Most Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India [Top 8]

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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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Most Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India (Best Mileage SUVs 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 Rs. 7.19 – 9.66 lakh

2. Maruti S-Cross – 23.65 kpl

Many would argue that the S-Cross isn’t exactly an SUV based on its looks. But the fact is that it is as capable as some of the other products that feature on this list. It employs the same engine as the Maruti Vitara Brezza in an identical state of tune. The S-Cross 1.3 returns 23.65 KMPL according to ARAI figures. There are also 1.6 L diesel variants of the S-Cross on sale. Maruti will launch the S-Cross facelift in India by the end of 2017.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L DDiS200 Diesel
Power 89 BHP
Torque 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 23.65 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 8.03 – 10.60 lakh

3. 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 claimed 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 occupied the third spot on our list of the most fuel efficient SUV cars in India.

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 Rs. 7.60 – 9.93 lakh

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4. 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.

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 Rs. 10.00 – 13.04 lakh

5. 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!

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 Rs. 10.05 – 14.58 lakh

6. 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. 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. There is an automatic variant of the Terrano diesel out now with a 6-speed AMT.

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 or 6-speed AMT
Mileage 20.45 kpl (claimed)
Price Rs. 9.99 – 13.85 lakh

7. 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.

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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 Rs. 9.34 – 13.78 lakh

8. 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.

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 Rs. 7.38 – 9.74 lakh


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

Most Fuel Efficient SUV Cars in India (Best Mileage SUVs in India) – 

Model ARAI Certified Fuel Mileage
Maruti Vitara Brezza 24.3 KMPL
Maruti S-Cross 23.65 KMPL
Ford EcoSport 22.7 KMPL
Honda BR-V 21.9 KMPL
Hyundai Creta 21.38 KMPL
Nissan Terrano 20.45 KMPL
Renault Duster 19.87 KMPL
Mahindra TUV300 18.49 KMPL

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6 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…..

  2. SUVs are meant to be strong, powerful, big, and macho looking, capable of handling any terrain. Preferable ladder on frame chases for extra strength.

    But surprisingly companies are selling Swift as Breza,
    i 20 as Creta,
    Logan as Duster
    Which are really hatch backs and not SUV.

    If the india buyer is judging SUVs on mileage then why not stick to buying a swift or even a Hero Honda 80 kms to a liter.
    Guys wake up, I call it being foolish.
    Who judges SUVs on the basis of millage.

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