Are you looking at purchasing compact SUVs but cannot get the right package? Is your budget cap at 8 lakhs? Are you car hunting specifically in Bangalore? If yes, then worry no more, for we have you covered with a curated list for your requirements. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will be bombarded with innumerable options 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 meaningful insights. How do you arrive at making the right decision then? Used car websites are usually of little use, even with their multiple filters. The onus of sorting the information remains on you, and that invariably involves a ton of hassles. Fortunately, we make everything easy and simple 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 27, 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.
Ford dominates and does not allow anyone else to get on to the board, which means:
• Power and precision are top priorities for Ford, a combination that pays off.
• The Ford EcoSport Titanium is virtually unbeatable in this category, and makes its presence felt throughout this list.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5 TDCi Opt 2014
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 68,856 / List Price: Rs. 583,100 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 971,000
Why buy: Currently with its second owner and running on diesel, this is a powerful vehicle that comes in a milky white colour. Mileage and age are on the higher side, but should not be much of an issue considering the car’s impressive durability. With a tremendous on road performance and comfortable interiors, this is a fantastic option to get the ball rolling on this list.
Recommendation #2: Ford EcoSport Titanium 1.5L TDCi 2015
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 47,037/ List Price: Rs. 686,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,044,000
Why buy: Another second owner SUV fueled by diesel, this car comes in a striking silver colour and is certainly a standout in terms of looks. Relatively fresh and with a healthy odometer reading to complement its power packed performance, this is one of the cars to watch out for in this segment.
Recommendation #3: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium TDCi
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 57,158 / List Price: Rs. 700,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,044,000
Why buy: Available in a dark grey colour, this SUV is currently placed with its second owner and runs on diesel. Unlike the first two, it is covered with comprehensive insurance and fares well on all the major parameters. The only downside is the price, which is certain to stretch your budget.
Recommendation #4: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Titanium Ti VCT
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 42,029 / List Price: Rs. 575,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 827,000
Why buy: A first owner petrol SUV, this car is also equipped with comprehensive insurance and comes in a steely silver colour. While at five years old, it will have some amount of wear and tear, a decent mileage and a competitive price should keep it in the hunt.
Recommendation #5: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Petrol Titanium Plus
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 38,000 / List Price: Rs. 775,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,012,000
Why buy: Another spic and span vehicle in this category, this first owner petrol SUV has a number of things going for it and is one of the better cars you will find closing the list in any segment. While the price is undoubtedly an issue to consider, everything else from mileage to reliability to power is in its favor, topped off with a sleek white appearance.
Compact SUVs are one of the categories where buyers tend to overpay. In a city like Bangalore, getting allured by overpriced cars is not difficult. This list, however, provides a number of economic options, which not only make a mark with their style quotient, but also guarantee longevity and consistent performance.