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15 Best Mileage Cars in India in 2023

best mileage car in india

Due to the increase in the price of crude oil due to the Ukraine conflict, fuel prices have increased many times in India during the last month. So, driving a fuel-efficient vehicle can enable you to make small additional savings on your daily commute.

Here is a list of the top 15 cars in India according to their mileage ratings. Please be aware that the list is based on official statistics provided by the manufacturers and that real numbers may change depending on driving circumstances and habits.

1. Maruti Grand Vitara Strong hybrid – 27.97kmpl

The Grand Vitara is a fresh and unique take on the successful mid-size SUV formula. The key distinction is its pair of hybrid – mild and strong – powertrains. The former feels a little timid and lacks oomph, but it does have the option of AWD, which is not offered in this market outside of the Hyryder.

The powerful hybrid is the more appealing alternative, providing more punch while still giving amazing fuel efficiency – 27.97 km/l. Though it is more expensive than any competitor, it is worth considering if fuel efficiency is a top consideration.

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2. Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT- 26.68km/l 

With the introduction of the second-generation model, Celerio became the most fuel-efficient petrol vehicle on the market today. Its VXi AMT has the highest fuel economy with 26.68 km/l, closely followed by the ZXi and ZXi+ AMT models at 26 km/l.

Maruti Suzuki accomplished this figure owing to the introduction of a new, more efficient DualJet K10 petrol engine and adoption of Maruti Suzuki’s newest Heartect platform.

The driving experience is hassle-free, thanks to its smooth engine, light controls, and an AMT that has improved significantly since the previous variant of Celerio.

There’s also a CNG variant available that delivers an excellent 35.60 km/kg.

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3. Honda City e: HEV hybrid – 26.5 km/l

The Honda City e: HEV hybrid is renowned for refinement and exceptional fuel economy. Its distinctive 1.5-litre, four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine is coupled to two electric motors, the first of which serves as an electric generator and the second of which is responsible for propulsion.

With a 40-litre tank, the Honda City e: HEV boasts a 26.5 km/l fuel efficiency rating and a 1,000 km range. Driving experience-wise, the City e: HEV performs like a typical hybrid. It offers smooth, linear power delivery and exceptional battery power.

4. Hyundai Aura Diesel AMT – 25.40 km/l 

The Hyundai Aura diesel-AMT, now the most fuel-efficient diesel car in India, has an impressive ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 25.40 km/l. As far as driving experience goes, the Aura Diesel and smooth, refined, and performs admirably. It also has a CNG variant available in case you want more savings. It returns a healthy 28 km/kg.

5. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso – 25.3 km/l

The newly introduced 2022 S-Presso is driven by a 1.0L engine that produces 66 hp and 89 Nm of torque. The manual transmission models have a fuel efficiency rating of 24.12 km/l, while the automatic transmission models have a fuel economy rating of 25.3 km/l.

The engine is smooth and quiet, offering impressive performance. The 5-speed manual transmission is smooth, and the clutch is simple to modulate. The 5-speed AMT automated transmission is also great; gearshifts are generally sleek and fast, and you may shift manually using the gear lever. The S-Presso is a breeze to drive around town due to its narrow turning radius and light handling.

6. Hyundai i20 diesel  – 25.2km/l

The most efficient hatchback currently for sale is the third-generation Hyundai i20. It shares a 1.5-litre, 100-horsepower diesel engine with the Venue that is renowned for its versatility and performance. Both in the city and on the highway, the i20 is an easy hatchback to drive. The diesel model has a manual transmission and returns a claimed efficiency of 25.2 km/l/. There’s no denying the new i20 is costly, but it has improved as a product, particularly in terms of spaciousness, comfort, and efficiency.

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7. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1.0 AMT- 25.19km/l

People love the WagonR because of its frugal engine. The recent updates to this model include two petrol engine choices with 67 and 90 horsepower, respectively. The AMT gearbox makes the smaller 1.0 engine more economical, producing up to 25.19 km/l. However, while the engine is suitable for city duties, it lacks punch. The 1.0-litre engine also offers a CNG alternative with an excellent 34.05km/kg rating.

The Wagon R is best suited for city driving, where its tiny size and light controls are useful. Even though it is more stable than its predecessors, the Wagon R’s tall form and modest curb weight make it unsuitable for long-distance driving.

8. Hyundai Verna Diesel Manual – 25km/l

The only diesel mid-size sedan on this list is the Hyundai Verna. The Verna has appeal for customers who drive a lot because it was recently upgraded with a new 115hp, 1.5-liter diesel engine that is shared with the Creta. It is smooth as well as powerful, with a good bottom-end punch. The Verna diesel manual returns 25 km/l, compared to 21.3 km/l for the smooth auto.

9. Tata Altroz diesel – 25.11km/l

The 1.5-liter Revotorq engine in the Tata Altroz stylish hatchback has 90 horsepower and is exclusively offered with a manual gearbox. It is the best engine option on the Altroz in terms of performance and efficiency. Talking about efficiency, the ARAI rating for this combination is 25.11 km/l. The new i20 has defeated the Altroz by 0.9 km/l to become India’s most efficient diesel hatchback.

 10. Maruti Alto K10 AMT – 24.9 km/l

The K10 badge returned in August 2022 following a two-year absence. This new model is built on the same Heartect platform as the recent Celerio and resembles it too. One of the most fuel-efficient petrol cars in the nation, it even employs the same 67hp 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine in the most recent K10C form. Additionally, the 1.0-litre engine offers a CNG alternative with a fantastic 33.8km/kg rating.

11. Honda Amaze Diesel Manual 24.7 km/l

The Amaze is Honda’s tried and tested vehicle that offers one of the best fuel efficiency in the segment. In fact, its 100 hp 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine, when paired with the manual transmission, yields a great mileage of 27.4 kmpl. Beyond being efficient, the engine is smooth and tractable, and you don’t notice any loss of power.

12. Maruti Suzuki Dzire AMT- 24.12 km/l

With last year’s makeover, the 1.2-liter K12M petrol engine was replaced with the 1.2-liter K12N unit with a start-stop feature. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is the most economical petrol sedan in India, with a 7hp increase in power and improved efficiency in both 5-speed manuals (23.26km/l) and 5-speed AMT (24.12km/l) configuration. While this 1.2-litre petrol engine lacks the grunt of the earlier diesel motor, it ranks high in terms of refinement and delivers enough power for all your daily tasks. This model also has a CNG trim with a 31.12 km/kg efficiency estimate.

13. Honda WR-V Diesel – 23.7km/l

Honda’s cross-hatch, based on the Jazz, is powered by the well-known 1.5-litre, four-cylinder i-DTEC engine. This engine produces 100hp and 200Nm of torque, allowing the Honda WR-V diesel to outperform compact SUV rivals in ARAI fuel economy testing. This efficient engine is tractable but rather noisy. It’s also the engine of option for the WR-V, with the alternative being a sluggish 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol one.

14.Maruti Baleno AMT  – 22.94 kmpl

The 2022 Baleno, like its Toyota equivalent, is powered by a single 90hp, 1.2-litre DualJet K12N petrol engine. The new engine’s ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency with a manual gearbox is 22.35km/l, while the new AMT models are supposed to yield an even higher 22.94km/l.

When it comes to performance, the petrol engine is sleek and adequate in town, but it has a poor mid-range and must be pushed hard for overtaking. The light clutch and smooth manual transmission make driving a breeze.

15. Maruti Alto 800 – 22.05  kmpl

The smallest model of Maruti Suzuki is propelled by a thrifty 48 horsepower, 0.8-litre engine that has been certified by the ARAI to generate 22.05 km/l. Although the Maruti Suzuki Alto has a small cabin and a simple interior, it is a popular choice because of its low cost, excellent economy, and low maintenance requirements. Additionally, a CNG model is available with an equally outstanding mileage of 31.59 km/kg.

Final Thoughts

These are the top 15 mileage automobiles in India, which are not only economical but also provide excellent all-around performance. With rising petrol and diesel prices, consumers have no choice but to opt for a fuel-efficient vehicle.

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