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Best Cars to Hire for Long Drives
Tamsila AliOct 21, 2022 6 min read

Best Comfortable Car for Long Distance Driving | eZhrie

Table of Contents 


Our Top Picks for Long Drives in Dubai

Things To Consider for Long Drives in Dubai

Corresponding Penalties for Excess Kilometers





Choosing the right car rental company and most importantly the car you rent can make or break your vacation, especially if you planning to drive across vast distances from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or to visit a far-flung tourist site and experience our culture in-depth.

eZhire offers a wide variety of cars to choose from whether you are just traveling within Dubai, across to Abu Dhabi, or even to far-flung towns. We have the right vehicle for you, from luxury SUVs to the trusty 5-seater sedan.

Our Top Picks for Long Drives in Dubai

When it comes to long drives, safety, comfort, and space matter the most. We provided a list of great vehicles to choose from in our fleet.

  • The Ford Explorer

  • Nissan Pathfinder

  • BMW 5 Series

  • Ford Edge

  • Nissan Altima

1. The Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer is one of the best SUVs to take for long drives and tourists from the United States of America will feel right at home in the Explorer. The 7-seater SUV can safely accommodate up to 7 people, which means that if you have your whole family in tow, then this is the perfect car for you.

The Ford Explorer has the size and along with it a long list of features and amenities to help make the journey safer and more comfortable. It has more than enough headroom, legroom, and elbow room for all the passengers on board which makes it perfect for small children who want their own space.


With the Ford Explorer, you can take more than just luggage for all 7-passenger, with ample luggage space you can even add more souvenirs for the trip home,

2. Nissan Pathfinder


The Nissan Pathfinder is another great contender if you are looking for the perfect sports utility vehicle for long drives. Even if the car is from well renowned Japanese car brand it is also very popular in the United States of America. The SUV has ample space for seven people, including all of their bags plus more than enough for souvenirs bought along the way.

The Nissan Pathfinder is easy to drive with more than enough power to safely propel the sizable SUV across any terrain. The Nissan Pathfinder has all the bells and whistles that you would expect from the Full-Size Sports Utility Vehicle with its best-in-class entertainment system and top-of-the-line climate control system to help keep the journey comfortable.

The Nissan Pathfinder is also equipped with the latest active and passive safety features to help keep your family and loved ones safe like ABS, Airbags, and more.

3. BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 series-2

Another great way to travel safely and leisurely across the superb highways in the United Arab Emirates is to drive one of the best driving machines available, the BMW 5 series. The BMW is a mid-size luxury sedan that can comfortably seat up to 5 adults comfortably with enough legroom, elbow room, and headroom to spare.

The BMW 5 series is a fun car to drive, especially for long distances thanks to its abundance of horsepower, superb ride handling, and superior comfort. The BMW exhibits the best balance between power and comfort that the Bavarian automaker can offer. We recommend that you choose the BMW 5 series on your next trip to the United Arab Emirates.


4. Ford Edge

Ford Edge

If you want something smaller than a full-sized SUV, but bigger than a mid-sized sedan then a mid-size SUV is a perfect choice. The Ford Edge is the smaller cousin of the Ford Explorer, but despite its smaller dimensions, it can still comfortably seat up to 5 adults with enough room to spare for luggage.

Those who drive American vehicles will find the Ford Edge familiar and welcoming thanks to its similar design to other cars in Ford’s lineup. The Ford Edge also has a top-notch entertainment system to help make the journey more fun and enjoyable.


5. Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima-1The Nissan Altima is one of our top choices when it comes to the best cars for long drives, It is also one of the best-selling full-sized sedans in the market and it is completely at home in the city and on wide-open roads.

The Nissan Altima also has the best bells and whistles that Nissan has to offer to ensure that your long journeys are safe and enjoyable.

Things To Consider for Long Drives in Dubai

There are several things to consider when renting a vehicle for a long drive and always consult with the car rental company to avoid penalties. One important condition is the mileage limit on vehicles and eZhire does impose limits; Daily rental has a mileage limit of 300 kilometers, Weekly rental has a limit of 1750 kilometers and the monthly limit has a limit of 5000 kilometers.

Corresponding Penalties for Excess Kilometers

  • Economy: AED 0.30 per Kilometer
  • Sedan: AED 0.40 per Kilometer
  • SUV: AED 0.45 per Kilometer
  • Luxury: AED 0.50 per Kilometer

Here at eZhire, we are always ready to help and provide you with the right car for your needs. Download our mobile application for Apple and Android devices and take a look at our full range of rental vehicles straight from your smartphone.


Question 1:What is the best SUV for long drives in Dubai? 

A.The Ford Explorer is an excellent choice for long drives due to its spacious interior, comfortable seating for up to seven passengers, and ample luggage space. It also offers a range of safety features and amenities to enhance the driving experience.

Question 2: Are there penalties for exceeding the mileage limit on rented cars? 

A.Yes, eZhire imposes mileage limits on rentals: 300 km/day, 1750 km/week, and 5000 km/month. Penalties for exceeding these limits vary by vehicle type, ranging from AED 0.30 to AED 0.50 per kilometer.

Question 3: What features make the Nissan Pathfinder suitable for long drives? 

A. The Nissan Pathfinder is ideal for long journeys due to its spacious seating for seven, powerful performance, advanced entertainment and climate control systems, and comprehensive safety features including ABS and airbags.

Question 4 Why choose a BMW 5 Series for long-distance travel? 

A. The BMW 5 Series is perfect for long-distance travel because of its luxurious comfort, ample space for five adults, superior ride handling, and a balance of power and comfort. It's a great option for those seeking a premium driving experience.

Question 5: How does the Ford Edge compare to larger SUVs for long trips? 

A. The Ford Edge offers a balance between size and comfort, seating up to five adults comfortably with ample luggage space. It features a top-notch entertainment system and familiar design elements for those accustomed to American vehicles, making it a great choice for long trips.


Choosing the right vehicle for long-distance driving in Dubai is crucial for a comfortable and enjoyable journey. With options ranging from spacious SUVs like the Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder to luxury sedans like the BMW 5 Series, eZhire provides a variety of choices to suit different needs and preferences. 

Ensuring you understand the mileage limits and corresponding penalties can help avoid extra costs. By selecting a car from eZhire, you can travel across the UAE with ease and comfort, enhancing your vacation experience. Download the eZhire app to explore their full range of rental vehicles and plan your next adventure seamlessly.