Buying a used full-size SUV requires a lot of research and thought, for it is an ambitious acquisition that comes at a costly price. If you have been pondering over the purchase of one, then you have come to the right place. We will present you with a tantalizing range of options, customized for Bangalore, from which you can pick the SUV that best fits your demands. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will be left more perplexed than persuaded by leading car websites. Moreover, they will have listings of cars that have not been neatly sorted, and hence are not in a position to give you the best deal. How do you take your pick then?
Used car websites are usually of little use, even with their multiple filters. The onus of sorting the information remains on you, and who wants to be drowning in data? 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 8, 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.
Toyota has four cars in this segment, but not the best one, which means:
• Hitting the right balance remains an issue for Toyota, notwithstanding its impressive collection.
• The Honda SUV is the match winner, but it is a shame that no other Honda model makes it to the list.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Honda CR V 2.4 AT
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 51,000 / List Price: Rs. 1,415,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 2,520,000
Why buy: Equipped with comprehensive insurance and automatic transmission, this petrol-powered SUV is a dream car, available at a modest price (considering the exorbitant range for SUVs) and is currently placed with its first owner. Although this is five years old and has seen considerable road time, it should be capable of churning out a few more years of quality service.
Recommendation #2: Toyota Fortuner 3.0 Limited Edition
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 23,652 / List Price: Rs. 1,775,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 2,690,000
Why buy: Sporting a shimmering shade of gold, this car will immediately grab your attention with its scintillating appearance. Running on diesel and currently with its second owner, it has not taxed the odometer much, and remains relatively fresh for daily use as well as long distance adventures.
Recommendation #3: Toyota Fortuner 3.0 4X4 MT
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 23,652 / List Price: Rs. 2,000,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 2,406,000
Why buy: There is something uniquely appealing about big, bold, black SUVs, and this diesel fueled first owner car is no different. It will definitely stretch your budget, but given its impeccable condition and relatively tender age of three years, all signs point to this being a worthwhile investment.
Recommendation #4: Toyota Fortuner 3.0 4×2 MT
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 72,000 / List Price: Rs. 1,715,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 2,400,000
Why buy: Another SUV that is placed with its first owner and runs on diesel, there are obvious mileage concerns with this vehicle. However, given Toyota’s reputation, a pronounced tally on the odometer should not impact performance in the foreseeable future, meaning that this silver vehicle remains in contention.
Recommendation #5: Toyota Fortuner 3.0 4X4 MT
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 24,152 / List Price: Rs. 2,085,258 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 2,406,000
Why buy: Another spick and span vehicle in this category, this white SUV is also a first owner car that relies on diesel. What puts it at the bottom of the pack despite its decent mileage is its relatively high price and age, especially compared to the newer vehicles featured here that are in better condition.
Honda sets the pace early on for this category with an exemplary car that seems set to win every contest based on every parameter. However, should it still fail to convince you, Toyota has the requisite alternatives to ensure that potential buyers do not exit this list without arriving at a decision.