A compact SUV is one of the most tantalizing categories of vehicles on the market. Have you been considering purchasing one recently? Are you looking at used compact SUVs under 7 lakhs? Are your demands specific to Pune? If your answer is 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 not be able to generate precise solutions 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 give you the best deal. How do you decide which car suits you best? Used car websites are usually of little use, even with their multiple filters. The onus of making sense of the information remains on you, and who wants to perform such a thankless task? Fortunately, we save you from all such hassles through the Cartoq TRUE PRICE.
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The shortlist for this article was based on the analysis we ran on July 15, 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.
All the cars on the list belong to the same manufacturer, which means:
• Ford’s familiar dominance in the middle sections of the SUV market continues.
• The EcoSport Trend is the car to watch out for, upsetting the much fancied EcoSport Titanium to take top spot.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Ford EcoSport Trend+ 1.0 EcoBoost
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 3,000 / List Price: Rs. 680,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 866,000
Why buy: Armed with comprehensive insurance, this first owner SUV runs on petrol and comes in a swashbuckling grey colour that is bound to get your attention at the first glance. What makes this the pick of this bunch is that it has hardly seen any road time, is virtually new, and provides an excellent balance between price and utility. A deserving occupant of the pole position to kick off this list.
Recommendation #2: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5 TDCi
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 61,015 / List Price: Rs. 695,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,044,000
Why buy: Fueled by diesel, this SUV is currently placed with its first owner and is available in a soothing shade of white. It may not stand a chance with respect to mileage and price against the first car, but with more dynamism and potentially more appealing looks, still remains a force to contend with on this list.
Recommendation #3: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium Ti VCT
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 16,811 / List Price: Rs. 680,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 891,000
Why buy: Residing with its first owner, this white SUV is a feasible option for a family car, given its good condition and economic performance. With a paltry record on the odometer, this can also be an ideal solution for buyers caught in a dilemma between cars one and two on this list.
Recommendation #4: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5 TDCi Opt
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 57,000 / List Price: Rs. 666,400 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 971,000
Why buy: Currently placed with its first owner, this grey SUV is powered by petrol and comes with the protection of insurance. In spite of being a powerful car with an impressive on road track record, what undercuts its appeal are the relatively steep price and mileage.
Recommendation #5: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5 TDCi
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 45,425 / List Price: Rs. 690,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 917,000
Why buy: This car stands out in its own way thanks to its bright blue colour. The rest of the package, however, is not as appealing, as both mileage and price are fairly high, and this diesel first owner car is five years old. All this means this vehicle can only be a sensible option for the short run.
Durability and desirability are both dexterously combined in most Ford SUVs, and this collection is no exception. The top three options in this segment are all fantastic choices to consider, but even the cars at number four and five have something different to offer. In totality, this is a riveting compilation that should keep SUV lovers as well as the ordinary customer satisfied.