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Best Mileage Cars in India for 2022

Buying a new car means listing down all the requirements that the car must fulfil to be considered for the final purchase. Mileage or fuel efficiency is usually at the top of this list, coming ahead of other criteria like legroom and seat comfort. With rising fuel prices, buyers are placing greater emphasis on fuel efficiency and car manufacturers are continually improving their technologies to build the most fuel efficient cars to meet this demand. If fuel efficiency is your priority, this list of the best mileage cars in India features petrol, diesel, and CNG cars along with their mileage to help you choose that car that matches your needs.

List of Best Mileage Cars in India

Best Petrol Cars

Model

Ex-Showroom Price

Mileage (Manual)

Mileage (Automatic)

Rs. 5.25 - Rs. 7.00 lakh

24.97 - 25.24 km/l

26.68 km/l

Maruti S-Presso

Rs. 4.25 - Rs. 5.99 lakh

24.12- 24.76 km/l

25.30 km/l

Maruti Wagon R

Rs. 5.44 - Rs.7.08 lakh

24.35 km/l (1.0)

23.56 km/l (1.2)

25.19 km/l (1.0)

24.43 km/l (1.2)

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Rs. 6.24 - Rs. 9.17 lakh

22.41 km/l

22.61 km/l

Rs. 5.91 - Rs 8.71 lakh

22.38 km/l

22.56 km/l

Best Diesel Cars

Model

Ex-Showroom Price

Mileage (Manual)

Mileage (Automatic)

Hyundai Verna

Rs. 11.00 - Rs. 15.44 lakh

25 km/l

21.3 km/l

Rs. 9.01- Rs. 11.50 lakh

24.7 km/l

21 km/l

Honda City 5th Generation

Rs. 13.17 - Rs.15.52 lakh

24.1 km/l

Kia Sonet

Rs. 10.56 - Rs. 15.60 lakh

19 km/l

24.1 km/l

Tata Altroz

Rs. 7.84 - Rs. 10.24 lakh

23.03 km/l

Best CNG Cars

Model

Ex-Showroom Price

Mileage (Manual)

Maruti Celerio CNG

Rs. 6.69 lakh

35.60 km/kg

Maruti WagonR CNG

Rs. 6.39 - Rs. 6.86 lakh

34.05 km/kg

Maruti Alto CNG

Rs. 4.76 - Rs. 5.03 lakh

31.59 km/kg

Maruti Dzire CNG

Rs. 8.23 - Rs. 8.91 lakh

31.12 km/kg

Maruti Swift CNG

Rs. 7.77 - Rs. 8.45 lakh

30.90 km/kg

Best Petrol Mileage Cars

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Maruti is the last word when it comes to delivering high fuel efficiency and the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is living proof of this fact. The Celerio is capable of providing an impressive mileage of 25.24 kmpl and 26.68 kmpl for its MT and AMT variants respectively. This makes it the most fuel efficient petrol car in India as well as the most fuel efficient non-hybrid car.

The high mileage figures of the Celerio are possible due to the new dualjet engines that inject fuel more effectively along with idle start-stop technology that reduces fuel consumption. The efficiency-focused 5-speed AMT gearbox ensures the hatchback consistently gets good mileage, whether in the city or on the highway. The second generation Celerio also gets an updated exterior design and new feature inclusions.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
5-speed Manual1.0-Litre Petrol24.97 – 25.24 km/l
 
5-speed AMT 1.0-Litre Petrol 26 – 26.68 km/l

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Petrol Features 

  • Engine: 1.0-Litre K10C Petrol Engine
  • Transmission: Manual & Automatic
  • Mileage: 24.97 – 25.24 km/l MT, 26 – 26.68 km/l AMT 
  • Airbags: Dual front airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Hatchback

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

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Featuring the same updated engine as the Celerio, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is not far behind its stable mate.  The hatchback is capable of providing a commendable fuel economy of 24.12 km/l – 25.30 km/l. The compact dimensions and idle start stop make it an ideal city car to quickly navigate traffic and narrow lanes.

Additional features such as the ESP with Hill Hold Assist function that come only with the AMT VXI + (O) and VXI (O) AGS and passenger side airbags make the S-Presso the most affordable car with ESP in India. 

 Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Mileage 

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
5-speed Manual1.0-Litre Petrol          24.12 – 24.76 km/l 
5-speed AMT1.0-Litre Petrol    25.30 km/l

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Features

  • Engine: 1.0-Litre K10C Petrol Engine
  • Transmission: 5-Speed MT | Automatic
  • Mileage: 24.12 – 24.76 km/l, 25.30 km/l
  • Airbags: Dual front airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Hatchback

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

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The most popular car in the Maruti stable, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, also delivers an outstanding mileage figure of 24.35 km/l (MT) and 25.19 km/l (AMT) from its 1.0-Litre petrol engine. The 12.-Litre petrol engines are also just as fuel efficient, providing mileage figures of 23.56 km/l (MT) and 24.43 km/l (AMT), giving an option in the Wagon R lineup for those seeking more power.  

The high mileage figures are just one of the factors that make the Maruti Wagon R a very practical family car. The interior space feels spacious thanks to the large windows and generous legroom. The 340-litre boot space is also segment-leading and even rivals some compact SUVs in terms of space. As a family car, there is very little the Wagon R can’t do. 

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
5-speed Manual1.0-Litre, Petrol24.35 km/l
5-speed AMT1.0-Litre, Petrol25.19 km/l
5-speed Manual1.2-Litre, Petrol23.56 km/l
5-speed AMT1.2-Litre, Petrol24.43 km/l

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Features

  • Engine: 1.0-Litre K10C Petrol Engine & 1.2-Litre K10N Petrol Engine
  • Transmission: MT | Auto Gear Shift
  • Mileage: 24.35 & 25.19 km/l (1.0-Litre Petrol Engine Variants), 23.56 & 24.43 km/l (1.2-Litre Petrol Engine Variants)
  • Airbags: Dual front airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Hatchback

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

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The third generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire impresses not just with its bold look and functional features but also with its high mileage figures of 22.41 km/l (MT) and 22.61 km/l (AMT) from its 1.2-Litre petrol engine. This makes the Dzire the most fuel-efficient compact sedan in India.

Apart from mileage, the Dzire features premium features like cruise control and automatic climate control, providing the sedan experience at an affordable price point. The spacious interiors also make it a great choice for those looking for a capable car to upgrade to if you already own a hatchback. 

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
5-speed Manual1.2-Litre Petrol Engine 22.41 km/l
5-speed AMT1.2-Litre Petrol Engine 22.61 km/l

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Features

  • Engine: 1.2-Litre Petrol Engine
  • Transmission: 5-Speed MT | 5-Speed Automatic
  • Mileage: 22.41 km/l (MT), 22.61 km/l (Automatic)
  • Airbags: Dual front airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Sedan

Maruti Suzuki Swift

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As per the ARAI certified mileage, Maruti Suzuki Swift generates a mileage of 22.38 km/l for its Petrol MT and 22.56 km/l for its Petrol AMT. The popularity and brand value of the Swift have always remained high due to its sporty design and it’s fun-to-drive character. This pairs perfectly with low maintenance and high fuel efficiency to make the Swift one of the most popular hatchbacks in India.

Unlike its siblings, the Swift is geared towards the youthful and this is clearly present on the aggressive exteriors of the hatchback. The interior space is spacious enough to make the Swift a capable family car that isn’t afraid of having some fun.  

Maruti Suzuki Swift Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
5-speed Manual1.2-Litre Petrol engine22.38 km/l
5-speed AMT1.2-Litre Petrol engine22.56 km/l

Maruti Suzuki Swift Features

  • Engine: 1.2-Litre Advanced K Series Petrol Engine
  • Transmission: 5-Speed MT | 5-Speed Automatic
  • Mileage: 22.38 km/l, 22.56 km/l
  • Airbags: Dual front airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol 
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Hatchback

Best Diesel Mileage Cars

Hyundai Verna

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 With the Maruti Ciaz becoming a petrol-only car, the Hyundai Verna takes over the crown of the most fuel efficient diesel midsize sedan in India. The sporty sedan delivers an impressive mileage of 21.3 km/l for the automatic variant and 25 km/l for the manual variant.

The refined 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine also finds its place in the Hyundai Verna. The diesel engine is tuned to produce more power for the Verna and matches the sporty character the sedan is targeting. Hyundai’s affinity to load their cars with features continues with the Verna as well and is a viable option to consider against the likes of the Honda City. 

Hyundai Verna Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
6-speed Manual1.5-Litre Diesel Engine25 km/l
6-speed Automatic1.5-Litre Diesel Engine21.3 km/l

Hyundai Verna Features

  • Engine: 1.5-Litre U2 CRDi Diesel Engine
  • Transmission: 6-Speed MT | 6-Speed Automatic
  • Mileage: 21.3 km/l (AT), 25 km/l (MT)
  • Airbags: Dual Front Airbags
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Sedan

Honda Amaze

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While Honda is famed for their i-VTEC petrol engines, their i-DTEC diesel engines are just as praiseworthy for the efficiency they provide. The best example of the i-DTEC’s capabilities is on the Honda Amaze, which is capable of delivering up to 24.7 km/l on the diesel manual variant while the diesel CVT is capable of up to 21 km/l. 

The 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine comes paired with a manual transmission as well as a CVT automatic gearbox, making the Amaze the only diesel car with a CVT transmission. The refined i-DTEC diesel paired with the variable CVT offers a smooth and lag-free driving experience. Combined with Honda’s premium interiors, the Amaze diesel is a great car for regular driving.                                                     

 Honda Amaze Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
5-speed Manual      1.5-Litre Diesel Engine24.7 km/l
CVT      1.5-Litre Diesel Engine21 km/l

Honda Amaze Features

  • Engine: 1.5-Litre i-DTEC Diesel Engine
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual | CVT Automatic
  • Mileage: 24.7 km/l (MT), 21 km/l (CVT AT)
  • Airbags: Dual front airbags
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Sedan

Honda City 5th Generation

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Honda City 5th Generation not only outsmarts other cars in terms of its stylish design-meet-comfort feature clubbed with superior technology but also because of its higher mileage figure of 24.1 km/l. All thanks to its innovative powertrain that provides a great driving experience and gives better fuel efficiency. 

The 1.5-Litre i-DTEC DOHC diesel engine comes with a 6-forward speed ratio that delivers an improved driving experience and higher fuel efficiency. The standard 5-gear feature with the add-on 6th gear maximises stress-free low engine revolutions while cruising at higher speeds and thus gives a better fuel efficiency. The High Accuracy Valve Technology provides better combustion with less friction and lower carbon emissions. The spacious cabin with advanced features ensures luxury and premium safety standards in the Honda City.

Honda City 5th Generation Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & Capacity Mileage
6-speed Manual1.5-Litre iDTEC Diesel engine 24.1 km/l

Honda City 5th Generation Features

  • Engine: 1.5-Litre iDTEC Diesel Engine
  • Transmission: 6-Speed (MT) | CVT Automatic
  • Mileage: 24.1 km/l
  • Airbags: 6
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Sedan

Kia Sonet

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The sub-four-metre SUV is the best in its segment, providing multiple engines and gearbox options. The mileage figure delivered by the MT and the Automatic is decent among the diesel segment cars offering 19 km/l and 24.1 km/l for the MT and Auto, respectively. 

The Kia Sonet shares majority of its features with its sibling – Kia Seltos, but also comes accompanied by a power-driven diesel engine of 1.5-Litre CRDi for both transmissions. Kia Sonet strikes the best harmony as a compact SUV – loaded with advanced technological features that brings comfort and leisure in your hand with the power-packed safety features to ensure security for all passengers.

Kia Sonet Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
6-speed Automatic1.5-Litre CRDi Diesel Engine19 km/l
6-speed Manual  1.5-Litre CRD-i Diesel Engine 24.1 km/l

Kia Sonet Features

  • Engine: 1.5-Litre CRDi Diesel Engine
  • Transmission: 6-Speed MT | 6-Speed Advanced Automatic
  • Mileage: 19 km/l (Automatic), 24.1 km/l (Manual)
  • Airbags: 4 
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: SUV

Tata Altroz

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Looking for a premium hatchback that is focused on safety, budget-friendly, good on comfort, and feature-oriented with a spacious cabin, but has to have a good mileage too? The Tata Altroz is the car to consider, with an ARAI-rated mileage of up to 23.03 km/l.

Tata’s in-house Revotorq diesel engine has been a mileage champion since its introduction and also finds its place on the Altroz. With additional features like idle start-stop further help reduce fuel consumption in traffic, thus helping improve fuel efficiency in city driving. The additional benefits of the 5-star Global CAP safety rating make the Altroz diesel a great car for highway cruising.

 Tata Altroz Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
5-speed Manual1.5-Litre Diesel Engine23.03 km/l

Tata Altroz Features

  • Engine: 1.5-Litre Turbocharged Revotorq Diesel Engine
  • Transmission: 5-Speed MT | 6-Speed DCA Transmission
  • Mileage: 23.03 km/l
  • Airbags: Dual Front Airbags
  • Fuel Type: Diesel 
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Hatchback

Best CNG Mileage Cars

Maruti Suzuki Celerio S-CNG

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Are you trying to move towards a cleaner fuel vehicle but worried about the mileage? Maruti Suzuki Celerio is the answer to your worry. The Celerio CNG gives an incredible mileage of 35.60 km/kg to hold the top place among the best CNG cars in India. The added benefits of CNG fuel along with the fuel efficient 1.0-litre K10C engine combine to offer high mileage figures. With its compact dimensions and high fuel efficiency, the Celerio CNG is the perfect city car for those looking to be frugal with their fuel expense.

  Maruti Suzuki Celerio S-CNG Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
5-speed Manual  1.0L K10C Engine      35.60 km/kg

 Maruti Suzuki Celerio S-CNG Features

  • Engine: 1.0-Litre K10C CNG Engine
  • Transmission: 5-Speed MT
  • Mileage: 35.60 km/kg
  • Airbags: Dual front airbags 
  • Fuel Type: Petrol + CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Hatchback

 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R CNG

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With a mileage of 34.05 km/kg, the Maruti Wagon R CNG becomes even more practical as a city family car. While the CNG tank sacrifices the large boot space, the rest of the car remains as practical as the petrol variant. The CNG is available only on the 1.0-litre engine option, which highlights Maruti’s focus on mileage over power. The Wagon R CNG is a great option to consider if practicality is also a requirement along with fuel efficiency.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R S-CNG Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
5-speed Manual  1.0-Litre K10C Engine      34.05 km/kg

 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R S-CNG Features

  • Engine: 1.0-Litre K10C CNG Engine
  • Transmission: MT
  • Mileage: 34.05 km/kg
  • Airbags: Dual front airbags 
  • Fuel Type: CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Hatchback

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 CNG

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The Maruti Alto has been one of the most popular entry-level hatchbacks in India and its success can be attributed to Maruti keeping the car updated through the years. The factory-fitted CNG further makes the Alto a very attractive entry-level car to consider. The 31.59 km/kg mileage of the Maruti Alto CNG can be considered to be a great feature for this affordable hatchback car. 

 Maruti Suzuki Alto S-CNG Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
5-speed Manual  0.8-Litre F8D Engine     31.59 km/kg

 Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG Features

  • Engine: 0.8-Litre F8D Engine
  • Transmission: 5-Speed MT
  • Mileage: 31 km/kg
  • Airbags: Driver Side Airbag + Passenger Side Airbag
  • Fuel Type: Petrol + CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 4 Seater
  • Body Type: Hatchback

Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG

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The Maruti Suzuki Dzire becomes more desirable with the addition of CNG-compatibility. The Dzire CNG delivers a mileage of 31.12 km/kg, making it a suitable compact sedan for the city. Maruti Dzire S-CNG is a true reflection of clean and green mobility with a touch of class. Compared to the Maruti CNG hatchbacks, the Dzire CNG offers some usable space in its boot, making it suitable for some long-distance road trips. 

  Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
5-speed Manual1.2-Litre Engine31.12 km/kg

Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG Features

  • Engine: 1.2-Litre Engine
  • Transmission: MT
  • Mileage: 31.12 km/kg
  • Airbags: Dual front airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Sedan

Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG

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Maruti Suzuki Swift S-CNG offers a class-leading mileage of 30.90 km/kg and is power packed without compromising fuel efficiency. The Swift CNG is the latest car in the Maruti Suzuki lineup that has received a factory-fitted CNG kit. Apart from this addition, the Swift CNG retains the sporty design and handling of the petrol variant.

  Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG Mileage

TransmissionEngine Type & CapacityMileage
5-speed Manual1.2-Litre Engine     30.90 km/kg 

 Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG Features

  • Engine: 1.2-Litre Advanced K-Series Petrol Engine 
  • Transmission: 5–Speed MT
  • Mileage: 30.90 km/kg
  • Airbags: Dual front airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5 Seater
  • Body Type: Hatchback

Best Mileage Cars in India for 2022 Summary

Saving money on fuel and the environment by opting for a fuel-efficient car that lowers emissions – sounds exemplary, but reality sets in when one has to go through the endless list to make the best choice of a good mileage car. This article provides a comprehensive guide on the five best mileage cars, each from the petrol, diesel and CNG segments.

Whether one buys a four-wheeler for the city drive or goes for long-distance mileage, the choice between the best petrol and diesel, and green mobility cars that return a high mileage is easier with the above list of cars to choose from. Maruti Suzuki Celerio takes the top-most spot among the best petrol mileage cars, while Hyundai Aura is the best among the fuel-efficient diesel cars and Maruti Celerio again wins the top spot in the CNG segment in India.

FAQs on Best Mileage Cars in India for 2022

Q. What are the best mileage cars in India?

The best mileage cars in India in the petrol segment is Maruti Suzuki Celerio (24.97 – 25.24 kpl MT, 26 – 26.68 kpl AMT), from the diesel segment it is Hyundai Verna ( 21.3 & 25 km/l) and among the CNG cars it is Maruti Suzuki Celerio (35.60 km/kg) once again.

Q. Which is the best mileage car under 5 lakhs?

The best mileage car under 5 Lakh is the Maruti Suzuki Celerio. 

Q. Which is the best mileage car in Petrol variants?

The best mileage car in the petrol variant is the Maruti Suzuki Celerio (24.97 to 26.68 kpl).

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