In recent years, the Indian automotive market has witnessed some significant shifts. One of the biggest trends in the market is the mark-down of entry-level SUVs and MUVs. Understanding the importance of price sensibility in the Indian market, car manufacturers are continuously lowering the price bar in these segments where there were used to be full of premium-pricing models. While the entry-level models have become more and more affordable, it still commands a higher price to get a well-equipped full-size car. For this reason, the demand for 7-seater second-hand cars is still going strong. In the following, we will go through the list of best used 7-seater cars in 2021.
If you are looking for an affordable seven-seater MPV, Maruti has something to offer you. Maruti Ertiga is now the best-selling model in its class. The budget-friendly Ertiga might not be the best in the segment when it comes to space or comfort. However, Maruti’s value-for-money quotient and practicality are still able to draw a large number of buyers. New Maruti Ertgia is already priced competitively compared to other seven-seater MPVs in the market. In the used car market, you can even get more affordable options of this model. On average, a used Maruti Ertiga should cost around Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh. The cheapest used Maruti Ertiga units only cost around Rs 4 lakh. The availability of the Ertiga in the used car market is also one bonus point.
For years, Toyota Innova Crysta is the segment-leading vehicle in the MPV segment. When buying a new version of the model, you will have to pay around Rs 17 lakh to Rs 25 lakh. But if you opt for the used car model, the prices will be lower, depending on the model year and condition of the car. Regardless, a used Toyota Innova Crysta will help you save a good amount of money. Given that Toyota doesn’t introduce frequent updates for their models, the used Innova Crysta is not that outdated. Moreover, Toyota gains great recognition for their build quality and reliability, which means that you won’t have to worry about the quality of the second-hand seven-seater Innova Crysta as well as other Toyota’s models. Prices of the used Toyota Innova Crysta can go as low as 12 lakh.
Mahindra has a wide range of people-mover vehicles. One of the most successful seven-seater models that the homegrown has launched is the Mahindra Scorpio. First launched in 2002, the SUV has gone a long way and played an important role in the utility vehicle segment. The iconic SUV is well-acknowledged for its robust build, powerful performance, and sturdy appearance. Even though the car brand has launched many newer SUVs and gains certain success, the Mahindra Scorpio is still an important product in Mahindra’s line-up. More importantly, if you are looking for a 7-seater used car, Mahindra Scorpio makes a competent choice. You can find a wide range of pre-owned Mahindra Scorpio in the used car market, at a very attractive price. Even though this model is not the best in terms of features and equipment, its rugged appeal and tough build are worth considering. On average, the used Mahindra Scorpio should cost around Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh.
Besides the Scorpio, the Bolero is also a key model on Mahindra’s line-up. The Bolero’s major strengths are high functionality and practicality, making it a no-brainer workhorse for many buyers, especially in the rural areas. It is not the best choice if you are expecting to experience an enjoyable and pleasant drive. Used Mahindra Bolero in the used car market cost from Rs 4 lakh upwards. For some older versions, the price can go as low as Rs 2 or 3 lakh.
The next model on this list is a full-size SUV – the Toyota Fortuner. This is also the second seven-seater Toyota model on this list. Similar to the Innova Crysta, the Fortuner is also best known for its build quality and reliability. While the Innova Crysta is a family-friendly MPV, offering a high level of comfort, the Fortuner is a tough SUV with outstanding off-road ability. What's more, the Fortuner’s strong offroad capability does not compromise the comfort and convenience on the inside. Thanks to all these wonderful attributes, the Toyota Fortuner is able to maintain its segment-leading status throughout the years.
Early this year, Toyota has introduced the facelifted Fortuner. The 2021 Toyota Fortuner also comes with a price hike of up to 3 lakh, making it the most expensive in the segment. It also means that it is harder to buy a brand-new Fortuner. The good news is that you can still find plenty of options in the used car market. A used Toyota Fortuner usually costs from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 35 lakh. In the meanwhile, the brand new Toyota Fortuner will not cost you less than Rs 30 lakh.
The next model on this list is the Ford Endeavour. Ford Endeavour is the arch-rival of the Toyota Fortuner. Ford Endeavour is a runaway success for the American car brand in India owing to its imposing road presence, offroad ability and high level of comfort. The Endeavour is definitely an all-rounder. In addition, Ford Endeavour is more affordable than its rival – Toyota Fortuner. An older-gen used Endeavour usually costs under Rs 10 lakh. The more recent models might demand higher prices. Overall, it is still a good price for a decent full-size SUV like the Fortuner Endeavour.