20 Best Mileage Diesel Cars in India

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For a high percentage of car buyers in India, Fuel efficiency figures play a major role in the decision-making process. When it comes to mileage, diesel powered vehicles trump petrol ones by a significant margin. We have compiled a list of the Best Mileage diesel cars in India based on the ARAI certified fuel efficiency figures provided by their respective manufacturers. Although real world mileage figures will almost certainly be lower than the ARAI figures, they still give a fair idea of a car’s fuel efficiency.

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1. Maruti Ciaz SHVS [28.09 KMPL]

A claimed fuel efficiency of 28.09 KMPL means the Maruti Ciaz sits at the top of the best mileage diesel cars in India list. One of the major reasons for its high fuel efficiency rating is the use of the SHVS mild hybrid technology. This also enables Maruti Suzuki to avail concessions under the Indian Government’s FAME scheme. The Maruti Ciaz Diesel is driven by a 1.3 L MultiJet engine that makes 90 PS and 200 Nm.

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Dimensions (LWB) 4490 x 1730 x 1485 mm
Kerb Weight 1130 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size 16” Alloys
Boot Space 510 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L DDiS200 with Mild Hybrid Tech
Power 89 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 28.09 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 7.73 – 9.64 lakhs

2. Maruti Baleno [27.39 KMPL]

Close on the heels of the Ciaz on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India is the Maruti Baleno diesel. The Baleno diesel does with mild hybrid tech or a small capacity diesel making the 27.39 KMPL figure all the more impressive. It uses the same 1.3 diesel as the Swift/Dzire. However, it is considerably lighter than those two making it more fuel efficient.

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3. Honda Jazz [27.3 KMPL]

The Honda Jazz comes in at third place on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India. It is powered by Honda’s 1.5 L Diesel engine that also powers the Amaze, BR-V and the City. Despite being a good all round package, the Jazz has struggled to keep up with rivals like Baleno and i20.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3955 x 1694 x 1544 mm
Kerb Weight 1066 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size 15” Alloys
Boot Space 354 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel
Power 98 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual
Mileage 27.30 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 7.00-9.10 lakh

4. Tata Tiago [27.28 KMPL]

Tata’s brand new hatchback, the Tiago, and it’s 1.05 L diesel mill return a claimed mileage of 27.28 kmpl. This places it at number 4 on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India. The Tiago boasts a smart exterior, a long list of features and a very aggressive price tag making it one of the best small cars on sale in India right now.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3746 x 1647 x 1535 mm
Kerb Weight 1080 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size 14” Alloys
Boot Space 242 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.05 L Revotorq Diesel
Power 69 BHP
Torque 140 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 27.28 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 3.95 – 5.61 lakh

5. Maruti Ignis [26.80 KMPL]

At number five on the list of best mileage diesel cars in India is the Maruti Ignis. Sold through the Nexa sales channel, the Ignis boasts an unconventional design and targets the younger audience. It is powered by the same 1.3 L diesel as every other Maruti product on this list. Ignis diesel is available with a 5-speed manual as well as a 5-speed AMT.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3700 x 1690 x 1595 mm
Kerb Weight 960 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size 15” Alloys
Boot Space 320 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Multijet Diesel
Power 74 BHP
Torque 190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage 26.83 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 6.39 – 7.46 lakh

6. Maruti Swift Dzire [26.59 KMPL]

With an ARAI fuel efficiency figure of 26.59 KMPL, the Maruti Dzire comes in at number 6 on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India. The Dzire diesel features a 1.3 L engine that makes 75 PS and 190 Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch the next generation Dzire by 2018.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3995 x 1695 x 1555 mm
Kerb Weight 1070 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size 15” Alloys
Boot Space 320 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Multijet Diesel
Power 74 BHP
Torque 190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage 26.59 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 6.16 – 8.58 lakh

7. Ford Figo [25.83 KMPL]

Coming in at number 7 on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India is the new Ford Figo. The 1.5 L TDCi diesel powering this car returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 25.83 KMPL. This engine makes 99 BHP and 215 Nm making it one of the best in its class in terms of power and mileage. It looks great, gets a long list of features and is fun to drive as well. The recent price cut has made it great value for money.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3886 x 1695 x 1525 mm
Kerb Weight 1048 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size 14” Alloys
Boot Space 257 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L Diesel
Power 99 BHP
Torque 215 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 25.83 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 5.63 – 7.18 lakh

=7. Ford Aspire [25.83 KMPL]

Sharing the seventh spot with the Figo is its sedan derivative, the Ford Aspire. It gets the same engine and transmission combo and delivers the same 25.83 KMPL overall. Unlike the Figo hatchback, the Aspire features black beige interiors and, quite obviously, a larger boot. Ford recently gave the top end trims of the Aspire a massive price cut making then great value for money.

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9. Honda Amaze [25.8 KMPL]

The Honda Amaze is the third car on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India featuring Honda’s 1.5 L i-DTEC diesel. It returns a very impressive 25.8 kmpl overall. However, it suffers from some refinement issues with customers complaining about the high NVH levels. The Honda Amaze is one of the priciest compact sedans in the market currently.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3990 x 1680 x 1505 mm
Kerb Weight 1065 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size 14” Alloys
Boot Space 400 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel
Power 99 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 25.8 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 6.60 – 8.38 lakh

10. Honda City [25.6 KMPL]

The tenth spot on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India is occupied by the Honda City. The diesel variants of the popular sedan feature a 1.5 L i-DTEC unit, same as the Jazz, BR-V and Amaze. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, this engine delivers a very impressive 25.6 KMPL overall. However, thanks to the huge price gap between the City and its chief rival, the Maruti Ciaz, sales have been declining. The new Honda City facelift might be able to address this issue.

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Dimensions (LWB) 4440 x 1695 x 1495 mm
Kerb Weight 1175 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size 16” Alloys
Boot Space 510 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel
Power 99 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual
Mileage 25.6 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 10.76 – 13.57 lakh

Also See – Maruti Ciaz vs Honda City

11. Honda WR-V [25.5 KMPL]

The WR-V becomes the third consecutive Honda car on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India. Based on the Jazz, the WRV is a sub 4 meter crossover that rivals the likes of the Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura and also the Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. It is powered by the same 1.5 L Diesel engine as the rest of Honda’s prodcuts.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3999 x 1734 x 1601 mm
Kerb Weight 1204 Kgs
Wheel Type and Size 16” Alloys
Boot Space 339 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel
Power 99 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual
Mileage 25.5 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 8.79 – 10.00 lakh

12. Chevrolet Beat [25.44 KMPL]

At the time of launch, the Beat Diesel was the most fuel efficient car in the country. However, it has now slipped down to twelfth place on our list of Best mileage diesel cars in India. It comes with a 1.0 L Diesel engine that is good for 57 BHP and 150 Nm. One of the major selling points of the Chevrolet Beat is its striking exterior. GM India will launch a new model in early 2017 in both hatchback and sedan body styles.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3640 x 1595 x 1520 mm
Kerb Weight -NA-
Wheel Type and Size 14” Alloys
Boot Space 170 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 936 cc Diesel
Power 57 BHP
Torque 150 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 25.44 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 5.27 – 6.57 lakh

13. Mahindra KUV100 [25.32 KMPL]

Mahindra KUV100 has an overall fuel mileage of 25.32 kpl placing it at number 13 on the list of Best Mileage diesel cars in India. Mahindra’s KUV100 is a rather unconventional take on large hatchbacks. The SUV-inspired exterior gives it a very distinct look. It features a very unique flexible 3+3 seating layout that adds a touch of practicality to the cabin. However, we still prefer conventional hatchback over the odd-ball design of the KUV100.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3675 x 1715 x 1665 mm
Kerb Weight 1135 kgs
Wheel Type and Size 14” Alloys
Boot Space 243 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L mFalcon D75 Diesel
Power 77 BHP
Torque 190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 25.32 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 5.50 – 7.12 lakh

14. Maruti Swift [25.2 KMPL]

At number 14 on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India is the Maruti Swift. The 1.3 L Diesel powering the car, according to official ARAI test figures, delivers an overall fuel efficiency of 25.2 KMPL. The current generation Swift has been around for quite some time now and is set to get a replacement by 2018.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3850 x 1695 x 1530 mm
Kerb Weight 1060 kgs
Wheel Type and Size 15” Alloys
Boot Space 205 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Multijet Diesel
Power 74 BHP
Torque 190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 25.2 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 5.97 – 7.44 lakh

15. Hyundai Grand i10 [ 24.95 KMPL]

A couple of positions ahead its compact sedan sibling on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India is the Hyundai Grand i10. The hatchback is currently one of the most popular offerings in its segment. It looks good, boasts a healthy list of features and scores high in terms of cabin space and quality. Diesel variants, that return 24.95 KMPL overall, are powered by a 1.2 L unit.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3765 x 1660 x 1520 mm
Kerb Weight -NA-
Wheel Type and Size 14” Alloys
Boot Space 256 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L CRDi Diesel
Power 75 BHP
Torque 190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 24.95 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 5.68 – 6.99 lakh

16. Hyundai Verna [24.8 KMPL]

The Hyundai Verna sedan takes up the sixteenth place on or list of the best mileage diesel cars in India. The current generation Verna might have been around for a while now, but remains one of the best buys in the segment. It comes with a wide range of petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.4 L and 1.6 L diesel variants return an overall mileage of 24.8 KMPL according to ARAI figures.

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Dimensions (LWB) 4375 x 1700 x 1475 mm
Kerb Weight 1171 kgs
Wheel Type and Size 16” Alloys
Boot Space 465 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.4 L Diesel/1.6 L Diesel
Power 89 BHP/126 BHP
Torque 220 Nm/260 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual/6-speed manual
Mileage 24.8 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 9.16 – 13.10 lakh

17. Maruti Ertiga [24.52 KMPL]

Next on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India is the Ertiga MPV. Maruti’s only MPV on sale in India shares quite a lot with the Swift including the engine options. However, the 1.3 L Diesel powering the Ertiga makes more power and torque; 89 bhp and 200 Nm to be exact. Maruti introduced the Ertiga facelift with mild hybrid tech helping the MPV achieve a claimed fuel efficiency rating of 24.52 KMPL.

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Dimensions (LWB) 4265 x 1695 x 1685 mm
Kerb Weight 1235 kgs
Wheel Type and Size 15” Alloys
Boot Space -NA-
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Multijet Diesel
Power 89 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 24.52 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 7.13 – 8.71 lakh

18. Hyundai Xcent [24.4 KMPL]

Hyundai’s compact sedan makes it to the eighteenth spot on our list of the best mileage cars in India. Based on the Grand i10, the Xcent features a generous boot and high-quality interiors. The diesel variants employ a 1.1 L unit that churns out 71 bhp and 180 Nm. The sedan is likely to receive a facelift next year.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3995 x 1660 x 1520 mm
Kerb Weight -NA-
Wheel Type and Size 15” Alloys
Boot Space 407 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.1 L CRDi Diesel
Power 71 BHP
Torque 180 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 24.4 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 6.28 – 8.06 lakh

19. Maruti Vitara Brezza [24.30 KMPL]

The Maruti Vitara Brezza becomes the fifth car on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India with the 1.3 L Multijet engine. According to ARAI test figures, the Maruti Vitara Brezza delivers an overall mileage of 24.30 KMPL. That combined with a long list of features, smart looks and an attractive price tag has made the compact SUV a runaway success in the market.

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Dimensions (Lenght x Width x Height) 3995 x 1790 x 1640 mm
Ground Clearance 198 mm
Kerb Weight 1195 kg
Wheel Type and Size 16 inch alloys
Boot Space 328 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L DDiS 200 Diesel
Power 89 bhp
Torque 200 Nm
Gearbox 5-speed manual
Mileage 24.3 kpl
Price Rs. 7.19-9.66 lakh

Also See – Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol

20. Honda Mobilio [24.2 KMPL]

Honda Mobilio made a promising start in India, but there has been a sharp drop in sales over the past year or so. Much of that can be attributed to the MPV segment losing favour with Indian car buyers. Also, with the BR-V on sale, not many will prefer going for the MPV. Still, it remains one of the most frugal MPVs on sale in India returning 24.2 KMPL overall according to ARAI.

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Dimensions (LWB) 4386 x 1683 x 1603 mm
Kerb Weight 1246 kgs
Wheel Type and Size 15” Alloys
Boot Space -NA-
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L iDTEC Diesel
Power 99 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 24.2 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 8.80 – 12.46 lakh

21. Maruti S-Cross [23.65 KMPL]

Just outside the top 20 best mileage diesel cars in India is the Maruti S-Cross. Sold through the Nexa sales channel, the S-Cross is a highly competent product. But its jacked up hatchback like appearance seems to have resulted in buyers opting for more conventional SUV-like crossovers. Like all Maruti diesel vehicles, the S-Cross also gets 1.3 L Diesel. At 23.65 KMPL, it is one of the most fuel efficient crossovers on sale in India, second only to the Vitara Brezza.

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Dimensions (LWB) 4300 x 1765 x 1590 mm
Kerb Weight 1195 kgs
Wheel Type and Size 16” Alloys
Boot Space 353 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Multijet Diesel
Power 89 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 23.65 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 8.03 – 10.60 lakh

22. Toyota Etios [23.59 KMPL]

Occupying the 22nd spot on the list of the best mileage diesel cars in India is the Toyota Etios. It recently got a major update in the form of Platinum Etios. With an ARAI-rated fuel mileage of 23.59 KMPL, the Etios is one of the most fuel efficient full size sedans in India. Other highlights of the Etios include a spacious cabin, reliable engines and cheap spares. However, the Etios has been unable to appeal to private car buyers.

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Dimensions (LWB) 4265 x 1695 x 1510 mm
Kerb Weight 900 KGs
Wheel Type and Size 14” Steel Rims
Boot Space 595 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5-litre Turbo Diesel
Power 69 PS
Torque 170 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 23.59 kpl (claimed)
Air Conditioner Type Manual
Price Rs. 8.07 – 8.98 lakh

=22. Toyota Etios Liva [23.59 KMPL]

Sharing the 22nd spot on our list of the best mileage diesel cars in India with the Platinum Etios is its hatchback sibling. The Etios Liva and the Etios cross both return a claimed mileage of 23.59 KMPL. The Liva recently got an upgrade in the form of new exteriors and interior updates. However, the Etios Cross carries on unchanged.

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Dimensions (LWB) 3884 x 1695 x 1510 mm
Kerb Weight 1010 KGs
Wheel Type and Size 15” Alloys Rims
Boot Space 251 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.4-litre Turbo Diesel
Power 69 PS
Torque 170 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 23.59 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 6.94 – 7.54 lakh


Also See –

Best Mileage Diesel Cars in India

1. Maruti Ciaz 28.02 KMPL
2. Maruti Baleno 27.39 KMPL
3. Honda Jazz 27.30 KMPL
4. Tata Tiago 27.28 KMPL
5. Maruti Ignis 26.83 KMPL
6. Maruti Swift Dzire 26.59 KMPL
7. Ford Figo 25.83 KMPL
=8. Ford Aspire 25.83 KMPL
8. Honda Amaze 25.80 KMPL
10. Honda City 25.60 KMPL
11. Honda WR-V 25.50 KMPL
12. Chevrolet Beat 25.44 KMPL
13. Mahindra KUV100 25.32 KMPL
14. Maruti Swift 25.20 KMPL
15. Hyundai Grand i10 24.95 KMPL
16. Hyundai Verna 24.80 KMPL
17. Maruti Ertiga 24.52 KMPL
18. Hyundai Xcent 24.40 KMPL
19. Maruti Vitara Brezza 24.30 KMPL
20. Honda Mobilio 24.20 KMPL
21. Maruti S-Cross 23.65 KMPL
22. Toyota Platinum Etios 23.59 KMPL
=22. Toyota Etios Liva 23.59 KMPL

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