When launched, Mahindra XUV500 offered a compelling mix of power, space, features and 4WD options at an attractive price. That proposition has diminished somewhat as the price has gone up, and new competition has come in. XUV500 currently costs Rs 12.22 Lakhs – 18.22 Lakhs on the new car market. A used XUV500, given its low resale value, is a good upgrade for people with a budget of say Rs 6-10 lakh which is what will get them a new com-pact SUV. It is also a good option for individuals in the age group of 30-35 who want a large vehicle for their growing families. The availability of an automatic and ample features also gives used car buyers an option to own and experience a vehicle that can pamper them and their families alike.
XUV500 average around Rs 6,34,500 in Mumbai with lower end tending to be around Rs 5,79,309 and upper end tending to be around Rs 6,75,000..The higher end of the range will get you XUV500 which is 7 years old while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with SAFARI which is 7 years old. So, what should you go for? Which are the best deals available on the market?
Since your budget is tight, you are likely to want a specimen that does not cost too much to maintain.So, we applied filters that address both the initial and subsequent price Under 7 lakhs to arrive at our list.
Recommendation #1: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 33,734 / List Price: Rs 700,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,335,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 48% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 33,734 Kms. This diesel-powered, XUV500 is currently with its second owner. While the price is on the higher end of your budget, the car has done just 34,000 kms, and is the near-top-end variant which is well appointed. Body rattles, suspension issues and glitches with electricals are common in pre-2015 facelift specimens such as this. So have those checked thoroughly. Other than that, this should be a good buy.
Recommendation #2: Mahindra XUV500 W8 FWD
Year: 2012 / Kms Driven: 64,287 / List Price: Rs 500,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,257,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 60% to its original price is 7 years old and has done 64,287 Kms. Currently with its third owner, this white coloured XUV500 comes with a diesel powerplant. Given the car is with its third owner, we suggest have it checked thoroughly and buy it only and only if you must buy an XUV and can’t spend more than Rs. 5 lakh.
Recommendation #4: Mahindra XUV500 W6 4X2
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 46,286 / List Price: Rs 700,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,209,331
This entry, which comes at a discount of 42% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 46,286 Kms. Currently with its first owner, this white coloured XUV500 comes with a diesel powerplant. Go for it if you miss out on the number 1 entry on this list-its a safe buy considering it has fewer than 45,000 km on odo.