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Top 10 Fuel Efficient Petrol Cars in India

We Indians are obsessed with mileage. No matter how much we spend on other things, when it comes to choosing a car we prefer the ones with better mileage. Also, its a belief that only diesel cars give good mileage. Manufacturers also advertise the mileage of their diesel variants. However, mileage of a petrol car is as important as that of a diesel car. In this article, I will be putting down the top 10 Fuel Efficient Petrol Cars in India.

Top 10 most Fuel Efficient Petrol Cars in India.

Top 10 fuel efficient cars in India

1.Renault Kwid- 25.17 Km/ltr

The Renault Kwid has a very attractive look despite its small size. The car is already a very popular choice among buyers. Due to its light kerb weight of 660 Kgs, the Renault Kwid manages a very healthy mileage of 25.17 Km/ltr. The car is powered by a 796 cc petrol engine which churns out a max power of 54 PS and a peak torque of 72 Nm. The Renault Kwid makes it to the top of this list making it the one of the most fuel efficient car in India. Here are some details of the Kwid.

Engine Type/Displacement799 cc
Transmission5 Speed Manual
Power53 BHP
Torque72 NM
Mileage25.17 Km/ltr (claimed)
PriceRs 2.62- 3.67 Lakhs

 2. Datsun Redi Go- 25.17 Km/Ltr

Datsun Redi Go

Don’t be surprised to see the a tie here. The Datsun Redi Go claims to give exactly the same mileage as that of the Renault Kwid i.e 25.17 km/Ltr. The two cars share the same engine and are based on the CMF-A platform. The Datsun Redi Go is powered by a 799 CC 3 cylinder engine which pumps out 54 PS of Max power and a peak torque of 72 NM. Datsun had lauched the Redi Go at a very very impressive starting  price of 2.39 lacks (ex showroom, Delhi). Here are the specifications in brief.

Engine Type/ Displacement799 CC Petrol
Transmission5 speed manual
Power53 BHP
Torque72 Nm
Mileage25.17 Km/Ltr
PriceRs 2.39 – 3.34 lacs

3. Maruti Alto 800- 24.7 Km/Ltr

Maruti Alto 800

The Maruti Alto has long been the best selling car in India. It is also one of the most fuel efficient cars in India.  The recent modifications to it  has made it climb up in the list of most fuel efficient cars in India.  Its second only to the Renault Kwid and Datsun Redi Go. The Maruti Alto 800 recently got a price cut and a new front. The Alto 800 is powered by a 796cc petrol engine pumps out 47.3 bhp  of power and 69 Nm of peak torque. In its price range, the Maruti Alto 800 looks good and attracts buyers, thanks to the trust Maruti has built in the last few decades. However, it may loose out due to arrivals of the Datsun Redi Go and Renault Kwid. The two cars have fresh looks as compared to the Maruti Alto 800. Here are the specifications of the car in brief.


Engine Type/ Displacement
796 CC Petrol
Transmission5 speed manual
Power47 BHP
Torque69 Nm
Mileage24.7 Km/ltr
PriceRs 2.45 – 3.72 lacs

4. Maruti Alto K10- 24. 07 Km/Ltr

Maruti Alto K10

The Alto K10 is at number 4 in my list of 10 most fuel efficient cars in India. Despite its good mileage, the car is at number 4 because of its lower mileage than the new Datsuin Redi Go and the updated Maruti Alto 800. The Alto K10 is based on the Alto 800. However it has a bigger 1.0 litre K-Series engine which  produces a whoping 67 bhp of max power and 90 Nm of peak torque. The Maruti Alto K10 comes with both, a  5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission options. Both of these models give the same mileage. The exteriors of the Maruti Alto K10 are not that impressive and certainly not a head turner. However Maruti has given good interiors to the car. Here are the ALto K10’s specifications in brief.

Engine/Displacement998 CC Petrol
Transmission5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Power67 BHP
Torque90 Nm
Mileage24.07 Km/Ltr (claimed)
PriceRs. 3.26 – 4.11 lakh

5. Renault Kwid Automatic- 24.04 Km/Ltr

Renault Kwid Automatic

The Renault Kwid 1.0 L Automatic delivers a healthy mileage of 24.04 Km/Ltr (ARAI) which is higher than that of the 1.0 L Manual transmission version (23.01 Kmpl). With a mileage of 24.04 Km/Ltr the Renault Kwid Automatic stands at number 5 in the list of top 10 most fuel efficient cars in India. The specifications are as mentioned below

Engine Type/ Displacement999 cc Petrol
Transmission 5-speed AMT
Power67 BHP
Torque91 Nm
Mileage 24.04 km/ltr (claimed)
PriceRs. 4.50 lakh

6. Tata Tiago- 23.84 Km/Ltr

Tata Tiago

The new hatchback from Tata, the Tiago with an impressive ARAI certified milage of 23.84 Km/ltr makes it to the 5th spot in the list of Top 10 fuel efficient cars in India. Despite being more powerful it has a higher mileage than that of the Maruti Celerio . With prices starting at INR 3.2 lacs it is also cheaper than the Celerio. The car is feature packed and gives good value for money. Below are the specifications in brief.

Engine1199 cc
Transmission5 Speed Manual
Power69 BHP
Torque114 Nm
Mileage23.84 Km/Ltr
PriceRs 3.20 – 4.75 lakhs

7. Tata Nano Gen- X- 23.6 Km/Ltr

Tata Nano Gen X

By a very small margin, the Tata Nano makes it to the 6th position in the list of top 10 fuel efficient cars in India. The Tata nano which got a major update in the form of Nano GenX, returns a mileage of 23.6 Km/Ltr under ARAI test conditions. It has the smallest internal combustion engine used in a passenger car in India . Tata has transformed the Nano dramatically into the new GenX  giving it a premium look. The Gen X now has an optional AMT automatic transmission gearbox, openable hatch and  extremely refreshing exteriors. The small car is powered by a 624 cc petrol engine which gives a max power of  37.5 bhp and 51 Nm torque handled by a 4-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. Here are the specifications of the Tata Nano Gen X-

Engine624 CC Petrol
Transmission4-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Power37.5 BHP
Torque51 Nm
Mileage23.6 Km/Ltrl/21.9 Km/Ltr (claimed)
PriceINR 2.06 – 3.03 lacs

8. Maruti Celerio- 23.1 Km/Ltr

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

The revolution was made by the Maruti Celerio by making automatic transmission available to the common man. The Celerio also became one of the most fuel efficient cars in India  at a claimed mileage of 23.1 kmpl. The Celerio was primarily made to replace the Estilo and the A- Star. Since its launch, the Celerio is doing considerably well in the Indian market. The AMT equipped model is also performing pretty well. It shares its 998 CC  petrol engine with the Alto K10 and delivers 67 bhp of peak power and 90 Nm of torque. The addition of automatic transmission has little on no affect on the car’s mileage. Se below the specifications of the car in brief-

Engine998 CC Petrol
Transmission5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Power67 BHP
Torque90 Nm
Mileage25.17 Km/ltr (claimed)
PriceRs 4.03 – 5.24 lacs

9. Renault Kwid 1.0 – 23.01 kpl

Renault Kwid 1.0

The Renault Kwid 1.0 L variant makes it to the 8th position on the list of the top 10 fuel efficient cars in India. The 999 cc engine with 5-speed manual transmission  claims a mileage of 23.01 km/ltr. The engine pumps out a max power of 68 PS and a peak torque of 91 Nm. Talking about the exteriors, it has the same look as the 800 cc version except for the silver finished Outside rear view mirrors and side decals. See the specifications below-

Engine999 cc Petrol
Transmission5-speed manual
Power67 BHP
Torque91 Nm
Mileage23.01 kpl (claimed)
PriceRs 3.83 – 3.96 lakhs

10. Hyundai Eon – 21.1 kpl

Hyundai Eon

With a mileage of 21.1 Km/Ltrs, the small car from Hyundai, the Hyundai Eon  makes it to the 9th spot in the list of top 10 fuel efficient cars in India (Remember: Position 1 is tied) . With its fludic design the car looks more stunning than any on this list. The interiors are a class apart and give a feel of premium class. The Eon is available in two engine options- the 814cc and the 998cc petrol engines which produce 55 bhp and 68 bhp respectively. The 998 cc engine gives a mileage of 20.3 kpl. See below the specifications of the 814 cc engine Hyundai Eon.

Engine814 cc Petrol
Transmission5 speed manual
Power55 BHP
Torque74.5 Nm
Mileage21.1 Km/ltr
PriceRs 3.25 – 4.25 lacs

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About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, http://indiaautoz.in .

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