There are many things to like about SUVs. Starting from good power to humongous space within the cabin, SUVs are the perfect utility vehicles for trips and picnics. And speaking of India, buyers have a liking towards these spacious cars, thereby encouraging the automakers to make them more fuel-efficient.

In this present market condition, SUVs do not consume a fortune for fuel. Instead, many of them are more frugal than sedans. Cars like Nissan Terrano and Maruti Brezza are the pick among many others.

Here we will discuss the top 5 fuel-efficient SUVs diesel cars in India that are worth your money.

Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta is almost like a king in the current market affair, be it for style of efficiency. The Creta has two diesel trims on offer – a 1.4-litre CRDi and a 1.6-litre CRDi. The 1.4-litre engine makes 89 bhp power and 224 Nm torque while the bigger 1.6-litre trims make 126 bhp power and 265 Nm torque. The power is sent down to the wheels via a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is one of the best subcompact SUVs in India. It has a very frugal and smooth engine under the hood. The 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine makes a maximum power of 89 bhp along with 200 Nm torque. Though not the most powerful, you will love the efficiency.

Nissan Terrano

The Nissan Terrano is a wonderfully-designed SUV. It is not very rugged on the outside but is definitely efficient. The SUV is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine which makes 108 bhp power and 248 Nm torque. The power is sent down to the wheels via a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission unit.

Ford EcoSport

The Ford EcoSport is almost like a legendary car in this segment, especially for its mileage and muscular design. The 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine makes a maximum power of 99 bhp and a peak torque of 205 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox.

Mahindra Scorpio

The Mahindra Scorpio is one of the oldest and most reliable SUVs from Mahindra in India. The recent update in the SUV has brought a diversity in the variants list. It is available with two engine options but with three different sets of power production. The 2.6-litre diesel engine makes just 75 bhp power and 200 Nm torque. However, the 2.2-litre engine has two different tunes. The smaller tune makes 120 bhp power and 280 Nm torque while the bigger tune makes 140 bhp power and 320 Nm torque. Also, both RWD and AWD drivetrains are available.

Final words

The number of SUVs in India is huge, especially the diesel trim. The reason I say this is many cars, like the Maruti Brezza and Mahindra Scorpio just have diesel engines in the line-up. Hence, if you are looking for a diesel-powered SUV, you will be spoilt for choice as the options are many, almost all of which are quite fuel efficient.

The ones mentioned here are the best that could be picked from the lot.

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