Have you been harboring hopes of purchasing a used compact SUV? Do you want to solely look at deals that are below 6 lakhs? Are your SUV needs pertaining to Mumbai? If yes, then we shall steer you towards finding the perfect car for your requirements. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will be overwhelmed with data on leading car websites. Moreover, they will have listings of cars that have not been neatly sorted, and hence are not in a position to tender meaningful car advice. How do you make the right decision then? Used car websites are usually of little use, even with their multiple filters. The task of going through and analyzing the information is still yours. Fortunately, we have got just the right solution for you through the Cartoq TRUE PRICE.
By deploying the Cartoq TRUE PRICE, we help you identify the best deals. The Cartoq Data Science team has built a Machine Learning model that estimates the TRUE PRICE of a used car, after accounting for all sorts of variables – brand, model, age, mileage, and car type. With all factors accounted for, the model predicts the TRUE PRICE, which then becomes the basis of comparison across cars. The best deals are those where listed price is lower than the TRUE PRICE. So, we scan through the car listings across major used car sites, compute their TRUE PRICE, and present the best deals for you.
The shortlist for this article was based on the analysis we ran on July 6, 2019; so, by the time you read this article, there is a good chance that the specific car may no longer be available.
However, this list still provides plenty of useful pointers even if certain specific cars have already been sold out.
Ford puts all other manufacturers to the sword in this compilation, which means:
• Ford strikes the right package of price and power- the two most important factors in the SUV market.
• The Ford EcoSport is the match winner in this segment, and all its variants provide ample food for thought for potential buyers.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Ford EcoSport TITANIUM 1.0 ECOBOOST
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 21,896 / List Price: Rs. 500,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 914,000
Why buy: Currently with its first owner, this red compact SUV runs on petrol and is an ace choice in this category. Not only is it fresh with a paltry distance covered on the odometer, but it also comes at a balanced price, which could be a bargain considering the powerful impact this car is bound to have.
Recommendation #2: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ti VCT MT Titanium
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 47,000 / List Price: Rs. 585,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 956,000
Why buy: This first owner compact SUV may have seen a fair bit of road-time, but it is still in impeccable condition, and available in a gorgeous diamond white colour. Spacious, comfortable and efficient, this petrol-powered car may come at a hefty price, but is worth the investment given its durability.
Recommendation #3: Ford EcoSport Trend 1.5L Ti-VCT
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 11,000 / List Price: Rs. 588,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 857,274
Why buy: Residing with its first owner, this sparkling blue SUV is a feasible option, especially when you consider that it has barely exercised the odometer. Also running on petrol, this may be five years old, but should have enough strength and consistency to offer a number of smooth years on the road.
Recommendation #4: Ford EcoSport Trend 1.5L Ti-VCT
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 17,000 / List Price: Rs. 585,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 857,274
Why buy: Another petrol SUV that is currently with its first owner, this car continues the trend of reasonably aged vehicles that have hardly been driven in this category. It has a competitive price vis-a-vis the other options, but it is its smart looks that may just be a deal clincher for buyers not shy of stretching their budget limits.
Recommendation #5: Ford EcoSport 1.5 DV5 MT Trend
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 45,000 / List Price: Rs. 578,200 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 861,000
Why buy: On the surface this seems like an outlier on this list, with a high-end price and considerable mileage. But this first owner vehicle running on diesel and sporting a stylish white colour is not completely out of contention. A fantastic on road track record and efficient fuel service, combined with an imposing appearance, make it a worthwhile consideration, if nothing else.
There may not be a lot of variety in terms of features on this list, but each of these five options represents a sensible choice, with assured quality and showstopping looks. The Mumbai SUV market is bound to be competitive, and with this collection of cars, you will have to decide how you balance price and efficiency with comfort and appearance.