Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India 2019


Cars are the main means of transport in India. The major share of Car buyer is the so called middle class section of the society. This particular section makes upto 60% of the total Population.

When it comes to cars, the main feature that attracts this section is the mileage. Most of the mass uses car on a daily basis and for them a car with better mileage can be a real asset. So, along with price factor, making fuel efficient cars is in the top priority for the manufacturers and they are constantly striving for it by introducing better engines. Let us look at the list of the top 10 most fuel-efficient diesel cars available on sale in India in 2019.

1. Maruti Ciaz SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki)

Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India 2019

Manufacturer : Maruti Suzuki
Price Range (Rs.) : 8.23 lakh – 10.17 lakh
Mileage : 28.09 Km per liter

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) has launched the first of its kind a mild-hybrid Diesel-powered car. It comes in Category of upper-C segment sedan but, still it is very reasonable. With the average of 28.09 km per liter, it is one of the India’s most fuel efficient diesel cars. Ciaz was launched in India on September 1, 2015. It has a 1.3-litre DDiS Multijet diesel engine which provides thrust to accelerate 0-100 km/h in 13.2 seconds. It also has 5-speed manual transmission gear.

2. Maruti Celerio diesel

Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India

Manufacturer : Maruti Suzuki
Price Range (Rs.) : 4.05 lakh – 5.9 Lakh
Mileage : 27.62 Km per liter

Maruti Celerio diesel with the mileage of 27.62 kmpl makes cut in the catalog of most fuel efficient diesel cars. Celerio is one of the first models of Maruti Suzuki to have the super compact 800 cc diesel engine that produces power of 47 hp at 3500 rpm and 125 Nm at 2000 rpm. The engine is designed to maximize the fuel efficiency and produce fewer emissions. It has 5-speed manual transmission. This car also is known for its very low maintenance costs and inexpensive spare parts, making it the most hunted car.

3. Maruti Baleno diesel

Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India

Manufacturer : Maruti Suzuki
Price Range (Rs.) : 5.28 Lakh – 8.69 Lakh
Mileage : 27.39 Km per liter

Maruti Baleno diesel variant with 27.39 kmpl attains the third place in the list. The 1.3-litre diesel engine pumps out power of 75PS and 190Nm. It provides superb features and is considered the best car in this particular price range. Hence, making Baleno Maruti’s one of the top selling car models with sales of more than 1 lakh units in 2016. Baleno offers many user friendly features like seat adjustment in vertical direction according to the driver’s height, full control of music is given in Stirring, Automatic AC control and many more. Its artistic appearance also contributes to makes it more popular.

4. Honda Jazz diesel

Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India

Manufacturer : Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
Price Range (Rs.) : 5.98 Lakh – 9.28 Lakh
Mileage : 27.30 Km per liter

Honda Jazz, with a mileage of 27.30 kmpl is our next pick. The stylish and handy car faces stiff competition from Maruti Baleno. The 1.5L i-DTEC, highly fuel efficient diesel engine, gives an unparalleled mileage with maximum power of 100 ps. This car is designed considering safety as topmost priority, hence, making it one of the most desired car models. It contains the 1498 cc aluminum engine which produces the power of 100PS@3600rpm and torque of 200Nm@1750rpm.

5. Tata Tiago diesel

Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India 2019

Manufacturer : Tata Motors Limited
Price Range (Rs.) : 3.24 Lakh – 5.78 Lakh
Mileage : 27.28 Km per liter

Next on the list is indigenously built Tata Motor’s Tiago Diesel variant with a mileage of 27.28 kmpl. With the assurance of Tata and a decent price tag, Tiago is one of most popular cars models in India. The diesel car comes with a 1.05 liter unit that generates 70PS of maximum power and a maximum torque of 140Nm @1800-3000rpm. It has three cylinders producing maximum power of 69bhp@4000rpm. It can attain top speed of 150 km per hour and can accelerate 0 to 100 kmph just in 13 seconds.

6. Maruti Swift Dzire diesel

Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India

Manufacturer : Maruti Suzuki
Price Range (Rs.) : 5.27 Lakh – 8.58 Lakh
Mileage : 26.59 Km per liter

Subsequently, on the list is Maruti Swift Dzire diesel with the average of 26.59 kmpl. Back in 2008 when Maruti launched the Dzire, it became instant hit and was the most selling sedan of Maruti. It comes with both manual and automatic Transmission. The Dzire comes with the 1248cc DDiS diesel engine which produces 75bhp of power and 190Nm of torque. As Maruti says that they have done lots of modification in their engines and that is very much evident from the new Desire improved engine, its efficiency has been increased by 13 per cent when compared to the previous model.

7. Honda City diesel

Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India

Manufacturer : Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
Price Range (Rs.) : 8.5 Lakh – 13.57 Lakh
Mileage : 26.00 Km per liter

The City sedan, till date, is Honda’s most successful car in India. Honda’s diesel variant was very eagerly awaited by one and all. With the average of 26 Kmpl, and improved performance makes to the list of the most efficient diesel cars. It has the powerful 1.5 liter diesel engine that produces 99bhp/200Nm. It has very low maintenance cost, inexpensive and easily available spare parts and a fuel efficient engine makes it the most appreciated cars. It comes with six speed manual gearbox.

8. Ford Figo diesel

Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India

Manufacturer : Ford Motor Company
Price Range (Rs.) : 4.66 Lakh – 7.44 Lakh
Mileage : 25.83 Km per liter

Ford Figo grabs the next position in the list of most efficient diesel cars in India. This Ford’s hatchback is the next generation model in the B-Segment. Ford Figo is well known for its low maintenance and premium look. It offers better efficiency from its previous models because of its new refined engine. It yields up to 25.83 Kmpl. It comes with easy shifting five speed manual gearbox. It can go up to the Top Speed of 180Kmph.

9. Ford Figo Aspire diesel

Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India

Manufacturer : Ford Motor Company
Price Range (Rs.) : 5.4 Lakh – 8.29 Lakh
Mileage : 25.83 Km per liter

Like any other Ford cars, Ford Figo Aspire diesel requires low maintenance. It was built on the concept of compact sedan cars. The car comprises of 1.5-litre TDCi powering the diesel variants .The engine produces 99bhp and 215Nm of torque and also offers better fuel efficiency of 25.83 kmpl. It has five speed Manual transmissions. Ford Figo Aspire diesel is a value for money car. And, according to Ford compact sedan segment data, the car has average sales of approximately 30,000 units per month.

10. Honda Amaze diesel

Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India 2019

Manufacturer : Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Price Range (Rs.) : 5.48 Lakh – 8.38 Lakh
Mileage : 25.80 Km per liter

The new Honda Amaze diesel was another masterstroke by Honda, which will ensure their dominance in Indian market. Honda has launched diesel variant of Amaze by upgrading their sub four meter compact sedan, three years after its launch in 2013. With updated engine of 1.5L i-DTEC which offers best power & performance in this segment. It gives the mileage of 25.80 Kmpl. Honda has tested their engine with extensively poor quality diesel and it ran just fine which make this car more reliable and efficient.

It’s been yesterday’s thing when diesel cars were considered noisy, sluggish and big polluters. But, with the advancement in technology, an evolution in Diesel engines has started. Since then, diesel has excelled in popularity as drivers and manufacturers are favouring Diesel Engines. Diesel engines are capable of producing greater torque resulting in better acceleration and better load carrying ability then other engine. A modern diesel engine has reduced maintenance and increased its lifespan.


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