The demand for sport utility vehicles (SUVs) has been on the rise not only in India but also in the global auto market.
SUVs offer more space than other car segments, along with a higher seating position and a far superior view of the road. They’re also no longer the fuel guzzlers they used to be. Most SUVs offer decent mileage, and they are a lot of options from different makes and models to choose from. Whether you’re looking for pocket-friendly SUV or one with good mileage or one that offers the massive space to fit your family and their baggage for an adventure, we’ve listed out the five best-used SUVs to buy in 2021.
CARS24 has compiled the list of the best second-hand SUVs cars to buy under 5 lakhs in India based on its reliability, maintenance cost, passenger comfort-level, space offered, and brand value. So, here’s our list of the top 5 SUV cars you can purchase under 5 lakh in 2021.
Since its launch in 2011, the Mahindra XUV500 has been the most popular SUV in its segment. Currently, in its third generation, the XUV500 has undergone many changes since its introduction, notably the addition of AT (Automatic) and AWD (All-Wheel-Drive) variant. The all-wheel drive system is only available in the top end variant. The Mahindra XUV500 comes with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces 140 BHP with 330 Nm of torque, the car is available with a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional automatic gearbox.
The Mahindra XUV 500 is seven-seater SUV with ample boot space and offers comfortable legroom in the front and mid-row while the last row could be cramped for tall adults. According to the ARAI rating, the XUV500 offers mileage in the range of 13.6kmpl in the automatic variant while the manual offers 16kmpl. The regular maintenance and service cost of the Mahindra XUV500 will not cost you more than Rs.12500 to Rs.15000 for 1 year.
The new XUV500 price begins from Rs 12.31 lakh to Rs 18.63 lakh (ex-showroom) while you can buy a used XUV500 under 5 lakhs.
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The SUV changed the fortune for Mahindra & Mahindra in the Global automotive industry. Launched in 2002, the Scorpio is currently in its fourth generation. Over the years the Scorpio has evolved offering the latest technology with updated features to its customers.
The Scorpio comes with a 2.2 Litre mHawk diesel engine that churns out 120 BHP of with 280 Nm of torque with a manual gearbox and an optional automatic gearbox. The SUV is available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variants. The Scorpio offers impressive fuel efficiency with a mileage of 16.36 kmpl. The 7 seater SUV offers ample space with decent legroom and headroom overall for its occupants except the last row might be uncomfortable for adults during long journeys due to cramped space. The regular service and maintenance cost for the Scorpio will be in the range of Rs 12500 to Rs 15000 per year
The new two-wheel drive Scorpio prices start at Rs 10 Lakhs (ex-showroom) while the four-wheel drive variant prices start at Rs 12.07 Lakhs (ex-showroom). You can easily find a second or third generation well maintained second hand Mahindra Scorpio for under 5 lakhs.
The Duster is the most successful car sold by the French Renault carmaker in India. Launched in 2013, the Renault Duster is one best SUVs that offer value for money. The Duster comes with 3 engine options, a 1.6-litre petrol that produces 103 BHP, two 1.5-litre diesel engines with a power output of 84 BHP, and 108 BHP respectively. The Duster is available with both manual and automatic gearbox options, the SUV also came in an All-Wheel-Drive variant.
The 5 seater SUV offers comfortable seating for its occupants with ample bootspace. It is also one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs that offers a highway mileage of 19.87 kmpl and a city mileage of 13.90 kmpl. The regular service and maintenance cost for the Duster will be in the range of Rs 12500 to Rs 15000 per year.
The new Duster prices start at Rs 8.59 Lakhs (ex-showroom) while you can buy a good condition pre-owned Duster for less than 5 Lakhs in most Indian cities.
Also, the Terrano is a very similar car to Duster sold by Nissan in India. The Nissan Terrano pre-owned cars are available under 5 lakhs too.
The Ecosport SUV has been the best selling car for Ford since its launch in 2012. The Ecosport is available with 3 engine options, 1.5-litre petrol that produces 120 BHP with 149 Nm of torque, a 1.5-litre diesel that produced 99 BHP with 215 Nm of torque, and a 1.0-litre Ecoboost that churns out 121 BHP with 150 Nm of torque. The SUV is fuel-efficient with mileage in the range of 14.7 kmpl to 21.7 kmpl. The manual diesel Ecosport gives a mileage of 21.7 kmpl while the manual petrol variant offers 15.9 kmpl.
The 5 seater Ecosport offers comfortable headroom and legroom for its occupants with ample bootspace. The regular service and maintenance cost for the Ford Ecosport will not exceed Rs 12500 to Rs 15000 per year.
The new Ecosport prices start at Rs 8.54 Lakhs (ex-showroom) while you can buy both used petrol or diesel Ford Ecosport for under 5 lakhs.
The Mahindra Thar is an SUV for serious 4×4 and off-road enthusiasts. Launched in 2015, the Thar unlike any other SUV doesn’t offer many features and is a lot less luxurious than all the cars in this list. The SUV was specially designed to tackle any kind of terrain and it perfectly does the job of getting you anywhere with accessibility, be it in the mountains, rugged terrains, river crossings, etc. As for the features, the SUV comes with Air conditioning, power steering, and a digital speedometer ( later models).
Mahindra Thar came with a CRDe and a Di engine, while the latter cost less but the most preferred would the Thar CRDe. The SUV comes in both 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive variants with Manual gearbox and selector for 4 wheel high or low depending on the terrain. The Thar is sold as a 6 seater but in reality, it can carry a lot more than that due to the seating position, the rear seats are side-facing unlike the rest of cars where front-facing seats are standard. The mileage of the Thar is about 16.55 kmpl and the regular service cost for a year will be in the range of Rs 8000 to Rs 10000 per year.
Mahindra has also launched the latest edition Thar which is an instant hit among car buyers. A few variant of the new Thar has a waiting time of upto 8 months but you can buy a good condition second hand Thar for less than 5 lakhs, some might also come with additional off-roading accessories and mods like a hardtop.
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