Have you been hunting for a used compact SUV for a while but can’t find the right deal? Do you have mileage wishes to meet? Are your demands specific to Delhi-NCR? If your answer is yes, then worry no more, for we have you covered with a comprehensive 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 neatly sorted, and hence are not in a position to give you the best deal. How do you avoid the confusion and make the right decision then? Used car websites can be notoriously tricky to navigate. The onus of sorting the information remains on you, and who wants to be overwhelmed with data? Fortunately, we have got just the right solution for all your headaches 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 4, 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.
All the cars on the list belong to the same manufacturer, which means:
• Ford cannot be caught when it comes to economy and efficiency in this segment.
• In a battle of the Ford EcoSport, it is the EcoSport Titanium that makes a big impact alongside the EcoSport trend.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Ford EcoSport Trend 1.5L TDCI
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 33,000 / List Price: Rs. 514,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 916,774
Why buy: This first owner vehicle runs on diesel and finds a place atop this list because of its excellent array of features. Yet to cross over to the wrong side of 35,000 kilometers on the odometer, this car comes in a dazzling grey colour, and assures power-packed performance. With proven efficiency, it merits its price as well as its rank on this list.
Recommendation #2: Ford EcoSport TITANIUM 1.5 TDCI
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 43,139/ List Price: Rs. 583,100 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 960,000
Why buy: Similar to the vehicle above this, this, too, is currently placed with its first owner, available in an appealing shade of grey and runs on diesel. Its heftier mileage and substantially higher price push it down to number two, but with the other features more or less the same as the first car, this is also a worthy contender for your attention.
Recommendation #3: Ford EcoSport TITANIUM 1.0 ECOBOOST
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 44,000 / List Price: Rs. 568,400 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 914,000
Why buy: Residing with its first owner and fueled by petrol, this white SUV is a feasible option for a family car, given its good condition and dependable performance. This can also be an ideal solution for buyers caught in a dilemma between cars one and two on this list.
Recommendation #4: Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ti VCT MT Trend
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 44,000 / List Price: Rs. 535,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 857,274
Why buy: Available with comprehensive insurance and sporting a panther black colour, this first owner petrol SUV gives you a good balance between price and utility. It may not be as efficient as some of the cars that precede it, but it should still provide a number of good years on the road and proper value for money.
Recommendation #5: Ford EcoSport 1.5 DV5 MT Ambiente
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 49,000 / List Price: Rs. 509,600 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 837,000
Why buy: Armed with insurance, this is also a first owner car that runs on diesel and boasts of a consistent brake and suspension performance, among other impressive features. This may be the most driven car on this list, but you might be willing to overlook that considering that this is also the cheapest one in this collection.
All the cars on this list have had sufficient road time, which means that there might be some wear and tear. However, each of these five options is equipped with the latest technology, provides ample space, comfort and strength. If you are not overly conservative with your budget, your pick should be from among the top three cars, but should you be looking to save some more money, numbers three and four can also be viable alternatives.