Buying a petrol-powered car over its diesel counterpart makes more sense to many. This is mainly due to the lower initial cost and even lower maintenance costs. Moreover, the gap between prices of petrol and diesel is fast reducing, which is another reason for the rise in popularity of petrol-powered cars. And of course, one also benefits from lower NVH and higher refinement. Another major reason is the fast improving fuel efficiencies of new-age petrol cars. With this in mind, here’s a list of best mileage petrol cars in India.
Datsun RediGo 800 – 25.17 kmpl
With an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 25.17 kmpl, the Datsun RediGo is the best mileage petrol car in India. The RediGo also offers class-leading cabin space and a really high ground clearance. The smaller engine variant of RediGo is powered by a 799-cc three-cylinder engine that outputs a maximum power of 54 PS and a peak torque of 72 Nm.
Renault Kwid 800 – 25.17 kmpl
Tied for the first place with the Datsun RediGo is the Renault Kwid’s 800-cc variant. Even this car offers an ARAI-certified 25.17 kmpl mileage and gets the same 796-cc petrol engine 54 PS of max power and 72 Nm of peak torque. The Kwid also benefits from mini-me Duster looks and various other factors like a huge boot.
Maruti Alto 800 – 24.70 kmpl
Next in the list of best mileage petrol cars in India is the Maruti Alto 800. The Alto 800 is one of the largest selling cars in India. Its popularity is due to high mileage, easy maintenance, a sufficiently peppy engine, and decent resale value. The Alto 800 comes with a 796-cc petrol engine that pumps out a maximum power of 47.3 bhp and a peak torque of 69 Nm.
Maruti Alto K10 – 24.07 kmpl
Next in line is the Maruti Alto K10, which is essentially a 1.0-liter version of the country’s largest selling entry-level hatchback. The Alto K10 looks slightly sharper than the 800-cc variant and comes with a 1.0- liter K-Series motor that produces 67 bhp and 90 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. An AMT is optional and offers the same mileage.
Renault Kwid 1.0 AMT – 24.04 kmpl
The AMT variant of the Kwid 1.0 offers 24.04 kmpl, which helps it become one of the most fuel efficient petrol cars in the country. The Kwid 1.0 also offers a maximum power of 67 bhp. It has a peak torque of 91 Nm. The manual transmission variant offers 23.01 kmpl, which is also more than what most other petrol cars have on offer.
Tata Tiago – 23.84 kmpl
The Tiago is easily the most well-sorted hatchbacks in its segment. Helping it have a high appeal is the car’s fuel efficiency. The Tiago has an ARAI-certified mileage of 23.84 kmpl. This makes the Tiago slightly more frugal than its closest rival, the Celerio. The Tiago petrol is available with a 1.2-liter unit that offers 69 bhp and 140 Nm.
Tata Nano GenX – 23.60 kmpl
The Tata Nano GenX offers an ARAI-test mileage of 23.60 kmpl, which places it in the seventh slot on our list of best mileage petrol cars in India. The GenX is powered by a 624-cc twin-cylinder engine that offers 37.5 bhp along with a peak torque of 51 Nm. Transmission choices include a 4-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT. This engine is the smallest internal combustion motor in any passenger car in India.
Maruti Celerio – 23.1 kmpl
The Maruti Celerio, which received a facelift a few months back, offers a fuel efficiency of 23.1 kmpl. The Celerio is powered by the excellent 1.0-liter three-pot motor from the K-series of engines. The peppy motor outputs a maximum power of 67 bhp along with a peak torque of 90 Nm. Basically, this is the same engine that also powers the Alto K10 but offers a slightly lower mileage of 23.1 kmpl on the Celerio.
Datsun RediGo 1.0 – 22.5 kmpl
In the second-last place on our list is the 1.0-liter variant of the RediGo. The RediGo gets the same 1.0-liter motor that powers the Kwid 1.0. However, it returns a slightly lower mileage on the RediGo. The 1.0-liter three-pot motor outputs 67 bhp and 91 Nm, which puts the performance figures at par with those of the Alto K10 and the Kwid 1.0.
New Maruti Swift – 22 kmpl
Making it to the last place on our list of best mileage petrol cars in India is the new-generation Maruti Swift. The Swift’s petrol variant gets the same 1.2-liter K12 engine that is available on the Baleno. For the new Swift, however, it offers a higher mileage of 22 kmpl. The engine produces a maximum power of 81.80 bhp along with a peak torque of 115 Nm. You can opt for either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT.