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Is Maruti WagonR more fuel efficient than Hyundai Santro and Tata Tiago?

CARDEKHO
Published Jul 18, 2019, 3:15 pm IST
Updated Jul 18, 2019, 3:15 pm IST
Can the Maruti Suzuki WagonR cover more ground than the Hyundai Santro or Tata Tiago in 1 litre of fuel? We find out.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR and Hyundai Santro’s tested highway efficiency gets close to their claimed figure, however, the claimed figure for the Tata Tiago is a little off from the highway figure.
 Maruti Suzuki WagonR and Hyundai Santro’s tested highway efficiency gets close to their claimed figure, however, the claimed figure for the Tata Tiago is a little off from the highway figure.

The compact hatchback space has the likes of Maruti WagonR, Hyundai Santro and Tata Tiago competing in it. While India maybe moving on from the question ‘Kitna Deti Hai’, it is a factor still relevant in the compact hatchback space, where economics is at the crux of every decision taken. Thus, we compare the real world fuel efficiency of the three, to find out which travels the most amount of distance in one litre of fuel.

First, take a look at the powertrain specs of the cars we have tested.

 

 

Maruti Suzuki WagonR

Hyundai Santro

Tata Tiago

Engine Tested

1.2-litre

1.0-litre

1.2-litre

Max Power

83PS

69PS

85PS

Peak Torque

113Nm

99Nm

114Nm

Transmission Tested

5-speed MT

5-speed MT

5-speed MT

Claimed Mileage

21.5kmpl

20.3kmpl

23.84kmpl

Tested FE (City)

15.20kmpl

14.25kmpl

15.12kmpl

Tested FE (Highway)

20.73kmpl

19.44kmpl

19.05kmpl

The WagonR and Santro’s tested highway efficiency gets close to their claimed figure, however, the claimed figure for the Tiago is a little off from the highway figure we derived from our testing. This is bound to happen as claimed fuel efficiency figures are achieved in controlled environments.

 

50% in city and 50% on highway

25% in city and 75% on highway

75% in city and 25% on highway

Maruti Suzuki WagonR

17.54kmpl

19kmpl

16.29kmpl

Hyundai Santro

16.45kmpl

17.82kmpl

15.25kmpl

Tata Tiago

16.86kmpl

17.89kmpl

15.94kmpl

Take a look at the table above in one shot it will become clear that no matter if you are driving in the city, highway or a mix of both, the WagonR returns the best fuel efficiency.

The Tiago comes in second in all aspects and it is the Santro that is last in all scenarios. This just goes on to prove a smaller engine is not always frugal.

If you own the WagonR, Santro or the Tiago and your findings are same or different than the result we got, we would love to hear about them. Reach out to us in the comments below.

 

Disclaimer: This article has not been edited by Deccan Chronicle and is taken from a syndicated feed. Photos: CarDekho.

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