Most Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India [Top 7]

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Mileage or Fuel Efficiency is one of the biggest selling points for a vehicle in India. The magnitude of our obsession with mileage is inversely proportional to the size of the vehicle and with SUVs getting smaller by the day the significance of mileage in that segment is increasing. 20kpl + fuel mileage ratings are slowly becoming more common in this segment where traditionally, these figures were not given too much importance. Although there is sometimes a very significant difference between the ARAI certified mileage claimed by the manufacturer and actual real world mileage, these figures can still give you a fair idea of how deep a hole running the car would burn in your pocket. Here, in this post, we have listed the Most Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India along with price, mileage, specification, etc. Starting with the most fuel efficient…

Most Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India price, specs, mileage, images and details including the Vitara Brezza, EcoSport, Creta, TUV300, Duster, Terrano, BR-V

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Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India

1. Maruti Vitara Brezza – 24.3 kpl

The latest and the most popular compact SUV in the market bags the top spot on our list of the most fuel efficient SUV cars in India. Launched at a starting price of INR 6.99 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the Brezza has taken the market by storm. The SUV comes with the tried and tested Fiat-sourced 1.3 L Multijet diesel engine that churns our 89 bhp and 200 Nm and returns a claimed fuel mileage of 24.3 kpl. Maruti offers a healthy list of features along with a whole host of customization option for the Vitara Brezza. (Read More. . .)

Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India price, specs, mileage maruti vitara brezza

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L DDiS200 Diesel
Power 89 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 24.3 kpl (claimed)
Price INR 6.99 – 9.54 lacs

2. Ford EcoSport – 22.7 kpl

As a package, the EcoSport gets almost everything spot on – looks, features, engine, driving dynamics, etc. Buyers can choose from three engine options- 1.5-litre diesel, 1.5-litre petrol or 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol. There is also a dual clutch automatic transmission on offer, but only with the 1.5-litre petrol. The 1.5-litre diesel boasts of a cliamed mileage of 22.7 kpl. Although some the design is not to everyone’s taste and it isn’t the most spacious vehicle one can buy for that price. The EcoSport’s dominance might have ended with the Hyundai Creta‘s and the Maruti Vitara Brezza‘s launch, but it still remains one of the best compact SUVs out there and the second most fuel efficient SUV cars in India. (Read More. . .)

Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India price, specs, mileage 2016 Ford EcoSport Black Edition

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L TDCi Diesel
Power 99 BHP
Torque 215 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 22.7 kpl (claimed)
Price INR 7.30 – 9.80 lacs

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3. Honda BR-V – 21.9 kpl

Honda‘s first diesel SUV finds itself in third place on our list of the most fuel efficient SUV cars in India. The BR-V is based on the Brio’s platform and shares it engines with the Mobilio/City. It is the only SUV in its segment that features three rows of seats. However, in terms of appearance, the Honda BR-V looks more like an MPV with a raised ride height and body cladding. Also, the 1.5 L diesel powering the BR-V doesn’t score high on refinement and is known for its high NVH levels. (Read more . . .)

Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India price, specs, mileage 2016 honda brv

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel
Power 99 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual
Mileage 21.9 kpl (claimed)
Price INR 9.90 – 12.90 lacs

4. Hyundai Creta – 21.38 kpl

Hyundai‘s first small SUV offering in India has been a massive hit and it is not hard to see why. Its got the looks, the brand value and offers a very premium and feature-rich interior. Add to that the fact that it is one of the most fuel-efficient products in its class and you get a vehicle which is hard to fault. The 1.4-litre diesel returns a claimed mileage of 21.38 kpl while the 1.6-litre diesel boasts of an ARAI certified fuel economy of 19.67 kpl. The Creta has consistently been outselling all its competitors and commands a waiting period of around 6 months! (Read more . . .)

Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India price, specs, mileage hyundai-creta

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.4 L Diesel/1.6 L Diesel
Power 89 BHP/126 BHP
Torque 224 Nm/265 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual/6-speed MT or 6-speed AT
Mileage 21.38 kpl/19.67 kpl (claimed)
Price INR 10.07 – 14.43 lacs

Also SeeHyundai Creta Review

5. Nissan Terrano – 20.45 kpl

Essentially a badge engineered Renault Duster, the Nissan Terrano has been performing decently in the market since its launch. That is mainly down to the enhanced premium feel offered by the car, something that was missing in the Duster. Appearance is a matter of personal taste and whether the car looks better than the Duster or not is for you to decide. Still, it is a very smart looking design butch enough for an SUV its size, the ride quality is top notch and the dimensions are perfect for the urban environment. There are three set of specifications on offer- 102 bhp 1.6-litre petrol, 84 bhp 1.5-litre diesel and 108bhp 1.5-litre diesel. Shortcomings include a lack of features, lack of AWD and a price gap with the Duster that is not very easy to justify. And the claimed mileage of the Terrano is just marginally more than that of the Duster’s. (Read more . . .)

Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India price, specs, mileage Nissan-Terrano

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L Diesel
Power 84 BHP/108 BHP
Torque 200 Nm/248 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/6-speed manual
Mileage 20.45 kpl (claimed)
Price INR 10.00 – 13.50 lacs

Also SeeNissan Terrano Review

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6. Renault Duster – 19.87 kpl

The Duster‘s badge engineered cousin might have a slight edge in terms of fuel efficiency, but it still remains the more popular of the two. The SUV gets very muscular styling, great dimensions for the urban environment, hard to match ride quality and dynamics and the Renault Duster’s appeal is further enhanced by the availability of an AWD system. Renault has addressed some of the initial issues about underwhelming levels of quality and a lack of features with the recent facelift and also added an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. Like the Terrano, the Duster is also available with three sets of specifications- 102 bhp 1.6-litre petrol, 84 bhp 1.5-litre diesel and 108 bhp 1.5-litre diesel. Additionally, the 108 bhp 1.5-litre diesel can be bought with an AWD system. (Read more . . .)

Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India price, specs, mileage 2016-renault-duster-facelift

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L Diesel
Power 84 BHP/108 BHP
Torque 200 Nm/248 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/6-speed manual or 6-speed AMT
Mileage 19.87 kpl (claimed)
Price INR 9.27 – 13.57 lacs

Also SeeNew Renault Duster Review

7. Mahindra TUV300 – 18.49 kpl

Mahindra‘s TUV300 comes armed with butch looks, good amount of interior space, 7 seats and massive presence. Offered with a 1.5-litre diesel in two states of tune – 84 bhp and 102 bhp. It comes mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. Claimed fuel efficiency stands at 18.49 kpl. Mahindra’s second product in the compact SUV space has turned out to be much more successful than their first, the Quanto (which has now been replaced by the NuvoSport), and has been clocking healthy monthly sales figures. (Read more . . .)

Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India price, specs, mileage mahindra-tuv300

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L mHawk80 Diesel/1.5 L mHawk100 Diesel
Power 84 BHP/102 BHP
Torque 230 Nm/240 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage 19.49 kpl (claimed)
Price INR 7.37 – 9.72 lacs

Also SeeMahindra TUV300 Review

Most Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India price, specs, mileage, images and details including the Vitara Brezza, EcoSport, Creta, TUV300, Duster, Terrano, BR-V

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4 COMMENTS

  1. sometimes its not about fuel efficiency, its all about styling. good looks definitely carry weight age then fuel efficiency
    that according to my perception…..

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