Diesel engines deliver the best fuel economy. Indian car buyers are obsessed with mileage and don’t mind spending a little extra on an extra efficient diesel engine.
With so many choices of diesel engine cars in the market, it has become quite overwhelming for car buyers to make the right decision on the basis of mileage. To make your life easier, we have collated this list of 5 best diesel cars offering the best mileage.
1. Swift Dzire
Mileage: 28.4 kmpl
It is not surprising to see a Maruti Suzuki model topping the list for the most fuel-efficient diesel car. Powered by a 75hp, 1.3-litre, DDiS diesel engine, Dzire comes equipped with an extra-light body to churn out extra kilometres from a litre.
It comes mated with a 5-speed manual gearbox and an AMT option as well. Dzire is one of the best selling models of Maruti starting with an attractive price point of ₹ 6.72 lakh and going all the way to ₹ 9.58 lakh for the top trim.
Mileage: 27.4 kmpl
The new generation Amaze has been a hit among Honda loyalists. Solid body, premium cabin and spacious rear seat make it a great option in the sub-4-meter sedan segment. Powered by a little noisy 1.5-litre diesel engine, it is a good option to consider. It also comes with a 7-speed CVT option. However, the automatic variant makes 20hp and 40Nm less power and delivers a lower mileage of 23.8 kmpl.
Mileage: 27.39 kmpl
Baleno became the blockbuster ever since its launch. Contemporary looks and great fuel economy make it a value for money-buy in the premium hatchback segment. Based on Maruti’s new light-weight Heartec platform, it is powered by a 75hp, Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
4. Honda Jazz
Mileage: 27.3 kmpl
Honda Jazz offers one of the most powerful and efficient engines in the segment. However, its 100hp 1.5-litre diesel engine is a bit noisy and its sound can be heard clearly inside the cabin. It comes equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Jazz is known for its peppy looks, spacious cabin and large boot space.
5. Ciaz Smart Hybrid
Mileage: 26.82 kmpl
Given that Ciaz a mid-size sedan, this mileage makes it one of the most attractive models in its segment. Ever since its launch, it has eaten significantly into the market share of Honda City and Hyundai Verna. Powered by 95hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine, Ciaz is plush, spacious and the best value for money sedan in its segment. Its diesel engine model range starts at ₹ 9.20 lakh and goes up to ₹ 11.38 lakh for the top-spec.