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Petrol gets Dearer: India’s most fuel efficient cars of 2022

    Posted by Sachit Bhat On 13-Apr-2022 10:44 AM

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Continuous hikes in petrol prices have led people to find the most fuel-efficient cars which will help them save a little bit of money on a daily basis.

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Petrol prices are hiking every passing day and we are over the last month there has been an increase of at least Rs. 17 which is a huge number. Although this is the result of the Ukraine crisis as the crude oil price in the international market has also skyrocketed. As of today, the price of 1-liter of petrol is Rs. 115.45 and we all are in need of a fuel-efficient car that can somehow help us save a little more on a daily basis.

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Today we will take a look at the most fuel-efficient petrol cars that are currently there in the market. This list is based on official figures reported by the company itself and the actual figures can vary from the ideal figures depending upon the driving conditions and styles.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio


Honestly, you’ll find more cars from Maruti in this list. The reason, I guess they understand the requirements of Indian audiences better than anyone else and that is the reason they are holding majority market shares even after tough competition from other companies. Celerio got a second-gen upgrade and that made this car the most fuel-efficient car in India. The VXi variant is the most fuel-efficient model of Celerio with a fuel efficiency of 26.68 kpl, followed closely by the ZXi and ZXi+ AMT variants at 26 kpl. The truth is even the least fuel-efficient variant, the ZXi+ manual at 24.79 kpl, is more efficient than the third card on this list – the Dzire sedan. Maruti Suzuki was able to achieve this amazing fuel efficiency due to a new, more fuel-efficient DualJet K10 petrol engine and the switch to Maruti’s latest Heartect platform. This new petrol engine was able to produce 67 hp and 89 nm of torque which was a number less than the previous engine in the old Celerio.

Engine CC998 cc
Mileage25-26.7 Km/l
Max Power56/67 bhp
Max Torque48/89 Nm
Length/Width/Height1655mm (width)/1555 mm (height)/2435 mm (wheelbase) mm
Kerb Weight800/825Kg
Boot Space313 mm

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1.0 AMT


We all know already why WagonR has been ruling the market for years and how much economical it is for people belonging to the middle class and even lower-middle-class families. This tall-boy hatchback was updated quite a few times in its history and just recently a year back, this hatchback got a newer upgrade receiving two petrol engine options- a 67 hp, 1.0-litre, and a 90hp, 1.2-liter. A smaller engine of 1.0 liter turns out to be more economical, delivering 25.19 kpl with AMT gearbox while the 1.2 liter delivers 24.43 kpl also with AMT option. Added bonus for customers is the affordability and the value for money quotient which is the reason of WagonR always gaining good sales numbers.

Engine CC998/1197cc
Mileage21.5-33.4 Km/l
Max Power58/67/82 bhp
Max Torque78/90/113 Nm
Length/Width/Height1620 mm (width)/1700 mm (height)/2435 mm (wheelbase) mm
Kerb Weight805/910Kg
Boot Space180mm

Maruti Suzuki Dzire AMT


The Dzire is also a long-standing car for Maruti and it has always delivered in terms of sales numbers hence Dzire gets updated frequently. Dzire got a facelift just last year with one of the most important changes being the 1.2 liter K12M petrol engine replaced with a 1.2-liter K12 unit that came with a start-stop option. This made Dzire 7hp more powerful than before and more efficient in both 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT form making it one of the most fuel-efficient cars there is in the market with a fuel efficiency of 24.12 kpl.

Maruti Suzuki Swift AMT


Recently Swift got its facelift edition and it now shares the 90hp, K12N petrol engine with idle-start stop tech and 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox options with Dzire. This funky-looking, yet beautifully designed hatchback, has slightly low mileage as compared to other top vehicles on this list. The manual transmission model gives out the fuel efficiency of 23.2 kpl and 23.76 kpl is given out by the AMT.

Engine CC1197cc
Max Power88bhp
Max Torque113 Nm
Length/Width/Height1735 mm (width)/1530 mm (height)/2450 mm (wheelbase) mm
Kerb Weight855/880Kg
Boot Space378mm

Toyota Glanza AMT/ Maruti Suzuki Baleno AMT

2022 Toyota Glanza`

Engine CC1197 cc
Mileage22.4-22.9 Km/l
Max Power88bhp
Max Torque113Nm
Length/Width/Height1745 mm (width)/1500 mm (height)/2520 mm (wheelbase) mm
Kerb Weight920/935Kg
Boot Space318 mm

The Glanza and its equivalent, its counterpart, the 2022 Baleno, both derive their power from a 90hp, 1.2-litre, four-cylinder DualJet K12N petrol engine. The engine is available both in 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT replacing the older model’s CVT unit. The new engine with a manual gearbox had a fuel efficiency of 22.35 kpl, as per ARAI and the AMT versions are said to give out an even higher economy of 22.94 kpl. Even the pricing bracket of both cars is the same. The all-new Baleno is priced at Rs. 6.35 lakh-9.49 lakh, while the new Glanza costs between Rs. 6.39 lakh-9.69 lakh. baleno

Engine CC1197 cc
Mileage22.4-22.9 Km/l
Max Power89bhp
Max Torque113Nm
Length/Width/Height1745mm (width)/1500 mm (height)/2520 mm (wheelbase) mm
Kerb Weight955/960Kg
Boot Space318mm