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Old 6th April 2023, 14:45   #1
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Are you driving a fuel sipper? Share your miser's fuel efficiency numbers here

Rules: Please post on this thread ONLY if your City FE is 13 kmpl & up, or highway FE is 18 kmpl & up.

The last thread on fuel guzzlers was a smash-hit with 14 pages of discussion & ~70000 views. This is the opposite lock.

Are you driving a fuel sipper? Of my 5 cars, just one is a light sipper.

Nissan Sunny - City FE is 15-16 kmpl, while highway FE is 21 - 23 kmpl. The motor is consistently economical, no matter the driving condition or how heavy your right foot is. It might be an old-school engine, but it is a true workhorse with excellent driveability, fuel economy & durability. No wonder the same engine was a hit with the Logan taxis.

Who else is driving cars with excellent FE? I expect to see a whole lot of Marutis and diesels here .

23 kpl on the highway! Drove from Mumbai to Nasik and the fuel gauge hadn't moved:
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At 395 kms:
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DTE said we still have 596 km before the tank runs dry. Regardless of the DTE readouts, in every tankful-to-tankful calculation method, the Sunny has given us 15 - 16 kmpl in the city and 21+ kmpl on the highway:
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A place the Sunny doesn't see too often:
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Old 6th April 2023, 15:11   #2
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Re: Are you driving a fuel sipper? Share your miser's fuel efficiency numbers here

I guess my 2017 Ignis AMT is a sipper.

Can't really comment on pure bumper to bumper efficiency as Kerala traffic is very different to other Metros. In my hometown it is hovering at 16-17 kmpl. Average speed is at 30kmph.

On my recent trip to Hyderabad, the efficiency stood at 22 kmpl. I was cruising all the way around 80-90 kmph and had to endure peak city traffic at Bangalore and Hyderabad for 3-4 hours.

K12 is gem of an engine with the right mix of power, efficiency and reliability.

This reading is from 2021, when I was travelling from Trivandrum to Thrissur.

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Re: Are you driving a fuel sipper? Share your miser's fuel efficiency numbers here

I drive 2 sippers - City and Compass, both diesel manuals.

City consistently delivers 16-18kmpl in local Delhi-NCR traffic. We don’t take it out on highways anymore, but it was difficult to get less than 20kmpl when we used to. My best has been 28kmpl over 200+km.

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Jeep Compass is very efficient for its weight and performance. Urban fuel efficiency hovers around 13-14kmpl, and again, highway fuel efficiency is generally around 19-20kmpl. And I drive with a fairly heavy right foot. My father often manages to get 22-23kmpl, and then chides me.
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My Amaze Diesel CVT is a certified fuel sipper. 18KMPL (moderate city traffic) - 20 (free flowing city traffic) without even trying. Best part is that even if you cane it, the numbers don't drop too much at all, because the motor is detuned (160NM instead of 200NM in the manual) and it runs in peak efficiency mode all the time.

My other car, the 530d is a fuel sipper on the highway if your right foot is kept in check. 20-25KMPL is easily possible if you can drive consistently at 90-100 (which you can't). Even at 100-120, you can just about touch 20KMPL. These numbers from a 3.0L Diesel are quite incredible in their own right.
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Re: Are you driving a fuel sipper? Share your miser's fuel efficiency numbers here

Ignis 2022 Zeta MT (Fuel Type: Petrol):

City: 16-17 kmpl with 100% AC
Highway: 21-22 kmpl with 100% AC and speeds in the range of 70-90 kmph.

Tigor 2017 XZA AMT (Fuel Type: Petrol):

City: 11-12 kmpl with 100% AC
Highway: 18-20 kmpl with 100% AC and speeds in the range of 80-110 kmph.


I guess Tigor is a fuel sipper only on the highway. The 3 cylinder though struggles within city in bumper to bumper traffic.
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Re: Are you driving a fuel sipper? Share your miser's fuel efficiency numbers here

2 sippers.
S cross 1.6. City gives around 14 to 15.
Highway, have seen it go all the way upto 25.
Octavia 2.0 tdi dsg: city 13 to 14
Highways again have seen upto 24.
Both always with AC on.
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Swift Dzire VDI - 2013
City Mileage with 100% AC : 18+KMPL
Highways with 100% AC: 24+ KMPL.
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2021 WagonR 1.0 CNG

It delivers a fuel efficiency of 22-25km per kg in city and 33+ on the highway.
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Re: Are you driving a fuel sipper? Share your miser's fuel efficiency numbers here

We have a i20-2020 1.2L petrol.

The main running for her is to go to our village and back to working place of my father which includes 2 lane roads and Ghats most of the way. It still given FE of at least 19kmpl. We never tested on highway at constant cruise but it will be much higher. (We didn't activated fast tag till now as it is never needed)

This one is when my parents sent me to bring one of my cousin from bus stop at evening (30kms away and we don't have buses at after 6pm). On village roads and very sedate driving.

How much error can MID have?
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Re: Are you driving a fuel sipper? Share your miser's fuel efficiency numbers here

We have 2 fuel sippers,
Honda Amaze Diesel ‘13 - Maximum I managed to extract 31km/l in highway with 2 onboard and weekend luggage. Achieved this by maintaining RPM below 2k and A/C Running all time.
Regular city usage - 17.5km/l and highway 23km/l. A month back 1L milestone achieved and the mileage pattern is same.
Honda Civic Petrol CVT ‘19 - Maximum extracted 17.2km/l in highway with 3 onboard. Achieved this in D mode with some assistance of cruise control set at 95kms. Note: ECON is turned off.
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My Fiat Linea 1.3 MJD delivers around 15 km/l in City & around 20 km/l on Highways.
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Re: Are you driving a fuel sipper? Share your miser's fuel efficiency numbers here

Mahindra Marazzo Bs-4 Diesel manual. Consistently get around 16 kmpl in city (Hyderabad). Around 22-23 kmpl at 90 kmph highway cruise.

Very impressive figures for a 8 seater vehicle with 2300 Kg+ GVW.
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Re: Are you driving a fuel sipper? Share your miser's fuel efficiency numbers here

Tata Punch 2022:

City (Bumper to Bumper Traffic): 9-10kmpl, measured tank full, max. range of 350kms

Highway: Hold your breath, 21kmpl, could do 650km's on a single tank full including a horrible 1 hour traffic jam, *need to maintain speeds around 85-90kmph

Tata 1.2 engines are Jekyll and Hyde when it comes to FE.

But, as expected, most entries in this thread would be Diesel or Maruti engines.

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But, as expected, most entries in this thread would be Diesel or Maruti engines.
Featherweight cars and diesel engines are inherently fuel efficient, it is obvious they will feature extensively here. Then again, it’s only a matter of time till someone posts about their new hybrid. Both City and Hyryder hybrids are the real fuel efficiency champs of today.
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Re: Are you driving a fuel sipper? Share your miser's fuel efficiency numbers here

Tata Nexon Diesel MT 2019 (BS4).
The lowest number ever seen on the MID has been 23KMPL. I don't know if the MID can show lower numbers .

Before shift to BS6 diesel - it rarely dipped below 30, for entire Pune-Goa return trips. Now a days with BS6 diesel - the car returns an FE of 26.5 KMPL for a Pune-Goa round trip including ghats, city travel, traffic jams etc. everything. And no - I don't hypermile or anything. Speed is usually around 90-110kmph on the highway.

This Tata 1.5 diesel is a gem when it comes to fuel efficiency and general usability. There used to be a 1 to 3 kmpl error here and there in the MID FE. But then - the number is so high to begin with - I have stopped doing T2T measures of fuel efficiency on the Nexon.


Previously - I used to always get 23 kmpl with the 1.3 MJD equipped Vista with T2T calculation. And this was with daily traffic jams in the Hinjewadi IT park to Pune Kothrud journey.

(And the Polo GT - well it will feature in the other thread of gas guzzlers . I am never going to scroll the MID to mileage counter in that one!)

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