Is a used mid-size SUV on your bucket list for the near future? Are you looking at cars around 10 lakhs to fit your bill? Are your demands specific to Hyderabad? If yes, then this is the one stop destination for all your requirements. Your supposedly specific demands will only lead to confused insights 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 find out which car works best then? Used car websites are usually of little use, even with their multiple filters. The onerous task of making sense of all the information still falls on you, and who wants to handle so much of data? Fortunately, we have got just the right solution 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 13, 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.
As expected, it is Mahindra all the way in this collection, which means:
• There is no catching Mahindra in this segment owing to its strong and suave cars.
• Unlike many other SUV categories, it is the XUV500 that dominates the Scorpio in this list.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 45,541 / List Price: Rs. 1,000,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,448,000
Why buy: In spite of being just four years old, this car has already changed hands three times. Running on diesel and equipped with comprehensive insurance, this SUV comes in a bold black colour. One of the most powerful vehicles in this segment, its high mileage should not be a concern given its endurance, although its price, which just about fits into your budget, could be the solitary bump in an otherwise smooth package.
Recommendation #2: Mahindra Scorpio S10 AT
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 68,765 / List Price: Rs. 900,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,328,000
Why buy: Available with automatic transmission, this car is currently placed with its first owner and runs on diesel. Sporting a soothing shade of silver, this is a stand out car as far as on road performance is concerned. But with the odometer approaching 70,000 kilometers there will be some amount of wear and tear to factor in.
Recommendation #3: Mahindra XUV500 W4 4X2
Year: 2017 / Mileage: 54,341 / List Price: Rs. 960,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,238,000
Why buy: Located with its second owner and running on diesel, this SUV comes in an elegant grey and is relatively fresher than the other cars at just two years old. Its age is not warranted, however, by its prolonged stints on the road, which, if the price is right, should not deter you from purchasing this excellent vehicle.
Recommendation #4: Mahindra XUV500 W4
Year: 2016 / Mileage: 66,056 / List Price: Rs. 950,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,258,000
Why buy: Running on petrol, this first owner silver colored SUV has many of the features that distinguish the first three cars on this list, from power packed performance to spacious and comfortable interiors. It is, however, the heavy burden of high mileage and price that pushes it down to second last on this countdown.
Recommendation #5: Mahindra XUV500 W4
Year: 2017 / Mileage: 65,000 / List Price: Rs. 987,840 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 1,266,000
Why buy: The solitary vehicle on this compilation that is decked up in white, this first owner diesel car is an interesting option, for the simple reason that at just two years old, it has covered a staggering amount of distance. While the price is once again on the hefty side, it remains a feasible choice in this category of fantastic SUVs.
All the cars on this list make for good investments in the future, even though all of them have seen substantial road time. There is a lot of class in cars two and three, both of which have ensured that the gulf between the top car and the rest is minimal for this compilation.