What do you look for when you go to buy a new car? In our recent research, we found out that more than 45% of Indian car buyers focus on mileage as one of the top 3 priorities while choosing a new car. This didn’t really come as a surprise! We love to extract as much efficiency as possible, be it from our cars or from our day to day lives.
And when it comes to mileage and fuel-efficiency, there is a constant debate between which fueling option to choose – Petrol or Diesel. Over the past couple of decades, diesel cars have managed to form a huge fan following in Indian car buyers. This is primarily a result of the relatively affordable per litre price of diesel and better mileage of diesel cars in India. However, the scenario has rapidly changed over the past couple of years.
Automotive technology is evolving at an extremely fast pace. Hence, engine manufacturers have managed to design petrol engines that offer fuel efficiency figures that are comparable to that of similarly-sized diesel engines. Moreover, the price gap between petrol and diesel fuel has dropped down. As a result, there is an increased interest in petrol powered cars in India.
Keeping fuel economy aside, petrol engines offer many other advantages. They are relatively easier to maintain. Pickup of a petrol vehicle is generally better than its diesel counterpart. And petrol cars are known to exhale relatively lesser pollution.
Hence, customers are now looking for petrol cars with high fuel economy. By doing so, they want to take advantage of all positives of a petrol engine, while maintaining respectable mileage figures as well. We are repeatedly asked by our readers about which is the best petrol car with the highest mileage in the country.
As a result, we have decided to list down the top 5 high mileage petrol cars in India!
1. Datsun redi-GO
The Datsun redi-GO entry-level hatchback is powered by a 0.8-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 53 bhp and 72 Nm of torque. It gets a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is currently the most fuel efficient petrol car available in the country.
Mileage – 25.17 km/l
Price Range – Rs 2.41 lakh to Rs 3.64 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
2. Renault Kwid
The Kwid is essentially a brand-reengineered version of the redi-GO. It shares the same platform and engine options. As a result, mileage figures of both cars are also identical.
Mileage – 25.17 km/l
Price Range – Rs 2.62 lakh to Rs 3.78 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
3. Maruti Alto 800
The Maruti Alto is the most famous name in the Indian car industry. It is marketed mainly on its low maintenance cost and the high fuel economy figures. The Alto 800 is currently offered with a 736, three-cylinder engine that develops 48 bhp of power.
Mileage – 24.7 km/l
Price Range – Rs 2.50 lakh to Rs 3.31 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
4. Maruti Alto K10
The Alto K10 is essentially an elder sibling of the regular Alto. It was updated in 2015 with the launch of the new-gen model. Though most of the design elements and platform components of the K10 are shared with the Alto 800, it gets a differed and much larger engine. This is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine rated at 68 bhp.
Mileage – 24.07 km/l
Price Range – Rs 3.30 lakh to Rs 4.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
5. Tata Tiago
The Tiago has been a car that has brought Tata Motors back in the game. And a major reason behind its success is the attractive price it offers and how easy it is to drive and maintain in the long run. This is primarily due to the lower fuel consumption of the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine.
Mileage – 23.84 km/l
Price Range – Rs 3.21 lakh to Rs 5.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)