Having a car that offers excellent fuel-efficiency is a blessing, especially on the congested streets of India. But fuel-efficient cars are now not as rare as you might think. The difficult part is picking out the best from the rest and with so many options available, car buyers will definitely be spoiler for choice. To help thin the herd and make things a little easier,
Here are the 10 best fuel-efficient used cars that you can buy in India today.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Maruti has always been known for its durability, reliability, and affordability. But when it comes to fuel-efficiency, no other brand comes close to what Maruti can offer and the Ciaz is a good example of that. Under the hood of the Ciaz sits a 1.3L diesel, a 1.5L diesel, or a 1.5L petrol engine which produces 90Ps/200Nm, 95Ps/225Nm, and 105Ps/138Nm respectively. In terms of mileage, the Ciaz ranges from 20.28kmpl to 28.09kmpl depending on the variant.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is one of the most used cars in Hyderabad and for good reason. Powering the compact hatchback is a 1.0L petrol engine that generates 68Ps of power and 90Nm of torque. Mated to the petrol engine is a 5-speed manual transmission and can also be had with a AMT option as well. The Celerio offers a mileage of 23.1 kmpl which is quite impressive for Indian roads while the CNG variant offers a superior 31.76km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Another model from Maruti is the Baleno which is one of the most sold cars in India. Under the hood of the Baleno sits a BS6 compliant 1.2L Naturally-Aspirated petrol engine that produces 84Ps and 115Nm. There is another 1.2L Dualjet petrol engine option while in the diesel segment, there is a 1.3L Turbocharged motor that generates 75Ps of power and 190Nm of torque. The petrol engines offer a fuel-efficiency of 23.87 kmpl while the diesel model offers 27.39 kmpl.
Honda is one of the biggest names in the automotive world and the Jazz stands out as one of the best in their lineup. There is a 1.2L petrol engine or a 1.5L diesel unit powering the Jazz that generate 90Ps of power with 110Nm and 100Ps of power with 200Nm of torque respectively. The petrol variant of the Jazz is said to offer 18.2 kmpl whereas the diesel model claims to have 27.3 kmpl as the mileage.
When it comes to reliability, Tata is a name that stands out for all the right reasons. The Tiago is one of their best-selling models and is fitted with some of the most updated features in its segment. It is powered by either a 1.2L petrol engine or a 1.05L diesel unit. While the petrol engine produces 85Ps of power with 114Nm of torque, the diesel option produces 70Ps of power and 140Nm of torque. The petrol engine offers 23.84kmpl as mileage whereas the diesel motor offers 27.28 kmpl.
When the Nano was launched, no one expected it to be such a huge hit, but the features and specifications available on the car make it one of the most performance-based cars in India. It is powered by a petrol engine that generates 38Ps of power along with 51Nm of torque. Mated to the Nano is a 4-speed manual transmission with RWD capabilities. The Nano also offers a mileage of 25.4 kmpl which is quite impressive for its size.
Maruti Alto 800
Known as the fastest-selling compact hatchbacks in India under 5 lakhs, the Alto 800 is a car that very few can match up to. A 2nd hand Maruti Alto 800 car in Bangalore would cost about Rs 2 lakhs, which is an excellent deal given what it has to offer. Under the hood, the Alto 800 is powered by a 0.8L 3-cylinder BS6 compliant petrol engine that is capable of generating 48Ps of power and 69Nm of torque. With its 5-speed manual transmission, the Alto is quite speedy. Although the Alto’s mileage has dropped from 24.7 kmpl to 22.05 kmpl, it is still one of the best options in this category.
Over the years, the KWID from Renault has become a stellar performer in India. The hatchback is powered by either a 0.8L petrol or a 1.0L petrol engine that produces 54Ps/72Nm and 68Ps/91Nm respectively. While the smaller engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission only, the larger one can be had with either a 5-seed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The 0.8L engine offers 22.7 kmpl whereas the 1.0L offers 21.7 kmpl.
Mahindra is a car maker that produces some of the most powerful vehicles in India and the KUV100 is one such example. The SUV is powered by either a 1.2L petrol or 1.2L diesel engine, both of which are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The SUV has a mileage of 25.32 kmpl which is ideal for Indian terrains.
Ford has been recognised as one of the biggest names in the world when it comes to automobiles and the Figo is an impressive option in their lineup. The Figo gets its power from either a 1.2L petrol engine or a 1.5L diesel motor. The petrol engine generates 96Ps of power along with 120Nm of torque while the diesel motor offers 100Ps of power with 215Nm of torque. There is also another engine option that is. 1.5L petrol unit and produces 123Ps with 150Nm. In terms of mileage, the Figo offers 25.5 kmpl on average.
These 10 cars are some of the best fuel-efficient cars in the country and are available as second-hand models for a relatively affordable price tag. If you believe fuel-efficiency is an important factor for your car, then these models are definitely the ones you should be looking at.