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SUV car rental in Dubai and UAE is top-rated, with extensive inventory available. Comb through the most popular SUVs in UAE, assess their characteristics, features, and differences to find out the best SUV in UAE specifically for your needs 

SUV (the acronym of Sport Utility Vehicle)– is a vast category of automobiles that loosely defines the mix between the passenger cars and elements of the off-road vehicles, like raised ground clearance and all-wheel-drive systems. SUVs have sharply risen to dominate the mass automobile market in recent years, with the last favorite saloons remaining firmly in the shadows. 

Why did SUVs become so dominant? Well, it’s due to several reasons. To begin with, SUVs are pretty comfortable due to offering higher ride height and higher seating position – it is simply easier to get in (those with backaches especially appreciate it). In addition, SUVs offer a lot of space inside and are generally very practical – you can take a road trip in them, do mild off-road, haul stuff. Old SUVs had, of course, disadvantages in having lower speed, acceleration, worse handling, and fuel economy than saloon counterparts – but this is not the case anymore. So, in general, modern SUVs provide better value for an average buyer, which ensures stable demand. 

It should come as no surprise that the worldwide market is soaring with the demand to rent SUVs. Indeed, UAE is no exception – both natives and tourists alike like to rent 4×4 in Dubai and feel themselves kings of the world. Where is the demand – there is also supply, so it is relatively easy and cheap to rent SUVs in Dubai. Local specifics demand that there is a wide range of SUVs for rent in Dubai. Let’s comb through them and describe the most popular models SUV rentals in Dubai are currently offering. 

Infiniti QX50

“Infiniti” marque is a luxury sub-brand of Nissan. QX50 – a compact luxury crossover equipped with a modern inline-4 turbocharged gasoline engine, outputting 268 hp – has a sophisticated and impetuous appearance, which goes well together with innovative technical stuffing that emphasizes the character of its driver. Infiniti QX50 looks organically in busy downtown traffic and on a freeway. 

Its interior is the realm of expensive finishing materials, thoughtful ergonomics, practicality, and high comfort – neither heavy traffic nor country trips will be able to cause even the slightest inconvenience for the driver. All in all, Infiniti QX50 is a stylish, dynamic, and practical car for every day. 

Land Rover Range Rover 2022

The “Range Rover” brand is one of the most recognizable and imposing globally. The last generation of the world’s most famous full-size SUV was finally presented for the 2022 Model Year. Fifth-generation Range Rover offers a wide variety of engines (both 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder, gasoline and diesel options) and up to 7 passenger capacity. 

The new Range Rover is a proud symbol of British noble luxury design language. The engineers could blend traditional craftsmanship and engineering prowess with the modern hi-tech features that enhance the driving experience. After all, the Range Rover’s strength is that it is a jack-of-all-trades: it is simultaneously a luxury car, off-road 4×4 vehicle, and family SUV. 

Nissan X-Trail 

Nissan X-Trail is a classic compact SUV in an oversaturated niche equipped with four cylinders gasoline engine. Though its name may ignite the burning passion for adventure, the Nissan X-Trail is, in fact, an average example of its class without any attitude. This SUV is decent on the outside – but not remarkable enough, and the same can be said about driving characteristics. 

Still, this auto has its strong points. Namely, Nissan X-Trail is a champion of value and practicality – it offers a spacious interior and plenty of cargo room and hosts a lot of niceties (like high-tech infotainment and driver-assistance tools) as standard. So, to conclude, Nissan X-Trail is a good choice if you don’t want to stand out too much.

Chevrolet Traverse

The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse is a full-size SUV that de-facto serves as a minivan alternative in Chevy’s lineup. It has good off-road capabilities to float over the snowy or muddy terrains and a spacious cabin to take the whole family on long road trips comfortably. Standard 3.6-liter V6 engines provide enough power to secure the peppy acceleration while being relatively fuel-efficient due to its all-wheel-drive system (wherein rear wheels only engage on the driver’s demand). Therefore, the Chevrolet Traverse is perfect for prominent families and long trips. 

Renault Duster

The Renault Duster is undoubtedly not the most inspiring SUV for rent in Dubai. The interior is made of plastic. The 4-cylinder inline engine barely offers more than a hundred horsepower, the technologies dated. Overall, the car is unrefined, underdelivering on active safety features – not that you would need them with such dull acceleration. 

But that’s using the standards of rivals twice the price. The point is that Renault Duster offers incredible value for its money. Renault was capable enough to keep the costs of Duster way down – however, while this car is cheap, it is not cheaply built – a notable distinction. Therefore, Renault Duster is a perfect budget-friendly choice for rent in Dubai. 

Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade is the brand’s flagship and conceptually a point General Motors makes to present its best and latest available technology and luxury. The cabin is genuinely magnificent, finished with the best assets GM could find – like genuine wood or rare leather; the design is not lacking, either. 

As for driving comfort – the Escalade offers either a punchy gasoline V8 or diesel inline-six, which are powerful enough to carry this 2-ton monster around. In addition, many driver assistant features are either standard or available – including the Super-Cruise semi-autonomous driving system. So, Cadillac Escalade is a true American variant of luxury – a comfortable, floating barge in which you are easily detached from the outside world. 

Nissan Kicks 

Nissan Kicks is a subcompact crossover SUV whose strength lies within its attractive price tag. Indeed, it’s one of the cheapest SUVs to rent in the UAE. Despite looking small on the outside, the Kicks offers a relatively spacious cabin inside. The powertrain is an effective four-cylinder engine and smooth CVT, which feels slightly underpowered. 

Bear in mind, though, that Nissan Kicks lacks all-wheel-drive, which is consistent among the class, and therefore any off-road adventures are off the table. But, overall, while Nissan Kicks lacks the refinement of its competitors, it offers a comprehensive list of standard tech features and, therefore, good value. 

Mazda CX-5 

Mazda tries its best to go upmarket, so its recent models, including a compact SUV CX-5, lie within a strange niche, offering almost luxury amenities while being only slightly more expensive than its classic mainstream counterparts. As a result, you may only notice an average 4-cylinder compact crossover on the paper in an oversaturated market segment. 

However, the ride-and-handling balance of the Mazda CX-5 can impress those used to premium cars and is therefore unrivaled within the segment. Indeed, some alternatives offer more practicality, but Mazda CX-5 provides exceptional value in driving dynamics, being a driver’s car – on a budget, with good clearance and trunk space. 

Mitsubishi Montero 

Mitsubishi Montero (or Pajero, called in other markets) is an excellent old reliable body-on-frame SUV. Unfortunately, the last generation has been in production for almost a decade with only minor interior and infotainment system improvements. That makes Mitsubishi Montero dated – and relatively cheap. 

However, this fact also makes Mitsubishi Montero incredibly mechanically reliable. Besides, thanks to the body-on-frame and sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, Mitsubishi Montero is no less capable in off-road conditions than its more modern and premium counterparts. Thus, this model is an excellent choice to rent if you aim for off-road ventures. 

Ford Edge 

Ford Edge is a mid-size SUV that does not, however, offer three rows of seats. The choice to drop the third row allows, on the other hand, to create more space for passengers and luggage, outplaying most of the competitors. On the outside, Ford Edge looks decently nice; it offers a standard four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine under the hood. 

One can’t say that Ford Edge lacks in the infotainment department; on the contrary, it is outfitted with a massive 12-inch display and many driver’s assist features. Still, the aging design and cheap materials emphasize that this SUV is by no means premium, yet still a good hauler for driving around the city. 

Frequently asked questions:

Can I get a personal chauffeur service along with the SUV? 

Yes! Here you can find SUV rent Dubai. We offer vehicles with personal chauffeurs for our clientele. 

Have all the SUVs AWD as standard?

No, some models offer 2WD as standard. They are cheaper and provide better fuel economy, though they lack handling and off-road capabilities. 

What is the most popular SUV for rent in the UAE? 

Surprisingly enough, the most popular budget SUV is Renault Duster, and the most popular 4×4 full-size SUV is Mitsubishi Pajero.