Top 10 SUVs for 2017 in the UAE

    August 20th 2017     Suhail Ajmal

Motorists in the Middle East absolutely love sport utility vehicles. According to a report, one in every five vehicles in the UAE is an SUV. They are mostly preferred by families who desire luxury features along with an adequate interior space as well as spectacular off-roading performance. If you are interested in buying an SUV this year, check out our top 10 SUVs for 2017. Buying any of these won’t be a bad deal! 2017 Nissan Patrol Top 10 SUVs for 2017 The 2017 Nissan Patrol takes the first spot with the highest sales figure while its competitor, the Land Cruiser has moved down a bit on the list. The 2017 Nissan Patrol is available in a 5.6L V8 engine that delivers 400 horsepower and 560 Nm of torque and a new 4.0L V6 unit with 275 horsepower and 394 Nm of torque. Standard features include an 8-inch WVGA display, two seven-inch monitors for the back seats, around view monitor, 13 speaker BOSE surround system and more. The price starts at AED 179,000. 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero Priced at AED 89,900, the 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero is comparatively cheaper than the Nissan Patrol and is preferred by people here owing to its ultimate performance, driving capability and comfortable interior. It is available in a 5-door and 3-door body configurations and two engine choices - a 3.8L V6 with 239 hp and a 3.5L V6 with 189 hp. The interior features such as a RockFord Acoustic Design audio system and 9-inch widescreen display make sure that your long trips don’t go boring. 2017 BMW X5 The mid-size luxury SUV, 2017 BMW X5 has improved its overall ranking by almost 28 percent and is currently one of the best in the market. It is accessible in two trim levels namely xDrive 35i featuring a 6-cylinder engine developing 306 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque and xDrive 50i housing an 8-cylinder engine producing 450 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque. The interior offers comfortable leather upholstery, rear-seat entertainment system, Bang & Olufsen high-end surround system and more. The price starts at AED 320,000. 2017 Land Cruiser The 2017 Land Cruiser may have been left behind a little, as the position of Nissan Patrol got stronger, nevertheless, it still remains in the top 10 list. It is available in three engine options - a 5.7L with 362 horsepower, 4.6L with 304 horsepower and a 4.0L unit with 271 horsepower. The 5.7L model comes equipped with remote engine starter app, 10.1-inch rear seat entertainment system, multi-terrain monitor, 20-inch alloy wheels and more. The base model starts from AED 199,000. 2017 Kia Sportage The all-new 2017 KIA Sportage has been beautifully redesigned boasting a captivating style. On the outside, it sports LED fog lamps, dual exhaust tips, smart welcome system, Xenon headlamps and LED taillights. The interior features a large panoramic sunroof, 5-inch touch display, fully folding seats and more. Powering the 2017 Sportage is a 2.4L engine spitting out 184 horsepower, however, a 4.0L unit with 157 hp is also available. It starts from AED 64,900. 2017 Jeep Compass The 2017 Jeep Compass is an all-rounder SUV with a phenomenal design, luxurious interior amenities, and a powerful drive. It carries a 2.4L four-cylinder engine churning out 180 horsepower. Thanks to the ‘Freedom Drive’ function, the 2017 Compass can conquer all sorts of landscapes. The front dash includes a 6.5-inch touch display with voice commands, audio system, Bluetooth connectivity and a navigation system. The 2017 Jeep Compass starts from AED 113,000. 2017 Audi Q7 The 2017 Audi Q7 may be an expensive utility vehicle with a starting price of AED 275,000, but it is definitely worth its price. Powering the Q7 is a 3.0L V6 engine creating 330 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. A 4.2L turbodiesel and a 6.0L turbodiesel units are also available optionally. The In-Car technologies include Audi Smartphone interface, MMI navigation system, Audi Connect safety services and more. 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Unlike the Land Cruiser that sports a sophisticated design, the 2017 Land Cruiser Prado adopts a more sporty profile and is also priced relatively lower than the Land Cruiser. It is available in both 3 – and 5 door configurations and two engine options including a 2.7L engine with 164 horsepower and a 4.0L unit with 271 horsepower. You have to dish out AED 124,500 to buy this SUV. 2017 Land Rover Discovery When it comes to luxury SUVs, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery is by far the most versatile SUV ever built by the Land Rover. The engine options include a 3.0L diesel with 258 PS and a 3.0L petrol with 340 PS. The range-topping Luxury model features some impressive amenities such as a 10-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity, InTouch pro navigation, keyless entry, rearview camera, lane departure alert and more. The base model starts from AED 251,000, while the top of the line First Edition model costs AED 339,000. 2017 Toyota Fortuner The 2017 Toyota Fortuner recently won the Readers' Choice trophy at the Wheels 2017 Car of the Year Awards, thanks to its ample cabin space, fuel efficient drive and advanced interior features. Two engine options are accessible i.e. a 2.7L with 164 hp and a 4.0L unit with 235 hp. Standard features include 6-speaker audio system, infotainment display, fabric seats, USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. The price starts from AED 109,900.