10 Best New SUVs To Buy In UAE Under AED 80,000

Carprices Team / Posted On - April 7th 2023

The UAE market has a wide variety of SUVs under 80,000 AED that are useful, reliable, and stylish.

What are your options if you're looking to buy a new SUV but have a limited budget? Fortunately, there are several brands in UAE that offer numerous new SUVs that are quite affordable without compromising on design or quality.


In this article, we have prepared a list of the best new SUV cars for sale in UAE under AED 80,000. These cars, ranging from small crossovers to family-friendly SUVs, will satisfy your needs and exceed your expectations while still fitting your budget.


Top 10 New SUVs in UAE under AED 80,000:

Note: The below-mentioned numbers in the list are not rankings.

1) Nissan Kicks



Built on the same platform as the Nissan Versa. Nissan Kicks has a stylish, modern look and a comfortable cabin. Sharp lines and a large front grille are two distinguishing exterior style elements of the Kicks. There is plenty of headroom and legroom for passengers. Because of its affordability, and practicality, the Kicks quickly made its spot among popular cars in the UAE market and can be a good alternative for those looking to purchase a reliable compact SUV.


Currently available in UAE in four trims and comes with a single-engine option. The 2023 Nissan Kicks is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 118 horsepower and 149Nm of torque, paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It comes with a front-wheel drive system.


The car has a fuel tank capacity of 41 liters, delivering a fuel efficiency of 16.3kmpl, and comes with 17-inch alloy wheels across all trims. The price of the Nissan Kicks starts at AED 71,000*.


Engine Variant
1.6-liter engine
Output
118hp and 149Nm
Transmission
6-speed CVT
Top Speed
175kmph
Fuel Efficiency
16.3kmpl
Drive Configuration
Front-wheel drive
Seating Capacity
5 seater



2) Hyundai Kona



The all-new Hyundai Kona is a subcompact crossover SUV that sports a unique front grille, sharp LED headlights, and a sloping roofline that gives it a sporty stance. The Kona has a spacious well-designed cabin with premium materials and an array of features. The Kona is well-suited for urban commuting and outdoor adventures alike thanks to its fuel-efficient engines and large cargo capacity, making it a popular option among car buyers..


It is currently available in four trims and comes with two engine options in UAE. 2023 Kona gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower and 179Nm of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 195 horsepower and 265Nm of torque, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.


The Hyundai Kona comes with a fuel tank of 50 liters. The 2.0-liter engine delivers a fuel efficiency of 14.8kmpl and comes with 17-inch and 18-inch alloys whereas the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine delivers a fuel efficiency of 13.3kmpl and gets 18-inch wheels. The price of the Hyundai Kona starts at AED 76,999*.


Engine Variant
2.0-liter engine
1.6-liter turbocharged engine
Output
147hp and 179Nm
195hp and 265Nm
Transmission
6-speed AT
7-speed DCT
Top Speed
194kmph
210kmph
Fuel Efficiency
14.8kmpl
13.3kmpl
Drive Configuration
Front-wheel drive
Front-wheel drive
Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater



3) Kia Seltos



Kia Seltos is a compact SUV offered by the Korean automaker. It has a striking and stylish exterior, a spacious and luxurious interior, and a number of advanced safety and convenience features. The Seltos has swiftly grown to be one of the most well-liked cars in its segment because of its balance of flair, performance, and versatility.


The car emerges as a good option in this list and, is currently available in UAE with four trims and two engine options. Seltos features a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 121 horsepower and 151Nm of torque, paired with a six-speed manual or auto transmission and a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 138 horsepower and 242Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.


The Kia Seltos comes with a fuel tank capacity of 50 liters. The 1.6-liter engine delivers a fuel efficiency of 16.5kmpl and the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine delivers a fuel efficiency of 16.1kmpl. The Kia Seltos comes with a choice of 16-inch and 17-inch wheels and has a starting price of AED 75,000* in UAE.


Engine Variant
1.6-liter engine
1.4-liter turbocharged engine
Output
121hp and 151Nm
138hp and 242Nm
Transmission
6-speed MT/AT
6-speed MT / 7-speed DCT
Fuel Efficiency
16.5kmpl
16.1kmpl
Drive Configuration
Front-wheel drive
Front-wheel drive
Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater



4) Toyota Rush



The Toyota Rush has seats for up to seven passengers and a roomy cabin, making it a versatile and practical car. It is frequently used for outdoor pursuits like camping and hiking and is renowned for its off-road skills. The 7-seater SUV is available in a rear-wheel drive variant in UAE. It has grown into a well-liked choice for those looking for a small SUV that can handle both city driving and outdoor escapades.


The Toyota Rush in UAE comes in two trims and one engine option. It gets a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 103 horsepower and 136Nm of torque, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. It is the only car in this list that comes with a rear-wheel drive configuration.


The Rush has a fuel tank capacity of 45 liters and delivers a fuel efficiency of 16.3kmpl. It comes with 17-inch alloy wheels. Toyota Rush is available in UAE at the starting price of AED 69,900*.


Engine Variant
1.5-liter four-cylinder engine
Output
103hp and 136Nm
Transmission
4-speed AT
Fuel Efficiency
16.3kmpl
Drive Configuration
Rear-wheel drive
Seating Capacity
7 seater



5) Mazda CX-3



The Mazda CX-3 is a crossover SUV with the company's distinctive Kodo design aesthetic, which emphasizes a sporty and streamlined appearance. It also has a number of cutting-edge safety and technological features, such as adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, and a touchscreen infotainment system.


2023 CX-3 is currently available in UAE in a single trim and is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G engine that makes 148 horsepower and 195Nm of torque, it is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and is offered in a front-wheel drive configuration.


Available with a 48 liters fuel tank it provides a fuel efficiency of 15.3kmpl. The CX-3 is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels and has a starting price of AED 73,000* in the UAE.


Engine Variant
2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine
Output
148hp and 195Nm
Transmission
6-speed AT
Top Speed
190kmph
Fuel Efficiency
15.3kmpl
Drive Configuration
Front-wheel drive
Seating Capacity
7 seater



6) Chevrolet Captiva



The Chevrolet Captiva was initially introduced as a mid-size SUV but was later redesigned and repositioned as a compact crossover SUV. The latest generation of Captiva has a whole new exterior and interior. It is renowned for its roomy interior, smooth ride, and excellent fuel economy, and is a popular choice among buyers seeking a versatile and reliable compact SUV.


The Chevy Captiva is currently available in UAE in a single trim and is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that makes 149hp and 255Nm of torque. Paired with a continuous variable transmission (CVT), it comes with a front-wheel drive system.


It comes with a 52 liters fuel tank and delivers a 14.93kmpl fuel efficiency. Captiva gets 18-inch wheels and its price in the UAE starts at AED 71,000*.


Engine Variant
1.5-liter turbocharged engine
Output
149hp and 255Nm
Transmission
CVT
Fuel Efficiency
14.93kmpl
Drive Configuration
Front-wheel drive
Seating Capacity
5 and 7 seater options



7) MG ZST



The ZST is built on the same platform as the MG HS SUV but has a sportier look thanks to its sharp lines and aggressive front grille. It gets a roomy and modern interior and a huge touchscreen entertainment system. Along with cutting-edge safety technologies like adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning. The MG ZST is a stylish and practical compact SUV that provides cutting-edge technology and amenities at a reasonable price.


The five-door MG ZST comes in three trims and two engine options. A 1.5-liter engine that produces 118 horsepower and 180Nm of torque, paired with a CVT, and a 1.3-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 160 horsepower and 230Nm of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.


With a fuel capacity of 45 liters, the 1.5-liter variant delivers 16.5kmpl and the 1.3-liter turbo delivers 14.4kmpl fuel efficiency. It gets 17-inch wheels and comes with a front-wheel drive layout. The price of MG ZST starts at AED 74,000*.


Engine Variant
1.5-liter engine
1.3-liter turbocharged engine
Output
118hp and 180Nm
160hp and 230Nm
Transmission
CVT
6-speed AT
Top Speed
170kmph
185kmph
Fuel Efficiency
16.5kmpl
14.4kmpl
Drive Configuration
Front-wheel drive
Front-wheel drive
Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater



8) Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross



The Eclipse Cross has a sporty look, an aggressive front grille, crisp lines, and a dynamic appearance. There is plenty of space inside the comfortable cabin. It gets a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a range of safety features like lane departure warning and forward collision prevention. It emerges as a fantastic option for anyone looking for a multipurpose car that can manage everything from everyday commuting to weekend getaways.


The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is currently available in UAE with three trims and one engine option. The 1.5-liter turbocharged engine makes 147 horsepower and 250Nm of torque, it is paired with an eight-speed continuous variable transmission (CVT). It boasts an All-wheel drive configuration.


The Eclipse Cross comes with a 60 liters fuel tank and delivers a -kmpl fuel efficiency. It comes with 18-inch alloy wheels and its price in UAE starts from AED 73,900*.

Engine Variant
1.5-liter turbocharged engine
Output
147hp and 250Nm
Transmission
8-speed CVT
Fuel Efficiency
12.9kmpl
Drive Configuration
All-wheel drive
Seating Capacity
 5 seater



9) Renault Duster



The Duster has a rugged and sporty design with a high ground clearance and exceptional ability to go off-road. It features a spacious cabin and provides a host of features including a touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, and a number of safety features like airbags, ABS, and electronic stability control are also included in its list of modern features.


The Duster comes in six variants and two engine options. A 1.6-liter engine produces 115 horsepower and 156Nm of torque, paired with a six-speed CVT, and a 2.0-liter engine produces 135 horses and 195Nm of torque, paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. It gets a front-wheel drive layout.


With a 50 liters fuel tank capacity, it delivers fuel efficiency of 17.2kmpl for the 1.6-liter variant and 14.4kmpl for the 2.0-liter variant. It gets 16-inch wheels on the base and mid trims and 17-inch in the top-of-the-range trims. The Renault Duster is on sale in the UAE for AED 66,900*.


Engine Variant
1.6-liter engine
2.0-liter engine
Output
115hp and 156Nm
135hp and 195Nm
Transmission
6-speed CVT
4-speed AT
Top Speed
161kmph
178kmph
Fuel Efficiency
17.2kmpl
14.4kmpl
Drive Configuration
Front-wheel drive
Four-wheel drive
Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater



10) Jetour X70



Jetour X70 is a mid-size SUV sold by the Chinese automobile manufacturer Jetour. The X70 features a modern exterior with strong lines and curves that gives it a sporty, aggressive look. Numerous modern features are included in it, such as an expansive touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, and a panoramic sunroof.


The Jetour X70 comes in three trims and powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine produces 154 horsepower and 230Nm of torque, paired with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). It comes with a front-wheel drive layout.


The Jetour X70 gets a 55 liters fuel tank with 1.5-liter variant, delivering a fuel efficiency of 13.5kmpl. Standard 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels are available across all the trims. The price of Jetour X70 starts in UAE at AED 69,000*.


Engine Variant
1.5-liter turbocharged engine
Output
154hp and 230Nm
Transmission
6-speed DCT
Top Speed
180kmph
Fuel Efficiency
13.6kmpl
Drive Configuration
Front-wheel drive
Seating Capacity
7 seater


*End of the list*


In conclusion, the UAE market has a wide variety of SUVs under 80,000 AED that are useful, reliable, and stylish. From the Nissan Kicks to the Kia Seltos and the Jetour X70, there is a wide range of SUVs to choose from that cater to different needs and preferences. You can also consider the Ford EcoSport, Citroen C3 Aircross, Suzuki Vitara etc. too before making your final decision
It's always a good idea to test-drive the vehicles that you intend to add to your garage to get a sense of their performance, functions, and handling.

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