Fuel efficiency can be a make or break factor for a vehicle's success in the Indian market. Today we take a look at the 5 Best Mileage Compact SUVs in India, including Kia Sonet and Ford EcoSport
The subcompact SUV segment is currently one of the most competitive and rapidly growing categories in the country. The likes of the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Renault Kiger, and Maruti Vitara Brezza compete in the category currently while automakers like Skoda and Citroen are planning to enter as well. The subcompact SUV category is so popular right now as it gives customers a high-driving position along with modern features, powertrain flexibility, and attractive prices. However, one of the biggest factors for a vehicle’s popularity in India is fuel efficiency, which is why we take a look at the 5 Best Mileage Compact SUVs in India-
The Kia Sonet is currently the best mileage compact SUV in India with a claimed fuel economy figure of 24.1 kmpl. This figure is achieved by the 1.5-litre turbo-diesel that makes 100 PS and 240 Nm of peak figures. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual (claimed economy figures uses this gearbox) or a 6-speed automatic. Prices of the Kia Sonet diesel manual range between Rs 8.25 lakh and Rs 12.29 lakh.
Ford’s Freestyle comes in second place in this list of Best Mileage Compact SUVs in India. The Freestyle’s 1.5-litre diesel unit makes 100 PS and 215 Nm of max figures and is mated to a 5-speed manual, giving it a claimed economy figure of 23.8 kmpl. It is priced between Rs 8.37 lakh and Rs 9.02 lakh. Following the Freestyle closely is the Honda WR-V with a fuel efficiency figure of 23.7 kmpl which is achieved by the 1.5-litre diesel that churns out peak figures of 100 PS and 200 Nm, respectively and is mated to a 5-speed manual. Prices for Honda’s subcompact SUV range between Rs 9.85 lakh and Rs 11.05 lakh.
The Hyundai Venue Diesel takes fourth place in this list with a claimed economy figure of 23.7 kmpl for the manual, very similar to the Honda WR-V. The Venue’s diesel motor is a 1.5-litre unit that makes 90 PS and 220 Nm of peak figures. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual, an iMT and a 7-speed DCT. Prices for the Venue range between Rs 6.92 and Rs 11.76 Lakh.
Rounding off this list of Best Mileage Compact SUVs in India in fifth place is the Ford EcoSport and its diesel engine variants. It is the same 1.5-litre unit as the Ford Freestyle and makes the same peak figures of 100 PS and 215 Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic, with the former achieving a fuel efficiency figure of 21.7 kmpl. The EcoSport is priced between Rs 8.19 and Rs 11.69 Lakh.