Diesel cars are popular due to the low running costs they offer. It’s actually a good idea to buy a diesel car if your monthly usage is anywhere more than 2,000 km. There are many well-priced diesel cars that promise to offer really high mileage. In this post, however, we take a look at the 5 of the best mileage diesel cars in India –
The diesel variant of the new Maruti Swift is at the top of our list of best mileage diesel cars in India. With an ARAI-tested mileage of 28.4 kmpl, the Swift diesel turns out to be really very affordable to run. While the 1.3-litre turbo diesel engine that powers the new Swift has been carried over from the earlier generation, the higher mileage is due to the lightweight HEARTECT platform and the fine-tuning of the engine and the gear ratios. The 1.3-liter engine of the new-gen Swift outputs a maximum power of 75 PS and a peak torque of 190 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. You can also opt for the excellent 5-speed AMT. Even the AMT variant offers a similar fuel efficiency.
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The latest-gen Dzire’s diesel variant offers a mileage that’s exactly the same as that of the Swift diesel. This is because both the cars get the same Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre turbocharged engine with a maximum power of 75 PS along with a peak torque of 190 Nm. Also, both the Dzire and the Swift weigh exactly 985 KGs. Yes, Maruti has managed to keep the Dzire as light as the Swift. This has been done thru several clever ideas such as the provision of a tough plastic fuel tank instead of a metal one on the Dzire. Also, the Dzire too is underpinned by the lightweight HEARTECT platform. Even it offers two transmission choices – 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT.
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Even the next car on our list of best mileage diesel cars in India is a Maruti Suzuki. The Ciaz is a bigger sedan than the Dzire. It also gets a more powerful version of the Fiat-sourced turbocharged diesel engine. Yet, at 28.09 kmpl, as per ARAI, it’s only slightly less fuel efficient. Much of this has to do with the fact that the Ciaz comes with the SHVS micro-hybrid system. This helps in boosting the fuel efficiency. Also, the Variable Geometry Turbo, instead of the Fixed Geometry Turbo on the engine for the Dzire and the Swift, helps the Ciaz deliver a higher performance without compromising on the fuel efficiency. For the Ciaz, this engine outputs a maximum power of 90 PS along with a peak torque of 200 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
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Even the next car on our list of most fuel efficient diesel cars in India is a Maruti Suzuki. The Baleno hatchback shares the motor with the Swift and the Dzire. Furthermore, it’s based on the same lightweight HEARTECT platform. Hence, it even weighs the same 985 KGs. However, the engine has been tuned slightly differently. Hence, the overall mileage is a bit lower at 27.39 kmpl. Still, with such a high fuel efficiency, the Baleno diesel is the most affordable premium hatchback to run.
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Finally, there’s one car on our list of 5 best mileage diesel cars in India that’s not a Maruti. Instead, it’s a Honda. The Jazz diesel offers really low running costs with an ARAI-claimed mileage of 27.3 kmpl Powering the Jazz is a 1.5-litre iDTEC engine that outputs a maximum power of 100 PS along with a peak torque of 200 Nm. This also makes the azz one of the most powerful diesel cars in its segment.
With an ARAI-rated mileage of 23.8 kmpl, the Amaze diesel makes it to the sixth spot on our list of best diesel mileage cars in India. The Dzire-rival offers a premium cabin and even a CVT option for both petrol and diesel motors. Also, it’s easy to find several examples in the used car market.
The diesel variant of the Tiago is available with a 1.05-litre oil-burner and has an ARAI-rated mileage of 27.28 kmpl. This is very high mileage for a car that comes with a sufficiently powerful 1.2-litre engine. The Tiago is quite spacious and is even well priced. It’s also pretty good looking and is on sale with both petrol and diesel engine options.
With an ARAI-rated mileage of 26.1 kmpl, the diesel variant of the Ford Aspire ends up being quite a capable rival of the Maruti Dzire. It’s powered by a stonker of a 1.5-litre diesel motor that outputs 100 PS of maximum power, which is more than what the Dzire makes and as much as what the Honda Amaze offers. Moreover, with the latest facelift, the Aspire even looks pretty good.
The diesel variant of the Honda City offers an ARAI-rated mileage of 25 kmpl, which makes it second only to the Maruti Ciaz in terms of mileage stakes. Also, the City offers a spacious cabin, powerful engines and plenty of features. It’s also high on comfort. All these traits make it a pretty good buy for both new and used C2-segment sedan buyers.
In its second generation now, the Ford Figo shares its 1.5-litre diesel engine with the Ford Aspire and offers an ARAI-rated mileage of 25 kmpl. This makes it a worthy rival to the Maruti Swift and Hyundai Grand i10. The Figo is the most fun-to-drive car in its segment and even looks pretty sporty. As the Figo brand has been available in India for many years now, it’s quite easy to find several examples in the used car market.
So, this was our list of best mileage diesel cars in India. Which one of these fuel-efficient cars do you like the most? Are you thinking of purchasing a used diesel car? CARS24 offers a wide range of used cars from which you can opt for a model of your liking. What’s more, we even sort out all the required documentation, including the RC transfer, entirely free of cost. You can even use our used car value calculator to find out the accurate resale value of any car on sale in the country. You can contact us to sell your used car and get the best price for it.