Top 5 4WD SUVs Under AED 25,000 — 4×4 Excitement & Dune Bashing On A Budget In The UAE

Want to go dune bashing in the desert or hunting for the best wadis in the UAE? You need a car with a capable 4WD system. The very first 4WD system was invented way back in 1893 and used in a steam-powered tractor to give it the ability to work on rough terrain. The system was then adopted for use in military vehicles for use in war zones.

Over the decades, the drivetrain system which gave military vehicles extraordinary capability on the battlefield eventually made its way into civilian vehicles. Often used for sport, leisure, or work in rough terrain, 4WD vehicles are very popular indeed.

If you have gone on a desert safari, you’ve already experienced the benefits of a good 4WD system. Have you wanted to own a vehicle with a 4WD system, but don’t have a big budget for it? Well, as it turns out, there are quite a few lucrative options for you to pick from, when it comes to buying a 4WD car on a budget. 

Here’s a list of the Top 5 4WD SUVs under AED 25,000 (USD 6,807):

5. Ford Explorer | Starting From AED 10,000 

The Ford Explorer was first launched in 1990 as a replacement for the Ford Bronco II. The first-generation Ford Explorer was based on the Ford Ranger and was a rugged and utilitarian SUV. Over the years, it has evolved into a comfortable family SUV. 

Ford Explorer

Six generations of the Ford Explorer have been launched so far and all of them were available with four-wheel-drive as an option. Over the years, engine options have ranged from a 2.0-litre inline-four-cylinder to a 5.0-litre V8. 

There are over 60 used Ford Explorer SUVs for sale in the UAE and quite a few of them are under the AED 25,000 mark. 

4. Nissan Pathfinder | Starting From AED 15,000 

In the 1980s, the American car market was awash with large family-oriented SUVs. These SUVs had to be capable, comfortable, and practical all at once. The list of SUVs included big names like the Jeep Cherokee, Ford Bronco II, Chevrolet Blazer, Toyota 4Runner, Honda Passport, etc, and Nissan needed to develop a worthy competitor.

Nissan Pathfinder

This is where the Nissan Pathfinder came into the picture. First launched in 1985, it was a worthy rival to the aforementioned SUVs. Five generations of the Nissan Pathfinder have been produced so far, and all of them feature four-wheel drive. Engine options over the years range from a 2.4-litre inline-four-cylinder petrol to a 5.6-litre V8.

There are over 80 used Nissan Pathfinder SUVs for sale in the UAE and several of them are priced under AED 25,000.

3. Jeep Wrangler | Starting From AED 20,000 

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic SUVs  ever. With its instantly recognisable design and extremely capable powertrain, the Jeep Wrangler is among the all-time greats in the world of off-road driving. The Jeep Wrangler was first launched in 1986. However, it is a descendant of the ‘Jeep’ used during World War II.

Jeep Wrangler

After the World War II military jeep came the CJ (Civilian Jeep) which was produced from the mid-1940s, all the way through to the 80s. It was quite evident that there is a continuous demand for an off-road vehicle like this and hence, Jeep developed the Wrangler.

First launched in 1986, it was designed to be a more comfortable version of the older Jeeps with better highway mannerisms. Four generations of the Jeep Wrangler have been developed so far, and all of them have had proper 4WD systems with lockable centre differentials. Some hardcore versions even came with massive off-road wheels and locking front and rear diffs.

There are over 215 used Jeep Wrangler SUVs for sale in the UAE and a few of them are priced under AED 25,000. 

2. Mitsubishi Pajero | Starting From AED 8,000 

The Mitsubishi Pajero has the lowest starting price for a 4WD SUV in the UAE. In fact, it is as inexpensive as a car gets. However, it is also among the more capable 4WD SUVs in the world. The story of the Mitsubishi Pajero started way back in 1933 when Mitsubishi built the PX33 prototype. 

Mitsubishi Pajero

It was a sedan with full-time four-wheel drive and was commissioned for use by the Japanese military. However, the project was shelved at a later stage. A few decades later, Mitsubishi unveiled the Pajero prototype in 1973. Sales officially began in 1982. In 1983, the Mitsubishi Pajero attained legendary status when it won its class and finished 14th overall in the Dakar Rally.

The Dakar Rally is quite literally the toughest race on earth with participants racing over rough terrain for thousands of miles, thereby proving the reliability and ruggedness of the machine. The Mitsubishi Pajero gained 12 victories in the Dakar Rally, thereby becoming the only car to have done so.

There are over 150 used Mitsubishi Pajero SUVs for sale in the UAE and several of them are priced under AED 25,000.

1. Toyota Land Cruiser | Starting From AED 25,000

Rugged, reliable, tough, brute, etc are some of the adjectives that can be used to describe a Land Cruiser. It is Toyota’s longest-running product and it certainly is among the most respected cars, especially in the middle east. Known for its ability to clock hundreds of thousands of kilometres without needing major maintenance, the Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most desired SUVs.

Toyota Land Cruiser 100-Series

The very first Toyota Land Cruiser rolled off the production line way back in 1951 and there have been 10 generations of the SUV since then. If you’re interested in reading more about the SUV, here is an in-depth look into the Toyota Land Cruiser and its various generations and models over the years.

There are over 300 used Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs for sale in the UAE and only a couple of them are priced under AED 25,000. The least expensive version of the Land Cruiser that one can find at the moment is the 100-Series. There are a few examples that cost under AED 30,000 and some hard bargaining can bring them under the AED 25,000 mark.

There are several other SUVs that are available for less than AED 25,000. This includes the Dodge Durango, Land Rover Range Rover, Porsche Cayenne, Nissan Patrol, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cadillac Escalade, Toyota Prado & More. 

However, it is always suggested that you should perform a thorough inspection before buying any used car. Click here to get the best car valuation service. 

Also Read:

Top 10 SUVs In The UAE: The Definitive List

Ford Mustang: All You Need To Know About The Generations & Models Of The Ford Mustang

All You Need To Know About Exporting A Car From UAE

Comment on this article

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *