Let’s say you have to travel almost 70-80kms a day and you own a petrol or diesel car. Just calculate how much would you need to spend on your fuel expenses irrespective of how great your car’s mileage might be! In today’s featured, we are going to have a look at the best mileage CNG cars available in India. All of us know that Maruti Suzuki currently has the mare CNG cars on sale than any other brand so it won’t be surprising at all to find a lot of Marutis in this list. Still, let’s have a look at each car with detailed mileage figure!

  1. Maruti Suzuki WagonR (32.52km/kg)

    Maruti Suzuki WagonR
    Maruti Suzuki WagonR

    Leading the way is India’s favourite tallboy hatch. The Maruti Suzuki WagonR is the most-sold CNG car in India! Be it a commercial or a private vehicle, there is a very high chance that every WagonR that you see on the Indan roads is a CNG car! Maruti’s S-CNG technology has made this car an absolute favourite among those who have to travel more on daily basis. WagonR has a claimed CNG mileage of 32.52km/kg!

  2. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 (31.59km/kg)

    Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
    Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

    Following its sibling, we have the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. Another very popular car which makes a perfect fit for a small family. This one also gets the proprietary S-CNG technology which you may call the company fitted CNG. While the CNG fuel option is available only with a manual transmission, you can expect a mileage of 31.59km/kg.

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  3. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso (31.2km/kg)

    Maruti Suzuki S-Presso| BS6 Complaint (petrol only)
    Maruti Suzuki S-Presso| BS6 Complaint

    As we already told you, this list has a majority of Marutis, we have another one in the third place. The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso CNG was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 and was launched later. Although this car is highly questionable in terms of safety, Indians continue to buy it anyhow. The S-Presso is said to deliver 31.2km/kg.

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  4. Maruti Suzuki Celerio (31km/kg)

    Maruti Suzuki Celerio
    Maruti Suzuki Celerio

    Surviving in the market without even getting a facelift is a really tough job! Well, the Celerio has been doing it for over 5 years now. Celerio has also got the S-CNG technology which helps the customers to cut down their fuel costs really well. Therefore, it is also on our list of best mileage CNG cars. The Celerio CNG is known to deliver around 31km/kg.

  5. Hyundai Santro (29km/kg)

    Third Generation Hyundai Santro (2018-present)
    Third Generation Hyundai Santro (2018-present)

    This was the first time when Hyundai decided to compete against Maruti and tried their hand out at the company fitted CNG technology. If you are one of those who say that Maruti’s S-CNG cars lack features, Hyundai has got just the right thing for you. They have the Santro Sportz CNG which is feature-packed and delivers 29km/kg.

  6. Hyundai Aura (28km/kg)

    Hyundai Aura
    Hyundai Aura

    Sadly, Maruti has discontinued the CNG technology for the Dzire. This is where Hyundai hit the nail just in the right place. The Hyundai Aura is the only compact sedan currently available in the market which gets a company-fitted CNG kit. We know that the Dzire still sells in the CNG variant for commercial use but it won’t be a fair deal to consider it here. The Hyundai Aura CNG delivers 28km/kg.

  7. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (26km/kg)

    Maruti Suzuki Ertiga | BS6 Cars To Choose From
    Maruti Suzuki Ertiga | BS6 Cars To Choose From

    The only MPV that is available in the market which is available with the S-CNG technology. Although if you have 7 people travelling and run this car on CNG, you will definitely feel the power lag the Ertiga S-CNG is definitely worth it if you want to save on your fuel expenses. It has all that you need where CNG comes as an added advantage! You can expect a mileage of around 26km/kg.

  8. Maruti Eeco (20.88km/kg)


    This vehicle continues to be in almost every list where we count achievements. For our list of most fuel-efficient CNG cars, we have the Eeco on the list because it is always among the most sold vehicles in India and the CNG variant is most probably the one in demand. The claimed mileage for Eeco CNG is around 20.88km/kg.

These were the 8 best mileage most fuel-efficient CNG cars in India. If you want to save huge on your fuel expenses, one of these might be your pick for sure. For those wondering if they have a petrol car and want to save on fuel expenses, we have something for you.

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  1. I have an Eeco (CNG) and am quite happy with it for what it provides me with – reliable, dependable inner-city transport, if one over looks its inherent fragile nature (we ran a Scorpio for 14+ years before the Eeco).

    I also thought it was fuel efficient, consistently returning 13-15 km/kg of CNG. It has been
    routinely maintained at Anand Motors, Maruti’s own ASS here in Lucknow.

    But after reading the above I feel that Maruti (and perhaps Hyundai and others too) publish these “kheyali pulao” imaginary FE figures (ARAI tested??) to lead the public up the garden path!

    Why is it so difficult for mfrs to publish real world FE figures instead of giving riders like like ” under test conditions” etc?

    • Hi Shashanka,

      The figures mentioned by manufacturers are the ones obtained in an ideal condition. Under-test conditions can vary from user to user, which cannot be used as a standard across the industry.

  2. Your blog is so much grateful and useful. I found useful information in your blog.
    if you also give a price list in your blog. you are much useful.

    • There are very less chances of exploding if you have the correct installation. In fact, CNG has a higher ignition temperature than petrol so out of the two, petrol is expected to catch fire first.

  3. But CNG is not available at all places.LPG is somewhat available.I feel it’s better than CNG.I have my WagonR Duo.Its fine.

  4. HI Vishal,hi.we are tall family,all are above 6 travel necessity of around 600km per month,long ride of 1000kms once a year,car need for 3-4 max,need boot space,also looking at long term car for retirement-no selling for the next 8-10 years,also should be less service and spares -Retiring next year no pension,max budget 10 L,thought of ertiga cng .please advise .

    • Hi Srinidhi
      Reading your comment, I realised that you definitely need a 7-seater car but if you go for Ertiga CNG, you will have to compromise on boot space which won’t be a good thing for long road trips. Also, CNG is not that helpful on long road trips because you don’t find CNG stations that easily. Considering all these factors, I would suggest going for Ertiga petrol (not CNG)

  5. Why cng cars can’t be with fitted ivt or amt? Even can’t the gas cylinder be made of different shape fitting around the boot space leaving middle part of luggage ?

  6. hi,thanks,if it is not cng,then why should i prefer a big vehicle like Ertiga ,can always go for smaller vehicles in the range of 6-8 lakhs.Can you suggest the right one,for 3-4 travel – for 500-600kms monthly

    • Hi Srinidhi You mentioned that you have a family of 7-8 people which is why I suggested going for Ertiga. The reason why I suggested not to go for CNG is you mentioned you need to go on road trips which will require you to keep luggage as well.

  7. Hi Vishal, thank you for a very crisp article on the most sort after topic. I own a skoda fabia, 10 years old. What is your opinion on converting it to CNG.

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