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Top 10 Best SUVs of UAE

Top 10 Most Reliable Svs in Dubai
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If you’ve observed the streets of the UAE, you’ve likely noticed a predominant feature: the abundance of white cars. Nearly half of all vehicles in the country boast this color, while roughly a third opt for black. Additionally, the proliferation of SUVs on the roads is hard to miss. For those in search of the best SUV in Dubai, the streets offer a plethora of options to admire. To assist in navigating the overwhelming choice, we present our selection for the best SUV in the UAE, along with the subsequent top four contenders. Each entry in our list is accompanied by its price, specifications, and a convenient link to the respective brand page for further details.

Selection Criteria for the Best SUV in UAE

In formulating our rankings, we have taken into account the following criteria:

  • The performance of the vehicle, including factors such as engine power, horsepower, and torque.
  • The SUV’s capabilities both on and off-road, recognizing that preferences may vary depending on terrain.
  • The vehicle’s depreciation rate over time.
  • The ability of the SUV to evoke excitement and captivate our hearts.

Top 10 SUVs in UAE

Nissan PatrolNissan Patrol in Dubai

Usually, the Land Cruiser would claim the top spot on a list like this. Owing to its impressive performance capabilities, it is regarded as the most reliable SUV. However, considering our emphasis on depreciation, and Nissan’s reputation for retaining value well after one year of use, the Patrol emerges as our choice for the best SUV in UAE. Retaining approximately 82% to 85% of its original value after one year, the Patrol is equipped with a potent 5.6-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine, boasting 400 horsepower and 560 Nm torque.
The 2022 model has solidified the Patrol’s position as the ultimate SUV cars in UAE. Its sleek body design and imposing LED headlights are further reasons why this formidable challenger to the Land Cruiser reigns supreme. The modern muscular stance, complemented by its 20-inch alloy wheels, ensures that this SUV commands attention wherever it goes.
The starting price for the Nissan Patrol 2022 is AED 199,990.

Attribute Nissan Patrol 2020 Nissan Patrol 2022
Engine 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated V6 5.6-liter naturally-aspirated V8
Horsepower 275 horsepower 400 horsepower
Torque 394 Nm 560 Nm
Gearbox 7-speed automatic 7-speed automatic
Drive configuration 4WD 4WD
Acceleration 11.5 seconds 6.6 seconds
Top speed 200 km/h 200 km/h
Fuel consumption 8.5 kmpl or 11.7 L/100 km 6.9 kmpl or 14.4 L/100 km
Fuel capacity 140 liters 140 liters
Max seating capacity 8 individuals 8 individuals
Curb weight 2,642 kg 2,845 kg

Pros

  • Impressive value retention, retaining approximately 82% to 85% of its original value after one year.
  • Powerful 5.6-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine delivering 400 horsepower and 560 Nm torque.
  • Sleek body design with imposing LED headlights, ensuring a commanding presence on the road.
  • Modern muscular stance and 20-inch alloy wheels contribute to its striking appearance.

Cons

  • Relatively higher fuel consumption compared to some competitors.
  • Heavier curb weight may affect agility and maneuverability in certain driving conditions.

Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series

toyota Landcruiser rental Dubai

Often the first vehicle that comes to mind when discussing SUVs in the Middle East and the Arab world, the Land Cruiser holds a timeless legacy.
The 300 series, introduced with the 2022 Land Cruiser, was among the most highly anticipated SUVs. This Japanese marque, renowned as a luxury vehicle in its home country, rightfully upholds that reputation with its opulent and spacious interior, complementing its exceptional on-road and off-road capabilities.
Lighter than its 200 series predecessors, this iteration maintains the Land Cruiser’s renowned off-road prowess while sporting a lighter frame.
The starting price for the Toyota Land Cruiser 2022 300 Series is AED 229,900.

Attribute Toyota Land Cruiser 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser 2024
Engine 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated V6 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6
Horsepower 271 horsepower 409 horsepower
Torque 385 Nm 650 Nm
Gearbox 6-speed automatic 10-speed automatic
Drive configuration 4WD 4WD
Acceleration 10 seconds 6.7 seconds
Top speed 195 km/h 205 km/h
Fuel consumption 9.4 kmpl or 10.6 L/100 km 9.3 kmpl or 10.7 L/100 km
Fuel capacity 110 liters 110 liters
Max seating capacity 8 individuals 8 individuals
Curb weight 2,400 kg 2,450 kg

Pros

  • Renowned for its legendary off-road capabilities and durability.
  • Spacious and luxurious interior, offering comfort for long journeys.
  • Powerful 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine providing 409 horsepower and 650 Nm torque.
  • Advanced 10-speed automatic gearbox for smooth and efficient performance.

Cons

  • Slightly higher fuel consumption compared to some competitors.
  • Despite improvements, still heavier than some counterparts, potentially affecting agility.

Lexus LX 2022

Lexus LX 600 rental

If yoYou thought the Land Cruiser was the epitome of luxury, then allow us to introduce you to the Lexus LX. It is the cheap and best SUV in the UAE. Coming in at number three. Sporting a sleek body design reminiscent of the 200 series Land Cruisers but elevated to new heights of elegance, this SUV is truly mesmerizing to behold. While its engine slightly outperforms the Nissan Patrol, it falls behind in terms of torque and horsepower.
The starting price for the Lexus LX 2022 is AED 495,000.

Attribute Lexus LX
Engine 5.7-liter naturally-aspirated V8
Horsepower 362 horsepower
Torque 530 Nm
Gearbox 8-speed automatic
Drive configuration 4WD
Acceleration 7.7 seconds
Top speed 220 km/h
Fuel consumption 6.9 kmpl or 14.4 L/100 km
Fuel capacity 138 liters
Max seating capacity 8 individuals
Curb weight 2,740 kg

Pros

  • Exudes luxury with a sleek body design and elegant aesthetics.
  • Powerful 5.7-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine providing 362 horsepower.
  • Spacious interior with seating for up to eight individuals.
  • Advanced 8-speed automatic gearbox for smooth driving experience.

Cons

  • Higher starting price compared to competitors in its class.
  • Slightly lower fuel efficiency compared to some rivals.

Chevrolet Tahoe 2022Chevrolet Tahoe 2023 rental Dubai

Following closely behind our top three SUVs for the UAE is the Chevrolet Tahoe. While it may trail slightly in terms of engine and torque capabilities compared to the top contenders, the difference is almost negligible.
Equipped with all-around parking sensors, traction control, and electronic stability control, the Chevrolet Tahoe ensures a hassle-free off-roading experience. Additionally, its “Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension” enables the vehicle’s height to be adjusted as needed.

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We’ve praised the aesthetics of nearly every SUV on our list thus far, and the Chevrolet Tahoe is no exception. The integration of its headlights with its lattice grill and Chevy emblem creates a truly magical appearance.
The starting price for the Chevrolet Tahoe 2022 is AED 187,000.

Attribute Chevrolet Tahoe
Engine 5.3-liter naturally-aspirated V8
Horsepower 355 horsepower
Torque 519 Nm
Gearbox 10-speed automatic
Drive configuration 4WD
Acceleration 7.5 seconds
Top speed 185 km/h
Fuel consumption 7.8 kmpl or 12.7 L/100 km
Fuel capacity 100 liters
Max seating capacity 9 individuals
Curb weight 2,485 kg

Pros

  • Competitive pricing compared to other SUVs in its class.
  • Versatile off-road capabilities with advanced features like parking sensors and traction control.
  • “Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension” offers height adjustability for various driving conditions.
  • Striking design with integrated headlights and lattice grill, creating an appealing aesthetic.

Cons

  • Slightly lower horsepower and torque compared to top contenders.
  • Relatively lower fuel efficiency may lead to higher running costs over time.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2022Range Rover Sport 2022 rental Dubai

Another luxury SUV on our list, the Range Rover Sport stands out as the sportiest and most powerful luxury SUV available.
Although slightly smaller than the standard Range Rover, the Sport still boasts considerable size. With higher torque and horsepower compared to all the SUVs in our top 5 list. It is the best 5-seater SUV in the UAE. Ranking the Range Rover Sport was a challenging task. But it earns its place at number 5 with distinction.
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2022 starts at AED 351,960.

Attribute Range Rover Sport 2020  Range Rover Sport 2024
Engine 3.0-liter V6 with a mild hybrid system 5.0-liter supercharged V8
Horsepower 355 horsepower 567 horsepower
Torque 495 Nm 700 Nm
Gearbox 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
Drive configuration 4WD 4WD
Acceleration 6.6 seconds 4.5 seconds
Top speed 209 km/h 280 km/h
Fuel consumption 10.8 kmpl or 9.2 L/100 km 7.8 kmpl or 12.8 L/100 km
Fuel capacity 104 liters 104 liters
Max seating capacity 5 individuals 5 individuals
Curb weight 2,151 kg 2,310 kg

Pros

  •         Sporty and powerful, offering high torque and horsepower.
  •         Luxurious interior and advanced features typical of the Range Rover brand.
  •         Wide range of engine options to suit different preferences.
  •         Superior performance capabilities, with the V8 model achieving impressive acceleration and top speed.

Cons

  •         Higher starting price compared to some competitors.
  •         Relatively lower fuel efficiency, especially for the V8 model.
  •         Limited seating capacity compared to some other SUVs in its class.

Jeep WranglerJeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Edition 2021

Instantly recognizable for its iconic design, the Jeep Wrangler has amassed a cult following over the years, with many enthusiasts praising its legendary off-road capabilities. Available with either a four-cylinder or V6 petrol engine, the Wrangler stands out as one of the most customizable vehicles on this list, offering a plethora of custom options sold by Jeep as add-ons.

In the UAE, the Jeep Wrangler enjoys immense popularity, with numerous enthusiasts taking to the desert for exhilarating dune bashing adventures on the weekends. With abundant parts support, both OEM and aftermarket, Wrangler owners have no shortage of options when it comes to customization and maintenance.

The Jeep Wrangler’s price starts from AED 140,000.

Attribute Jeep Wrangler
Engine 3.6-liter V6 petrol engine
Horsepower 285 horsepower
Torque 260 lb-ft
Gearbox 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission
Drive configuration 4WD
Acceleration Approximately 7.5 seconds (0-60 mph)
Top speed Around 100 mph (160 km/h)
Fuel consumption Approximately 17 mpg (13.8 L/100 km) combined
Fuel capacity 18.5 gallons (70 liters)
Max seating capacity 4 or 5 individuals (depending on configuration)
Curb weight Around 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg)

Pros

  • Iconic design and instantly recognizable appearance.
  • Legendary off-road capabilities, perfect for desert adventures.
  • Highly customizable with numerous add-ons available from Jeep.
  • Abundant parts support, including OEM and aftermarket options.

Cons

  • Pricing may vary depending on chosen customization options.
  • Some models may have limited cargo space compared to other SUVs.
  • Fuel efficiency may be lower compared to more urban-focused SUVs.

Mitsubishi PajeroMitsubishi pajero Rental Dubai

The Mitsubishi Pajero is among the most popular SUVs in the UAE, with a notable legacy stemming from its victories in the Dakar Rally. While it now predominantly serves urban commuters, it remains highly capable off-road, adept at traversing rough terrain and sand dunes.
The price of the Mitsubishi Pajero starts from AED 95,000.

Attribute Mitsubishi Pajero
Engine 3.8-liter V6 or 3.0-liter V6 engine
Drivetrain 4WD
Off-road capability Exceptional off-road performance
Seating capacity Spacious and practical interior
Variants available Short-wheelbase and long-wheelbase options

Pros

  • Strong off-road capabilities, inherited from its Dakar Rally heritage.
  • Available in both short-wheelbase and long-wheelbase variants, catering to diverse needs.
  • Spacious and practical interior, suitable for both urban commuting and off-road adventures.
  • Proper 4WD drivetrain with low ratio enhances traction and performance in challenging terrain.

Cons

  • Fuel consumption may be relatively higher compared to some competitors.
  • Limited availability of advanced technology and features compared to newer SUV models.
  • Higher starting price compared to some entry-level SUVs in its class.

Mercedes-AMG G55/G63Mercedes Benz AMG G63 Edition 1 2021

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, particularly the G55 AMG/G63 AMG variants. It is an affordable SUV in the UAE. Moreover, it epitomizes the concept of a ‘Big Bad SUV’. It exudes an aura of rugged sophistication. Thus, making it the best choice for those seeking an imposing presence on the road. While globally it’s a favorite among celebrities and elite, in the UAE, the G-Wagen is a common sight, enjoyed by a broader spectrum of drivers who appreciate its allure and performance.
The price of the Mercedes-AMG G55/G63 starts from AED 400,000.

Attribute Mercedes-AMG G55/G63
Engine Bi-Turbo V8 or supercharged V8 petrol engine
Seating capacity Comfortably seats five occupants
Interior Luxurious and aesthetically pleasing
Variants available Also available in G500 and G350 variants

Pros

  • Imposing presence and rugged sophistication.
  • Exhilarating performance from powerful V8 engines.
  • Luxurious and attractive interior design.
  • Comfortably seats five occupants.
  • Availability of different variants catering to various preferences.

Cons

  • Higher price compared to some competitors in its class.
  • Relatively higher fuel consumption due to powerful engines.
  • Limited availability of advanced technology features in older models.

Toyota PradoRent Toyota Prado with Driver in Dubai

Fondly known as the baby Land Cruiser. The Toyota Prado possesses capabilities that place it almost on par with its bigger and more powerful sibling. It comes with the bulletproof reliability that Toyota is very well known for. The SUV also features a spacious and practical interior that makes it a favorite for buyers.
The price of the Toyota Prado starts from AED 100,000.

Attribute Toyota Prado
Engine 2.7-liter four-cylinder or 4.0-liter V6 engine
Seating capacity Comfortably seats up to seven occupants
Interior Spacious and practical
Drivetrain Very capable 4WD system with low-ratio transfer case

Pros

  • Nearly as capable as the larger Land Cruiser.
  • Renowned Toyota reliability.
  • Spacious and practical interior, suitable for families.
  • Available in various engine options to suit different preferences.

Cons

  • Higher price compared to some competitors in its class.
  • Some older models may lack modern technology features.
  • Higher fuel consumption compared to smaller SUVs in its class.

Hyundai TucsonHYundai Tucson 2020 Front Side

The Tucson stands as the most popular Hyundai SUV in the GCC market, appreciated for its no-nonsense approach and reliability. It has proven to be a reliable and efficient SUV in the region, garnering praise from owners. Packed with features and sporting an attractive exterior, the Tucson is a top choice for many buyers.
Prices for the Hyundai Tucson starts from AED 70,000.It is the cheapest SUV in the UAE.

Attribute Hyundai Tucson
Engine 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated or 1.6-liter turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine
Drivetrain Available in AWD and FWD configurations
Exterior Distinctive futuristic headlamp design
Features Packed with a range of modern features

Pros

  • No-nonsense approach appreciated by owners.
  • Reliable and efficient SUV option.
  • Loaded with features for comfort and convenience.
  • Eye-catching exterior design, especially with futuristic headlamps.

Cons

  • Higher starting price compared to some competitors in its class.
  • Turbocharged engines may require more maintenance over time.
  • Limited availability of advanced safety features in older models.

Conclusion

UAE boasts an array of reliable SUVs. Each catering to different preferences and needs of drivers in the region. You can find from the rugged capability to the sleek sophistication. These vehicles offer unparalleled performance, comfort, and versatility. Tackle the desert sands or navigate urban streets, these top 10 SUVs stand as trusted companions. Thus, providing peace of mind and enjoyment to their owners across the Emirates

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FAQs Related to Blog

Reliability in UAE SUVs is often attributed to robust engineering, durable construction, and proven performance in challenging desert conditions.
Yes, many of these SUVs are equipped with advanced off-road capabilities, making them well-suited for desert adventures in the UAE.
Criteria such as performance, off-road capabilities, reliability, resale value, and popularity among UAE drivers were key factors in the selection process.
While maintenance costs vary, many of these SUVs benefit from strong aftermarket support and a reputation for longevity, potentially reducing long-term maintenance expenses.
Yes, these SUVs are commonly available in the UAE market, with authorized dealerships and pre-owned car dealers offering a wide selection to choose from.
Yes, most dealerships offer financing options with competitive interest rates for purchasing these SUVs.
Fuel efficiency varies among different SUV models, with some offering better mileage than others. However, advancements in technology have led to improved fuel efficiency across the board.
Yes, many of these SUVs offer a range of customization options. Thus, allowing buyers to personalize their vehicles with various accessories and features according to their preferences.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes an SUV reliable in the UAE?

Reliability in UAE SUVs is often attributed to robust engineering, durable construction, and proven performance in challenging desert conditions.

Are these SUVs suitable for off-road driving in the UAE?

Yes, many of these SUVs are equipped with advanced off-road capabilities, making them well-suited for desert adventures in the UAE.

What factors were considered in selecting the top 10 SUVs for reliability in the UAE?

Criteria such as performance, off-road capabilities, reliability, resale value, and popularity among UAE drivers were key factors in the selection process.

Are these SUVs expensive to maintain in the UAE?

While maintenance costs vary, many of these SUVs benefit from strong aftermarket support and a reputation for longevity, potentially reducing long-term maintenance expenses.

Can I find these SUVs easily in the UAE market?

Yes, these SUVs are commonly available in the UAE market, with authorized dealerships and pre-owned car dealers offering a wide selection to choose from.

Are there any financing options available for purchasing these SUVs in the UAE?

Yes, most dealerships offer financing options with competitive interest rates for purchasing these SUVs.

How do these SUVs perform in terms of fuel efficiency?

Fuel efficiency varies among different SUV models, with some offering better mileage than others. However, advancements in technology have led to improved fuel efficiency across the board.

Can I customize these SUVs to suit my preferences in the UAE?

Yes, many of these SUVs offer a range of customization options. Thus, allowing buyers to personalize their vehicles with various accessories and features according to their preferences.