When it comes to the best of the very best, the most stylish of the stylish, and the strongest among the most powerful, it is usually the full-sized SUVs that stand out. Have you been pondering the purchase of a used full-size SUV recently? Are your demands specific to Chennai? If yes, then this is the one stop destination for meeting all your car requirements. You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will be met with perplexing opinions 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 choose the best 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 undergo such hassles Fortunately, we have got the perfect remedy 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 11 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.
Five cars from three manufacturers, which means:
• Lively competition in the SUV segment, with Ford faring particularly well.
• Honda and Toyota also make an impact, with the former providing the best car in the segment.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Honda CR V 2.0 AT
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 35,000 / List Price: Rs. 1,600,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 2,378,000
Why buy: Available in a sophisticated silver colour, and equipped with automatic transmission, this first owner petrol SUV is a winner on pretty much all the major parameters. Not wildly expensive for a car in this range, and still relatively fresh, this is a fitting choice for pole position and a place in your garage.
Recommendation #2: Ford Endeavour Titanium 3.2 4X4 AT
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 55,000 / List Price: Rs. 2,205,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 3,066,000
Why buy: Another first owner diesel SUV that comes with automatic transmission, this vehicle is available in an imperious white and might even possess more firepower than the top car on this list. What deprives it of a place at the summit are its steep mileage and price, both of which do not stack up favorably to its predecessor.
Recommendation #3: Ford Endeavour 3.2 Titanium AT 4X4
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 44,100 / List Price: Rs. 2,350,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 3,066,000
Why buy: Boasting automatic transmission as well as comprehensive insurance and an eye popping red colour, this is one of the most flamboyant SUVs you are likely to find in Chennai. Delivering on both substance and style, this diesel first owner SUV remains a leading option, even though its price may put it beyond the range for some customers.
Recommendation #4: Ford Endeavour Titanium 3.2 4X4 AT
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 29,338 / List Price: Rs. 2,600,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 3,066,000
Why buy: Continuing the streak of first owner diesel cars with automatic transmission, this is another power packed car with impressive mileage and a bold red look that enhances its appearance. The only possible deterrent could once again come down to budgeting issues, as the price gets escalated for this superb vehicle.
Recommendation #5: Toyota Fortuner 2.5 4X2 AT TRD Sportivo
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 74,995 / List Price: Rs. 2,000,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 2,535,000
Why buy: Transmission, fuel, and ownership status are the same for this one as the three previous cars on this list. Available in white, this comes at less of a pocket pinch than the cars immediately above it, but its combination of mileage and age is concerning. Nonetheless a decent fall back option to round off this list.
There is a fascinating diversity to this list. Honda gets the ball rolling with a superbly efficient SUV, before Ford takes over with a hat-trick of stylish cars with good durability, and Toyota completes the collection with another potential showstopper, whose primary problem is mileage. A lot to digest from this compilation before you take your pick.