The first question any Indian car buyer asks when looking out for hatchbacks or for that matter any car is ‘how much mileage does the car give?’

Fuel efficiency is an important factor for buyers across all segments and price points. Let’s take a look at the five most fuel-efficient hatchback cars as rated by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).

1. Renault Kwid

If mileage is a key parameter for those looking to buy second hand cars, then consider the Renault Kwid. The stylish Kwid with its 0.8-liter and 54 HP engine offers a mileage of 25.17 kmpl as rated by ARAI, which tops the list for hatchbacks. However, most consumers peg the actual on-road mileage between 18 to 20 kmpl.

2. Maruti Suzuki Alto K10

The stylish version of the standard Alto comes with a 1-liter and 68 HP engine and is perfect to zipping around urban traffic. A very popular option for those looking to buy used cars, the K10 offers a respectable 23.95kmpl as per ARAI. However, practical numbers are pegged between 15 to 17 kmpl.

3. Maruti Suzuki Baleno

The premium hatchback from the Maruti Suzuki is comfortable and well-equipped for long drives. The relatively newer used cars even come with a Bharat Stage VI emission norm. Its 1.2-liter K12C DualJet, 90 HP engine gives 23.87 kmpl as per ARAI. However, users claim the actual performance at 13 to 15 kmpl.

4. Toyota Glanza

The Glanza is a doppelganger of the Baleno in terms of looks and specs. However, it comes at a marginally affordable price in the second hand cars market. The same 1.2-liter K12C DualJet, 90 HP engine even offers an identical mileage of 23.87 kmpl.

5. Tata Tiago

The Tiago is a good value for money in the segment of the used cars. The Tata car is stylish and practical with a 1.2-liter and 85 HP engine. It comes in an automatic variant too. The on-road reading shows a mileage of 15 to 16 kmpl.

Cost of funds just as important as mileage

We look for fuel-efficient cars because over the long-term, the operational cost adds up much more than the price of the vehicle. For the same reason, when looking for a used car loan, you need to consider your interest component carefully. Even a couple of percentage points shaved off can help you save thousands on the car. The perfect option to get competitive rates for a used car loan in India is Tata Capital.

With Tata Capital’s used car finance, you can get approvals within minutes so that you don’t lose out on that lucrative deal. Whether it’s the mileage or a second hand car loan, being prudent about money always pays off in the long run.

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