Whether to buy diesel or petrol SUV

Hi ,
I’m Little confused between whether to buy a diesel or petrol SUV.
Im in Pune and need to drive almost 40-45 KMS per day .

At the moment I’m using Hyundai i10 Petrol to commute.
But it’s taking toll on petrol bill and in turn my finances as it’s mileage is approx 12kms .

Want to buy SUV(5seater) as it will be good option to move around outstation places as well during vacations.

Vehicles under consideration are creta ,capture and compass .
But Compass is very expensive in diesel in comparison to Creta and Capture.

Further , considering narrowing margins between petrol and Diesel prices day by day and future directions from courts about diesel vehicles after 2020 it’s making me more and more confused on making a choice.

My budget is Max.18.5 L on road price.

Can you please advise.


I am in the same boat . The price difference in bangalore for creta AT petrol and diesal is about 1.85 Lacs. My usage is about 12000 km per annum. At current petrol and diesel prices to recover the 1.85lacs it takes about 6-7 years(longer if include the interest for 1.85lacs for 6 years).