Let’s find out the best SUVs which could drive you on a thousand-kilometre trip without the need for refilling its tank. Here are 10 Indian SUVs that can run 1000km on one full tank
Having great mileage is a key selling point for an SUV in India. Moreover, an SUV which could go on a long long drive without a hiccup, or without pulling your car over for a fill, is exactly what's required. A gas station is not always available as per your convenience. Sometimes it is nowhere to be found when you need it the most, which is most likely to be the case when you hit the road for a long drive on an unfamiliar route. For a car to drive a long way, say 1000km, in one tank filling, it has to have high mileage and a huge tank capacity. Here is the list of the top SUVs that could live it up to the expectation of going 1000km on one single tank fill.
1. Ford EcoSport (1,196km)
Ford EcoSport is the trendsetter for the recent rise of the compact SUV segment. Being one of the first cars to venture into this segment, Ford EcoSport has established a solid recognition in this place. The latest updates back in 2017 have given the car new appearance that makes it look fresher. The Ford EcoSport is available with two engines, petrol and diesel. The diesel motor, as always, triumphs the petrol in terms of fuel efficiency. The 1.5-litre diesel on the EcoSport is able to make 99bhp and 205Nm while returning the mileage of 23kmpl. Plus, thanks to the huge fuel capacity of 52 litres, the EcoSport, at its best, could run 1,196km without refilling.
2. Hyundai Creta (1,282km)
Hyundai Creta is indisputable segment-leading compact. Without elaborating on how good Hyundai Creta is, it is better that we go straight on to how capable it is on delivering an incredible range. Out of the three given engine options, anmely a 1.4-litre diesel unit, a 1.6-litre diesel unit and a 1.6-litre petrol unit, it turns out that the smaller petrol engine is the most fuel efficient one. This engine is able to make 88.7bhp and 220Nm. In terms of mileage, it is able to fetch the mileage of 21.38kmpl. With one single fill, Hyundai Creta could holp up to 60 litres. Coupled with the mileage, Hyundai Creta easily reaches the range of 1,282km.
3. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross (1,204km)
Maruti S-Cross is not, at the truest sense, an SUV, but rather a crossover. However, we should not underestimate its quality and resilience as an SUV. It is even on par with even the most capable SUV like Brezza or Creta in terms of fuel efficiency.
The recent 1.3-litre diesel engine is packed with the SHVS mild hybrid technology which in turn helps the S-Cross to boost its fuel economy. This unit is good for 88.5bhp and 200Nm. On top of that, this motor could return the mileage of 25.1kmpl, which is even better than the segment-leading Brezza or the Creta. Along with a 48-litre tank, the S-Cross could make a long drive of 1,204km on one single full fuel tank.
4. Tata Nexon (1,054km)
On the segment of subcompact SUVs, following the number one Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon is the second most popular model. This SUV offers one of the most affordable options in the segment, not to mention its fully-loaded feature kit and sheer stylish look. One more reason to take this car seriously is its high fuel efficiency. The diesel model could drive its way up to 1000km on just one tank, which could be contributed to the high mileage of around 24kmpl and the 44-litre tank. In terms of power output, this engine could make 108 Bhp of maximum power and 260 Nm of maximum torque.
5. Jeep Compass (1,105km)
Jeep Compass is one of the most capable SUV available in India. At a premium price range, the Compass doesn’t have the same popularity as its affordable counterpart. However, it is still considered as one of the best SUV in the market.
The Compass is offered in both diesel and petrol engine. However, the diesel engine finds itself more advantageous in terms of power and fuel efficiency. The 2.0-litre diesel four-cylinder engine is able to generate the peak power of 170bhp and 350Nm. The ARAI mileage of this engine rate at 18.42kmpl. With the tank capacity of 60 litres, it could manage to run 1,105km on one fuel tank.
6. Honda WR-V (1,020km)
Honda WR-V is among the lesser popular cars on the list. Even though it could not achieve the same success in sales as other models, Honda’s take on the subcompact segment is still a worth-considering option. Besides the good-looking design and the fulfilling equipment, it also does well in terms of fuel efficiency.
Its 1.5-litre diesel engine could easily go beyond 1,000km until the fuel gauge reaches the red mark on just one tank. This engine produces 99bhp of power and 205Nm of torque. The ARAI fuel economy figure stays at 25.5kmpl. Coupled with the tank of 40 litres, this car is all good for a 1,020 km drive without refilling the tank.
7. Nissan Kicks (1,022km)
Nissan Kicks is the latest arriver in the segment. It is just launched earlier this year. This new car comes fully-armed with various technologies. Added to the appealing package, the car also promises a highly fuel-saving performance. Coming in both diesel and petrol engine, the more economical diesel engine is missing on the XL Premium variant. With this engine option, the Kicks would reach the range of 1,022km. The 1.5-litre unit is able to kick in 108bhp of power and 240 Nm of torque. At the mileage of 20.45kml, along with 50 litres of fuel on one fill, the Kicks is good for an over-1,000km drive without one single tank fill.
8. Mahindra XUV500 (1,078km)
This SUV from Mahindra’s range is capable to reach the 1,078km mark on one fuel tank fill. We must give a big applause for its 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine which is not only powerful but also very resilience on a long drive. This engine could deliver the maximum power of 155Bhp of power and 360 Nm of peak torque while the fuel tank could save room for 70 litre, which is very impressive. With such a huge fuel capacity, even its fuel efficiency only stays at 15.4kmpl, it is still good for a 1,078km drive without the need to refill its tank.
9. Mahindra TUV300 (1,110km)
This subcompact SUV comes powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out 100 Bhp of peak power and 240 Nm of peak torque. It scores a decent ARAI mileage of 18.4 kmpl, which is higher than the XUV300 above. Moreover, this model also sports a huge fuel tank of 60 litres underneath; as the result, it could drive its way to 1,110km dash on one fuel tank, which is also a quite impressive number compared with other cars on this list.
10. Maruti Brezza (1,166km)
When it comes to fuel efficiency, right now, there is no compact SUV could beat the Maruti Brezza. Hold the record of the highest mileage compact SUV, the Brezza's fuel economy recently rates at 24.3kmpl. Its tank is able to hold up to 48 litres, which means that the Brezza could go 1,166km in one full tank. With such an impressive performance, there is no wonder why it is the leader in its class.
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