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Hyundai Santro Mileage: Claimed vs Real

Published On Feb 08, 2019 12:25 PM By Sonny for Hyundai Santro

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Hyundai claims a fuel efficiency figure of 20.3kmpl for the Santro. But does it deliver as much in the real world?

The new Hyundai Santro marks the return of the Korean carmaker to the high-selling compact hatchback segment. Priced between Rs 3.9 lakh and Rs 5.65 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Santro seems to have been well received as it now commands a  three-month waiting period. It’s available with a petrol engine as well as a CNG option. You can even choose between a manual or AMT gearbox depending upon the variant. We recently tested the Santro in its petrol guise in both transmission avatars and noted the mileage it delivered per litre of fuel. Here are the numbers:

Displacement

1.1-litre

Max power

69PS

Peak torque

99Nm

Transmission

5MT/AMT

Claimed fuel efficiency

20.3 kmpl

 

MT

AMT

Tested fuel efficiency (city)

14.25 kmpl

13.78 kmpl

Tested fuel efficiency (highway)

19.44 kmpl

19.42 kmpl

New Hyundai Santro 2018: First Drive Review

Mileage

50% in city and 50% on highway

25% in city and 75% on highway

75% in city and 25% on highway

MT

16.44 kmpl

17.81 kmpl

15.26 kmpl

AMT

16.12 kmpl

17.61 kmpl

14.85 kmpl

You can read our Santro review here before you plan to buy one. The real-world fuel efficiency results reveal that the latest Santro falls drastically short of claims, which is expected since claimed figures are recorded under controlled conditions.

New Hyundai Santro 2018: First Drive Review

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If you drive predominantly in city conditions, then expect the Hyundai Santro to return around 15kmpl with the manual and around 0.5kmpl lower with the AMT over a longer duration. The figure can drop lower if your daily commute involves negotiating dense traffic. On the other hand, if your daily routine involves a route that is relatively empty, you can expect the overall fuel efficiency figure to go up by around 2.5kmpl in the manual variant and by around 3kmpl in the AMT option.

Your findings may vary from ours as fuel efficiency differs with respect to driving conditions, car condition and driving style  too. If you’re an owner of the new Hyundai Santro, do share your findings in the comments section below.

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valmik bhausaheb nehe
Feb 28, 2019 4:14:23 PM

Only getting 15 to 16 kmpl in mix driving and also geting 17.5 kmpl on highway with speed limit below 80 km per hour .my first service completed also 1700 run by kilometer .mostly on highway good roads

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    vishaljith vaman
    Feb 9, 2019 3:09:43 PM

    Santro Sports AMT 2019 model recently bought, city ride I am getting only 11.5 and In Highway it is around 16...Very upset with the mileage...performance is good

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    cardekho
    Feb 11, 2019 5:00:34 AM

    At intial level the you will not get good mileage figures as a new car takes time to accustom - the Engine, Piston, Fuel Lines all takes time to lubricate and initial mileage will be low. It generally takes upto 800 to 1000 kms for your car started to offer a better mileage. While at around 4000 - 5000 kms distance when covered, mileage will be at its best and will stabilize which even gets better on oil change at 7500 - 10,000 kms. In order to improve the mileage, we would suggest you to drive slower.Driving fast can reduce your fuel efficiency by up to 33% if you are travelling above 60 mph. It is best to change gears appropriately and match the gear and the RPM carefully.

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      tushar deshmukh
      Feb 18, 2019 5:04:00 PM

      CarDekho We wish your statement becomes true... But as of now before first service, i am getting CNG milel rahe of only 16 to 17 km per kg I'n city which is worst among all CNG cars

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        vishnu m s
        Jun 23, 2019 3:34:00 PM

        Hai, I am also getting the same mileage of yours (11.5 city and 17 highway). Mine is Santro Sportz AMT, now completing 8000 kms. This low mileage may be because the car runs most of the time in city .

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          mohammed pachorawala
          Feb 9, 2019 9:35:17 AM

          So my santro sports CNG does around 130km in 7.5kg of CNG (90% city driving).....Making it around 17.5 kmpkg....Mind u, this is before first service

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          cardekho
          Feb 11, 2019 5:00:41 AM

          (y)

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            tushar deshmukh
            Feb 18, 2019 5:01:11 PM

            I am getting same mileage with CNG before first service. but I would say this is the worst amongst all CNG cars.. it's not worth buying CNG SANTRO

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