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Safest SUVs on sale in the UAE

  • Nov 13, 2018
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Over recent years, we’ve witnessed tremendous technological advancement and development in the field of safety in automobiles. Today, cars have become much safer than they were ever before. This is also due to the fact that the cars of today can attain incredible speeds in a matter of seconds. Hence, safety has become one of the top-most priority of car companies. SUVs are usually considered to be safer than sedans. Perhaps, this perception has got something to do with the fact that SUVs are much larger in dimensions than other vehicles. Today, even the SUVs are being incorporated with latest advanced safety features. Below are some of the safest SUVs on sale in the UAE.


Volvo xc90


Volvo XC90


Volvo is known to manufacture some of the safest vehicles on the planet. The Volvo XC90 is the range-topping model in Volvo’s SUV lineup and it comes with a plethora of advanced safety features to keep the occupants safe. We aren’t going to talk about the basic safety features like airbags and all. The XC90 has got so much more than that.


To begin with, the structure of the SUV is built from the ultra-high-strength boron steel – one of the strongest types available. Then we’ve got Volvo’s City Safety feature that utilises radar and camera technology to identify potential hazards such as other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and large animals ahead. We also get the Run-off road Mitigation which can detect if the car is about to leave the road unintentionally. It works between 65-140 kmph and use steering and, if necessary, brake support to guide the car back onto the right path.


These were some of the advanced safety features of the Volvo XC90. There are a number of variants of this SUV available in the market. The Volvo XC90 price starts at AED 257,250.


Audi Q7


Audi Q7


The Audi Q7 is one of the most popular SUVs in the Middle East. It is also one of Audi’s best-selling models for many years. There are many reasons behind that. One of the reasons is the high safety standards of this SUV. Audi keeps on improving and developing new safety features and implements them in its cars. The latest Audi Q7 has got them all.


Audi Side Assist is a feature that supports the driver when changing lanes at a speed of above 15 kmph. It uses radar technology. Similarly, by using the rear radar sensors, the Intersection Assistant warns the driver of any critically identified vehicles ahead when reversing slowly. To make the highway drives easier, Audi’s Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) maintains the distance between the Q7 and the vehicle ahead, and the driver can adjust the distance and the dynamics of regulation in several stages.


There are many other high-tech safety features that would amaze you by their ability and how they function. The Audi Q7 price starts at AED 268,000 and goes all the way up to AED 345,000.


Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class


Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class


If it’s a Mercedes it has to be luxurious. Another thing that is related to Mercedes cars is safety. Mercedes-Benz keeps on innovating new safety features that are some of the best in the industry. The latest GLS-Class is a perfect mix of utmost luxury and advanced safety features. This gigantic SUV can carry 7 people on board and makes sure that each of them is cocooned in its luxury and safety.


Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class comes equipped with ATTENTION ASSIST. This monitor the steering behaviour of the driver to recognise typical signs of drowsiness and give a visual and acoustic warning of impending microsleep, improving safety, especially on long journeys and at night. Then we’ve got the PRE-SAFE occupant protection system which identifies critical driving situations in advance and initiates precautionary measures to protect the car’s occupants if an accident appears imminent. Another interesting safety feature is the COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS. It gives the driver a visual warning if the distance to the vehicle in front or a stationary obstacle is too short.


The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class price starts at AED 425,000. There’s also an AMG variant that you can pick but obviously, you’d need to shell out extra bucks for that.


These three SUVs were some of the safest cars that you can go for in the Middle East. There are other cars as well that provide great safety features. Do let us know which one do you think is the safest one out there.

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