The Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are among the most sought-after vehicles in the UAE car market, thanks to their outstanding capabilities, cutting-edge driver-assistance technologies and contemporary appeal. SUVs of the modern era are considered safer than their predecessors as they come equipped with state-of-the-art safety features.
The top car manufacturers have taken the scope of safety and convenience in an SUV to an entirely new level with the availability of safety technologies based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). To the delight of SUV enthusiasts in the UAE, the leading car brands have launched the updated models of their safest cars in the market. These vehicles are designed to ensure safe and stress-free commuting, especially on adventure journeys.
Leading car manufacturers including Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Audi, Mazda and Volvo have launched their modern-day SUVs in the UAE. Safety technologies such as Forward Collision Avoidance System, Lane Keep Assist, Head-Up Display and Adaptive Cruise Control have been made available in the contemporary SUVs to offer uncompromised safety of the occupants. Additionally, these newly launched SUVs offer enhanced performance capabilities, improved aerodynamics and advanced technologies to deliver an unprecedented driving experience.
Here is the review of the top 5 safest SUVs of 2020 in the UAE.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is a luxury SUV that comes fitted with latest safety technologies to ensure an unrivaled safety of the occupants. The modern-day vehicle is among the safest car on the road that features leading-edge technologies including Automated Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Lane-Keeping Assist and Lane-Departure Warning.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has been designed to grab the attention of the onlookers, thanks to its sculpted lines, redesigned grille, LED headlights and 20-inch wheels. The interior of the vehicle comes equipped with luxury amenities (please check with Sarim as I think we cannot simply write luxuries) and advanced in-cabin technologies including leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and 5.7-inch Multi-Information Display.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class comes equipped with a 4Matic all-wheel-drive system and a 3.0-litre V6 Turbocharged engine that is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The powerful engine of the SUV is capable of producing 367 horsepower and 520Nm of torque. With this engine, the vehicle can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h.
The starting price of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class in the UAE is AED 285,000.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe is among the safest cars in the market, thanks to its cutting-edge safety features including Parking Distance Warning, High Beam Assist, Smart Cruise Control, Traction Control System and Electronic Stability Control.
The modern-day SUV has been designed to be a true head-turner. The bold exterior of the vehicle features chrome accents, signature wide cascading chrome grille and 18-inch alloy wheels. The premium cabin of the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe offers a pleasurable and comfortable commuting experience. The cabin of the vehicle comes fitted with advanced technologies including 8-inch touchscreen navigation and 12-speakers Infinity Premium Audio System.
The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe comes equipped with a 3.5-litre V6 engine that has been paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine is capable of producing 280 horsepower and 363Nm of torque. With this engine, the SUV can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds and has a top speed of 200 km/h.
The starting price of the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe in the UAE is AED 128,000.
2020 Audi Q5
Audi is one of the safest car brands that is popular for introducing top-of-the-line safety technologies in its vehicles. The all-new Audi Q5 has been designed to ensure enhanced safety of the occupants, thanks to its advanced safety technologies and driver-assistance systems including Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Automated Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind-Spot Monitoring, Lane-keeping Assist and Lane-Departure Warning.
The 2020 Audi Q5 exhibits an overall stunning design, which is accentuated by impressive design elements. The modern-day SUV comes fitted with 20-inch Audi Sport wheels, Singleframe grille and LED headlights that augment its authoritative stance. The premium cabin of the vehicle comes equipped with latest technologies including MMI Navigation Plus, 8.3-inch screen and MMI Radio Plus.
The 2020 Audi Q5 is an all-wheel-drive vehicle that comes fitted with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder TFSI engine, which has been paired with a 7-speed S tronic automatic transmission. The engine generates 272 horsepower and 370Nm of torque. With this engine, the vehicle can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of 237 km/h.
The starting price of 2020 Audi Q5 in the UAE is AED 227,500.
2020 Mazda CX-5
The all-new Mazda CX-5 is among the safest cars in the market that comes equipped with state-of-the-art safety technologies. The modern-day vehicle comes equipped with latest safety features and driver-assistance systems including Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Monitoring, Traction Control System and Dynamic Stability Control.
The 2020 Mazda CX-5 boasts an aggressive appeal, thanks to its design elements including 19-inch wheels, bold grille and advanced illuminating system. The interior of the vehicle comes equipped with luxury amenities and advanced technologies to make journeys comfortable.
The contemporary vehicle comes fitted with a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder Turbo engine that has been paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine is capable of producing 188 horsepower and 251Nm of torque. With this engine, the SUV can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 210 km/h.
The starting price of the all-new Mazda CX-5 in the UAE is AED 89,900.
2020 Volvo XC90
The all-new Volvo XC90 is among the safest car models that have been launched this year in the UAE. The modern-day SUV comes fitted with latest safety features and cutting-edge driver-assistance technologies including Rear Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Run-off road Mitigation, Pilot Assist and City Safety that make it a standout vehicle in its segment.
Designed to be bold and attractive, the 2020 Volvo XC90 leaves a lasting impression. The vehicle features a concave grille, sculpted lines and chrome accents that augment its commanding road presence. The interior of the vehicle features wool blend upholstery, 9-inch Sensus Touchscreen and metal-finish air vents that accentuate its premium appeal.
The 2020 Volvo XC90 comes equipped with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder Supercharged engine that has been paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine is capable of producing 320 horsepower and 400Nm of torque. With this engine, the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and has a top speed of 230 km/h.
The starting price of the 2020 Volvo XC90 in the UAE is AED 209,900.
All the above-mentioned SUVs come equipped with latest safety features and cutting-edge driver-assistance technologies. These newly launched SUVs of 2020 deliver an outstanding driving experience without making a compromise on occupant safety. Motorists who want to upgrade their vehicles can sell their used cars in the market and buy any of these modern-day SUVs.