A multi-purpose vehicle, as the name suggests, can cater to a wide variety of needs. Besides packaging power, precision and performance, MPVs make for a great investment in the long run. So, have you been considering the prospect of seeing a used MPV in your garage that takes care of all your car necessities? Are you apprehensive of overshooting 10 lakh? Are your MPV demands pertaining to Mumbai? If yes, then your varied interests will be taken care of by us.
You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will be left confused rather than convinced 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 arrive at choosing the perfect car 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 analyze piles of data? Fortunately, we allow you to sit back, relax and consider your choice through our solution- 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 2, 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.
Honda has a field day in this segment with a late thrust from Toyota, which means:
• Honda has the cars which cater to a number of parameters, as necessitated for MPVs.
• The Honda BR-V is the champion in this category, striking the right balance between price and utility.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Honda BR-V S Petrol
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 21,000 / List Price: Rs. 649,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,073,000
Why buy: This car currently belongs to its second owner but has hardly troubled the odometer in its young life so far. Sporting a majestic grey, this SUV looks like the real deal with a bold appearance. A competitive price, reliable track record, comfortable and spacious interiors and powerful on road service mean that this is the total package, and deservedly stands at the summit of this list.
Recommendation #2: Honda BR-V V CVT Petrol
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 12,000 / List Price: Rs. 881,020 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,290,000
Why buy: Equipped with automatic transmission, this first owner SUV comes in a soothing white colour and is virtually semi-new given its next to negligible mileage. A steeper price than the first car on this list may be a point of contention, but as a long-term investment, purchasing this car makes a lot of sense.
Recommendation #3: Honda BR-V V CVT Petrol
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 7,200 / List Price: Rs. 942,600 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,290,000
Why buy: One of the most sophisticated and stunning cars featured here, this could be a bargain deal even at its high-end price, considering that this first owner SUV has barely been driven. Automatic transmission, a pulsating white appearance, and incredible efficiency means this car stacks up very favorably to its namesake in second spot.
Recommendation #4: Honda BR-V V CVT Petrol
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 4,674 / List Price: Rs. 948,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,290,000
Why buy: The Honda cars in this segment get progressively more appealing as far as freshness and future assurance is concerned. Another first owner vehicle that has hardly had any road time, this is also available with automatic transmission and an eye-catching white colour. Depending on how far you are willing to go with the price, this car has the potential to upstage its predecessors on this compilation and whizz past them into your garage.
Recommendation #5: Toyota Innova 2.5 GX 7 STR BS IV
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 56,000 / List Price: Rs. 955,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,245,000
Why buy: Make no mistake about this car, which is an excellent vehicle by itself, currently with its first owner, running on diesel and donning a smart shade of silver. But compared to the Honda cars on this list, it is unlikely to grab your attention, given its heavy mileage and still heavier price. In case Honda is not your cup of tea, you, however, can fall back upon this option as a feasible alternative.
There are some wonderful cars in this category that you will enjoy driving on the roads of Mumbai. Honda is definitely the way to go in order to get the best deal with respect to economy as well as efficiency. If you are Toyota loyalist, the Innova is also an impressive option, but all factors considered, Honda is the best, by some distance, for MPVs in Mumbai.
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