Have you been looking around for used compact SUVs that are under 7 lakhs? Do you feel that the compact SUV is the answer to your car dilemmas but have not found your ideal match yet? Are your demands specific to Delhi-NCR? If yes, then this is the one stop destination for all your requirements. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will struggle to find meaningful insights on leading car websites. Moreover, they will have listings of cars that have not been precisely sorted, and hence are not in a position to give you the best deal. How do you decide which car suits you best then? Used car websites are usually of little use, even with their multiple filters. It is still your task to sift through the information and make sense of it, and who wants to deal with such hassles? Fortunately, we have simplified and streamlined the entire process for you through the Cartoq TRUE PRICE.
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The shortlist for this article was based on the analysis we ran on July 24, 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.
Maruti has a brief interlude in what is otherwise a Ford show, which means:
- Ford nails the brief for this segment, which is style plus substance and power.
- The Ford EcoSport is clearly the car to beat in this range, though Maruti’s Suzuki Vitara does run it close.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium TDCi Opt
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 49,696 / List Price: Rs. 500,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 971,000
Why buy: A solid car to kick off this list, this second owner car runs on diesel and packs a punch, both in terms of economy and efficiency. Available in a steely grey colour, this is the perfect car for long distance journeys and also suitable for regular travelling in the city.
Recommendation #2: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ZDi Plus
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 25,648 / List Price: Rs. 700,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 953,999
Why buy: This diesel first owner car has a lot going for it. Imposing and regal in white, it is only three years old and has a paltry mileage. To add to its desirability, it has impeccable road coverage and ample power. The only twist- its inflated price- which is likely to exhaust your entire budget.
Recommendation #3: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium Ti VCT
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 33,781 / List Price: Rs. 460,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 827,000
Why buy: Residing with its second owner, this petrol SUV is another strong car, equipped with long- and short-term efficiency. A decent mileage and a modest price further enhance its appeal, making it a feasible candidate in the middle of this car pack.
Recommendation #4: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium TDCi
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 46,255 / List Price: Rs. 500,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 917,000
Why buy: Another car that has killer looks and comes in a dazzling white, this first owner diesel SUV is also backed up by insurance. Given Ford’s durability, mileage and age should not be concerns, and with a favorable price, this could be a dark horse in this collection.
Recommendation #5: Ford EcoSport Trend + 1.5L TDCi
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 59,000 / List Price: Rs. 490,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 918,000
Why buy: Another white first owner SUV, this is a compact option to round off this list. Not as well equipped as its predecessors, it still remains a healthy fallback option, though buyers will have one eye on the burgeoning mileage.
The top four cars should be in contention till the final stages for most buyers, while number five could be a wildcard for some. It is a testament to Ford’s ability to combine price with utility that it fares so well on this list, taking home the lion’s share of viewer attention.