your pocket, thanks to sky rocketing petrol and diesel prices. But the best way to save yourself from this unwanted worry is to bring home a vehicle that is easy on your pockets, and powerful for the road.

So to help you bring home a powerful, yet efficient vehicle, we have compiled a list of the top 6 best mileage cars of India, so that you can make the right decision and save while you go for a drive.

Best Petrol Mileage Cars

Petrol cars provide better acceleration and power delivery at the cost of mileage. However, the fuel efficient petrol cars in this list provide exceptional mileage that sometimes rival some diesel cars.

Car

Engine

Mileage

Safety Features

0.8-litre petrol engine

1.0-litre petrol engine

Up to 22.7 kmpl

Rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, and ABS with EBD

1.2-litre petrol engine

Manual: 21.01 kmpl 

CVT: 19.56 kmpl 

Hybrid: 23.87 kmpl 

Rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, and ABS with EBD

1.2-litre turbo petrol engine

Up to 17 kmpl

Dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, electronic stability program (ESP)

1.2-litre petrol engine

Manual: 23.86 kmpl

Automatic: 20 kmpl

Rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, and ABS with EBD

1.2-litre petrol engine

Manual: 23.20 kmpl

Automatic: 23.76 kmpl

Rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, and ABS with EBD

Renault Kwid – 22.7 kmpl

Offered as Renault’s entry-level hatch, the Kwid does not compromise on styling, comfort and performance. In fact, the Renault Kwid is the most modern-looking hatchback in the budget segment. Revolutionizing how a budgeted hatchback looks, the Kwid offers an SUV-inspired styling, sorted dynamics and practical interiors.

Renault Kwid

Currently offered with 2 BS6-compliant petrol engine options, the Renault Kwid can be purchased with either a 0.8-litre petrol engine capable of delivering 54 PS of max power and 72Nm of peak torque, or a 1.0-litre petrol variant capable of delivering 68 PS of max power and 72 Nm of peak torque. In terms of transmission options, the 0.8-litre version comes mated to a 5-speed manual while the 1.0-litre variant comes with an additional 5-speed AMT option. Depending upon the variant you chose, the Kwid can deliver a maximum mileage of 22.7 kmpl.

Offered with a price tag of ₹2.92-5.01 lakh (ex-showroom) the Renault Kwid is sure to leave a lasting impression with its SUV inspired styling, practicality and affordability. And for those looking to save some more, this highly efficient vehicle from Renault is also available in the pre-owned market for a budget ranging between ₹2.5-3.5 Lakhs.

Spinny Assured Renault Kwid Prices

Delhi-NCR

₹2.59-3.28 lakhs

Bangalore

₹3.09-4.88 lakhs

Hyderabad

₹3.10-4.10 lakhs

Pune

Starting from

₹3.16 lakhs

Ahmedabad

Starting from

₹3.30 lakhs

Kolkata

Starting from

₹2.70 lakhs

Maruti Suzuki Baleno – 23.87 kmpl

When it was first launched in 2015, the word Baleno was famously associated with Maruti’s flagship sedan of the 2000s. But just like the dominating sedan, the newly launched Baleno hatchback is nothing short of sheer excellence, and this is pretty much evident from the huge sales number the Baleno has achieved over the years.

Maruti Baleno

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that returns 83 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission or a CVT gearbox. The hatchback also gets a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology that can return 90 PS of power along with 113 Nm of torque mated to only a 5-speed Manual Gearbox. Even with capable performance, the Baleno returns a mileage of 21.01 kmpl for the petrol-manual variants, 19.56 kmpl for the CVT variants, and an impressive 23.87 kmpl on the mild hybrid variant.

Overall, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a complete package that offers Maruti’s signature HEARTECT platform, dual-tone interiors and rough-and-tough ride quality. With a price starting from ₹5.63 – 8.96 lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi) the Baleno is one of the best mileage cars when it comes to mileage and overall performance. Owing to its massive popularity the Maruti Suzuki Baleno can also be brought home in its pre-owned glory for a price of ₹5 to 7.5 lakhs.

Mahindra XUV300 – 17 kmpl

Mahindra’s popular compact SUV, the XUV300 already wears the crown of being one of the safest vehicles in India with a 5 star NCAP rating. The already popular vehicle has become even more power-packed with its 1.2-litre turbocharged engine. So if you are looking for a vehicle that’s safe, powerful and fully featured then the XUV300 is totally for you.

Mahindra XUV300

Speaking of efficiency and power, the XUV300 comes with Mahindra’s 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that is capable of returning 110 PS of maximum power and 200Nm of peak torque which is best in its segment. In terms of transmission, the petrol variant is mated to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed AMT transmission. The mileage returned is an impressive 17 kmpl, which is one of the highest mileage figures on offer in the compact-SUV segment.

As a turbo powered, yet efficient vehicle, the XUV300 is a perfect choice for the those looking for one of the best mileage cars with power on tap. The Mahindra XUV300 can be brought home for a price that ranges between ₹7.95 lakh-12.30 lakh (ex-showroom) with the efficient turbo-petrol variants starting from ₹7.94 lakhs.

Tata Tiago – 23.84 kmpl

Tata’s ever-popular hatchback is also one of the very few hatchbacks out there that is capable of returning a mileage of over 23 kmpl. The Tiago is not just economical, but is also a stylish and feature-packed hatchback that delivers a lot for its price.

Tata Tiago in the harbour

The Tiago comes equipped with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that can return a maximum power output of 86 PS and a peak torque of 114 Nm. The engine comes equipped with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. Tata’s 1.2-litre engine is pretty well refined giving the Tiago a smooth ride in both Eco and City driving modes. The engine is pocket friendly and returns an impressive mileage of 23.84 kmpl.

As Tata’s frontrunner, the Tiago blends in good looks, capable performance, exceptional mileage and a peppy drive as well. Priced between ₹4.7 lakh going all the way up to ₹6.74 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Tata Tiago surely brings a lot in its package. The Tata Tiago is also easily available in the pre-owned car market for as low as ₹3.9 lakhs, making it the most affordable premium hatchback on a budget.

Spinny Assured Used Tata Tiago Prices

Delhi-NCR

₹3.9-5.1 lakhs

Bangalore

₹4.9-5.9 lakhs

Hyderabad

₹4.9-5.6 lakhs

Pune

Starting from

₹3.9 lakhs

Mumbai

Starting from

₹3.4 lakhs

Ahmedabad

₹3.9-4.4 lakhs

Chennai

Starting from

₹4.8 lakhs

Kolkata

₹3.9-4.4 lakhs

Maruti Suzuki Swift – 23.76 kmpl

A list compiling the most fuel efficient vehicles cannot be completed without mentioning the Maruti Suzuki Swift. As Maruti’s hot-selling hatchback since 2005, the Swift has wooed over 25 lakh customers throughout India. With a legacy that spans more than a decade, the Swift has proven to be one of the most fuel efficient hatchbacks each and every time.

2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift

The Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with the 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine that was introduced on the Dzire facelift. The engine produces 90PS of maximum power and 113 Nm of peak torque and comes with an idle start-stop feature for improved fuel efficiency. Transmission wise, it gets the same 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox options as were offered before. The Swift manual is capable of delivering up to 23.20 kmpl while the automatic Swift delivers up to 23.76 kmpl.

Priced between ₹5.73 – 8.41 lakhs (ex-Showroom, Delhi), the Maruti Suzuki Swift gives a tough competition to all its competitors. Massively popular amongst all generations, the Swift also has a wide presence in the pre-owned market where it can be purchased for a price ranging from ₹3.5 for the BS4 variants, while the BS6 variants can be brought home for a price starting from ₹5 lakhs.

Spinny Assured Used Maruti Suzuki Swift Prices

Delhi-NCR

₹2.9-7.2 lakhs

Bangalore

₹4-8.1 lakhs

Hyderabad

₹4.1-5.2 lakhs

Pune

₹3.7-8.6 lakhs

Mumbai

₹3-6.9 lakhs

Ahmedabad

₹4.1-5.9 lakhs

Chennai

₹3.9-7.4 lakhs

Kolkata

₹2.8-5.4 lakhs

Best Diesel Mileage Cars

Diesel cars have always provided great mileage and have been preferred for long distance driving. The fuel efficient diesel cars in this list deliver mileage above 20 kmpl with efficient driving techniques.

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Car

Engine

Mileage

Safety Features

1.2-litre diesel engine

Up to 25.4 kmpl

Rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, and ABS with EBD

1.5-litre diesel engine

Up to 26 kmpl

Rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, and ABS with EBD

1.3-litre diesel engine

Up to 28.9 kmpl

Dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD

1.05-litre diesel engine

Up to 24.7 kmpl

Rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, and ABS with EBD

Hyundai i20

1.5-litre diesel engine

Up to 25.3 kmpl

Rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, and ABS with EBD

Hyundai Aura – 25.4 kmpl

Sharing a lot with the Grand i10 Nios, the new Hyundai Aura is pretty much the sedan variant of it. In terms of the overall package, the Hyundai Aura is futuristic, modern, and capable of delivering a strong ride quality and road presence.

Hyundai Aura

Talking about efficiency and engine, the Aura comes with Hyundai’s tried and tested 1.2-litre diesel engine that is now offered with 5 speed manual and AMT gearboxes while delivering 75 PS of maximum power and 190Nm of maximum torque. The engine is now exceptionally well refined and is capable of delivering one of the highest mileage figures of 25.4 kmpl.

So if you’re looking to get yourself the all new Hyundai Aura, you can do so for a price of ₹5.79-9.22 Lakhs (ex-showroom)

4th Generation Honda City (BS4) – 26 kmpl

With 5 generations of productions and a history that reaches every corner of India, the Honda City is probably the best and the most preferred choice of sedan in the pre-owned market. Whether we talk about the engine or the fuel economy, Honda City is a vehicle that has set a standard with every generation.

Spinny Assured Honda City

Honda’s core strength has been it’s very capable and fuel efficient engines and this extends to the 4th generation Honda City as well. These include the world class 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engines, which put out 100 PS of max power and 200 Nm of peak torque. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the diesel powered Honda City can return an astonishing mileage of 26 kmpl.

So if you are looking for one of the best mileage cars in India, then you can bring home a pre-owned Honda City 4th Generation, by spending somewhere around ₹6-10 lakhs for the diesel Honda City. At such an impressive price tag, the Honda City is a complete package that offers Honda’s reliability, power-packed platform, spacious cabin, and a fuel efficient engine. 

Spinny Assured Honda City Prices

Delhi-NCR

₹5.7-7.5 lakhs

Bangalore

Starting from

₹9 lakhs

Hyderabad

₹6.1-9.2 lakhs

Pune

Starting from

₹5.6 lakhs

Mumbai

Starting from

₹7.5 lakhs

Kolkata

Starting from

₹6.2 lakhs

Chennai

₹6.2-7.2 lakhs

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz (BS4) – 28.09 kmpl

Launched in 2014, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz made a lasting impression with its style and exterior designing. The Ciaz was designed with Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology or S-TECT technology and modern touches that made it stand out from all other Maruti cars.

Spinny Assured Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

Talking about power and efficiency, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz comes with a 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine that could deliver a maximum power of 88.5 PS and a maximum torque of 200 Nm. What set apart the Ciaz from the rest of the competition was the inclusion of the SHVS mild hybrid system on the diesel variants. With either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed AMT, the Maruti Ciaz provides an extraordinary mileage of 28.09 kmpl.

As an efficient yet powerful vehicle, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is one of the best mileage cars in the pre-owned car market and can be easily brought home for an average price of ₹4.5 to 9.5 lakhs.

Spinny Assured Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Prices

Delhi-NCR

₹5.9-8.4 lakhs

Bangalore

₹6.7-8.7 lakhs

Hyderabad

₹7.1-8 lakhs

Pune

₹5.9-8.1 lakhs

Mumbai

₹5.8-7.4 lakhs

Chennai

Starting from

₹6.2 lakhs

Tata Tigor – 24.7 kmpl

Driving a sedan should be a carefree task, and this can only be achieved through top-notch safety and best-in-class mileage. The Tata Tigor accomplishes this task capably, with its sharp looks, sporty stance and a performance-oriented engine. The Tigor offers a supremely capable diesel engine that is efficient and powerful; a good reason for you to bring home a pre-owned Tata Tigor.

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Tata Tigor

Talking about diesel power, the Tata Tigor is powered by a 1.05 litre Revotorq Diesel engine that produces 69 PS of power with 140 NM of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission that brought the best out of the diesel burner and returned an exceptional mileage of 24.7 kmpl.

Overall, the pre-owned BS4 Tata Tigor is a vehicle that impresses in each and every aspect. Coming to the price, a used Tata Tigor is an easy to find vehicle and can be brought home for a price ranging from ₹4.5 lakhs to ₹6 lakhs for models from 2017 to 2020.

Spinny Assured Used Tata Tigor Prices

Delhi-NCR

₹4.1 lakhs

Chennai

₹4.8-5.3 lakhs

Hyundai i20 – 25.2 kmpl

2020 saw the launch of one of India’s most popular premium hatchbacks, the Hyundai i20. The new Hyundai i20 brings Hyundai’s signature Fluidic Design language while also updating the already reliable and efficient engines for the modern day.

Hyundai i20

Talking about diesel power, the new Hyundai i20 derives its power from Hyundai’s 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 100 PS of power with 240 Nm of peak torque. Unlike the petrol mills, the diesel burner onboard the new i20 is mated only to a 6 speed manual transmission that bring the best out of the unit. Returning a mileage of 25.2 kmpl, the Hyundai i20 is one of the very few BS6 compliant hatchbacks with such an exceptional mileage.

Available in 4 major variants, the Hyundai Elite i20 is priced between ₹6.79-11.32 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). But for those who are looking to bring home a pre-owned i20, the pre-owned market is the place to go. There are many options of the supremely popular Hyundai Elite i20 which also bring in Hyundai’s capable diesel engine. The Elite i20 can be brought home for a price ranging between ₹5 to 7.5 lakhs.

Spinny Assured Used Hyundai Elite i20 Prices

Delhi-NCR

₹2.9-6.6 lakhs

Bangalore

₹4.4-7.1 lakhs

Hyderabad

₹4.1-7.5 lakhs

Pune

₹4.8-7.4 lakhs

Mumbai

₹3.1-8 lakhs

Ahmedabad

₹5.4-6.7 lakhs

Chennai

₹3.8-7.4 lakhs

Kolkata

₹2.7-5.2 lakhs


FAQs about Best Mileage Cars in India

Q. Which is the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki car in India?

A. The diesel Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS is the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki car in India, offering up to 28 kmpl of mileage.

Q. Does petrol or diesel give more mileage?

A. While petrol cars have caught up to diesel cars in terms of mileage, diesel cars still provide more mileage. The leading diesel cars provide 22 kmpl to 28 kmpl, which is higher than the most fuel efficient petrol cars.

Q. What is the mileage of new Hyundai i20?

A. The new Hyundai i20 is a very fuel efficient car. The petrol Hyundai i20 is capable of up to 20 kmpl while the diesel Hyundai i20 provides up to 25 kmpl.

Q. Which is the most fuel efficient sedan in India?

A. The diesel Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS is the most fuel efficient sedan in India, providing up to 28 kmpl of mileage.

Q. Which is the most fuel efficient hatchback in India?

A. The petrol Maruti Suzuki Baleno is the most fuel efficient hatchback in India with up to 23.8 kmpl mileage.


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