The sub-4 meter tax benefit spawned this class and with SUVs being all rage, the compact ones have a had a field day. They offer butch looks, good ground clearance with good fuel efficiency and space. They currently range between Rs 6,50,000 – Rs 12,50,000 on the new car market.The used version is an ideal buy for those who want a little more than the functionality offered by premium hatchbacks. or ones who have drive over bad or water-logged roads [think Mumbai in the rains]. The first entrant in the category – Ford EcoSport – is a driver’s delight and comes with great deals. But its a bit short on space and ifs that what you want, then top selling Maruti Vitara Brezza is the one to for.
Used Compact SUV average around Rs 5,21,115 in Bangalore with lower end tending to be around Rs 5,10,786 and upper end tending to be around Rs 5,72,500. The higher end of the range will get you ECOSPORT which is 5 years old while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with ECOSPORT which is 5 years old. So, what should you go for? Which are the best deals available on the market?
Recommendation #1: Ford Ecosport 1.5 Titanium TDCi
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 88,158 / List Price: Rs 550,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 917,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 40% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 88,158 Kms. This diesel-powered, ECOSPORT is currently with its second owner. The top-end variant seems to have been updated with accessories which generally suggests the car has been taken care off. Still given the high mileage, do get it checked thorough. And negotiate hard–we think there is at least Rs. 50,000 to be saved on the list price.
Recommendation #2: Ford Ecosport 1.5 Titanium TDCi
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 71,608 / List Price: Rs 600,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 917,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 35% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 71,608 Kms. Currently with its second owner, this red coloured ECOSPORT too comes with a diesel powerplant. It has fewer kilometers on the odo than the first listing but is slightly more expensive.
Recommendation #3: Ford Ecosport Ambiente 1.5L TDCi 2013
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 43,500 / List Price: Rs 600,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 669,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 10% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 43,500 Kms. This diesel-powered, red ECOSPORT is currently with its second owner. Although this is a mid-level variant, it has done the least kilometers of all the options on the list. That means you sacrifice a few features for somewhat greater peace of mind.
The median price at which Compact SUV have sold in Bangalore is typically in the range listed in the plot below.
Since the final selling price data is not available, we estimate the actual selling prices to be 5-10% lower than this. Another tip: the most popular that gets bought and sold in Bangalore in the Compact SUV category is Ford Ecosport.
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