Most Fuel Efficient Cars You Can Buy in India


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“Fuel Prices Hike Yet Again” - This has nowadays become a common headline in newspapers and at the end of the day, it is only us who is most affected by the price hike, be it for manufacturing costs or fuel, that too in a country like India where a typical new car buyer considers fuel efficiency as top most priority and always asks the question "Average Kya Hai?". Everyone thinks about it but, Where's the solution? Can we, The Petrol Heads ever stop driving cars which have now even become an integral part of our daily life? The answer is simply a big NO.

However, definitely we can drive those cars which do not prefer to visit fuel stations often. So today, The Automotive India brings you the complete segment-wise list of most fuel efficient cars in India and it could perhaps help you make that decision much easier.

Disclaimer:

  • This list has been created after collecting authentic Fuel Efficiency figures latest data by SIAM.
  • The trick for getting most fuel efficiency depends on the way vehicle is maintained and driven.
  • The term “Fuel” here refers to Petrol and Diesel only. No alternate fuel vehicles (Electric, Hybrid etc) have been included to this list.
  • All figures are indicative only.
  • All pictures taken through Google Images.
  • All prices are approximate and on-road, New Delhi.
  • This article belongs to The Automotive India and can not be copied/used elsewhere without written permission of our authorities.
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Hatchbacks

Tata Nano

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Price: Rs.1,37,000
Engine:
624cc
Kerb Weight: 596 Kgs
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Efficiency:
23.62 Kpl

Hyundai i10

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Price: Rs.4,48,000
Engine: 1197cc
Kerb Weight: 925 Kgs
Fuel Type:
Petrol
Fuel Efficiency:
19.81 Kpl


Maruti Suzuki Alto

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Price: Rs.2,49,000
Engine: 796cc
Kerb Weight: 705 Kgs
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Efficiency: 19.70 Kpl

Maruti Suzuki Zen Estilo

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Price: Rs.3,45,000
Engine: 998cc
Kerb Weight: 865 Kgs
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Efficiency: 19 Kpl

Maruti Suzuki A-Star

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Price: Rs.3,78,000
Engine:
998 cc
Kerb Weight:
880 Kgs
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Efficiency: 19 Kpl

Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R

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Price:
Rs.3,52,000
Engine:
998 cc
Kerb Weight:
885 Kgs
Fuel Type: Petrol
Fuel Efficiency: 18.90 Kpl

Chevrolet Beat

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Price: Rs.3,69,000
Engine: 1199cc
Kerb Weight:
965 Kgs
Fuel Type:
Petrol
Fuel Efficiency: 18.61 Kpl
 
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Premium Hatchbacks

Fiat 500

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Price: Rs.16,28,000
Engine:
1248cc
Kerb Weight: 1055 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 22.20 Kpl

Hyundai i20 Diesel

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Price: Rs.6,33,000
Engine: 1396cc
Kerb Weight: 1170 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 21.93 Kpl

Maruti Suzuki Swift

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Price: Rs.5,29,000
Engine:
1248cc
Kerb Weight: 1075 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 21.70 Kpl

Maruti Suzuki Ritz


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Price: Rs.5,18,000
Engine: 1248cc
Kerb Weight: 1110 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 21.10 Kpl

Skoda Fabia

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Price: Rs.6,47,000
Engine: 1422cc
Kerb Weight:
1168 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 20.12 Kpl

Ford Figo

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Price: Rs.4,94,000
Engine:
1399cc
Kerb Weight: 1130 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 20 Kpl

Fiat Grande Punto

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Price: Rs.5,46,000
Engine:
1248cc
Kerb Weight: 1130 Kgs
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 19.90 Kpl

Volkswagen Polo

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Price: Rs.4,89,000
Engine: 1198cc
Kerb Weight: 1045 Kgs
Fuel Type:
Petrol
Fuel Efficiency:
17.24 Kpl
 
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Entry Level Sedans

Tata Indigo CS / Manza

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Price: Rs.5,42,000 / Rs.6,43,000
Engine: 1396cc / 1248cc
Kerb Weight:
1135 / 1201 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel / Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 23.03 / 20.04 Kpl

Maruti Swift dZire

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Price: Rs.6,17,000
Engine: 1248cc
Kerb Weight:
1115 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 21.70 Kpl

Mahindra - Renault Logan

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Price: Rs.6,46,000
Engine: 1461cc
Kerb Weight: 1165 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 20.77 Kpl
 
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Luxury Sedans

Ford Fiesta

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Price: Rs.7,49,000
Engine: 1399cc
Kerb Weight:
1152 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 20 Kpl

Hyundai Verna

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Price: Rs.8,62,000
Engine: 1495cc
Kerb Weight: 1225 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 19.92 Kpl

Fiat Linea

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Price: Rs.7,76,000
Engine: 1248cc
Kerb Weight:
1210 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 19.90 Kpl
 
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Upper Luxury Sedans

Toyota Corolla Altis

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Price:
Rs.10,95,000 (Ex.Showroom)
Engine:
1,364 cc
Kerb Weight:
1245Kgs
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Efficiency:
21.04 Kpl

Skoda Laura


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Price: Rs.14,72,000
Engine: 1968cc
Kerb Weight: 1420 Kgs
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 20.04 Kpl

Volkswagen Jetta

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Price: Rs.15,70,000
Engine:
1986cc
Kerb Weight:
1420 Kgs
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 19.53 Kpl

Chevrolet Cruze

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Price:
Rs.12,31,000
Engine: 1991cc
Kerb Weight: 1525 Kgs
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 16.38 Kpl
 
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MUVs/SUVs

Tata Safari

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Price: Rs.8,87,000
Engine: 2179cc
Kerb Weight: 2160 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 13.93 Kpl

Chevrolet Captiva


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Price: Rs.19,28,000
Engine:
1991cc
Kerb Weight: 1790 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 13.70 Kpl

Tata Sumo Grande Mk-II

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Price:
Rs.6,87,000
Engine:
2179cc
Kerb Weight:
1933 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 13.55 Kpl

Mahindra Scorpio

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Price: Rs.8,74,000
Engine: 2179cc
Kerb Weight:
1800 Kgs
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Efficiency: 12.84 Kpl
 

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Nice article Vibhor. It will prove really useful for the first time car buyers.
@typer- Ofcourse its a diesel. Scorpio never came with a petrol option afaik.
 
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Good information. Really helps a new buyer to decide.
I was looking for something like this during my car purchase. But now its too late for me.[sad]
 
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Does Fiat 500 really give 23??? [clap]
This thread will be useful for people who hunt for mileage info.

May be we can sticky this thread in this section.
 

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The mHawk engine is diesel? I never knew that!
WHAT??? you think i used to drive around a petrol? [surprise]

buddy, none of the SUVs/MUVs in india are in petrols!

@typer- Ofcourse its a diesel. Scorpio never came with a petrol option afaik.
yes, it did. way back in 2002 when it was launched.

it was called the Scorpio Rev 116 & it came with a Renault petrol engine. but it found no buyers & soon it was discontinued.

end 2002, Scorpio was launched in base variant "Std" & middle variant "DX" in diesel. Top end "GLX" was available only in Petrol initially. soon mahindra understood its mistake & launched the GLX in diesel too, in april 2003. thats when we purchased our Scorpio GLX.

I had taken a TD of the petrol too (since we were keen on the top end). it had an amazing power delivery & refinement but the low FE kept us off!
 
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Yes there was a petrol scorpio .
It suffered worst sales , i think it was ended within a year .
Worst part is that scorpios are available for just 1L in present market.

When we were searching a 2nd hand one a dealer showed this. this was some 2 year back. What would be the rate now?
 
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Nice thread.

As expected all good FE vehicles are diesel.

Though I don't know how the ARAI calculates its FE, its not consistent. For example - i10 rating is - 19.81 KMPL, but i know for sure (My close friend has one, and Zinam may confirm), it gives approx 12KMPL in city and approx 15 kmpk on highway. Where as Punto's rating is 19.9KPML, and I (and so many other owners) are getting consistently 16-17 in city and 22+ on highways.
 
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