Top 10 Low Maintenance Cars in UAE

Shambhavi Singh
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Purchasing a vehicle is a significant undertaking. Aside from the financial impact, there are unavoidable expenses associated with owning a car. While fuel costs and insurance premiums are beyond your control, you can exercise caution when selecting a vehicle and consider the potential maintenance expenses it may entail. If you're contemplating buying a car in Dubai and seeking cost-effective options with low maintenance requirements, we present our top recommendations for 2023.

Model

Fuel Type

Body Type

Mileage

Ex-Showroom Price (AED)

Used Car Price (AED)

Kia Soul

Petrol

SUV

16.7 Km/L

76,000

45,000

Chevrolet Spark

Unleaded Petrol

Hatchback

17 Km/L

44,000

30,000

Toyota Yaris

Unleaded Petrol

Hatchback

10.7 Km/L

70,000

55,000

Ford Figo

Unleaded Petrol

Hatchback

10 Km/L

60,000

35,000

Nissan Versa SV

Unleaded Petrol

Sedan

16 Km/L

70,000

40,000

Honda Civic

Unleaded Petrol

Sedan

18 Km/L

120,000

85,000

Mitsubishi Mirage

Unleaded Petrol

Hatchback

17 Km/L

37,000

25,000

Toyota Corolla

Unleaded Petrol

Sedan

19.4 Km/L

74,000

45,000

Hyundai Tucson

Petrol

SUV

16.5 Km/L

90,000

45,000

Kia Rio Sedan

Petrol

Sedan

17.4 Km/L

60,000

30,000

Benefits of Low-Maintenance Cars

As individuals seek avenues to economise on car ownership, the popularity of low-maintenance cars is steadily rising. These vehicles have garnered attention due to their reduced need for frequent and costly repairs, translating into significant long-term savings. Following are some benefits of affordable low maintenance cars.

  • Enhanced affordability of ownership: Cars with low maintenance requirements generally entail less frequent and costly repairs, resulting in substantial long-term savings.
  • Improved peace of mind: Knowing that your vehicle is less prone to breakdowns can provide a sense of tranquillity, allowing you to enjoy your driving experience without worrying about unexpected expenses.
  • Heightened reliability: Low-maintenance cars exhibit greater reliability than other vehicles, reducing the likelihood of sudden malfunctions and the inconvenience of being stranded.
  • Environmental consciousness: Certain low-maintenance cars, like electric vehicles, exemplify higher environmental friendliness. By emitting fewer pollutants, they reduce air pollution, thereby supporting a cleaner atmosphere.

Top 10 Low Maintenance Cars in UAE

KIA SOUL

The Kia Soul, a hatchback, effortlessly blends enjoyment and practicality, setting itself apart from competitors through its distinctive style and remarkable functionality. It is a reliable car with low maintenance that boasts a meagre 5-year maintenance cost of approximately 12,600 AED, which falls below the average expenses for a vehicle in its class.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 76,000 (KIA Soul 2.0L Top Automatic)
Used Car Price: AED 45,000

Kia Soul Key Specifications

Engine

2.0 L Inline-4

Transmission

Automatic

Mileage

16.7 Km/L

Maximum Power

154 hp

Peak Torque

190 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

14 Km/L

Fuel Type

Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

55 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

SUV

Boot Space

315 L

Kia Soul Key Features

Blind-Spot Detection Technology

Real Cross-Traffic Alert And Avoidance

Lane Following Assist

Forward Collision-Avoidance Alert

What’s Good

  • Advanced safety features
  • Value for money
  • Flexible interior

What’s Not Good

  • Not the most fuel-efficient in its class
  • Not the most powerful engine
  • Not the most refined ride

Check out our collection of Used Kia Soul Cars in Dubai

Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet Spark offers more than just affordability. This compact yet efficient car boasts remarkably low maintenance expenses, allowing you to enjoy the thrill of driving without breaking the bank. A fuel-efficient, low-maintenance car that incurs an estimated 10,800 AED in maintenance and repair costs over the initial five years of ownership. The likelihood of encountering major repairs during this period is minimal, with a mere 18.17% probability.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 44,000
Used Car Price: AED 30,000

Chevrolet Spark Key Specifications

Engine

1.4L L4 Petrol

Transmission

5-speed manual or CVT

Mileage

17 Km/L

Maximum Power

98 hp

Peak Torque

127 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

12.7 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

35 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Hatchback

Boot Space

251 L

Chevrolet Spark Key Features

Double overhead cam

Continuously variable-speed automatic

Post-collision safety system

Stability control

What’s Good

  • Affordable
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Easy to drive

What’s Not Good

  • Lacklustre performance
  • Sparse standard features
  • Limited cargo space

Check out our collection of Used Chevrolet Spark Cars in Dubai

Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris proudly showcases its innovative features, embodying a contemporary, edgy, and aerodynamic design that sets it apart from its predecessors. Best among the hybrid low-maintenance cars, it offers a  majestic exterior and refined interior, further contributing to its allure, making it an irresistible option for discerning car enthusiasts in the UAE.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 70,000
Used Car Price: AED 55,000

Toyota Yaris Key Specifications

Engine

1.5L 4-cylinder petrol

Transmission

CVT

Mileage

20.5 Km/L

Maximum Power

105 hp

Peak Torque

136 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

10.7 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

40 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Hatchback

Boot Space

475 L

Toyota Yaris Key Features

Abs With Ebd

Hill Start Assist

Glass-High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA)

Automatic Climate Control

What’s Good

  • Fuel-Efficient
  • 5-Star Safety Rating
  • Adjustable Orvms

What’s Not Good

  • Questionable reliability
  • Lacklustre engine
  • Sparse standard features

Check out our collection of Used Toyota Yaris Cars in Dubai

Ford Figo

The Ford Figo is a well-liked subcompact hatchback that has gained popularity in India and other countries like South Africa and Mexico. Renowned for its fuel efficiency, affordability, and reliability, the Figo is a favoured choice, especially for first-time car buyers. It is among the best low-maintenance cars in the UAE.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 60,000
Used Car Price: AED 35,000

Ford Figo Key Specifications

Engine

1.5L 4-cylinder petrol

Transmission

5-speed manual

Mileage

17 Km/L 

Maximum Power

112 hp

Peak Torque

136 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

10 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

42 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Hatchback

Boot Space

257 L

Ford Figo Key Features

Electronic Stability Program

Differential Lock

Engine immobiliser

Child Safety Lock

What’s Good

  • Good fuel economy
  • Up-to-date safety features
  • Good fuel economy

What’s Not Good

  • Sparse standard features
  • Limited cargo space
  • Lackluster performance

Check out our collection of Used Ford Figo Cars in Dubai

Nissan Versa SV

The Nissan Versa SV is a subcompact sedan renowned for its fuel efficiency, affordability, and dependability. The Versa SV is a solid choice for drivers seeking a reliable, fuel-efficient, and budget-friendly option. While it may not offer the utmost luxury, it provides excellent value for its price point. It is among the low-maintenance sedans with a bucket of safety features.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 70,000
Used Car Price: AED 40,000

Nissan Versa SV Key Specifications

Engine

1.6L 4-cylinder petrol

Transmission

Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)

Mileage

16 Km/L

Maximum Power

122 hp

Peak Torque

154 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

11 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

41 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Sedan

Boot Space

460 L

Nissan Versa SV Key Features

Pre-collision safety system

Lane departure warning accident avoidance system

Ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes

Dusk sensing headlamps

What’s Good

  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Dusk sensing headlamps

What’s Not Good

  • Limited cargo space
  • Sparse standard features
  • Questionable reliability

Check out our collection of Used Nissan Cars in Dubai

Honda Civic

Featuring an extensive range of driver-assistance systems, state-of-the-art technology, and a fresh and captivating design, the Honda Civic offers a sophisticated and comfortable interior. Over the years, it has remained a beloved choice for Japanese car buyers, with one significant aspect being the notable cost associated with its maintenance.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 120,000
Used Car Price: AED 85,000

Honda Civic Key Specifications

Engine

1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol

Transmission

Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)

Mileage

18 Km/L

Maximum Power

177 hp

Peak Torque

300 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

12 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

50 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Sedan

Boot Space

480 L

Honda Civic Key Features

Two-Speed Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Security System with Remote Entry and Trunk Release

Push-to-Release Fuel Filler Door

Fin-Type Roof-Mounted Antenna

What’s Good

  • Fuel Economy
  • Reliability
  • Performance

What’s Not Good

  • Lacklustre interior
  • Rigid ride
  • Noisy engine

Check out our collection of Used Honda Civic Cars in Dubai

Mitsubishi Mirage

If you're searching for an affordable vehicle, the Mitsubishi Mirage presents itself as an excellent choice. Not only does it fall into the category of the most budget-friendly cars, starting at an MSRP of merely 41,000 AED, but it also boasts minimal maintenance expenses. It is among the compact, low-maintenance vehicles, a highly cost-effective option, with approximately 9,000 AED in maintenance costs over five years.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 37,000
Used Car Price: AED 25,000

Mitsubishi Mirage Key Specifications

Engine

1.2L 3-cylinder petrol

Transmission

Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)

Mileage

17 Km/L

Maximum Power

78 hp

Peak Torque

100 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

12 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

35 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Hatchback

Boot Space

235 L

Mitsubishi Mirage Key Features

Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM)

Front Variable Intermittent Wipers

RISE Body Construction

LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)

What’s Good

  • Ease of driving
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Affordability

What’s Not Good

  • Poor Acceleration
  • Cheap Interior
  • Crude Engine

Check out our collection of Used Mitsubishi Mirage Cars in Dubai

Toyota Corolla

Japanese automakers have established themselves as global frontrunners in terms of sales, thanks to their exceptional expertise in manufacturing reliable vehicles. A prime illustration of this mastery is the Toyota Corolla, a timeless classic in production since the 1960s. Today, the Corolla is popular due to its attractive and contemporary design, generous interior space, and comprehensive standard comfort and safety features.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 74,000
Used Car Price: AED 45,000

Toyota Corolla Key Specifications

Engine

1.6L 4-cylinder petrol

Transmission

CVT

Mileage

19.4 Km/L

Maximum Power

122 hp

Peak Torque

154 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

12 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

45 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Sedan

Boot Space

470 L

Toyota Corolla Key Features

Smart Key System With Push Button Start

Pre-Collision System With Pedestrian Detection

Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Lane Departure Alert With Steering Assist

What’s Good

  • Blind Spot Monitor With Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Star Safety System
  • No Cost Maintenance Plan and Roadside Assistance

What’s Not Good

  • Engine, steering, and electrical problems
  • Not as fuel-efficient as some rivals
  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

Check out our collection of Used Toyota Corolla Cars in Dubai

Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai has established a notable reputation for manufacturing vehicles that combine affordability, practicality, and a wealth of features. The Hyundai Tucson, a midsize crossover SUV, recently underwent a captivating redesign, showcasing an appealing exterior design. Even the base trims of the Tucson come generously equipped with a wide range of technological features, providing a seamless and comfortable driving experience.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 90,000
Used Car Price: AED 45,000

Hyundai Tucson Key Specifications

Engine

1.6L T-GDi

Transmission

6-speed automatic

Mileage

16.5 Km/L

Maximum Power

152 hp

Peak Torque

192 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

10 Km/L

Fuel Type

Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

56.7 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

SUV

Boot Space

583 L

Hyundai Tucson Key Features

Walk-in device

Smart power tailgate

Multi-Air Mode technology

Cutting-edge connectivity to-go

What’s Good

  • Advanced safety features
  • Fuel-efficient engines
  • Stylish exterior

What’s Not Good

  • The base engine is a bit underpowered
  • The infotainment system can be a bit slow and unresponsive
  • The Tucson's ride can be a bit harsh on rough roads

Check out our collection of Used Hyundai Tucson Cars in Dubai

Kia Rio Sedan

If you're seeking an affordable sedan suitable for families, the Kia Rio stands out as an excellent choice in the UAE. It truly meets all your domestic and official travel needs. Moreover, it can take you on long excursions to distant destinations, ensuring a pleasurable city ride.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 60,000
Used Car Price: AED 30,000

Kia Rio Key Specifications

Engine

1.4L MPI

Transmission

CVT

Mileage

17.4 Km/L

Maximum Power

101 hp

Peak Torque

133 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

8 km/L

Fuel Type

Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

45 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Sedan

Boot Space

325 L

Kia Rio Key Features

Siri Eyes Free

Vehicle immobiliser

Trip computer

Crisp illumination

What’s Good

  • Kia Drive Wise - Driver Assist Technology
  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • Ample interior space

What’s Not Good

  • The base engine is a bit underpowered
  • Infotainment system is a bit outdated
  • Consumes More Oil

Check out our collection of Used Kia Rio Cars in Dubai

Conclusion

The UAE offers a range of low maintenance cars that provide reliability, affordability, and practicality. These top 10 vehicles, including models from Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia, offer a compelling combination of features, comfort, and cost-effectiveness. Whether you're looking for a compact car, an electric low-maintenance car, or a crossover SUV, these options provide peace of mind with minimal maintenance requirements. Choose any of these low-maintenance cars to experience a hassle-free ownership experience in the UAE.

FAQs


What defines a low-maintenance car?
A low-maintenance car requires less frequent and costly maintenance than other cars. This can be due to several factors, such as a simple design, reliable components, and easy access to parts.

Can low-maintenance cars be affordable?
Yes, low-maintenance cars can be cheap. Some of the most reliable and fuel-efficient cars on the market are also some of the most affordable.

How do low-maintenance cars impact resale value?
Low-maintenance cars tend to have a higher resale value than other cars. This is because buyers are willing to pay a premium for a car they know will be relatively trouble-free.

Purchasing a vehicle is a significant undertaking. Aside from the financial impact, there are unavoidable expenses associated with owning a car. While fuel costs and insurance premiums are beyond your control, you can exercise caution when selecting a vehicle and consider the potential maintenance expenses it may entail. If you're contemplating buying a car in Dubai and seeking cost-effective options with low maintenance requirements, we present our top recommendations for 2023.

Model

Fuel Type

Body Type

Mileage

Ex-Showroom Price (AED)

Used Car Price (AED)

Kia Soul

Petrol

SUV

16.7 Km/L

76,000

45,000

Chevrolet Spark

Unleaded Petrol

Hatchback

17 Km/L

44,000

30,000

Toyota Yaris

Unleaded Petrol

Hatchback

10.7 Km/L

70,000

55,000

Ford Figo

Unleaded Petrol

Hatchback

10 Km/L

60,000

35,000

Nissan Versa SV

Unleaded Petrol

Sedan

16 Km/L

70,000

40,000

Honda Civic

Unleaded Petrol

Sedan

18 Km/L

120,000

85,000

Mitsubishi Mirage

Unleaded Petrol

Hatchback

17 Km/L

37,000

25,000

Toyota Corolla

Unleaded Petrol

Sedan

19.4 Km/L

74,000

45,000

Hyundai Tucson

Petrol

SUV

16.5 Km/L

90,000

45,000

Kia Rio Sedan

Petrol

Sedan

17.4 Km/L

60,000

30,000

Benefits of Low-Maintenance Cars

As individuals seek avenues to economise on car ownership, the popularity of low-maintenance cars is steadily rising. These vehicles have garnered attention due to their reduced need for frequent and costly repairs, translating into significant long-term savings. Following are some benefits of affordable low maintenance cars.

  • Enhanced affordability of ownership: Cars with low maintenance requirements generally entail less frequent and costly repairs, resulting in substantial long-term savings.
  • Improved peace of mind: Knowing that your vehicle is less prone to breakdowns can provide a sense of tranquillity, allowing you to enjoy your driving experience without worrying about unexpected expenses.
  • Heightened reliability: Low-maintenance cars exhibit greater reliability than other vehicles, reducing the likelihood of sudden malfunctions and the inconvenience of being stranded.
  • Environmental consciousness: Certain low-maintenance cars, like electric vehicles, exemplify higher environmental friendliness. By emitting fewer pollutants, they reduce air pollution, thereby supporting a cleaner atmosphere.

Top 10 Low Maintenance Cars in UAE

KIA SOUL

The Kia Soul, a hatchback, effortlessly blends enjoyment and practicality, setting itself apart from competitors through its distinctive style and remarkable functionality. It is a reliable car with low maintenance that boasts a meagre 5-year maintenance cost of approximately 12,600 AED, which falls below the average expenses for a vehicle in its class.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 76,000 (KIA Soul 2.0L Top Automatic)
Used Car Price: AED 45,000

Kia Soul Key Specifications

Engine

2.0 L Inline-4

Transmission

Automatic

Mileage

16.7 Km/L

Maximum Power

154 hp

Peak Torque

190 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

14 Km/L

Fuel Type

Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

55 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

SUV

Boot Space

315 L

Kia Soul Key Features

Blind-Spot Detection Technology

Real Cross-Traffic Alert And Avoidance

Lane Following Assist

Forward Collision-Avoidance Alert

What’s Good

  • Advanced safety features
  • Value for money
  • Flexible interior

What’s Not Good

  • Not the most fuel-efficient in its class
  • Not the most powerful engine
  • Not the most refined ride

Check out our collection of Used Kia Soul Cars in Dubai

Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet Spark offers more than just affordability. This compact yet efficient car boasts remarkably low maintenance expenses, allowing you to enjoy the thrill of driving without breaking the bank. A fuel-efficient, low-maintenance car that incurs an estimated 10,800 AED in maintenance and repair costs over the initial five years of ownership. The likelihood of encountering major repairs during this period is minimal, with a mere 18.17% probability.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 44,000
Used Car Price: AED 30,000

Chevrolet Spark Key Specifications

Engine

1.4L L4 Petrol

Transmission

5-speed manual or CVT

Mileage

17 Km/L

Maximum Power

98 hp

Peak Torque

127 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

12.7 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

35 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Hatchback

Boot Space

251 L

Chevrolet Spark Key Features

Double overhead cam

Continuously variable-speed automatic

Post-collision safety system

Stability control

What’s Good

  • Affordable
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Easy to drive

What’s Not Good

  • Lacklustre performance
  • Sparse standard features
  • Limited cargo space

Check out our collection of Used Chevrolet Spark Cars in Dubai

Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris proudly showcases its innovative features, embodying a contemporary, edgy, and aerodynamic design that sets it apart from its predecessors. Best among the hybrid low-maintenance cars, it offers a  majestic exterior and refined interior, further contributing to its allure, making it an irresistible option for discerning car enthusiasts in the UAE.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 70,000
Used Car Price: AED 55,000

Toyota Yaris Key Specifications

Engine

1.5L 4-cylinder petrol

Transmission

CVT

Mileage

20.5 Km/L

Maximum Power

105 hp

Peak Torque

136 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

10.7 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

40 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Hatchback

Boot Space

475 L

Toyota Yaris Key Features

Abs With Ebd

Hill Start Assist

Glass-High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA)

Automatic Climate Control

What’s Good

  • Fuel-Efficient
  • 5-Star Safety Rating
  • Adjustable Orvms

What’s Not Good

  • Questionable reliability
  • Lacklustre engine
  • Sparse standard features

Check out our collection of Used Toyota Yaris Cars in Dubai

Ford Figo

The Ford Figo is a well-liked subcompact hatchback that has gained popularity in India and other countries like South Africa and Mexico. Renowned for its fuel efficiency, affordability, and reliability, the Figo is a favoured choice, especially for first-time car buyers. It is among the best low-maintenance cars in the UAE.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 60,000
Used Car Price: AED 35,000

Ford Figo Key Specifications

Engine

1.5L 4-cylinder petrol

Transmission

5-speed manual

Mileage

17 Km/L 

Maximum Power

112 hp

Peak Torque

136 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

10 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

42 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Hatchback

Boot Space

257 L

Ford Figo Key Features

Electronic Stability Program

Differential Lock

Engine immobiliser

Child Safety Lock

What’s Good

  • Good fuel economy
  • Up-to-date safety features
  • Good fuel economy

What’s Not Good

  • Sparse standard features
  • Limited cargo space
  • Lackluster performance

Check out our collection of Used Ford Figo Cars in Dubai

Nissan Versa SV

The Nissan Versa SV is a subcompact sedan renowned for its fuel efficiency, affordability, and dependability. The Versa SV is a solid choice for drivers seeking a reliable, fuel-efficient, and budget-friendly option. While it may not offer the utmost luxury, it provides excellent value for its price point. It is among the low-maintenance sedans with a bucket of safety features.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 70,000
Used Car Price: AED 40,000

Nissan Versa SV Key Specifications

Engine

1.6L 4-cylinder petrol

Transmission

Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)

Mileage

16 Km/L

Maximum Power

122 hp

Peak Torque

154 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

11 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

41 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Sedan

Boot Space

460 L

Nissan Versa SV Key Features

Pre-collision safety system

Lane departure warning accident avoidance system

Ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes

Dusk sensing headlamps

What’s Good

  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Dusk sensing headlamps

What’s Not Good

  • Limited cargo space
  • Sparse standard features
  • Questionable reliability

Check out our collection of Used Nissan Cars in Dubai

Honda Civic

Featuring an extensive range of driver-assistance systems, state-of-the-art technology, and a fresh and captivating design, the Honda Civic offers a sophisticated and comfortable interior. Over the years, it has remained a beloved choice for Japanese car buyers, with one significant aspect being the notable cost associated with its maintenance.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 120,000
Used Car Price: AED 85,000

Honda Civic Key Specifications

Engine

1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol

Transmission

Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)

Mileage

18 Km/L

Maximum Power

177 hp

Peak Torque

300 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

12 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

50 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Sedan

Boot Space

480 L

Honda Civic Key Features

Two-Speed Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Security System with Remote Entry and Trunk Release

Push-to-Release Fuel Filler Door

Fin-Type Roof-Mounted Antenna

What’s Good

  • Fuel Economy
  • Reliability
  • Performance

What’s Not Good

  • Lacklustre interior
  • Rigid ride
  • Noisy engine

Check out our collection of Used Honda Civic Cars in Dubai

Mitsubishi Mirage

If you're searching for an affordable vehicle, the Mitsubishi Mirage presents itself as an excellent choice. Not only does it fall into the category of the most budget-friendly cars, starting at an MSRP of merely 41,000 AED, but it also boasts minimal maintenance expenses. It is among the compact, low-maintenance vehicles, a highly cost-effective option, with approximately 9,000 AED in maintenance costs over five years.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 37,000
Used Car Price: AED 25,000

Mitsubishi Mirage Key Specifications

Engine

1.2L 3-cylinder petrol

Transmission

Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)

Mileage

17 Km/L

Maximum Power

78 hp

Peak Torque

100 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

12 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

35 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Hatchback

Boot Space

235 L

Mitsubishi Mirage Key Features

Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM)

Front Variable Intermittent Wipers

RISE Body Construction

LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)

What’s Good

  • Ease of driving
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Affordability

What’s Not Good

  • Poor Acceleration
  • Cheap Interior
  • Crude Engine

Check out our collection of Used Mitsubishi Mirage Cars in Dubai

Toyota Corolla

Japanese automakers have established themselves as global frontrunners in terms of sales, thanks to their exceptional expertise in manufacturing reliable vehicles. A prime illustration of this mastery is the Toyota Corolla, a timeless classic in production since the 1960s. Today, the Corolla is popular due to its attractive and contemporary design, generous interior space, and comprehensive standard comfort and safety features.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 74,000
Used Car Price: AED 45,000

Toyota Corolla Key Specifications

Engine

1.6L 4-cylinder petrol

Transmission

CVT

Mileage

19.4 Km/L

Maximum Power

122 hp

Peak Torque

154 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

12 Km/L

Fuel Type

Unleaded Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

45 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Sedan

Boot Space

470 L

Toyota Corolla Key Features

Smart Key System With Push Button Start

Pre-Collision System With Pedestrian Detection

Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Lane Departure Alert With Steering Assist

What’s Good

  • Blind Spot Monitor With Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Star Safety System
  • No Cost Maintenance Plan and Roadside Assistance

What’s Not Good

  • Engine, steering, and electrical problems
  • Not as fuel-efficient as some rivals
  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

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Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai has established a notable reputation for manufacturing vehicles that combine affordability, practicality, and a wealth of features. The Hyundai Tucson, a midsize crossover SUV, recently underwent a captivating redesign, showcasing an appealing exterior design. Even the base trims of the Tucson come generously equipped with a wide range of technological features, providing a seamless and comfortable driving experience.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 90,000
Used Car Price: AED 45,000

Hyundai Tucson Key Specifications

Engine

1.6L T-GDi

Transmission

6-speed automatic

Mileage

16.5 Km/L

Maximum Power

152 hp

Peak Torque

192 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

10 Km/L

Fuel Type

Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

56.7 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

SUV

Boot Space

583 L

Hyundai Tucson Key Features

Walk-in device

Smart power tailgate

Multi-Air Mode technology

Cutting-edge connectivity to-go

What’s Good

  • Advanced safety features
  • Fuel-efficient engines
  • Stylish exterior

What’s Not Good

  • The base engine is a bit underpowered
  • The infotainment system can be a bit slow and unresponsive
  • The Tucson's ride can be a bit harsh on rough roads

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Kia Rio Sedan

If you're seeking an affordable sedan suitable for families, the Kia Rio stands out as an excellent choice in the UAE. It truly meets all your domestic and official travel needs. Moreover, it can take you on long excursions to distant destinations, ensuring a pleasurable city ride.

Ex-Showroom Price: AED 60,000
Used Car Price: AED 30,000

Kia Rio Key Specifications

Engine

1.4L MPI

Transmission

CVT

Mileage

17.4 Km/L

Maximum Power

101 hp

Peak Torque

133 Nm

Fuel Efficiency

8 km/L

Fuel Type

Petrol

Battery/Tank Capacity

45 L

Seating Capacity

5

Body Type

Sedan

Boot Space

325 L

Kia Rio Key Features

Siri Eyes Free

Vehicle immobiliser

Trip computer

Crisp illumination

What’s Good

  • Kia Drive Wise - Driver Assist Technology
  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • Ample interior space

What’s Not Good

  • The base engine is a bit underpowered
  • Infotainment system is a bit outdated
  • Consumes More Oil

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Conclusion

The UAE offers a range of low maintenance cars that provide reliability, affordability, and practicality. These top 10 vehicles, including models from Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia, offer a compelling combination of features, comfort, and cost-effectiveness. Whether you're looking for a compact car, an electric low-maintenance car, or a crossover SUV, these options provide peace of mind with minimal maintenance requirements. Choose any of these low-maintenance cars to experience a hassle-free ownership experience in the UAE.

FAQs


What defines a low-maintenance car?
A low-maintenance car requires less frequent and costly maintenance than other cars. This can be due to several factors, such as a simple design, reliable components, and easy access to parts.

Can low-maintenance cars be affordable?
Yes, low-maintenance cars can be cheap. Some of the most reliable and fuel-efficient cars on the market are also some of the most affordable.

How do low-maintenance cars impact resale value?
Low-maintenance cars tend to have a higher resale value than other cars. This is because buyers are willing to pay a premium for a car they know will be relatively trouble-free.

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