Best Diesel Automatic Cars in India

The fact that car owners are gradually moving from petrol/diesel vehicles over to electric vehicles should not come as a surprise to anyone – given the fact that fuel prices are steadily increasing in India. However, converting all vehicles into EVs is an almost impossible job which is why most people are choosing the better of the two evils – diesel. Diesel not only reduces CO2 emissions but also increases the mileage put out by a vehicle. In India, there are quite a few diesel-powered automatic cars, and here are some of the best on offer.

Best Diesel Automatic Cars in India Price (EX-Show)
Mahindra XUV 700₹ 13.18 – 24.58 Lakh
Hyundai Verna₹ 9.40 – 15.44 Lakh
Hyundai Creta₹ 10.44 – 18.18 Lakh
Jeep Compass₹ 18.38 – 31.32 Lakh
Kia Seltos₹ 5.89 – 20.25 Lakh
Toyota Innova Crysta₹ 17.86 – 26.53 Lakh
Tata Safari₹ 15.35 – 23.56 Lakh
Honda Amaze₹ 6.58 – 11.41 Lakh
Hyundai Aura₹ 6.09 – 9.51 Lakh

1. Mahindra XUV 700 – ₹ 13.18 – 24.58 Lakh

Mahindra XUV 700
Mahindra XUV 700

The new Mahindra XUV700, in our opinion, is the best automatic diesel car you can buy with your hard-earned money. The Desi SUV is loaded with a plethora of amenities, including the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This system has various semi-autonomous driving functions, including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assistance. There are both 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options available for the 182 horsepower, 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine. In addition, the 6-speed automatic transmission works well for both highway and city driving.

2. Hyundai Verna – ₹ 9.40 – 15.44 Lakh

 Hyundai Verna
Hyundai Verna

The Hyundai Verna’s automatic transmission offers a fantastic balance of performance and fuel efficiency in the diesel version. The 6-speed torque converter gearbox provides quick and smooth gearshifts. The 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine in the Hyundai Verna produces 250 Nm of torque and 113.45 horsepower. Aside from this, the Hyundai Verna provides a wealth of features and a smooth ride.

3. Hyundai Creta – ₹ 10.44 – 18.18 Lakh

Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta’s diesel version has one of the best automatic transmissions in its class. The Hyundai Creta’s 6-speed torque converter gearbox was specifically designed to fit the 5-seat mid-size SUV’s personality. A 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine with 113.45 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque is coupled to the gearbox. Aside from that, its engine achieves a nearly perfect balance between power and fuel economy. The Hyundai Creta is a favourite among Indian buyers due to its extensive feature list and excellent ride quality.

4. Jeep Compass – ₹ 18.38 – 31.32 Lakh

Jeep Compass
Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine with 168 bhp and 350 Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to an outstanding 9-speed automatic gearbox. Despite having a similar engine as the Tata Harrier or MG Hector, this gearbox transforms the way the 2.0-litre unit behaves. Apart from that, the Jeep Compass also comes equipped with an all-wheel-drive system.

5. Kia Seltos – ₹ 5.89 – 20.25 Lakh

Kia Seltos
Kia Seltos

The Kia Seltos is essentially a Hyundai Creta underneath. If you don’t find the looks of Hyundai Creta attractive, we are pretty sure you will like the Kia Seltos. Kia Seltos is powered by three engine options. The 1.5-litre diesel unit produces 113.45 bhp and 250Nm of torque. The automatic gearbox mated to the diesel engine is a 6-speed torque converter unit that compliments the purpose of the 5-seater mid-size SUV with great fuel efficiency and punchy performance.

6. Toyota Innova Crysta – ₹ 17.86 – 26.53 Lakh

Toyota Innova Crysta
Toyota Innova Crysta

The Toyota Innova Crysta Automatic variant now comes with a 2.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine with 147.51 bhp and 360Nm of torque. The 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission of the Toyota Innova Crysta complements the vehicle’s design. The Innova Crysta automatic now boasts even better fuel efficiency numbers and produces less emissions thanks to its smaller engine. In addition, it provides one of the best rear seat experiences in the industry and is a favourite of both politicians and businesspeople.

7. Tata Safari – ₹ 15.35 – 23.56 Lakh

Tata Safari
Tata Safari

Though the Tata Safari is based on the five-seater Tata Harrier, the seven-seater SUV narrowly edges ahead of the Tata Harrier to make its way into this list. The Tata Safari’s 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine generates 350 Nm of torque and 167.67 horsepower. Both a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic gearbox are options for this engine. The torque converter 6-speed automatic gearbox provides flawless gearshifts in any circumstance.

8. Honda Amaze – ₹ 6.58 – 11.41 Lakh

Honda Amaze
Honda Amaze

The Honda Amaze boasts the most proportionate silhouette of any sedan under 4 metres, and unlike any other car on our list, the diesel version of the Honda Amaze sports a CVT transmission. Even the 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine was modified by Honda to work with the CVT transmission. The 1.5-liter engine now generates 160 Nm of torque and 79.12 horsepower. Due to this, the Honda sub-4m sedan can achieve good fuel economy numbers in both urban and motorway settings.

9. Hyundai Aura – ₹ 6.09 – 9.51 Lakh

Hyundai Aura
Hyundai Aura

The Hyundai Aura is the most fuel-efficient sedan in India with a fuel efficiency figure of 25.50 kpl. However, this fuel efficiency figure is rated for the Hyundai Aura equipped with the 73.75 bhp 1.2-litre diesel engine and 5-speed AMT gearbox. This makes the Hyundai Aura a decent choice for a small family who loves to go on long journeys.

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