Check out the most fuel efficient cars available in the low price range of Rs 3 – 7 lakh.
The advancement in the engine tech and rising fuel prices have paved way for fuel-efficient cars in the country. With many carmakers saying bid adieu to the diesel powertrain – which is more frugal than petrol – in the post BSVI era, buyers are left with limited choices in the petrol cordon. However, we have discovered that there are still many cars in their respective category that offer sizable fuel economy.
So if you are looking for the ‘high-on-mileage’ car with a budget-friendly slab of Rs 3-7 Lakh in mind, we have listed 10 such cars that gulp less and cover more miles.
In the list, we have picked some genuine fuel-saving cars that sport an ARAI certified fuel economy tag of 20+ kmpl.
(All the prices mentioned are of ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Price: Rs 5.19 – 8.02 Lakh
Engine: 1.2L Petrol 83PS & 113Nm
Swift needs no introduction. The car gets you a complete package of performance, reliability and high fuel-efficiency. The all-time best-selling hatch has 4 variants for you (out of 7) that fall in your budget which includes LXI (Rs 5.19 Lakh), VXI (Rs 6.19 Lakh), VXI AMT (Rs 6.66 Lakh), and ZXI (Rs 6.78 Lakh).
Maruti Wagon R
Mileage: 21.79kmpl (1.0L), 20.52kmpl (1.2L)
Price: Rs 4.45 – 5.94 Lakh
Engine: 1.0L Petrol 68PS & 90Nm, 1.2L Petrol 83PS & 113Nm
With its latest upgrade, the new Wagon R has improved in every aspect, not only space. Offered in two fuel choices – petrol and CNG – and two engine displacements it delivers high mileage and choice of manual and auto transmissions. The Wagon R is presented in 14 variants and all come under your budget of Rs 3-7 Lakh. The pick of the lot is the more powerful and easy-to-drive ZXI AMT (Rs 5.94 Lakh).
Price: Rs 4.69 – 6.73 Lakh
Engine: 1.2L Petrol 86PS & 113Nm
To interrupt the Maruti mileage rhythm, here is Tiago from Tata Motors. The best appearing hatch in its category, beefed up with tempting equipment list is the fuel efficiency champion here with mileage touching a whopping 24kmpl. Equipped with 4-star Global NCAP, it has got all you desire in a car of this segment.
Price: Rs 3.70 – 5.13 Lakh
Engine: 1.0L Petrol 68PS & 90Nm
The entry-level Maruti car with mini-SUV stance receives numerous cabin features and a highly frugal petrol engine that delivers 21.40kmpl mileage. The S-Presso also gets greener fuel choice in the form of CNG. All the 14 variants fall in your budget with the choice of the manual and automatic gearbox. The handsome mileage and peppy engine performance make it a perfect city car.
Price: Rs 4.57 – 6.25 Lakh
Engine: 1.1L Petrol 69PS & 99Nm
The new avatar of Santro is more premium and high on quality compared to the erstwhile ‘Santro Xing’ model. Alongside, it also gets improved fuel economy that’s at par with its rivals. The spacious car with the latest tech has 9 variants to choose from featuring 2 CNG, 3 AMT and remaining MT options. In addition to fuel efficiency, it also gets extensive feature-list coupled with first-rate safety features.
Price: Rs 5.89 – 8.80 Lakh
Engine: 1.2L Petrol 90PS & 113Nm
The fuel economy not only tops the sedan segment but each car category. Under your budget slab of Rs 3-7 Lakh, the most fuel-efficient car in India has only two trims (out of 7) to offer namely the LXI (Rs 5.89 Lakh) and VXI (Rs 6.79 Lakh). Besides, great mileage other reasons to pick Dzire are its smooth petrol powertrain, comfortable ride quality and feature-loaded cabin.
Price: Rs 5.39 – 7.49 Lakh
Engine: 1.2L Petrol 86PS & 113Nm
Just like its sibling (Tata Tiago) the premium looking robust Tata sedan gets high mileage figures under its kitty. Presented in 6 variants, sighting Tigor’s long list of equipment and tech, it’s the most aggressively priced car in the country. You can pick any trim among the two XZ MT (Rs 6.40 Lakh) or XMA AMT (Rs 6.49 Lakh) as they offer maximum for your money.
Price: Rs 4.99 – 7.22 Lakh
Engine: 1.0L Petrol 72PS & 96Nm
One of the most practical MPV that can even put hatchbacks and sedans to shame with its excellent mileage figures. In addition to BS6 peppy petrol engine and the choice of MT and AMT, the Triber also scores high on room and provides modular seating arrangement.