Top three most fuel efficient petrol sedans in India between Rs.11 – Rs.20 lakh

If you are looking for a fuel efficient executive petrol sedan in the Rs. 11 lakh – Rs. 20 lakh price range this compilation will be useful for you. CarToq picks the top three most fuel efficient petrol sedans between Rs.11 lakh and Rs. 20 lakh.

Let’s take a look at how fuel efficient these sedans are and what comfort and safety features these cars offer.

Honda Civic MT

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Photo: The Civic

Fuel Efficiency: 14.80 Kmpl

Price: Rs. 12.58 lakh

The Honda Civic is powered by a 1.8-litre i-VTEC petrol motor that puts out 130 Bhp of power and 171 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission (MT) or a 6-speed automatic transmission (AT). The ARAI-certified mileage of the Civic MT is 14.8 Kmpl and the Civic AT is 13.90 Kmpl. The Civic MT is the most fuel efficient petrol sedan in the Rs. 11 lakh – 20 lakh price range.

The engine is smooth and the sound stays tame and refined even when revved hard; a typical Honda characteristic. The Civic is great in terms of both ride quality and handling. On the down side the long overhangs at the front and the rear make the car prone to underbody damage.

The Civic comes with Airbags, ABS with EBD, immobilizer system, cruise control, auto AC, integrated audio system with six speakers and an optional electric sunroof. When compared to some of the rivals, the Honda Civic is equipped with less comfort features.

If you are looking for a reliable executive sedan that rides well, handles predictably and is also fuel efficient, go for the Civic.

Toyota Corolla Altis MT

toyota altis
Photo: The Toyota Corolla Altis is a great car to be chauffeur driven in and also has decent mileage

Fuel Efficiency: 14.5 Kmpl

Price: Rs. 11 lakh

The Corolla Altis petrol is powered by a 1.8-litre petrol motor that puts out 130 Bhp of power and 173 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission. The ARAI-certified mileage of the Corolla Altis MT is 14.5 Kmpl and that of the Corolla Altis AT is 14.3 Kmpl. Note that the Corolla Altis base variant (Rs. 11 lakh) is the cheapest sedan in this compilation.

The Corolla Altis offers a silent cabin, thanks to the clever NVH insulation. The Corolla Altis falls short in terms of handling and hence is not for enthusiasts. You would enjoy being driven in the Altis rather than driving it.

The Corolla Altis comes with push start/stop button, smart entry, 6.1” DVD touch screen audio, reverse parking sensor, audio controls on steering wheel, cruise control, 8-way power driver seat, dual SRS airbags and all wheel disc brakes.

If you are looking for a budget executive sedan with low maintenance costs, go for the Corolla Altis petrol.

Renault Fluence AT

Photo: The Renault Fluence AT is a classy looking sedan with decent mileage

Fuel Efficiency: 13.4 Kmpl

Price: Rs. 15.27 lakh

The Fluence petrol variant is powered by a 2.0 litre engine that churns out 135 Bhp of power and 190 Nm of torque. The petrol motor is mated to a 6-speed automatic (CVT) transmission and returns a claimed mileage of 13.4 Kmpl.

The Fluence petrol is smooth and accelerates slightly faster than the Corolla Altis. It is also a good handler and ride quality is also good. The only drawback is that Renault doesn’t offer the Fluence with manual transmission because the Fluence MT could actually have had better mileage and could also have been more fun to drive than the Fluence AT.

The Fluence AT comes with features such as dual front airbags, side chest level airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), Bluetooth connectivity, electrically  foldable outside mirrors, automatic headlamps, dual zone automatic climate control, cruise control , speed limiter, rear AC vents, rain sensing wipers, chrome elements on the interior, leather upholstery and rear parking sensors.

If you are looking for an executive sedan with radical styling, commendable ride quality and an impressive features list, go for the Fluence.


Now that we have discussed the top three most fuel efficient petrol cars, let’s take a look at the ARAI-certified mileage figures for other cars in the Rs. 11 lakh – 20 lakh price segment.

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