I am planning to buy a SUV, got stuck in deciding the final one.
Need your valuable inputs. Would like to thank everyone in advance for your valuable time.
I came across SUV vs sedan debate, then finalized SUV for looks, ground clearance, safety and like to own one since i have already used a sedan(Accent) and hatchback(swift). But still have an eye on new Honda City always :(
, in SUV segment i have test driven some of them in following is what i feel personally.
Safari - Didnt like interiors, less equipment, no integrated music player, body roll in highways and after sales issues and heard maintanance is costly
a. Innova - Suspension is too good, seems like more good to be for chauffeur driven car, engine noise, plain exterior and interior
b. Scorpio - No interest shown by family members
c. Duster - No VFM
, Interiors not attractive, didnt like exterior much (personal taste), Interior doesn't look premium but suspension and ride quality is good
d. Terrano - Exteriors i liked, interiors are too odd, suspension is very good, Rear leg room is average, good mileage, but no VFM
e. XUV500 - Exteriors and interiors i liked a lot, very well equiped with lot of options, VFM
, Seating comfort is good. But compared to terrano ride quality and suspension is poor.
So based on above i finalized XUV500 W6 and Terrano 85XL Plus D
in my list. XUV500
for exterior looks, interiors esp the waterfall console design, powerful engine, 17" wheels, rear AC, additional 3rd row in case if i want to accomodate on need basis, spacious 3rd row with inclined seats, steering mounted controls, auto AC and other electronics like cruise control etc. Even the key looks premium too :) Terrano
for exterior looks and mainly ride quality and suspension. Nothing else.
Just confused whether to go with ride quality and suspension of terrano or with lots of likes and features of XUV500.
Please find my requirements as below and suggest your inputs.
> Your Budget: 12 - 14.5 Lakhs on road
> New or Used: New car
> Your Location: Bangalore
> Top Five Priorities: Safety, Comfort, Low Maintenance, Good after sales service, premium looks and Design
> Monthly Running: Between 1,000 – 1300 Kms per month
> Type of Fuel: Diesel
> For What Purpose: For office i use my bike due to traffic. Car will be used only
on saturday and sunday. Monthly on highway Bangalore-Chennai-Bangalore.
> Seating Capacity: Mostly 2 adults + occasionally family rides (with 5 to 6 Adults) once in three months
> Type of Segment: SUV