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Top 5 Safest SUVs in the UAE

SUVs are the most common cars on our roads - and for good reason - their combination of convenience, comfort, and the fact you can buy one in nearly any shape or size is hard to beat.

But while SUVs are generally safer than small cars you are just as likely to be hit by a dangerous driver and when the high speeds of the UAE's roads are factored in it can be a deadly combination regardless of what car you're driving.

Tap below to reveal the safest SUVs in each category and ensure you're providing the highest safety standards for your loved ones.

Top 5 Safest SUVs in the UAE

TOP 5 SAFEST SMALL SUVS

1. VOLVO XC40

 

Volvo's reputation for safety is well deserved with an emphasis right from the initial construction of the car through to advanced driving aids that are constantly monitoring and adapting to every driving scenario.

# No. 1 Safety Pick

# Top European Safety Pick

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2. Subaru XV

 

Every Subaru sold in the UAE has a 5-Star safety rating making it one of the safest brands on the market. The XV is no exception, with seven airbags, 4WD stability, and advanced driving aids available as part of Subaru's Eyesight system.

# Most Economical Safety Pick

# Top Japanese Safety Pick

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3. Mazda CX-3

 

Like Subaru, Mazda place an emphasis on safety and even their smallest models come equipped with a range of impressive safety features. The compact CX-3 gives drivers searching for a small car a level of assurance normally found in much larger SUVs.

Safety Assured Models

  • GTL   (Front, side, and curtain airbags + blind spot warning)
  • GTX   (Front, side, and curtain airbags + blind spot warning, crash warning, and lane departure assist)
  • SV   (Front, side, and curtain airbags + blind spot warning, crash warning, and lane departure assist)

Models to Avoid

  • GS, GT   (Front airbags only)

# Top Ultra-Compact SUV Safety Pick

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4. Infiniti QX30

 

Despite not being rated by any of the NCAP bodies the QX30 makes our Top 5 Safest Small SUVs list due to its impressive eight airbags and crash warning system available on all models.

The QX30 is built on the same platform as the Mercedes-Benz GLA and is almost identical to the lower Infiniti Q30 model - two cars which have both received a 5-Star Euro NCAP rating. LinIt's also packed full of features making this a great overall value combination.

# Top Feature-Packed Safety Pick

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5. Lexus NX

 

Buyers looking for the best combination of safety, luxury, and reliability will be interested in the Lexus NX.

Starting at around 200,000 Dhs the Lexus NX is the most expensive small SUV of the Top 5 Safest Small SUVs in the UAE, but it's also fitted with the most powerful engine across the range with its 235hp turbocharged powerunit.

# Most powerful Safety Pick

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TOP 5 SAFEST MID-SIZE SUVS

1. LINCOLN NAUTILUS

 

The Lincoln Nautilus has an excellent focus on safety with eight airbags, a 5-Star safety rating, and a full suite of active safety features standard across all trim levels.

The luxurious Nautilus also has the most powerful engine choices across our UAE Top 5 Safest Mid-Size SUVs list, along with an impressive list of comfort and convenience features to cement its place at the top of the list.

# No. 1 Safety Pick

# Most Powerful Safety Pick

# Top Feature-Packed Safety Pick

# Top American Safety Pick

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2. LEXUS RX

 

The Lexus RX is the only model in our UAE Top 5 Safest Mid-Size SUVs list with a full 10 airbags - adding knee airbags for the driver and front passenger to the standard front, side, and curtain airbags found in other Top 5 SUVs.

The RX is also the only model available in both petrol and hybrid options.

# Most Airbags

# Top Environmentally-Friendly Pick

# Top Japanese Safety Pick

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3. Volvo XC60

 

Volvo's outstanding reputation for safety is one of the reasons you will find a Volvo model on almost all of our Top 5 lists, and is also one of the contributing factors to the Volvo XC60 being named World Car of the Year in 2018.

# Top European Safety Pick

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4. INFINITI QX50

 

With the lowest average price in our Top 5 Safest Mid-Size SUVs list the Infiniti QX50 is an excellent combination of value, features, and safety.

All versions in the QX50 range are fitted with eight airbags. Look out for the ProASSIST models with a full suite of active features.

# Most Economical Safety Pick

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5. BMW X4

 

Those looking for a more sporty take on the traditional SUV shape will be interested in checking out the BMW X4-Series.

With its smooth coupe styling the X4 is not only stylish and modern but also safe and comfortable.

# Top Sporty Safety Pick

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TOP 5 SAFEST LARGE SUVS (6+ SEATS)

1. TESLA MODEL X

 

Tesla have had a heavy focus on safety from day one, ensuring every version of every model is equipped with excellent safety features - both passive and active.

The fully electric Tesla Model X has some of the most advanced features available to prevent an accident in the first place, but should the worst happen occupants are protected by a very impressive 12 airbags.

Available in five, six, or seven seat configuration the Model X securely commands the top position in the large SUV bracket.

# No. 1 Safety Pick

# Most Airbags

# Fastest Safety Pick

# Top Environmentally-Friendly Pick

# Top American Safety Pick

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2. LINCOLN AVIATOR

 

As one of the newest additions to Lincoln's line-up, the Aviator is an impressive vehicle, and one that is packed full of features to keep your loved ones both safe and comfortable.

If you're looking for a safe, luxury SUV to fit the whole family with space to spare, the Aviator's got you covered.

# Top Feature-Packed SUV

# Most Powerful Safety Pick

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3. Volvo XC90

 

Volvo continues its flawless reputation for safety with the latest generation Volvo XC90.

The only manufacturer with a vehicle in all three of our Top 5 Safest SUV lists, Volvo's unrelenting pursuit of their goal to see zero fatalities in a Volvo vehicle continues with the XC90 in an SUV that's also quiet, spacious, and comfortable.

# Top European Safety Pick

# Best Fuel Economy

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4. MERCEDES-BENZ GLE-CLASS

 

The Mercedes-Benz GLE sits in a sweet spot in the Mercedes-Benz range - larger than the five-seater GLC, but more compact than the huge GLS - while maintaining the versatility of seven seats.

Safety is a heavy focus on all Mercedes-Benz models, with all models they send to be tested receiving a full 5-star Euro NCAP rating.

# Top German Safety Pick

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5. MAZDA CX-9

 

The Mazda CX-9 proves that exceptional safety doesn't have to cost the Earth. With an average price around AED 150k the CX-9 is an excellent value propostion for those searching for seven-seat safety at a reasonable cost.

The top two models in the range come equipped with a full suite of active safety features along with plenty more equipment. All versions in the range have six airbags and a full 5-star safety rating.

Safety Assured Models

  • LTD, Signature Edition   (Front, side, and curtain airbags + blind spot warning, crash warning, and lane departure assist)

Passive Picks

  • GS, GT   (5-Star safety with 6 airbags, but no crash warning or lane departure systems)

# Top Japanese Safety Pick

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