If you’ve noticed one thing about the streets of the UAE, then it’s likely this: there are A LOT of white cars. Almost half of all cars in the country are white, and about a good third are black. Something else you probably also noticed is the sheer number of SUVs on the road. If you’re in the market for a new SUV, then the UAE streets have likely been a generous supply of eye candy. To help you settle your angst and indecisiveness about which SUV to go with, here is our pick for the best SUV in UAE and the top four that follow it. Our list includes each SUV’s price, specs, and a quick link to each model’s brand page for more details.
Selection Criteria: the Best SUV in UAE
In compiling our list, we’ve considered the following:
- The car’s performance (engine, horsepower, torque, etc.).
- The vehicles on and off-road capabilities (even though some favor one terrain over the other).
- How well the car depreciates over time.
- How fast it gets our hearts pumping.
We’ll provide you with a list of the top 10 SUVs, and then we’ll discuss the top 5 in detail.
The 10 Best SUVs in UAE
- Nissan Patrol
- Toyota Land Cruiser
- Lexus LX
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- Land Rover Range Rover Sport
- Mercedes-AMG C63
- BMW X5
- Porsche Cayenne
- Mitsubishi Pajero
- Toyota RAV4
1) Nissan Patrol – The Best SUV in UAE
Usually, you’d find the Land Cruiser at the top of a list like this, and that’s purely out of its sheer performance capabilities, as will be seen in the coming section. However, since our list considers depreciation, and Nissans are known for how well they can keep their value after one year of use, the Patrol is our pick for the best SUV in UAE. The Patrol retains about 82% o 85% of its original value after one year of use and also comes with a powerful 5.6-liter (naturally-aspirated V8) engine, 400 horsepower, and 560 Nm torque.
The new 2022 model has solidified the Patrol’s reign as the all-time best SUV in UAE. The Nissan Patrols’ sleek body and intimidating LED headlights are more reasons the ferocious Land Cruiser usurper is on the top of our list. Its muscular modern stature, paired with its 20-inch alloy wheels, makes this SUV turn heads wherever it passes.
The Nissan Patrol 2022’s price starts at AED 199,990.
|Model||Nissan Patrol||Nissan Patrol|
|Engine||4.0-liter naturally-aspirated V6||5.6-liter naturally-aspirated V8|
|Horsepower||275 horsepower||400 horsepower|
|Gearbox||7-speed automatic||7-speed automatic|
|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|
2) Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series
Likely what is summoned to mind whenever the word SUV is uttered in the Middle East and the Arab world, the Land Cruiser is as old as time itself.
The 300 series, which debuted with the 2022 Land Cruiser, was one of the most anticipated vehicles in the SUV genre. The Japanese brand that is seen as a luxury vehicle where it’s from deservedly holds that crown with its rich and spacious interior that accompanies its superior on-road and off-road capabilities.
Much lighter than its 200 series predecessor, this new version of the vehicle delivers the same off-road vigor with a lighter body.
The Toyota Land Cruiser 2022 300 Series’ price starts at AED 229,900.
|Model||Toyota Land Cruiser||Toyota Land Cruiser|
|Engine||4.0-liter naturally-aspirated V6||3.5-liter twin-turbo V6|
|Horsepower||271 horsepower||409 horsepower|
|Gearbox||6-speed automatic||10-speed automatic|
|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|
3) Lexus LX
Now, if you thought the Land Cruiser was luxurious, then let us introduce you to number three. Sporting a slim body design that can only be compared to the 200 series Land Cruisers, but taking that look to a new height of elegance is what makes this SUV absolutely hypnotic to look at. With an engine that slightly overpowers the Nissan Patrol, this vehicle only lags behind in torque and horsepower.
The Lexus LX 2022’s price starts at AED 495,000.
|Engine||5.7-liter naturally-aspirated V8|
|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|
4) Chevrolet Tahoe
Lagging tightly behind our top 3 SUVs for the UAE is the Chevrolet Tahoe. The difference in engine and torque capabilities between this car and the top 3 is almost negligible.
With all-around parking sensors, traction control, and electronic stability control, users of the Chevrolet Tahoe will find no difficulty off-roading. Moreover, the vehicle’s “Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension” allows its height to be lowered and raised.
We’ve said this about almost every SUV on the list so far, but the looks on this one… The way the vehicle’s headlights integrate with its lattice grill and Chevy emblem is just magical.
The Chevrolet Tahoe 2022’s price starts at AED 187,000.
|Engine||5.3-liter naturally-aspirated V8|
|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|
5) Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Another luxury SUV on the list, the Range Rover Sport is the sportiest and most powerful luxury SUV on the market.
A bit smaller than the Range Rover line, the Sport is still a sizeable SUV. With a higher torque and horsepower than all of the SUVs in our top 5 list, the Range Rover Sport was no easy vehicle to rank, and it is with great difficulty that we place it in the number 5 position.
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2022’s price starts at AED 351,960.
|Model||Land Rover Range Rover Sport||Land Rover Range Rover Sport|
|Engine||3.0-liter V6 with a mild hybrid system||5.0-liter supercharged V8|
|Horsepower||355 horsepower||567 horsepower|
|Gearbox||8-speed automatic||8-speed automatic|
|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|
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