The sub-4 meter tax benefit spawned this class and with SUVs being all rage, the compact ones have a had a field day. They offer butch looks, good ground clearance with good fuel efficiency and space. They currently range between Rs 6,50,000 – Rs 12,50,000 on the new car market. The used version is an ideal buy for those who want to make a statement but don’t want to spend extra on a sedan or just don’t need the extra space. The first entrant in the category–Ford EcoSport–is a driver’s delight and comes with great deals. But its a bit short on space and ifs that what you want, then top selling Maruti Vitara Brezza is the one to go for.
Used Compact SUV average around Rs 7,30,000 in Delhi-NCR with lower end tending to be around Rs 6,16,250 and upper end tending to be around Rs 8,00,000. The higher end of the range will get you BREZZA which is 3 years old while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with ECOSPORT which is 3 years old. So, what should you go for? Which are the best deals available on the market?
Recommendation #1: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ZDi Plus
Year: 2016 / Kms Driven: 38,865 / List Price: Rs 650,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 953,999
This entry, which comes at a discount of 32% to its original price is 3 years old and has done 38,865 Kms. Currently with its third owner, this bright yellow BREZZA comes with a diesel powerplant. Brezz is a reliable, fuel efficient and nice-to-drive SUV backed by Marutis excellent service network. And this is a super deal: The top end model of the best-selling compact SUV, that will be good enough for another 7-8 years for just Rs. 6.5 lakh. Grab it while its available, we say.
Recommendation #2: Ford Ecosport 1.5 Titanium TDCi
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 38,506 / List Price: Rs 500,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 917,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 45% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 38,506 Kms. This diesel-powered, ECOSPORT is currently with its first owner. If space isn’t the most important thing for you, EcoSport is arguably the best-to-drive compact SUV. Ford’s recent intiative to ensure low service costs for its cars make this–and other Fords–an attractive option on the used car market. And just for reference, a new Wagon R VXi costs nearly Rs. 4.7 lakh on road…so a well built compact SUV for Rs. 5 lakh, may be less if you could negotiate a bit, is a hot buy.
Recommendation #3: Ford Ecosport 1.5 TDCi Titanium Plus
Year: 2015 / Kms Driven: 39,000 / List Price: Rs 665,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,044,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 36% to its original price is 4 years old and has done 39,000 Kms. Currently with its first owner, this silver coloured ECOSPORT comes with a diesel powerplant. This is a top-end version which means it comes loaded with features. Plus its a diesel which, combined with Ford’s low service cost, would make it pretty cheap to own and run.
The median price at which Compact SUV have sold in Delhi-NCR is typically in the range listed in the plot below.
Since the final selling price data is not available, we estimate the actual selling prices to be 5-10% lower than this. Another tip: the most popular that gets bought and sold in Delhi-NCR in the Compact SUV category is Ford Ecosport.