Tata Altroz Turbo Petrol Or Diesel? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

Tata Altroz Turbo Petrol Or Diesel? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Tata Altroz turbo petrol or diesel then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the Altroz and look at the price difference. Based on the current turbo petrol and diesel prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the Altroz will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.

Tata Altroz

Update (Nov 2021): This article includes the latest fuel prices after the Diwali price drop in petrol and diesel prices. To find out how much petrol and diesel prices were dropped in major cities, go to:

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Tata Altroz Turbo Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison

Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Tata Altroz turbo petrol and diesel to see what extra cost you’re paying for the Altroz diesel over the Altroz turbo petrol.

TATA ALTROZ TURBO PETROL VS DIESEL PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM PRICE DELHI (NOVEMBER 2021)

Variants

Turbo Petrol

Difference

Diesel

XT Manual

Rs. 8,02,400

Rs. 51,000

Rs. 8,53,400

XZ Manual

Rs. 8,72,400

Rs. 35,000

Rs. 9,07,400

XZ(O) Manual

Rs. 8,72,400

Rs. 47,000

Rs. 9,19,400

XZ Plus Manual

Rs. 9,09,400

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 9,59,400

For the Tata Altroz diesel manual, you’re paying between Rs. 35,000 and Rs. 51,000 more than the turbo petrol.

Tata Altroz Turbo Petrol vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - November 2021

Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.

TATA ALTROZ COST PER KM (NOVEMBER 2021)


Turbo Petrol

Difference

Diesel

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 103.97

Rs. 17.3

Rs. 86.67

Manual Mileage

18.13kmpl

6.98kmpl

25.11kmpl

Manual Cost Per KM

Rs. 5.73/km

Rs. 2.28/km

Rs. 3.45/km

At the current fuel prices, the Tata Altroz turbo petrol manual will cost you Rs. 2.28 more than the Tata Altroz diesel manual for every kilometer you drive.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Tata Altroz Diesel

TATA ALTROZ TURBO PETROL VS DIESEL

KM TO RECOVER (NOVEMBER 2021)

Variants

KM to Recover

XT Manual

22,338km

XZ Manual

15,330km

XZ(O) Manual

20,586km

XZ Plus Manual

21,900km

Depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 15,330 to 22,338km with the Tata Altroz diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Altroz turbo petrol.

Should You Buy Tata Altroz Turbo Petrol Or Diesel?

With a fairly loaded XZ variant, the Altroz diesel is only Rs. 35,000 more expensive than the turbo petrol. The Altroz diesel will recover the extra cost in just 15,000km. Even for the other variants, the breakeven mileage is reasonable. So, if you drive a lot and you’re choosing between the Altroz turbo and Altroz diesel, then you can go with the diesel engine option. Both the engines in this case are turbocharged. So, the Altroz turbo petrol also has very good drivability and the Altroz diesel doesn’t have the big ‘drivability’ edge over the turbo petrol.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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