One of the most favorite car types of Indians is currently the SUVs. And in today’s world, prices of fuel are hiking day by day. So, mileage becomes one of the important factors while considering a car in this price range. So, based on the ARAI claimed mileage, we have listed the best fuel-efficient diesel cars with manual transmission starting from the top at the first.
The first car on this list is the Kia Sonet. It is a fully feature-loaded sub-four-metre Compact SUV. Let’s only talk about its engine for now. For higher mileage, you can consider the diesel manual variant which is a 1.5-litre CRDi WGT diesel engine that produces a powertrain of 98.6bhp & 240Nm mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It gives the ARAI claimed mileage of 24.1 Kmpl. It is the highest mileage diesel SUV in India under 25 lakhs. The base variant will cost you Rs 6.89 lakhs (Ex-showroom) and the top variant will go up to Rs 13.55 lakhs (Ex-showroom).
The second car here is the Honda WR-V. It is also a sub-four-metre compact SUV from Honda with all needed features inside. Let’s talk about its diesel engine, it has got a 1.5-litre i-DTEC Diesel engine with power figures of 97.9bhp & 200Nm Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The WR-V gives claimed mileage of 23.7 kmpl. This car starts from Rs 8.93 (Ex-showroom) lakhs and the top variant costs you Rs 11.88 lakhs (Ex-showroom).
The Hyundai Venue is also a fully feature-loaded sub-four-metre compact SUV. The Venue has Hyundai Bluelink-connected car tech. As we are talking about diesel, It has the 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine which produces power of 98.6bhp & 240Nm torque mated with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It is having a claimed mileage of 23.4 Kmpl by ARAI. This car will cost you between Rs 9.52 lakhs to Rs 11.85 lakhs (Ex-showroom).
The Tata Nexon is one of the safest sub-four-meter compact SUVs in India. It has scored the safety ratings of five-star in Global NCAP. Under the hood, it has a 1.5-litre Revotorq turbocharged diesel engine that makes power and torque of 108.5bhp & 260Nm connected to a six-speed manual gearbox. The Tata Nexon is a diesel SUV with the best mileage. ARAI has claimed the mileage of Nexon is 22.4Kmpl. The Nexon comes from Rs 9.59 lakhs (Ex-showroom) to Rs 11.99 lakhs (Ex-showroom).
There is no need for the introduction of this car. It is the segment of compact SUVs, the Hyundai Creta is always on top in terms of sales in India. It is the highest-selling compact SUV in India. It is a feature-loaded car also with the connected car tech. This car is powered by a 1.5-litre CRDi Diesel engine which makes a power of 113.4bhp & 250Nm mated with a six-speed manual gearbox. The ARAI has claimed the mileage of the Creta to be 21.38 Kmpl. You can buy the Creta in the price range between Rs 10.63 lakhs to Rs 17.87 lakhs (Ex-showroom).
Kia Seltos is a smart-looking feature-loaded compact SUV. Its competitor in the market is Hyundai Creta. The Seltos is Kia’s first product in the Indian market. This car also gives the good milage in its diesel. The Seltos diesel is powered by a 1.5-litre CRDi Diesel engine which makes a power of 113.4bhp & 250Nm torque with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It has the ARAI claimed mileage of 21 Kmpl. The base variant of the Seltos starts with a price of Rs 10.65 lakhs (Ex-showroom) and the top variant goes up to Rs 17.79 lakhs (Ex-showroom).
Alcazar is the extended version of Creta. It is an SUV with 3rd row or the only 7-seater on our list. On the second row, we have an option for the captain seats as well. Apart from this, it has all that Creta has with extra features like ventilated seats as well. It has a 1.5-litre CRDi Diesel engine which produces power of 113.45bhp & 250Nm torque. It has an ARAI claimed mileage of 20.4 Kmpl. It is expensive than Creta as its prices range between Rs 16.30 lakhs to Rs 20.14 lakhs (Ex-showroom).
Mahindra XUV300 is the safest sub-4-meter compact SUV in India. It has scored 5-stars safety ratings in the Global NCAP. It is known for the space it offers in its segment because it has the largest width, but it had to compromise the boot space. It has a powerful 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine which makes 115bhp & 300Nm of huge torque. Mahindra XUV300 is another diesel SUV with the best mileage. ARAI has claimed the mileage for this car to be 20 Kmpl. The Mahindra XUV300 will cost you Rs 9.09 lakhs (Ex-showroom) for the base model and the top model will cost you Rs 12.63 lakhs (Ex-showroom).
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