The concept of going on a long drive has been long familiar in India with Bollywood using this element every now and then in one of its movies. However, the whole idea of a long drive can be soiled by an empty tank and trust us, it happens more often than you think. Mileage is a big thing for Indian buyers but having a car that has a good range is equally important. Who knows this attribute of your car might save you during an apocalypse too. Here then are 10 SUVs that can go for over 1000 kilometers in a single tank of fuel. The cars listed here have been chosen according to their fuel tank capacity and ARAI certified fuel economy rating.
Estimated range: 1,196 km
The Ford EcoSport is quite a looker and the 2017 update made it even beefier than before. It comes with both petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel definitely has the better fuel efficiency and it is a 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out 99 Bhp of power along with 205 Nm of torque. Talking about mileage, the 1.5-liter diesel motor is quite efficient and has a fuel efficiency of 23 km/l. Coupled with a fuel tank capacity of 52-litres, the Ford EcoSport has a range of 1,196 km, which is quite a lot for a compact SUV.
Estimated range: 1,282 km
The top-selling SUV for Hyundai comes with three engine options. These include a 1.4-litre diesel unit, a 1.6-litre diesel unit and a 1.6-litre petrol unit. Among these three engine options, the 1.4-litre diesel engine is obviously the most efficient engine. Talking of which, the 1.4-liter oil burner produces 88.7 Bhp of power along with 220 Nm of torque and has a claimed fuel efficiency of 21.38 km/l. The Creta gets a huge tank of 60 liters and coupled with the 1.4-liter diesel engine’s mileage, the range of this compact SUV is about 1,282 km on a single fuel tank.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
Estimated range: 1,204 km
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is a crossover between SUV and hatchback. It rivals the likes of Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks in the segment but being a crossover, has an appeal of its own. It comes with a 1.3-liter diesel engine with SHVS mild hybrid system only as the older 1.6-litre diesel engine option has been dropped. The engine churns out 88.5 Bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque. The hybrid system has increased the fuel efficiency to 25.1 km/l, which is quite high. The car comes with a fuel tank capacity of 48 liters and multiplied with its mileage, we see that the S-Cross can go on for around 1,200 km on a single tank of fuel.
Estimated range: 1,166 km
The Maruti Brezza is one of the most fuel-efficient compact SUVs in India. It’s sold with a single diesel engine option that pumps out 89 Bhp-200 Nm and delivers a whopping 24.3 Kmpl of mileage. With a tank capacity of 48 liters, the Brezza can do 1,166 Km in a single tank full of fuel. This makes it a serious mileage marathoner among the SUVs in India.