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Top 5 Hatchbacks with best mileage- Prices, Mileage, Specs, Variants, and Features

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By Tijo Tenson - Content Writer May 18 2020 Share this blog

The premium hatchback started with the launch of the then Hyundai i20 in 2014. It became an instant success and thus Maruti Suzuki followed suit the very next year with the launch of its NEXA branded Baleno. Premium hatchbacks have become a bridge between the entry-level hatches and full-sized sedans.

Despite bearing the “premium” tag, prospective customers are still keen on going for the car that provides with the highest mileage figures and who else to do it better than Maruti Suzuki. All the cars in this segment provide an average mileage of 18 KMPL which helps cater to the masses. The prominent premium hatchbacks on sale in India are Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Tata Altroz, Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz(BS6 coming soon).

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Suzuki Baleno is the best selling premium hatchback in India and has been leading the pack for a long time now. 2020 Baleno is available only in petrol and petrol hybrid variants in its BS6 complaint state.

2020 maruti suzuki baleno front third quarter view

All variants are powered by a 1.2L petrol engine and the hybrid variants get an added 48V Lithium-Ion battery for added mileage. The gearboxes on offer are a 5-Speed manual and a CVT and are priced from Rs. 5.63 lakh to Rs. 8.96 lakh(Ex-Showroom Delhi). 2020 Maruti Suzuki Baleno returns a mileage of 19.56-23.87 KMPL.

Variant

Price Ex-Showroom Delhi

Engine

Performance (Power/Torque)

Mileage           (ARAI certified)

Sigma 

Rs. 5,63,602

1.2L petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113 Nm

21.01 KMPL

Delta 

Rs. 6,44,612

1.2L petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113 Nm

21.01 KMPL

Zeta

Rs. 7,01,112

1.2L petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113 Nm

21.01 KMPL

Delta Smart Hybrid

Rs. 7,33,412

1.2L petrol + 48V Lithium-Ion battery

88.5 bhp/ 113 Nm

23.87 KMPL

Alpha

Rs. 7,64,112

1.2L petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113 Nm

21.01 KMPL

Delta Automatic

Rs. 7,76,612

1.2L petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.56 KMPL

Zeta Smart Hybrid

Rs. 7,89,912

1.2L petrol + 48V Lithium-Ion battery

88.5 bhp/ 113 Nm

23.87 KMPL

Zeta Automatic

Rs. 8,33,112

1.2L petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.56 KMPL

Alpha Automatic

Rs. 8,96,112

1.2L petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.56 KMPL

Tata Altroz

Tata Altroz is the latest addition in this segment and thus comes with the most number of variants on offer to woo in customers.It comes in an insane 20 variants and surely does cover a lot of ground here. The Altroz gets an in-house developed duo of engines, namely Revotron petrol and Revotroq diesel.

2020 tata altroz front third quarter view


Petrol Variants

The 1.2L Revotron petrol engine is available in 11 variants and is priced from Rs. 5.29 to Rs. 7.74lakh(Ex-Showroom Delhi). All of the petrol variants return a mileage of 19.05 KMPL.

Variant

Price Ex-Showroom Delhi

Engine

Performance Power/Torque)

            Mileage                  (ARAI certified)

XE

Rs. 5,29,000

1.2L petrol

86 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.05 KMPL

XE RHYTM

Rs. 5,54,000

1.2L petrol

86 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.05 KMPL

XM

Rs. 6,15,000

1.2L petrol

86 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.05 KMPL

XM STYLE

Rs. 6,49,000

1.2L petrol

86 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.05 KMPL

XM RHYTM

Rs. 6,54,000

1.2L petrol

86 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.05 KMPL

XM RHYTM+STYLE

Rs. 6,79,000

1.2L petrol

86 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.05 KMPL

XT

Rs. 6,84,000

1.2L petrol

86 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.05 KMPL

XT LUXE

Rs. 7,23,000

1.2L petrol

86 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.05 KMPL

XZ

Rs. 7,44,000

1.2L petrol

86 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.05 KMPL

XZ(O)

Rs. 7,69,000

1.2L petrol

86 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.05 KMPL

XZ URBAN

Rs. 7,74,000

1.2L petrol

86 bhp/ 113 Nm

19.05 KMPL


Diesel Variants

The 1.5L Revotroq diesel engine is high on both performance and efficiency. Tata Altroz diesel is priced from Rs. 6.99 lakh to Rs. 8.39 lakh(Ex-Showroom Delhi) and returns an impressive mileage of 25.11 KMPL in all variants.

Variant

Price Ex-Showroom Delhi

Engine

Performance (Power/Torque)

           Mileage                (ARAI certified)

XE

Rs. 6,99,000

1.5L turbo diesel

88.7 bhp/ 200 Nm

25.11 KMPL

XE RHYTM

Rs. 7,24,000

1.5L turbo diesel

88.7 bhp/ 200 Nm

25.11 KMPL

XM

Rs. 7,75,000

1.5L turbo diesel

88.7 bhp/ 200 Nm

25.11 KMPL

XM STYLE

Rs. 8,09,000

1.5L turbo diesel

88.7 bhp/ 200 Nm

25.11 KMPL

XM RHYTM

Rs. 8,14,000

1.5L turbo diesel

88.7 bhp/ 200 Nm

25.11 KMPL

XM RHYTM+STYLE

Rs. 8,39,000

1.5L turbo diesel

88.7 bhp/ 200 Nm

25.11 KMPL

XT

Rs. 8,44,000

1.5L turbo diesel

88.7 bhp/ 200 Nm

25.11 KMPL

XT LUXE

Rs. 8,83,000

1.5L turbo diesel

88.7 bhp/ 200 Nm

25.11 KMPL

XZ

Rs. 9,04,000

1.5L turbo diesel

88.7 bhp/ 200 Nm

25.11 KMPL

XZ(O)

Rs. 9,29,000

1.5L turbo diesel

88.7 bhp/ 200 Nm

25.11 KMPL

XZ URBAN

Rs. 9,34,000

1.5L turbo diesel

88.7 bhp/ 200 Nm

25.11 KMPL

Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo is the sole German hatchback in this segment that has made it to the big leagues.Polo is also the car that revived the hot hatch craze in India with its GT and TSI line-up. 2020 Polo is available only in petrol variants and is powered by a duo of engines- 1.0L MPI and 1.0L TSI. The gearboxes on offer are 5-Speed manual, 5-Speed automatic and 6-Speed automatic.

2020 volkswagen polo front third quarter view

2020 Volkswagen Polo is priced from Rs. 5.82 lakh to Rs. 9.59 lakh. The 1.0L MPI equipped variants returns a mileage of 17.75 KMPL and the 1.0L TSI equipped variants return 18.24 KMPL. 

Variant

Price Ex-Showroom Delhi

Engine

Performance (Power/Torque)

       Mileage           (ARAI certified)

Trendline

Rs. 5,82,500

1.0L MPI Petrol

74.9 bhp/ 95 Nm

17.75 KMPL

Comfortline Plus

Rs. 6,76,500

1.0L MPI Petrol

74.9 bhp/ 95 Nm

17.75 KMPL

Highline Plus

Rs. 8,02,300

1.0L TSI Petrol

108.5 bhp/ 175 Nm

18.24 KMPL

Highline Plus AT

Rs. 9,12,600

1.0L TSI Petrol

108.5 bhp/ 175 Nm

18.24 KMPL

GT

Rs. 9,59,900

1.0L TSI Petrol

108.5 bhp/ 175 Nm

18.24 KMPL

TSI Edition

Rs. 7,89,000

1.0L TSI Petrol

108.5 bhp/ 175 Nm

18.24 KMPL

Hyundai Elite i20

Hyundai Elite i20 is the second most popular premium hatchback in India, of course, after the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. It is also the only other hatchback that has come close to that of the Baleno in terms of sales figures.

2020 hyundai elite i20 front third quarter view

2020 Hyundai i20 is offered in 10 variants with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine on offer is a 1.2L unit that is coupled to a 5-Speed manual or a CVT and the diesel engine comes equipped with a 6-Speed manual transmission.


Petrol Variants

The 1.2L equipped petrol variants of 2020 Elite i20 comes in 6 variants and is priced from Rs. 5.59 lakh to Rs. 9.21 lakh. Hyundai Elite i20 petrol returns a mileage of 17.4-18.6 KMPL. 

Variant

Price Ex-Showroom Delhi

Engine

           Performance                (Power/Torque)    

          Mileage            (ARAI certified)

Era

Rs. 5,59,693

1.2L Petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113.75 Nm

18.6 KMPL

Magna +

Rs. 6,49,950

1.2L Petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113.75 Nm

18.6 KMPL

Sportz +

Rs. 7,36,693

1.2L Petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113.75 Nm

18.6 KMPL

Asta(O)

Rs. 8,30,993

1.2L Petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113.75 Nm

18.6 KMPL

Sportz + CVT

Rs. 8,31,693

1.2L Petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113.75 Nm

17.4 KMPL

Asta(O) CVT

Rs. 9,20,993

1.2L Petrol

81.8 bhp/ 113.75 Nm

17.4 KMPL


Diesel Variants

Diesel variants have been discontinued in India for now and it is because of the BS6 norms. It will most probably be available by the end of 2020 or early 2021 with BS6 compliant engines. Elite i20 diesel variants are priced from Rs. 6.97 lakh to Rs. 9.41 lakh. All the diesel variants return a mileage of 22.54 KMPL.

Variant

Price Ex-Showroom Delhi

Engine

Performance  (Power/Torque)

            Mileage                 (ARAI certified)

Era

Rs. 6,97,803

1.4L Diesel

89 bhp/ 220 Nm

22.54 KMPL

Magna +

Rs. 7,70,803

1.4L Diesel

89 bhp/ 220 Nm

22.54 KMPL

Sportz +

Rs. 8,46,103

1.4L Diesel

89 bhp/ 220 Nm

22.54 KMPL

Asta(O)

Rs. 9,41,003

1.4L Diesel

89 bhp/ 220 Nm

22.54 KMPL

Honda Jazz

Jazz is one of the most compact, yet spacious cars to come from Honda. The highlighting factor of this hatchback is its butter-smooth petrol engine and the amount of cabin space on offer. Honda Jazz is offered in 8 variants in both petrol and diesel variants and is powered by 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel engines.

2019 honda jazz front third quarter view

The gearboxes on offer are a 5-Speed manual for the petrol variants and a 6-Speed manual for the diesel variants. 2020 Honda Jazz is yet to be released, but expect it to carry forward only the petrol engine and the diesel engines will most probably be discontinued due to stricter BS6 norms.


Petrol Variants

Honda is known for its smooth and efficient petrol engines and the 1.2L unit in the petrol Jazz is a tried and tested one. Petrol variants of Jazz are priced from Rs. 7.45 lakh to Rs. 9.28 lakh and returns a mileage of 18.2 KMPL.

Variant

Price Ex-Showroom Delhi

Engine

Performance  (Power/Torque)

            Mileage                (ARAI certified)

V

Rs. 7,45,000

1.2L Petrol

88.7 bhp/ 110 Nm

18.2 KMPL

VX

Rs. 7,89,000

1.2L Petrol

88.7 bhp/ 110 Nm

18.2 KMPL

V CVT

Rs. 8,65,000

1.2L Petrol

88.7 bhp/ 110 Nm

18.2 KMPL

VX CVT

Rs. 9,09,000

1.2L Petrol

88.7 bhp/ 110 Nm

18.2 KMPL

Exclusive CVT

Rs. 9,28,000

1.2L Petrol

88.7 bhp/ 110 Nm

18.2 KMPL


Diesel Variants

The i-DTEC diesel engines are equipped in three variants of Honda Jazz and are priced from Rs. 8.16 lakh to Rs. 9.40 lakh. The diesel Jazz returns a mileage of 27.3 KMPL in all variants. Power and torque are both higher than its petrol counterpart.

Variant

Price Ex-Showroom Delhi

Engine

        Performance           (Power/Torque)

            Mileage                 (ARAI certified)

S

Rs. 8,16,500

1.5L Diesel

98.6 bhp/ 200 Nm

27.3 KMPL

V

Rs. 8,96,500

1.5L Diesel

98.6 bhp/ 200 Nm

27.3 KMPL

VX

Rs. 9,40,500

1.5L Diesel

98.6 bhp/ 200 Nm

27.3 KMPL

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