SUVs are more popular than ever, and nearly every high-end manufacturer now offers a performance SUV version. Thanks to tremendous breakthroughs in weight-reduction and drivetrain technology, even the largest SUVs can now compete with sports cars in terms of acceleration. Today’s fastest SUVs can outrun most sports cars on the drag strip and in corners.
Below are the top 10 fastest SUVs according to their official zero to 60 mph acceleration time.
Tesla Model X
Tesla has ushered in a new era of electric performance, and its Model X outperforms practically every SUV on the market. It is the fastest and most capable SUV ever. The mid-size luxury all-electric SUV is developed from the Tesla Model S sedan platform. Passengers use falcon-wing doors to reach the second and third-row seats.
The electric vehicle delivers unparalleled performance under any driving condition and goes about its business fast and in near-total silence. The Tesla Model X is a dual-motor all-wheel-drive SUV with ludicrous acceleration and instant traction and torque control. The Ludicrous Mode allows the car to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, faster than most supercars.
The Lamborghini Urus is famous for its stunning design, unique aerodynamic styling, and blistering speed. The car’s interior is likewise opulent and sophisticated, with the latest high-tech gadgets and specifications befitting a vehicle of this stature.
The exotic SUV boasts a 4.0-Liter twin-turbo V8 powertrain delivering 641 horsepower (HP) and a torque of 627 pound-feet (lb-ft). The car has a four-wheel-drive system with dynamic torque vectoring to maximize the efficiency of each wheel. If you are visiting the UAE any time soon , Uptown rent a car LLC will give you the possibility to rent a Lamborghini Urus in Dubai and take it for a test drive and enjoy its intoxicating exhaust sounds as you roar from 0 to 60 mph in about 3 seconds.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk features a Dodge Challenger Hellcat engine and is among the fastest and most powerful SUVs globally. The raucous supercharged 6.4-Liter HEMI V8 powertrain generates 707 HP and a torque of 650 lb-ft on tap. The SUV has an all-wheel-drive system with an eight-speed automatic transmission with five Drive Modes, including a custom setting, Auto, Sport, Snow and Tow, and Track.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk provides exceptional driving performance in almost all-weather conditions. It also has a Launch Control feature that improves track performance by ensuring a textbook launch and steady straight-line acceleration. It blasts from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and can outrun some of the best sports cars in a straight line.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is a powerful SUV that is great fun to drive because of its sports-car-like moves. It features a responsive engine, precise steering, and adjustable air suspension that makes it easy to navigate; it feels more like a sports sedan. The Cayenne Turbo has an all-wheel drive with the standard eight-speed automatic transmission.
The sleek, sporty SUV is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine giving 541 HP and can speed from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. You can also rent a Porsche Cayenne in Dubai and enjoy the exceptional refinement, comfort, and speed.
Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is a sporty three-row, six-seater family SUV. It is a practical utility vehicle and a family rollercoaster because it is the most powerful SUV and can spur an adrenaline rush with outstanding performance. The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is driven by a 6.2-Liter supercharged V8 engine giving 710 HP and a torque of 645 lb-ft.
The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat comes with a standard all-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The SUV can speed from a standstill to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph.
Audi RS Q8
The Audi RS Q8 is the perfect choice for people who desire a powerful SUV without attracting too much attention. The RS Q8 shares the twin-turbocharged 4.0-Liter V8 mild-hybrid powertrain with the Audi RS 7 Sportback. The drivetrain delivers 592 HP and a remarkable 590 lb-ft of torque.
The RS Q8 offers an exceptionally balanced handling and composed ride. The SUV has the standard Audi Quattro all-wheel-drive system with an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission and an all-weather grip for a starting performance. It can speed from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the most affordable in the top 10 list. The gorgeous Italian SUV is a head-turner with lovely curves and an elegant design. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is an all-wheel drive with razor-sharp steering and can power through corners and streak down the road with tremendous poise.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is a sublime handler with all the hallmarks of Italian cars, including emotion, style, and speed. The Italian SUV sports a 2.9-Liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 503 HP and can power from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.
BMW X5 M Competition
The X5 taught BMW to make an SUV with car-like handling. Then, the BMW Motorsport division tinkered with it to produce the X5M versions currently among the world’s fastest SUVs. The X5 M Competition has the agility and ferocious energy to make you feel like you are going for pole at the F1 Grand Prix.
The X5 M Competition has a twin-turbocharged 4.4-Liter V8 engine delivering 617HP and a torque of 553 lb-ft. The mid-size all-wheel-drive SUV is fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This BMW SUV can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 180mph.
Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S / Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S SUV
Although the AMG GLC 63 S and the AMG GLE 63 S differ in size, they match acceleration and top speed. The Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S is equipped with the twin-turbo 4.0-Liter V8 drivetrain returning 503 HP and a torque of 516 lb-ft. The bigger Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S features an AMG 4.0-Liter V8 Biturbo engine with EQ Boost producing 603HP and 627 lb-ft of torque.
Both SUVs have the standard Mercedes 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The AMG GLC 63 S and the AMG GLE 63 S have an awe-inspiring performance of zero to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 174 mph.
Bentley Bentayga Speed
The Bentley Bentayga Speed is among the most exclusive SUVs. It is also a luxury SUV with an impressive performance. Although some SUVs have a quicker acceleration, none can match the Bentayga Speed astounding top speed of 190 mph.
The Bentley Bentayga Speed comes with a twin-turbo W12 engine with an output of 626 HP and a torque of 664 lb-ft. It has an all-wheel-drive system with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The luxury SUV can launch from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.