Mileage may be defined as the engine’s capability to obtain energy from the amount of fuel used. A car’s engine is said to have good efficiency if it generates power and uses the least amount of fuel. Considering the ever-rising fuel prices, this factor is paramount on the buyer’s list. And when it comes to efficiency, sedans are on top when compares to their SUV counterparts. So, let’s stick to the topic and have a look at 10 petrol sedans in India that offer more than usual fuel efficiency.

  1. Hyundai Aura CNG (28km/kg)

    Hyundai Aura Front Right Profile
    Hyundai Aura Front Right Profile

    Unexpectedly, starting the list of fuel-efficient cars we have the Hyundai Aura. Okay, we agree the Aura listed here runs on CNG. But the Maruti Suzuki Dzire with CNG trim in BS6 has not been launched. Nevertheless, the Hyundai Aura when running on CNG claims to return a mileage of about 28km per kg.

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  2. Maruti Suzuki Dzire AMT (25kmpl)

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    This is the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Take a look [Images Inside]
    Next is the compact sedan from the carmaker that is considered as the OP when it comes to efficiency, Maruti Suzuki Dzire. Dzire was in itself a fuel-efficient vehicle but after the implementation of BS6 norms, it got even better. Dzire with the AMT gearbox and start-stop feature can return maximum mileage of about 25kmpl.GoMechanic News: Maruti Suzuki Swift and Dzire CNG Specs Leaked
  3. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz (20 kmpl)

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    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    Moving to a segment above we have Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in the C-segment sedans with the best mileage. In the BS6 avatar, Maruti Suzuki ditched the diesel engines and now they are a petrol-only carmaker. This also translates that Ciaz too comes with only a petrol engine. This motor is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. The new SHVS and the engine work in conjunction to return maximum mileage of about 20kmpl.

  4. Tata Tigor (19kmpl)

    2020 Tata Tigor
    2020 Tata Tigor

    Another unexpected vehicle on the list to return decent mileage is the Tata Tigor. Tata is known to have vehicles that are safe and with decent mileage, it’s hard to go wrong with them. Speaking of mileage, with the help of a 3-cylinder petrol engine is capable of returning a maximum mileage of about 19kmpl. Well, it also comes down to how you drive your vehicle.

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  5. Honda Amaze CVT (19kmpl)

    Honda Amaze Facelift
    Honda Amaze Facelift

    Next to Maruti Suzuki believe it or not, Honda has some of the most efficient petrol engines in the market here. Compact sedan to return good mileage is Amaze. But here is the catch. To extract energy from each drop of fuel you have to go for the CVT automatic gearbox. With this combo and a bit of good driving, Amaze may go 19km in one litre of fuel.

  6. Honda City CVT (18kmpl)

    2020 Honda City
    2020 Honda City

    Let’s move on to another vehicle from Honda that has been a part of the Indian automotive market for a while, i.e City. Honda City in India comes with a powerful 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that is capable of generating peak power of about 122ps. Now, if you opt for a  CVT gearbox, you’ll be getting a vehicle with the best of both worlds. A powerful petrol engine and a convenient yet efficient CVT transmission. With this combo, Honda City can return a mileage of about.

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  7. Hyundai Verna iVT (18kmpl)

    2020 Hyundai Verna Front Profile
    2020 Hyundai Verna Front Profile

    Okay, Korean’s are not far behind when considering fuel efficiency. Hyundai updated their top-selling sedan Verna in India last year. In this update, Hyundai Verna also got a set of new engine and transmission options. The petrol engine we are after here is a 1.5-litre 4 cylinder motor that is capable of generating peak power of 115ps. Mated to an IVT (CVT) gearbox Verna returns 18kmpl of mileage.

  8. Skoda Rapid (18kmpl)

    2020 Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI
    2020 Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI

    The first car on the list that comes powered by a turbo petrol engine is Skoda Rapid. Talking about which, under the hood, Skoda Rapid gets a 1.0-litre 3 cylinder turbo petrol engine capable of generating whopping power of 110ps. Along with generating mouth-watering power Skoda Rapid is also capable of returning mileage of about 18kmpl.

  9. Volkswagen Vento (17kmpl)

    Volksfest Edition Volkswagen Vento
    Volksfest Edition Volkswagen Vento

    Another vehicle from the Skoda-Volkswagen to possess a turbo petrol engine is the Volkswagen Vento. This sedan from VW gets the same engine as the rapid but weighing a little more, Volkswagen Vento returns a little low mileage. Talking about fuel efficiency, claimed efficiency of Vento is about 17kmpl.

  10. Skoda Octavia (16kmpl)

    2021 Skoda Octavia
    2021 Skoda Octavia

    Now it’s time to move a segment above, let’s talk about Skoda Octavia. Octavia is the most powerful sedan on the list. Powerful? Well, Skoda Octavia under the hood comes with a 2.0-litre TSI motor that generates peak power of 188bhp and 320Nm of peak torque. Also, along with good driving dynamics, Octavia also is capable of returning 16kmpl, 15.81 kmpl to be exact.

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Toyota Camry (23+ kmpl)

2021 Toyota Camry Sedan
2021 Toyota Camry Sedan

An unusual sedan on the list to run on the petrol engine and returning class-leading mileage is the Toyota Camry. Before disclosing its powertrain, Toyota Camry returns 23+ kmpl on a bad day. And on a good day with optimum driving techniques, this executive sedan can return anywhere above 25 kmpl.

The secret to exceptional mileage lies under the bonnet. Camry runs on two powertrains a conventional IC (internal combustion) and also a motor. It gets a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine generating peak power of 178ps. Additionally, Camry gets an 88kW (120ps) motor that produces 202Nm of peak torque. Both combined make generate max power of about 218ps.

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