Diesel cars still hold their own in terms of fuel efficiency, making them a practical choice for many Indian drivers. Let’s take a look at the top contenders for 2024, considering both official and real-world mileage figures:

1. Hyundai Venue (Diesel)

  • Price: Starting at โ‚น 10.84 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
  • Mileage (ARAI): Up to 23.4 kmpl
  • Engine: 1.5L CRDi Diesel
  • The Bottom Line: The Venue offers a stylish design, a comfortable ride, and decent fuel efficiency, making it a popular choice for city dwellers.

2. Kia Sonet (Diesel)

  • Price: Starting at โ‚น 10.69 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
  • Mileage (ARAI): Up to 24.1 kmpl
  • Engine: 1.5L CRDi Diesel
  • The Bottom Line: The Sonet’s peppy performance, feature-rich interior, and impressive fuel economy make it a strong contender in the compact SUV segment.

3. Hyundai Creta (Diesel)

  • Price: Starting at โ‚น 11.83 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
  • Mileage (ARAI): Up to 21.4 kmpl
  • Engine: 1.5L CRDi Diesel
  • The Bottom Line: The Creta’s spacious cabin, comfortable ride, and fuel-efficient diesel engine make it a popular choice for families and long-distance travelers.

4. Kia Seltos (Diesel)

  • Price: Starting at โ‚น 11.85 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
  • Mileage (ARAI): Up to 20.8 kmpl
  • Engine: 1.5L CRDi Diesel
  • The Bottom Line: Similar to the Sonet, the Seltos boasts a stylish design, plenty of features, and a decent fuel economy for a compact SUV.

5. Tata Nexon (Diesel)

  • Price: Starting at โ‚น 9.40 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
  • Mileage (ARAI): Up to 22.4 kmpl
  • Engine: 1.5L Revotorq Diesel
  • The Bottom Line: The Nexon’s strong build quality, spacious interior, and fuel-efficient diesel engine make it a practical choice for both city and highway driving.

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Important Note: Remember that real-world mileage can vary based on driving conditions, driving style, and vehicle maintenance. It’s always best to research and test drive the cars you’re interested in to get a feel for their actual fuel efficiency.

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