Are you looking for the perfect combination of fuel efficiency and affordability? Look no further! In this blog, we will explore the top contenders for the best mileage cars under ₹10 lakh in India in 2023. These budget-friendly vehicles offer impressive fuel economy without compromising performance or features. With their frugal engines and smart engineering, these cars ensure that you go the extra mile without breaking the bank. 

Model Body Type Fuel Type Mileage Ex-Showroom Price Used Car Price
Maruti WagonR Hatchback Petrol, CNG 25.19 km/l (Petrol Manual), 24.43 km/l (Petrol Automatic), 34.05 km/kg (CNG) ₹5.52 lakh onwards ₹4 lakh onwards
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Hatchback Petrol, CNG 26 km/l (Petrol), 35 km/kg (CNG) ₹5.35 lakh onwards ₹4.16 lakh onwards
Maruti Dzire Sedan Petrol, CNG 24 km/l (Petrol), 31.5 km/kg (CNG) ₹9.45 lakh onwards ₹3.59 lakh onwards
Maruti Swift Hatchback Petrol, CNG 23 km/l (Petrol) 31 km/kg (CNG) ₹6.7 lakh onwards ₹6.2 lakh onwards
Maruti S-Presso Hatchback Petrol, CNG 24.1 km/l (Petrol Manual), 25.3 km/l (Petrol Automatic), 32.73 km/kg (CNG) ₹4.25 lakh onwards ₹4 lakh onwards
Maruti Alto K10 Hatchback Petrol, CNG 24.4 km/l (Petrol Manual), 24.9 km/l (Petrol Automatic), 24.4 km/kg (CNG) ₹3.99 lakh onwards ₹3 lakh onwards
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Hatchback Petrol, CNG 22.9 km/l (Petrol), 30.61 km/kg(CNG) ₹6.56 lakh onwards ₹6.01 lakh onwards 
Hyundai i20 Hatchback Petrol, Diesel 20 km/l (Petrol), 21 km/l (Diesel) ₹7.07 lakh onwards ₹4.78 lakh onwards 
Tata Altroz Hatchback Petrol, Diesel 18.05 km/l for petrol and 23.64 km/l for diesel ₹6.45 lakh onwards ₹5.3 lakh onwards
Renault Kwid  Hatchback Petrol 21.07 km/l (Petrol) ₹4.64 lakh onwards ₹3.43 lakh onwards

1. Maruti WagonR

Maruti WagonR

The Maruti WagonR is a spacious and practical hatchback that offers a perfect blend of performance, fuel economy, and affordability. The car comes with a choice of two engines: 1.0L and 1.2L, which deliver a maximum power of 88 bhp (1.2L petrol automatic), 66 bhp (1.0L petrol), and 56 bhp (CNG) along with a torque of 113 Nm @4,400 rpm (1.2L petrol automatic), 89 Nm @3,500 rpm (1.0 petrol), and 82 Nm (CNG). 

It offers a seating capacity of 5 and comes with both manual and automatic transmission options (Petrol) and manual CNG. The WagonR offers an impressive fuel efficiency of 25.19 km/l (petrol manual), 24.43 km/l (petrol automatic), and 34.05 km/kg (CNG). Key features of the car include ABS, EBD, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, with a 7-inch touchscreen display.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹5.52 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Maruti WagonR:

Key Specifications Details
Maximum Power 88 bhp (1.2L Petrol Automatic), 66 bhp (1.0L Petrol), 56 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque 113 Nm @ 4,400 rpm (1.2L Petrol Automatic), 89 Nm @ 3,500 rpm (1.0 Petrol), 82 Nm (CNG)
Engine 1.0L, 1.2L
Fuel Type Petrol, CNG
Transmission Manual and automatic (Petrol), Manual (CNG)
Mileage 25.19 km/l (Petrol Manual), 24.43 km/l (Petrol Automatic), 34.05 km/kg (CNG)
Body Type Hatchback

Key Features of Maruti WagonR:

Key Features
Spacious and practical hatchback
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Optional automatic Transmission
Airbags 

What’s Good:

  • Comfortable ride quality
  • Affordable pricing

What’s Not Good:

  • Poor NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) levels

Check out our collection of used Maruti WagonR cars in India.

2. Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is a compact hatchback that is perfect for city driving with its fuel-efficient engine and comfortable interior. The car comes with two engine options, petrol and CNG, and can generate a maximum power of 65 bhp and 55 bhp, respectively. It is available in both manual and automatic transmission options for petrol variants, while CNG variants only come in manual. 

The Celerio is loaded with features such as power steering, power windows front, anti-lock braking system, air conditioner, driver and passenger airbags, fog lights, alloy wheels, and a multi-function steering wheel. With a mileage of 26 km/l for petrol and 35 km/kg for CNG, the Maruti Celerio is an affordable and practical car for daily use that can comfortably accommodate 5 people.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹5.35 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Maruti Suzuki Celerio:

Key Specifications Details
Maximum Power 65 bhp (Petrol), 55 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque 89 Nm (Petrol), 82 Nm (CNG)
Engine 998 cc
Fuel Type Petrol
Transmission Manual and Automatic (Petrol), Manual (CNG)
Mileage 26 km/l (Petrol), 35 km/kg (CNG)
Body Type Hatchback

Key Features of Maruti Suzuki Celerio:

Key Features
Affordable and fuel-efficient hatchback
Parking assistance
Spacious Cabin
Automatic Transmission
Airbags 

What’s Good:

  • Low maintenance cost
  • Good value for money

What’s Not Good:

  • Outdated design and features

Check out our collection of used Maruti Suzuki Celerio cars in India.

3. Maruti Dzire

Maruti Dzire

The Maruti Dzire is a stylish and comfortable compact sedan powered by a 1.2L petrol engine that produces 89 bhp and 113 Nm of torque. The Dzire is available in both manual and automatic transmission options, making it a great choice for both city and highway driving for groups of up to 5 people. 

The car also has a CNG variant that produces 76 bhp and 98.5 Nm of torque. It comes loaded with features like wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ABS and EBD, AC with automatic climate control, rear AC vents, and a 7-inch touchscreen. The Dzire has a mileage of 24 km/l (Petrol) and 31.5 km/kg (CNG), making it an economical option for long drives or city commutes

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹9.45 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Maruti Dzire:

Key Specifications Details
Maximum Power 89 bhp (Petrol), 76 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque 113 Nm (Petrol), 98.5 Nm (CNG)
Engine 1.2L
Fuel Type Petrol, CNG
Transmission Manual and Automatic (Petrol), Manual (CNG)
Mileage 24 km/l (Petrol), 31.5 km/kg (CNG)
Body Type Sedan

Key Features of Maruti Dzire:

Key Features
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Automatic climate control
ABS with EBD
Automatic Transmission
Airbags 

What’s Good:

  • Smooth and refined engine
  • Good ride quality

What’s Not Good:

  • Overpriced compared to rivals

Check out our collection of used Maruti Dzire cars in India.

4. Maruti Swift

Maruti Swift

The Maruti Swift is a stylish and sporty hatchback that offers a perfect combination of comfort, performance, and economy. With its powerful 1.2 L engine, the Swift delivers a maximum power of 89 bhp (Petrol) and 76 bhp (CNG), along with a torque of 113 Nm (Petrol) and 98.5 Nm (CNG). It comes in both manual and automatic transmission options (Petrol) and manual (CNG). The vehicle is sturdy on the outside and quite spacious on the inside and can easily accommodate 5 people. 

The Swift boasts an impressive mileage of 23 km/l (Petrol) and 31 km/kg (CNG). The Swift offers a seating capacity of 5 and comes with key features such as wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ABS and EBD, AC with automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen, and child seat anchor points, making it a perfect family car.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹6.7 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Maruti Swift:

Key Specifications Details
Maximum Power 89 bhp (Petrol), 76 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque 113 Nm (Petrol), 98.5 Nm (CNG)
Engine 1.2L
Fuel Type Petrol, CNG
Transmission Manual and Automatic (Petrol), Manual (CNG)
Mileage 23 km/l (Petrol), 31 km/kg (CNG)
Body Type Hatchback

Key Features of Maruti Swift:

Key Features
Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Child seat anchor points
Spacious Cabin
Multi-function steering wheel
Airbags

What’s Good:

  • Quick and responsive engine
  • Good ride and handling balance

What’s Not Good:

Check out our collection of used Maruti Swift cars in India.

5. Maruti S-Presso

Maruti S-Presso

The Maruti S-Presso is a trendy-looking 5-seater hatchback that comes with modern features and excellent fuel efficiency. The car is available in both petrol and CNG variants, generating maximum power of 66 bhp and 56 bhp, respectively. It comes in both manual and automatic transmission options for petrol variants, while CNG variants only come in manual. 

The S-Presso is loaded with features such as an integrated music system, Bluetooth, AUX, two airbags, overspeed warning, ABS, and EBD. With a mileage of 24.1 km/l for the petrol manual, 25.3 km/l for the petrol automatic, and 32.73 km/kg for CNG, the Maruti S-Presso is an affordable and stylish car that is perfect for city driving.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹4.25 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Maruti S-Presso:

Key Specifications Details
Maximum Power 66 bhp (Petrol), 56 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque 89 Nm @ 3,500 rpm (Petrol), 82.1 Nm @ 3,400 rpm (CNG)
Engine 1.0L
Fuel Type Petrol, CNG
Transmission Manual and Automatic (Petrol), manual CNG)
Mileage 24.1 km/l (Petrol Manual), 25.3 km/l (Petrol Automatic), 32.73 km/kg (CNG)
Body Type Hatchback

Key Features of Maruti S-Presso:

Key Features
Integrated music system
ABS with EBD
Overspeed warning
Automatic Transmission
Airbags 

What’s Good:

  • Unique and modern design
  • Good ground clearance

What’s Not Good:

  • Lack of space and comfort
  • Poor NVH levels

Check out our collection of used Maruti S-Presso cars in India.

6. Maruti Alto K10 

Maruti Alto K10

The Maruti Alto K10 is a budget-friendly, high-performance car that offers excellent fuel economy. It boasts a powerful 1.0L engine that delivers a maximum power of 66 bhp (Petrol) and 56 bhp (CNG) along with a torque of 89 Nm (Petrol) and 82.1 Nm (CNG). The car comes with both manual and automatic transmission options (Petrol) and manual CNG. 

The Alto K10 offers a seating capacity of 5 and boasts an impressive mileage of 24.4 km/l (petrol manual), 24.9 km/l (petrol automatic), and 24.4 km/kg (CNG). It also comes equipped with key features such as ABS, EBD, two airbags, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and steering-mounted controls.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹3.99 lakh onwards 

Key Specifications of Maruti Alto K10:

Key Specifications Details
Maximum Power 66 bhp (Petrol), 56 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque 89 Nm @ 3,500 rpm (Petrol), 82.1 Nm @ 3,400 rpm (CNG)
Engine 1.0L
Fuel Type Petrol, CNG
Transmission Manual and Automatic (Petrol), Manual (CNG)
Mileage 24.4 km/l (Petrol Manual), 24.9 km/l (Petrol Automatic), 24.4 km/kg (CNG)
Body Type Hatchback

Key Features of Maruti Alto K10:

Key Features
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Steering mounted controls
Automatic Transmission
Driver and passenger airbags 

What’s Good:

  • Low maintenance cost
  • Good value for money

What’s Not Good:

  • Outdated design and features

Check out our collection of used Maruti Alto K10 cars in India.

7. Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a compact hatchback that has won the hearts of the Indian public. As the flagship 5-seater of the Maruti Suzuki range, the Baleno may not offer the best rear seat space and windows, but it certainly impresses with its reliable and durable engine, which puts the driver in focus. 

The Baleno’s petrol engine was once powered by a turbocharged 100bhp engine. Despite the discontinuation of this model by Maruti, Baleno’s reputation for excellence lives on.

Ex-showroom price (Delhi): ₹6.56 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Maruti Suzuki Baleno:

Key Specifications Details
Maximum Power 88 bhp
Maximum Torque 113 Nm
Transmission Manual and Automatic
Seating Capacity 5
Engine 1,197 cc (Petrol)
Fuel Type Petrol, CNG
Mileage 22.9 km/l (Petrol), 30.61 km/kg(CNG)

Key Features of Maruti Suzuki Baleno:

Key Features
Alloy wheels 
Power windows front
Anti-lock braking system
Automatic climate control
Driver and passenger airbags 

What’s Good:

  • Sleek and stylish design with premium features
  • Spacious cabin and generous boot space

What’s Not Good:

  • Rear seat legroom may be cramped for taller passengers
  • Suspension setup is slightly stiff, affecting ride quality

Check out our collection of used Maruti Suzuki Baleno cars in India.

8. Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20

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Hyundai ditched the ‘elite’ tag when it unveiled the latest-gen i20 hatchback in the Indian market in November 2020. The car is available in four trims: Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta (O). There are two petrol engines and one diesel engine to choose from, while buyers have the option of four different transmissions. Despite measuring less than 4 metres, the i20 boasts an abundance of space, easily outclassing most of its rivals in the segment.

The i20’s exterior design is sleek and modern, with sporty elements that give the car a youthful and energetic vibe. It is loaded with creature comforts and features that add to the car’s overall convenience and appeal. The i20’s engines are powerful and refined, delivering a smooth and enjoyable driving experience. With its combination of style, space, and performance, the i20 is a worthy contender in the fiercely competitive hatchback market.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹7.07 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Hyundai i20:

Key Specifications Details
Maximum Power 98 bhp / 118 bhp
Maximum Torque 240 Nm
Engine/Battery Pack 1,197 cc (Petrol), 1,493cc (Diese)l
Fuel Type Petrol, Diesel
Transmission 5-speed and 6-speed Manual, 6-speed iMT, CVT and 7-speed DCT Automatic
Mileage/ Driving Range 20 km/l (Petrol), 21 km/l (Diesel)
Body Type Hatchback

Key Features of Hyundai i20:

Power steering
Power windows 
Anti-lock braking system
Automatic climate control
Driver and passenger side airbags

What’s Good:

  • Improved interior
  • Impressive fuel-efficiency
  • Complete safety kit

What’s Not Good:

  • The top variants are expensive compared to other cars in its segment

Check out our collection of used Hyundai i20 cars in India.

9. Tata Altroz

Tata Altroz

The Tata Altroz is an affordable car that brings together power and efficiency. The Altroz is available with two engine options: a 1.2L petrol engine and a 1.5L diesel engine. Whether you prefer petrol or diesel, this car delivers an impressive mileage of 19 km/l and 24 km/l respectively. With a maximum power output of 108 bhp and a maximum torque of 200 Nm, the Altroz offers a thrilling driving experience. 

You can choose between the 6-speed manual or automatic transmission for smooth gear shifts. With a seating capacity of 5, the Altroz provides ample space for all passengers. Discover the perfect balance of performance and affordability with the Tata Altroz.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹6.45 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Tata Altroz:

Engine 1.2L petrol, 1.5L diesel
Mileage 19 km/l (petrol), 24 km/l (diesel)
Fuel type Petrol, Diesel
Maximum power 86 bhp, 108 bhp (turbo petrol), 88 bhp (diesel)
Maximum torque 113 Nm, 140 Nm (turbo petrol), 200 Nm (diesel)
Transmission 6-speed manual/automatic
Seating capacity 5

Key Features of Tata Altroz:

2 airbags 
ABS
Keyless Entry
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system

What’s Good:

  • One of the safest hatchbacks in India
  • Spacious and practical car
  • Diesel option availability 

What’s Not Good:

  • No automatic option in the turbo petrol and diesel variants
  • Six-month service interval is lower than competitors

Check out our collection of used Tata Altroz cars in India.

10. Renault Kwid

Renault Kwid

The Renault Kwid is an impressive 1000cc car that delivers optimal performance compared to other models in its segment. Whether you’re commuting to work or gearing up for a road trip, the Kwid offers excellent fuel efficiency and comes with generous cargo space and legroom.

This car also boasts a sleek design with a distinctive grille that makes it an appealing choice for Indian buyers. It also comes with a ground clearance of 184mm, which makes it ideal for driving even in challenging conditions. With a mileage of 21.07 km/l, the Kwid is affordable, practical and a wonderful choice for those looking for a compact and comfortable driving experience.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹4.64 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Renault Kwid:

Key Specifications Details
Maximum Power 67 bhp @ 3,750 rpm
Maximum Torque 91 Nm @ 1,600-2,800 rpm
Engine 999 cc
Transmission 5-speed Manual and AMT
Body Type Hatchback
Fuel Type Petrol 
Mileage 21.07 km/l (Petrol)

Key Features of Renault Kwid:

Key Features
Power steering
Power windows front
Anti-lock braking system
Multi-function steering wheel 
Driver and passenger airbags

What’s Good:

  • Attractive exterior design
  • High ground clearance for better ride quality on rough roads

What’s Not Good:

  • Average safety features
  • Limited rear seat space

Check out our collection of used Renault Kwid cars in India.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, when considering the best mileage cars under ₹10 lakh in India in 2023, several options stand out. Maruti models like the WagonR, Celerio, Dzire, Swift, S-Presso, and Alto K10 offer impressive fuel efficiency figures. The Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, and Renault Kwid also provide decent mileage for budget-conscious buyers. 

However, it is important to consider various factors, such as personal preferences, maintenance costs, and resale value, before making a final decision on purchasing a car.

FAQs

Q. Which car offers the best mileage under ₹10 lakh in India?

The Maruti Suzuki Celerio stands out with its impressive mileage figures of 26 km/l (petrol) and 35 km/kg (CNG).

Q. Are there any hatchback options with good mileage in this price range?

Yes, several hatchbacks offer good mileage. The Maruti WagonR, Swift, S-Presso, and Renault Kwid are notable choices, with mileage ranging from 23 km/l to 34.05 km/kg.

Q. Is there a sedan that provides both fuel efficiency and affordability?

Yes, the Maruti Dzire is a popular sedan that offers a mileage of 24 km/l (petrol) and 31.5 km/kg (CNG), making it a cost-effective option for those seeking efficiency and spaciousness.

Q. Which car among these options has the lowest starting price?

The Maruti Alto K10 has the lowest starting price, with ex-showroom prices beginning at ₹3.99 lakh onwards.

Q. Can you suggest a fuel-efficient hatchback with ample space?

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a recommended choice, offering a mileage of 22.9 km/l (petrol) and 30.61 km/kg (CNG) while providing sufficient space for passengers and cargo.

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