When deciding to purchase a new SUV, the multitude of options in the UAE market can be overwhelming. The SUV category is fiercely contested, with world-renowned brands offering some of their finest models. However, to ease your selection process, we’ve compiled a list of what we consider to be the best SUVs to purchase in 2023.
A Look at The Top 5 SUVs in the UAE
1) Toyota Land Cruiser
For those seeking a dependable SUV, the Toyota Land Cruiser is a well-known choice. Noted for its sturdiness and off-road prowess, it features a robust exterior and a luxurious, comfy interior. The 2023 model comes with two engine options spread over six versions.
Engine options include a 4.0-litre V6 producing 271 horsepower and 385Nm of torque, matched with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 that yields 409 horsepower and 650Nm of torque, mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
With base and GR sport variants boasting 18-inch alloys and mid-to-higher variants sporting 20-inch alloys, the Land Cruiser features a 110-litre fuel tank capacity. Its fuel efficiency stands at 9.4kmpl for the 4.0-litre V6 variant and 9.3kmpl for the 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 variant. Prices start from AED 233,900*.
2) Nissan Patrol
The Nissan Patrol is a favourite among UAE SUV enthusiasts. Its impressive road presence, rugged strength, and ease in navigating rough terrains make it a stand-out option. Available in three engine choices across nine variants, it guarantees comfort and space.
The Patrol’s powertrain options consist of a 4.0-litre V6, a 5.6-litre V8, and the 2023 Patrol NISMO’s 5.6-litre V8 engine, all mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Wheel sizes range from 18 inches to 21 inches, depending on the variant. Fuel efficiency ranges from 13-15kmpl, and prices start at AED 210,000*.
3) Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer stands out with its commanding road presence, spacious interior, and cutting-edge safety features, making it an excellent choice for families. It comes with four engine options across six variants.
Engine choices range from a 3.3-litre V6 petrol engine to a 3.0-litre EcoBoost V6 petrol engine, all coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Explorer features wheel sizes from 18 to 21 inches based on the variant and has a fuel efficiency of 13kmpl. Prices start at AED 199,395*.
4) Chevrolet Tahoe
The Chevy Tahoe is a dynamic SUV offering comfort, impressive towing abilities, and generous cargo space. Available with two engine choices across five trims, it offers a 5.3-litre V8 and a 6.2-litre V8 engine, both mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Wheel sizes range from 18 inches to 22 inches, based on the trim. The Tahoe has a 100-litre fuel tank and delivers 9kmpl fuel efficiency. Prices begin at AED 204,700* in the UAE.
5) GMC Yukon
The GMC Yukon is a versatile SUV offering aesthetic appeal, spacious and plush seating, and impressive functionality. With two engine choices across six trim levels, it provides a 5.3-litre V8 engine and a 6.2-litre V8 engine, both mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Available with 18-inch to 22-inch wheels based on the trim, the Yukon features a 98-litre fuel tank and delivers a fuel efficiency of 9kmpl. Excellent for families or those requiring heavy-duty hauling capacity, prices for the Yukon start at AED 197,000*.