Best Second-Hand SUVs Under INR 5 Lakh In India In 2020 - Ford EcoSport to Mahindra Thar

by Mohammed Burman | 11/07/2020
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The demand for SUVs has been increasing not only in the Indian new car market but also in the used one. Read on to discover best used SUVs below INR 5 lakh in India 2020.

With many desirable qualities such as more amber space, a higher seating position and better off-road capabilities in comparison with cars that belong to other segments, SUVs are becoming more and more popular with the Indian auto customers. With a number of SUV manufacturers in the country, now, there is a wide range of SUV options not only in the used car market but also in the new car one. In this article, we are going to provide a list of five best used cars under INR 5 lakh in the Indian auto market. This list has been compiled based on the vehicles' reliability, space, comfort, maintenance cost and brand value, etc.

Mahindra XUV500

The Mahindra XUV500 has been one of the most popular SUVs in its segment since its launch in 2011. The SUV is currently in its third generation and has experienced many alterations, one of the most outstanding of which is the addition of the automatic and AWD variant which is only available in the top-spec variant. Being a seven-seater SUV, the Mahindra XUV500 offers ample boot space and decent legroom in the front and mid seat rows. In the meanwhile, the rear seat row will be a little bit uncomfortable for tall adults. The Mahindra XUV500 is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a 6-way adjustable driver seat, cruise control and a sunroof. The safety features include two front airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors.

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The Mahindra XUV500 deserves to be included in the list of the best used SUVs in India for its amber interior space

The Mahindra XUV500 receives its power from a BS6 2.2-litre mHawk oil burner which can generate 150 PS against 360 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed MT unit. The ARAI-certified fuel mileage of the SUV is 15.1 kmpl. The average service and maintenance cost of the Mahindra XUV500 is more than INR 12,500 to INR 15,000 per year. The new XUV500 is priced between INR 13.13 lakh and INR 17.64 lakh (ex-showroom) while a used one costs only under INR 5 lakh.

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Mahindra Scorpio

The Mahindra Scorpio is considered to be a milestone for Mahindra in the global auto industry. First launched in 2002, the Scorpio is currently in the fourth generation. Throughout the years, the SUV has experienced many updates with modern technologies and numerous new features. The Scorpio features a seven-seat layout and offers decent headroom and legroom in the two first seat rows. The SUV is equipped with an auto cruise, an automatic air conditioner, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports AUX and Bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlights with LED DRLs. In the safety front, the Scorpio is packed with dual front airbags, ABS, speed alert and rear parking sensors.

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The Mahindra Scorpio is one of the most popular SUVs in both of the new and used Indian car market.

The Scorpio receives its power from a 2.2-litre mHawk oil burner which is good for 140 PS against 320 Nm and is paired with a 5-speed MT or a 6-speed MT unit. The SUV comes with both a 2WD and a 4WD system. The Scorpio delivers an impressive fuel mileage of 16.36 kmpl. The regular maintenance and cost service for the Scorpio is from INR 12,500 to INR 15,000 each year. A new Mahindra Scorpio is priced between INR 11.98 lakh to INR 15.52 (ex-showroom). Nevertheless, it is easy to find a below-INR-5-lakh second-hand Mahindra Scorpio in the Indian second-hand auto market.

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Renault Duster

Launched in 2013, the Renault Duster is one of the most successful cars sold by the French carmaker in India. The Duster is available with a 5-seater layout and a spacious boot space. The SUV receives its power from a 1.5-litre gasoline burner which can generate 106 PS against 142 Nm and is mated with only a 5-speed MT. The Renault SUV is packed with projector headlights with DRLs, LED taillights, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a new six-speaker system with Arkamys sound tuning, automatic climate control with rear air-conditioning vents.

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The Renault Duster is equipped with a wide range of top-notch features.

The service and maintenance cost of the Ford EcoSport is from INR 12,500 to INR 15,000 a year. While a new Renault Duster is currently priced from INR 8.59 lakh to INR 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom), there are many good second-hand Renault Duster which costs within INR 5 lakh available in the Indian auto market.

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Ford EcoSport

The Ford EcoSport has recently been updated to become a BSVI-compliant SUV with two motor options: a gasoline burner (122 PS/149 Nm) and an oil burner (100 PS/215 Nm). Whereas the former is paired with a 5-speed MT/6-speed AT, the latter is coupled with only a 5-speed MT. The EcoSport is equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD as standard safety features. Other outstanding features of the subcompact SUV consist of an 8-9-inch SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment unit, automatic climate control, automatic projector headlights, etc. The 5-seater SUV provides its occupants with spacious boot space.

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The Ford EcoSport is one of the most popular compact SUVs in the Indian auto market.

The regular maintenance and service cost for the Ford EcoSport is from INR 12,500 to INR 15,000 each year. The new Ford EcoSport is priced from INR 8.04 lakh to INR 11.58 lakh (ex-showroom). Nevertheless, you can easily purchase a within-INR-5-lakh pre-owned Ford EcoSport in the Indian used car market.

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Mahindra Thar

Launched in 2015, the Mahindra Thar is well-known with the Indian auto buyers not for its features or premiumness but for its excellent off-road capabilities. Specifically designed to deal with any rough terrains, it can take you anywhere, regardless of being mountains or rivers, etc. The SUV has a 200m ground clearance, a 44-degree approach angle and 27-degree departure angle. The Thar receives its power from a 2.5-litre oil burner which can deliver 105 PS against 247 Nm and is paired with a 5-speed MT which transfers the power to the four wheels.

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The 2020 new-gen Mahindra Thar has been spied many times on Indian roads and will be launched soon.

The SUV is equipped with a 2-DIN music system, multi-directional AC vents, AC with heater, headlights with clear lens, 12V power outlet, etc. A new Mahindra Thar is currently priced from INR 9.51 lakh to INR 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The 2020 next-gen Thar is expected to be launched in August with a price of INR 10 lakh (ex-showroom). Nevertheless, if you have a limited budget but still wants to own this off-roader, you can purchase a used Thar for under INR 5 lakh which is also in good condition.

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Above is a list of five best below-INR-5-lakh SUVs in India. If you are a fan of SUVs but cannot afford a new one, this list is a good source of reference for you. Consider everything carefully before investing in any car so that it will best suit your demands, interests and budget.

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