7 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Perfect for Homecoming Trips

In March, Muslims around the world will observe the fast during Ramadan. In Indonesia, Ramadan is a special moment as it marks the time for families to return home and celebrate Eid Al-Fitr.

Although there are many transportation options for the homecoming trip, using a car can be the right choice. Cars are often considered more economical and convenient than other transportation modes.

Furthermore, budgeting money is crucial during the homecoming trip, as expenses go beyond transportation (gasoline and tolls) and include giving “THR” (holiday bonuses) to relatives and other miscellaneous costs.

Of course, not all cars are considered fuel-efficient. Therefore, it’s essential to choose the right car before embarking on a homecoming trip. To help you decide, here are some cars known for being fuel-efficient.

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Top Picks for Fuel-Efficient Cars

Suzuki Ignis

The Suzuki Ignis is a city car known for its fuel efficiency, achieving up to 23 km/liter. This owes to the 1.2-liter engine and two transmission options: a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic. The car has been on the market since 2020.

Honda Brio

The Honda Brio is another city car with a 1.2-liter engine that produces 88 hp and 110 Nm of torque. Similar to VVT-i technology, the Honda Brio’s i-VTEC technology enhances fuel efficiency, resulting in more economical fuel consumption.

Under various routes, this hatchback achieves a fuel economy rate of 17 km/liter. On highways, it can reach up to 22 km/liter.

Daihatsu Ayla or Toyota Agya

As an LCGC (Low-Cost Green Car), the Daihatsu Ayla boasts a fuel-efficient 1.2-liter engine with a manual or automatic transmission. Its fuel economy rate ranges from 20 km/liter to 26 km/liter, depending on the traffic conditions.

The Toyota Agya, the Daihatsu Ayla’s counterpart, also utilizes the same 1.2-liter engine’s performance, resulting in comparable fuel consumption.

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Daihatsu Sigra or Toyota Calya

Also classified as an LCGC (Low-Cost Green Car), the Daihatsu Sigra boasts a 1.2-liter engine that excels in fuel efficiency. Notably, this car recorded a fuel economy rate of 17 km/liter to 21 km/liter on long trips.

One distinct advantage the Sigra has over the Ayla is the 7-seater capacity. The Toyota Calya, the Daihatsu Sigra’s counterpart, is another 7-seater mini MPV. Its fuel consumption is roughly similar to the Sigra’s.

Daihatsu Xenia or Toyota Avanza

Unlike the LCGCs mentioned earlier, the Daihatsu Xenia is classified as a low MPV. Despite not being an LCGC, the Xenia is still fuel-efficient, achieving a range of 14 km/liter to 18 km/liter for city and intercity roads.

Similarly, the Toyota Avanza shares the low MPV classification and 7-seater capacity with Xenia. Therefore, you can be confident that the Avanza is just as fuel-efficient as the Xenia.

Suzuki Ertiga

The Suzuki Ertiga is a popular low MPV competitor to the Toyota Avanza. Powered by a 1.5-liter engine that produces 103 hp, the Ertiga is known for its exceptional fuel economy in the 7-seater vehicles. It ranges from 14.5 km/liter to 18.6 km/liter, depending on the driving route.

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Toyota Innova Zenix

The Toyota Innova Zenix is a type within the Toyota Innova lineup offering a hybrid engine option. The hybrid technology is the key to the Zenix’s fuel efficiency.

Its fuel economy rate ranges from 14 km/liter in city driving to 21 km/liter on intercity roads. These figures are remarkable for a large vehicle like the Zenix.

So those are some cars popular for their proven fuel efficiency. For an even budget-friendly option during your homecoming trip this year, consider renting a car to avoid the hassle of pre-trip car maintenance.

Don’t just pick any car rental provider, though. Make sure to choose a trusted and reputable car rental provider like TRAC. As a pioneer in vehicle rental, TRAC has always been a reliable transportation solution for corporate and personal needs.

TRAC provides daily car rental with self-driving and driver services. It offers a wide range of well-maintained cars that are ready to use. You can choose fuel-efficient cars like Agya, Ayla, Avanza, and Innova for your daily commute. Check out more car selection here.

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For a convenient booking experience, go to the TRAC website’s reservation page. You can also download the TRACtoGo app, available on the Play Store and App Store.

For more information about services at TRAC, from tourist bus rentals, monthly car rentals, and airport transfers to corporate motorcycle rentals, visit its official website at