Five Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Sedan Cars in India

There’s no hiding the fact that Indians are obsessed with fuel economy. Efficiency figures are a major driving factor behind the sales of cars resulting in every manufacturer trying to top the other in terms of mileage. This obsession with fuel economy is also a major driving force behind the sales of diesel vehicles in India with some buyers ignoring the high purchase cost in favour of better economy. Mileage figures are touching 26-27 kmpl nowadays but these can be deceptive as these ARAI certified figures are obtained under simulated conditions. Real world figures are seldom close to these claimed figures. Still, the claimed fuel economy can give you a fair idea of what the real world figure would be like. We have compiled for you a list of the five most fuel efficient diesel sedan cars in India. Starting from the bottom we have…

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Top 5 Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Sedan Cars in India

5. HONDA AMAZE- 25.8 kmpl

The Amaze compact sedan was Honda‘s first diesel car in India featuring a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. Honda claims a mileage of 25.8 kmpl. Based on the Brio hatchback, the Amaze has been way more successful in India thanks to the availability of a diesel option and that too with such high fuel efficiency figures. It one of the better looking compact sedans in the market right now despite being based on a hatchback. Although the 1.5 L diesel engine performs well, it suffers from high NVH levels. The interior and boot space is class leading thanks to Honda’s brilliant packaging, and the recent updates have addressed issues such as a lack of features and a quirky dashboard design.

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Length x Width x Height3990x1680x1505 mm
Kerb Weight985-1065 kg
Wheel Type and Size14” Alloys
Boot Space400 L
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5 L diesel
Power99 bhp
Torque200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual
Mileage25.8 kpl
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (4)
Central LockingYes
Steering Audio ControlsYes
Audio SystemYes (2-DIN)
AirbagsYes (2)
ABSYes
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)INR 6.41 – 8.20 lacs

4. FORD ASPIRE – 25.83 kmpl

Ford‘s foray into the lucrative compact sedan segment might not have turned out to be as successful as they had hoped, but there is no denying the fact that the Ford Aspire is one of the best compact sedans out there. It’s got a pretty face, a spacious cabin and a brilliant 1.5-litre diesel engine. Like most Fords, the Aspire is also good fun to drive, especially the diesel variants. The 1.5-litre diesel engine puts out 99 bhp-215 Nm and delivers a claimed mileage of 25.83 kmpl.

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Length x Width x Height3,995 mm x 1,695 mm x 1,525 mm
Kerb Weight1,048kg
Wheel Type and Size14″ Alloy
Boot Space359-litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5-litre TDCi Turbo Diesel
Power98.6 bhp
Torque215 Nm
Top Speed180 km/h
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) –
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual
Mileage25.83 kpl
Air Conditioner TypeAuto
Power Windows4
Central LockingYes
Steering Audio ControlsYes
Audio SystemUSB/Bluetooth/AUX-In
Airbags6
ABSYes
Price Rs. 6.38 – 7.90 lakh

Also See – Ford Figo Aspire Review

2. HONDA CITY- 26 kmpl

The Honda City shares its engine with the Amaze but still delivers a marginally better claimed fuel economy of 26 kmpl. The 1.5 litre i-DTEC powering the diesel Honda City is one of the major driving forces behind the sedan’s popularity. People love its  distinctive styling and the futuristic interiors. The City comes packed with features, some of which include a feather touch climate control system, sunroof, paddle shifters (petrol only), etc. As mentioned earlier, the engine is good on performance and the City is a real pleasure to drive. What the engine lacks, though, is refinement which is a very un-Honda like trait. That coupled with poor insulation means the sound and vibrations filter into the cabin. At 26 kmpl it is one of the most fuel efficient diesel sedan cars in India.

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Length x Width x Height4440 mm x 1695 mm x 1495 mm
Kerb Weight1135 kg
Wheel Type and Size15″ Alloy
Boot Space510-litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5-litre i-DTEC Diesel
Power99 bhp
Torque200 Nm
Top Speed –
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)  –
Transmission (Gearbox)6-speed manual
Mileage26 kpl
Air Conditioner TypeAuto
Power Windows4
Central LockingYes
Steering Audio ControlsYes
Audio SystemTouchscreen (USB/Bluetooth/AUX-In)
Airbags2
ABSYes
Price Rs. 9.44 – 12.55 lakh

2. MARUTI SWIFT DZIRE – 26.59 kmpl

The undisputed leader of the compact sedan segment is also one of the most fuel efficient diesel sedan cars in India. It returns a claimed mileage of 26.59 kmpl. That is just one of the factors that make the Swift Dzire the most popular in its segment. It is powered by the tried and trusted 1.3 L Multijet diesel. The Dzire gets a decent set of features and, most importantly, is backed by Maruti’s solid after sales and service network. Recently, the manufacturer also introduced the Dzire diesel with a 5-speed AMT.

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Length x Width x Height3995 mm x 1695 mm x 1555 mm
Kerb Weight1070 kg
Wheel Type and Size15″ Alloy
Boot Space320-litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1.3-litre Diesel
Power74 bhp
Torque190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage26.59 kpl
Air Conditioner TypeAuto
Power Windows4
Central LockingYes
Steering Audio ControlsYes
Audio SystemUSB/Bluetooth/AUX-In
Airbags2
ABSYes
Price Rs. 6.16 – 8.58 lakh

1. MARUTI CIAZ- 28.09 kmpl

The Ciaz SHVS claims to be the most fuel efficient diesel sedan cars in India with an ARAI certified mileage of 28.09 kmpl. The manufacturer that gave us the “kitna deti hai?” ad campaign has stuck by its philosophy of mileage drives sales and optimised the Fiat sourced 1.3 litre Multijet diesel to deliver an impressive economy of 28.09 kmpl, albeit under simulated test conditions. The Ciaz is already a successful product for the automobile giant thanks to it great pricing, smart looking exteriors and beautifully designed, feature-rich interiors. Last year, Maruti introduced the SHVS technology, which helped push the Ciaz’s mileage from 26.21 kmpl to 28.09 kmpl.

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Length x Width x Height4490 x 1730 x 1485 mm
Kerb Weight1130 kg
Wheel Type and Size16 inch alloys
Boot Space510 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement1248 cc Diesel with Mild Hybrid Tech
Power88.5 bhp
Torque200 Nm
Top Speed160 km/h
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)15 seconds
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual
Mileage20.73 kpl (P)/28.09 kpl (D)
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes
Central LockingYes
Steering Audio ControlsYes
Audio SystemIntegrated Touchscreen
AirbagsYes (2)
ABSYes
PriceRs. 7.73 – 9.64 lakh
 NameARAI Certified Mileage
1.Maruti Ciaz28.09 km/l
2.Maruti Dzire26.59 km/l
3.Honda City26.00 km/l
4.Ford Aspire25.83 km/l
5.Honda Amaze25.80 km/l

How big a role does fuel efficiency play for you while buying a car? Let us know in the comments section below. And do let us know which of these most fuel efficient diesel sedan cars in India is your favourite.