Top Five Fuel Efficient Diesel Sedan Cars in India


Data on the five most fuel efficient diesel sedan cars in India

Fuel efficiency plays quite an important role in influencing a prospective buyer’s car purchasing decision. Now, most of the diesel-powered cars are fairly more fuel efficient than their petrol siblings and hence, the diesel cars on sale in India rule the roost in fuel efficiency department. In this report here, we, at CarBlogIndia, have come up with all the vital data on the Five most fuel efficient diesel sedan cars in India.


Hyundai Xcent

  • ARAI Fuel Efficiency – 24.4 km/l
  • Prices start at INR 5.5 lakhs (approx)


The Hyundai Xcent is the least fuel efficient car in this list here, but it still manages offer an almost stellar ARAI certified fuel economy of 24.4 km/l. Even in real-world driving conditions, one can safely expect this car to offer a fuel efficiency of around 16 km/l in city and about 20 km/l on highways. Powering the Xcent diesel is a 1.1-litre U2 CRDi diesel motor that pumps out a maximum power of 71 bhp @ 4000 rpm and peak torque of 180.4 Nm @ 1750-2500 rpm. The motor comes mated to a five speed manual gearbox. Among the highlights of this model is its fairly long features list, which comprises of a 1 GB inbuilt storage, audio controls on the steering, auto aircon, keyless entry, rear AC vents, and parking sensors with a reversing camera.

Tata Indigo eCS

  • ARAI Fuel Efficiency – 25 km/l
  • Prices start at INR 5 lakhs (approx)


The second car in this list here is the Tata Indigo eCS, India’s first compact sedan. The Indigo eCS finds itself at fourth position on our list with an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 25 km/l. Even in rear-world driving conditions, the car averages 15 km/l in city and upto 21 km/l on the highways. USPs of this car include a spacious interior and Tata’s widespread after-sales network. In its recent update, the Indigo eCS has received some new styling bits such as blacked-out headlamps, trendy front grille, updated bumpers and new design alloy rims. Worth a mention here is that the Indigo eCS is the least priced diesel sedan in our list here.

Honda Amaze

  • ARAI Fuel Efficiency – 25.8 km/l
  • Prices start at INR 6 lakhs (approx)


At the third spot in our list here is the Honda Amaze, which is the least priced diesel car from Honda. The Honda Amaze enjoys an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 25.8 km/l and even in real world conditions, one may achieve upto 15.2 km/l in city and 20.8 km/l on highways. The claim to fame of this car’s engine is its stellar power output, which stands proud at 99 bhp at 3600 rpm, along with a decent peak torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. The Honda Amaze also benefits from a good build quality and a fairly wide service network.

Honda City

  • ARAI Fuel Efficiency – 26 km/l
  • Prices start at INR 8.2 lakhs (approx)


The much loved Honda City founds itself on the second spot here in our list. The City Diesen enjoys an ARAI tested fuel mileage of 26 km/l, which meant that until very recently, the car was the most frugal model on sale in India. Even in real world conditions, the car offers upto 14.2 km/l in city and 19.5 km/l on highways. Powering the car is a 1.5 litre i-DTEC turbocharged diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of 99 bhp at 3600 rpm and a peak torque of 200 Nm. The City also benefits from typical Honda strength such as reliability, good build quality and stellar engine performance. Prices of the Honda City diesel start at INR 8.2 lakhs.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

  • ARAI Fuel Efficiency – 26.2 km/l
  • Prices start at INR 8 lakhs


At the top of our list here is the recently launched Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, which boasts of a fuel efficiency of 26.2 km/l. In real world conditions, the new Maruti sedan offers a much respected fuel economy of 18.4 km/l in city and 23.6 km/l on highways. USPs of this car include a long features list, refined engines and spacious interior. Powering this model is the tried and tested Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine that has a maximum power of 89 bhp at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. Prices of the new Ciaz diesel start at INR 8.04 lakhs.

So, on which of these fuel efficient diesel sedan cars in India are you planning to put your money on? Do let us know by commenting below.

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