One can easily presume that a country as reputable as Qatar will be filled with a wide variety of cars, from exotic sedans to rugged Sports Utility Vehicles from renowned brands from all over the world. SUVs mostly are chosen because they ensure safety as well as their doggedness and off-road capability when it comes to desert driving and driving on rough terrains in general.
SUVs are usually heavily built and larger which is why a lot of people opt for it because they make people feel safer than when they are in ordinary cars. Needless to say, they can also accommodate larger families and more people in general. A typical SUV offers taller seating which makes people feel more comfortable when traveling.
What’s most important though is the reliability of the car one is getting because getting a car is one thing and getting a car that one can blindly count on is another thing.
With that said, we’ve decided to put together a list of the top 10 most reliable SUV models in Qatar.
10. Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage is a very popular compact crossover SUV in Qatar and the looks haven’t changed a lot since the all-new model was introduced back in 2017. The vehicle is powered by a 1.60-liter four-cylinder engine which is only available in front-wheel drive format. Other engines include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with all-wheel drive, and a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with all-wheel drive; with all engines mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission except for the turbo engine which is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Meanwhile, the base 2.0-liter FWD model comes with power windows, electric mirrors with indicators, keyless entry, fog lamps, rear spoiler, roof rail and 17-inch steel wheels, among other amazing features. Prices for the 2020 Kia Sportage starts from QAR 68,000.
9. Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2020 model of the Hyundai Santa Fe isn’t too different from last year’s model but perhaps the most obvious changes are the much improved cabin look and feel. The vehicle has a very roomy interior, comfortable ride and more than enough technology for the passengers to stay connected. The All Wheel Drive powerful SUV features a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 265hp, 320Nm of torque and a wheelbase of 2.800m all contributing to the vehicle’s impressive ability to battle the rugged terrains of Qatar. The starting price for Hyundai Santa Fe is QAR 89,800.
8. Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota is quite a reputable global auto brand and is widely known for always producing the best automobiles. The production of the FJ Cruiser which is the definitive SUV that’s equipped to take on and conquer any terrain in the country will even make the brand’s stock rise in the auto market. The mid-size SUV is powered by a 4-liter V6 engine that produces 268hp and 387Nm of torque coupled with a 17”Alloy Wheel that’s capable of conquering tough terrains. The prices for the FJ Cruiser start from QAR 139,000.
7. Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan has done a great job in producing the Pathfinder and with a rugged design, easy access for up to 7 passengers, and advanced technology, your journey has just become more adventurous. The looks are enough reasons to validly believe in the vehicle’s rugged nature which is also coupled with luxurious touches on the inside. The Nissan Pathfinder has what it takes to take on the rugged terrains of Qatar with an impressive 3.5-liter engine that produces 271hp and 340Nm of torque. An additional towing capacity of 1500kg ensures the car tows large watercraft. The midsize SUV’s price starts from QAR 115,000.
6. Nissan Xterra
Nissan made a name for itself by always coming through with reliable auto and the production of the 2020 model of Nissan Xterra will further cement its place as a world-class auto maker. The vehicle is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 261hp and 281lb-ft of torque with a maximized towing capacity of 6000 lbs. The vehicle features the recently-introduced new generation ProPilot which allows drivers a hands-free driving on the highway. Price begins from QAR 100,000.
5. Volvo XC90
The inhabitants of Qatar are no strangers to the powerful and amazing XC90 which has advanced and efficient powertrain which include the mild hybrids and T8 Twin Engine models that combine responsive power with low emissions to produce a the perfect drive experience. The mid-size luxury crossover SUV was built with intelligent technological innovation and a design that can only be matched by a few vehicles in the same class. The 5-seater combative SUV is powered by a B5 AWD four-cylinder turbocharged mated to an 8-speed Geatronic automatic transmission producing 235hp and 480Nm of torque which are enough just for memorable off-road experience. The price for this SUV starts from QAR 270,000.
4. Land Rover Range Rover
There’s no better SUV in Qatar that can boast of Range Rover’s rugged nature, combined with luxury when one realizes how sleek the interior features are. The full-sized luxury sport utility vehicle gets the 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine which has been in existence since 2018 and the equally supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine which releases an incredible 525hp and 625Nm of torque. The other V6 engine chunks out 380hp and 450Nm of torque with incredible off-road abilities. The basic features include automatic xenon headlamps which leave you in total control when journeying at night; front and rear parking sensors with visual display, fog lamps, LED rear lamps, daytime running lights and other incredible safety features. The SUV which has a 5/5 resale value rating has a starting price of QAR 389,000.
3. Mitsubishi Pajero
Known as a true off-road vehicle, Mitsubishi is a king in its own lane with powertrain options of either a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic or a 3.8-liter V6 engine that’s also mated to a 5-speed auto. The long wheelbase model holds up to seven passengers with a foldable third-row seat that can also be completely removed. The vehicle also has some of the best safety features with six airbags, active traction control, and active stability control among others. The rugged SUV can arguably conquer any terrain with 242hp and 327Nm of torque which are both enough to deal with even the most stubborn terrains. The price starts from QAR 126,000.
2. Toyota Land Cruiser
Nicknamed the pride of the land, the iconic Toyota Land Cruiser has been a very well respected leader in 4WD performance and reliability for over six decades. The legendary ruggedness, capability and power, along with a host of safety features and new innovations in the latest model, makes the Land Cruiser the perfect SUV to conquer even the toughest terrain of Qatar. The full-size luxury SUV is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 381hp and 401lb-ft of torque which is a feat that’s not so common among SUVs. This Japanese big boy is capable of towing over 8000 pounds and it is equipped with off-road hardware such as a locking center differential, Crawl Control (CRAWL) with Off-road Turn Assist (OTA), Multi-terrain Select and the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS). Pricing for the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser starts from QAR 198,000.
1. Nissan Patrol
In a country steered by the future and very rich culture, the Nissan Patrol has been designed to meet the demands of the powerful terrains of Qatar. The vehicle is unarguably a legend and according to the manufacturer, it is a combination of ‘heritage’ and ‘prestige’. The car features Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System which has dual-stage driver and seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags. There are 2 versions of the car in Qatar; the one with the 4.0-liter V6 engine that chunks out 275hp and 394Nm of torque; and the bigger trim with a 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces a whooping 400hp and 560Nm of torque. Asides from being a perfect vehicle for off-road adventure, the Patrol is also highly regarded in Qatar as an ideal family vehicle because of the size and wonderful interior features. Needless to say, it has one of the best resale value in the country. Pricing starts from QAR 199,000.