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Top Fuel-Efficient Cars For Sale in UAE

UAE drivers who travel back and forth every day to a different Emirate are switching to fuel-efficient vehicles due to fuel expenses. Fuel expenses are squeezing their paychecks significantly. Below are some of the most fuel-efficient cars for sale in UAE for your daily inter-emirate commute.

Ford Fiesta ECOnetic:

Ford Fiesta ECOnetic is Ford’s most fuel-efficient car ever built. By driving this car, you are also adding your part in fighting global warming as it emits only 87 grams of CO2 per kilometer. By adding 20 AED worth of fuel the car can travel up to 422 kilometers. Other features include pin sharp handling and nice soft elegant interior. The Ford Fiesta Econetic retails in the UAE at $15,000.

Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi:

This hatchback from Hyundai offers a significant refined and calm driving experience. This beautifully designed car is equipped with technology that helps the driver when the road surface changes and also warns other drivers in emergency braking scenarios. Hyundai i20 can travel a distance of up to 436 kilometers when 20 AED worth of fuel is added to the car. The car retails in the UAE at 28,000-34,000 AED.

Peugeot 308 Blue HDi:

Peugeot is a champion in this list of fuel-efficient cars as it can do a staggering 450 kilometers on 20 AED worth of fuel. The car offers a small steering wheel that make driving not only practical but fun as well. You can easily drop back seats with the help of release levels and can enjoy 1,775 liters of carrying capacity. The car currently retails in the UAE at different prices right now from 40,000 to 60,000 AED.

Volkswagen Golf Blue Motion:

Another fuel-efficient car to the list is Golf BlueMotion from Volkswagen. The car covers a distance of about 436 kilometers with 20 AED worth of fuel. Golf BlueMotion offers stylish interior and impressive use of space for days when you are going out to picnic with family. The car retails in the UAE for 40,000+ AED.

Renault Clio 1.5 dCi:

Clio from Renault is not only fuel-efficient but also capable of ultra low carbon emissions of 83 grams per kilometer. The dashboard of the car is made very modern with sleek seven inches touch screen display. Space wise you can enjoy 1,146 liters of capacity with rear seats folded. It is capable of achieving about 436 kilometers of distance in fuel worth 20 AED. This car currently retails at £14,000 or ~80,000 AED.
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Our latest listings: Used Cars for Sale in Dubai

Jeep Wrangler 2009 – 55,000 AED
Toyota Previa – 20,000 AED
Honda Civi – 14,000 AED
Toyata Land Cruiser 2008 – 75,000 AED
Nissan Pathfinder 2004 – 23,000 AED

How much does a car cost in Dubai?

How much does a car cost in Dubai? If you consider only the purchase price, then it costs pretty much the same as everywhere else in the world, WITHOUT sales tax. Unlike many parts of the West, the UAE does not impose sales taxes on cars sold.

However, the true costs of car ownership goes beyond the purchase price. There are several things to consider:

  • Costs of depreciation when selling the car
  • Frequency and costs of scheduled car servicing
  • Extra costs related to performing car servicing  (i.e. time off required to take the car in, taxi costs when car is in the shop)
Costs of Depreciation when selling a car

The real price of a car is what you lose on it when you resell the car after a given period of time. A car that costs 100K to purchase may not necessarily be more expensive than a car that costs 60K to purchase. It all depends on how much you lose on the value when you resell the car after a year. This topic is discussed in our blog post “Used Cars in UAE with the best Resale Value“.

Frequency and costs of scheduled services


If you do not wish to invalidate your manufacturer’s warranty, then you have to perform scheduled services as per your car manufacturer’s specifications. Here’s a general rule of thumb:

  • Japanese cars need to be serviced every 5,000km
  • American cars need to be serviced every 10,000km
  • European cars need to be serviced every 15,000km
  • Very high end cars like Ferraris and Meseratis need to be serviced every 20,000km

Servicing a car costs money and the more frequent the services, the more it adds up. Some people argue that frequent servicing of a car prevents costly repairs in the long run. However, it is unclear why European cars don’t require servicing as often as Japanese cars and still run well over time.

When deciding which car to buy, be sure to ask about the frequency of scheduled servicing and how much they cost.

Extra costs related to car servicing

When your car gets serviced, there are other external “costs” that people often don’t think about. For instance:

  • How much time it takes, do you have to take time off work to do this?
  • Taking a taxi to and from the car service center
  • Transportation costs for other members of the family who rely on the car
Some other things to think about related to the costs of car ownership in the UAE:
  • Darker color cars get dirty easily because of the dust and sand in the air. This means they need to be cleaned more.
  • Scheduled car services are not fixed price affairs. As with everything in the UAE, you can and are expected to bargain. As one mechanic professes, the price you pay depends on “your face”.

For an interesting discussion on the costs of car ownership in the UAE, read this discussion by Kevin Hackett in The National.

If you’re in the market to buy a used car, then download the “Used Cars in UAE” app for iPhones and Androids and shop now!