In the UAE, we love our cars. Whether it’s a luxury Lexus with leather seats and decades of refinement in every model, or the ever-popular Toyota, we all have our favourites. European masterpieces such as the BMW or the Audi dominate the top end of the marketplace. Exotic imports such as American muscle cars like the Dodge Charger or the Jeep Grand Cherokee are highly aspirational.
There are all types of new and pre-owned cars for sale in the UAE to suit every budget and every taste. But which ones are top of the charts when it comes to pre-owned cars? At Al-Futtaim Automall, we deal in almost every make and model of car you can think of. Here are our top five big brands that our customers love.
From the indestructible Toyota Hilux to the utterly gorgeous and powerful Toyota Supra coupe, this brand has more options than almost any other for drivers looking to buy a car in the UAE. Toyota has a heritage that stretches back decades, which means it also has years of research and development that translates into better reliability, power efficiency and economy.
No matter what Toyota model you choose, they deliver a great driver experience, family-friendly models, and sleek styling. It’s no surprise that the best-selling pre-owned cars are usually sporting a Toyota badge!
Ford is the grandfather of all car brands and today’s options are both refined and powerful, with plenty of additional extras to enhance the driving experience. Ford produces great little city runabouts such as the Ford Figo, and are the king of the ‘hot hatch’ with the Ford Focus.
Ford has also mastered the crossover, introducing options such as the Ford Edge, which is proving to be increasingly popular among young families. The brand’s continued commitment to R&D makes each new model exciting and groundbreaking, especially as we move into the era of hybrid cars and EVs.
Japanese brand Nissan has proven to be one of the most popular car brands in the UAE for city runabouts. Nimble, nippy and very economical, their compact size and thrifty fuel consumption make this brand a winner for the daily commute or the school run. Options such as the Nissan Micra are easy to park, and great for new drivers with a mid-range 1.5Ltr engine and a surprisingly roomy cabin.
Nissan do larger models too, such as the elegant Nissan Sentra sedan, and commercial vehicles like the Nissan Urvan.
Honda are the masters when it comes to sedans. Iconic models such as the Honda Civic and the sportier Honda Accord are the ideal mid-range sedan. These elegant cars can double up as everyday commuters during the week and family-friendly cars for that weekend adventure road trip.
Honda has also developed a great range of crossovers, with examples such as the Honda HR-V proving to be particularly popular for young families, thanks to their excellent safety record and reliability.
And finally, one of the most popular luxury pre-owned cars in the UAE is the Lexus. This brand proved without any doubt that the Japanese producers could develop luxury cars to rival the European heavyweights such as Porsche, BMW and Audi. With meticulous attention to detail and flawless technology, Lexus has become the aspirational car of choice for the UAE.
Their instantly recognisable design features such as their iconic ‘pinched’ spindle grille immediately speak of a luxury brand with its own distinctive personality. The Lexus ES 350 is their flagship sedan, but also look out for exceptional luxury SUVs such as the Lexus LX 570 and the utterly sublime Lexus GX 460.
That’s just five – there are so many more to choose from. At Al-Futtaim Automall, we have a huge range of premium quality used cars for sale in the UAE, including all of the ‘Big Five’ we’ve mentioned. Why not browse our online showroom and book a test drive today?