Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs in India

Sports utility vehicles (SUV) are an important part of the Indian automobile industry; the contribution of SUVs in the market stood at 8 per cent in April, 2015. Club this growing popularity of the segment with one of the most important considerations for the Indian buyers i.e. the mileage their vehicle returns, and we have the following list. Here are the most fuel-efficient SUVs in India:

1. Ford EcoSport
Ford India's top-selling model, the mini SUV takes the #1 spot on the list. It is offered with 3 engine options - 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel, and a 1.0-litre Ecoboost. However, it is the 1.5-litre diesel unit that is the most fuel-efficient of the lot.


Ford EcoSport Mileage: 22.7Km/l
Ford EcoSport Price: Rs. 6.75 lakh - Rs. 10.24 lakh

2. Nissan Terrano
The Nissan SUV is a re-badged version of the Renault Duster, and gets the same range of engines as the Renault SUV. Out of the 3 choices of engines offered on the Nissan Terrano, the 1.5-litre dCi is the most frugal.


Nissan Terrano Mileage: 20.45Km/l
Nissan Terrano Price: Rs. 10.13 lakh - Rs. 12.91 lakh

3. Renault Duster
Renault India recently updated the Duster in India that saw the SUV get a more feature-rich cabin, and improved acceleration along with low-end torque. That said, it continued to be powered by the same 3 engine options, i.e. a 1.6-litre petrol (103bhp), a 1.5-litre diesel (84bhp) and a 1.5-litre diesel (108bhp). Much like the Terrano, the most fuel-efficient is the 1.5-litre unit.


Renault Duster Mileage: 19.87Km/l
Renault Duster Price: Rs. 8.30 lakh - Rs. 13.54 lakh

4. Mahindra Thar
The Mahindra off-roader houses two options under the hood, namely, a 2.5-litre diesel and a 2.6-litre diesel. Out of the two, it is the 2.6-litre that returns the best mileage.


Mahindra Thar Mileage: 18.06Km/l
Mahindra Thar Price: Rs. 5.04 lakh - Rs. 7.74 lakh

5. Mahindra Quanto
The mini Xylo aka the Mahindra Quanto sports a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder, mCR100 engine that develops 98.63bhp and 240Nm torque. Just so you know, this motor is a downsized version of the company's 2.2-litre engine albeit with a dual stage turbocharger.


Mahindra Quanto Mileage: 17.21Km/l
Mahindra Quanto Price Range: Rs. 6.6 lakh - Rs. 8.17 lakh


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