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5 compact SUVs with the best mileage

Last updated on: October 19, 2017 16:20 IST

This major shift in the consumer choice has forced carmakers to field their version of expedient under 4-metre machines in the market.

Stylish, spacious and sensible compact SUV is something that is playing in the minds of today’s car buyer in the country.

This major shift in the consumer choice has forced carmakers to field their version of expedient under 4-metre machines in the market.


However, one thing remains the same and that is the quest for best mileage SUV. So let’s check out top 5 fuel efficient compact SUVs in India.

Honda WR-V

Fuel: Diesel

Mileage: 25.5 kmpl

Nicknamed as WOW-RV Japanese carmaker's latest and most frugal avatar in the mini SUV segment is none other than Honda WR-V.

Based on the Honda Jazz’s platform, its 1.5 L diesel engine (98.6 bhp and 200 Nm) is coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission.

The hot-selling compact SUV hits the top spot with a mileage of 25.5 kmpl. Honda WR-V is also offered in petrol variant.

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Fuel: Diesel

Mileage: 24.30 kmpl

Maruti Suzuki India’s staging in the compact SUV segment is Maruti Vitara Brezza, which carries a 1.3 L powertrain under the hood.

Made available in the sole choice of diesel variant it produces maximum power of 88.5 bhp and 200 Nm.

Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox, the trendy looking Maruti Vitara Brezza SUV delivers a remarkable fuel economy of 24.30 kmpl.

Ford EcoSport

Fuel: Diesel

Mileage: 22.27 kmpl

On #3 podium is the ambitious compact SUV Ford EcoSport.

This Ford mini SUV is offered in as many as three engine alternatives i.e. 1.5 L petrol, 1.0 L EcoBoost petrol and 1.5 L diesel.

Out of the three, the most frugal is the 1.5 L diesel motor, which is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox giving out 98.59 bhp of power and 205 Nm of torque.

The EcoSport diesel is certified to offer a mileage of 22.27 kmpl.

Tata Nexon

Fuel: Diesel

Mileage: 21.50 kmpl

One of the most attractive and concept-like blockbuster from Tata Motors is Tata Nexon SUV.

The trendy looking, flamboyant and feature packed Tata SUV gets 1.2 L petrol and 1.5 L diesel engine.

Out of the two, the diesel motor wins the race with mileage numbers reading 21.50 kmpl and engine extracting a max power of 110 PS and peak torque of 260 Nm.

Tata Nexon comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Mahindra TUV 300

Fuel: Diesel

Mileage: 18.49 kmpl

The macho-looking urbane SUV, Mahindra TUV 300 is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the Mahindra portfolio.

The ‘tank inspired’ SUV comes with roomy interiors and classy features.

TUV 300 comes packed with differently tuned 1.5 L mHawk diesel engines i.e. 100 PS and 80 PS.

Both churn out optimum power of 100 PS and 80 PS together with peak torque of 240 Nm and 230 Nm respectively.

Marred to a choice of 5-speed manual or automated manual transmission, TUV 300 gives out a good mileage of 18.49 kmpl. is an online marketplace for tyres and related products and also a content discovery platform.