Fastest SUVs

Quickest SUVs and Crossovers in 2019
January 13th, 2020

Fastest SUVs in 2019

Just because you need family practicality or off-road capability doesn't mean you want to go slow. We're rounding up the fastest SUVs to help you satisfy your need for speed — and versatile cargo solutions. When the kids ask, "Are we there yet?" you'll just respond, "Hold on!" and mash the gas. That'll teach 'em.

Our list of 2019's fastest SUVs combines manufacturer claims about power and acceleration and the results from our own instrumented testing. Our experts test hundreds of vehicles every year, so we're putting that knowledge to work to help you find the fast SUV that's right for you.


Fastest Small SUVs

2020 Chevrolet Equinox with 2.0T engine

Starting price (including destination fee):
$31,195
0-60 mph:
6.4 seconds
Horsepower:
252 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque:
260 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm

2020 Mazda CX-5 with 2.5T engine

Starting price (including destination fee):
$36,080
0-60 mph:
6.6 seconds
Horsepower:
250 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque:
310 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

2020 Hyundai Kona with 1.6T Engine

Starting price (including destination fee):
$26,995
0-60 mph:
7.2 seconds
Horsepower:
175 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque:
195 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm

Fastest Midsize SUVs

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Starting price (including destination fee):
$88,395
0-60 mph:
3.7 seconds
Horsepower:
707 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Top speed:
180 mph
Torque:
645 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

2020 Dodge Durango SRT

Starting price (including destination fee):
$64,490
0-60 mph:
4.9 seconds
Horsepower:
475 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Top speed:
180 mph
Torque:
470 lb-ft @ 4,300 rpm

Fastest Large SUVs

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe RST

Starting price (including destination fee):
$69,420
0-60 mph:
6.2 seconds
Horsepower:
420 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Top speed:
113 mph
Torque:
460 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm

2020 Ford Expedition Platinum

Starting price (including destination fee):
$75,330
0-60 mph:
6.4 seconds
Horsepower:
400 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Top speed:
120 mph
Torque:
480 lb-ft @ 3,250 rpm

Fastest Small Luxury SUVs

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Starting price (including destination fee):
$82,040
0-60 mph:
3.6 seconds
Horsepower:
505 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Top speed:
176 mph
Torque:
443 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 S Coupe

Starting price (including destination fee):
$85,095
0-60 mph:
3.6 seconds
Horsepower:
503 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Top speed:
174 mph
Torque:
516 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

2020 Jaguar F-PACE SVR

Starting price (including destination fee):
$81,625
0-60 mph:
4.3 seconds
Horsepower:
550 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Top speed:
176 mph
Torque:
502 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm

Fastest Midsize Luxury SUVs

2019 BMW X6 M

Starting price (including destination fee):
$106,695
0-60 mph:
4 seconds
Horsepower:
600 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Top speed:
189 mph
Torque:
553 lb-ft @ 2,200 rpm

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Starting price (including destination fee):
$127,850
0-60 mph:
3.9 seconds
Horsepower:
541 hp @ 5,750 rpm
Top speed:
177 mph
Torque:
568 lb-ft @ 1,960 rpm

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S

Starting price (including destination fee):
$111,195
0-60 mph:
4.1 seconds
Horsepower:
577 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Top speed:
174 mph
Torque:
561 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm

Fastest Large Luxury SUVs

2019 BMW X7 M50i

Starting price (including destination fee):
$100,595
0-60 mph:
4.5 seconds
Horsepower:
523 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Top speed:
155 mph
Torque:
553 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

2020 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic

Starting price (including destination fee):
$179,795
0-60 mph:
5.1 seconds
Horsepower:
557 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Top speed:
130 mph
Torque:
516 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm

Fastest Super Luxury SUVs

2019 Lamborghini Urus

Starting price (including destination fee):
$200,000
0-62 mph:
3.6 seconds
Horsepower:
641 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Top speed:
190 mph
Torque:
627 lb-ft @ 2,250 rpm

2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo

Starting price (including destination fee):
$171,500
0-60 mph:
3.7 seconds
Horsepower:
590 hp @ 6,250 rpm
Top speed:
189 mph
Torque:
538 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm

2019 Bentley Bentayga Speed

Starting price (including destination fee):
$230,000
0-60 mph:
3.8 seconds
Horsepower:
626 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Top speed:
190 mph
Torque:
664 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm

Fastest Electric SUVs

2019 Tesla Model X Performance

Starting price (including destination fee):
$106,190
0-60 mph:
2.7 seconds
Horsepower:
up to 686 hp
Top speed:
163 mph

2020 Jaguar I-PACE

Starting price (including destination fee):
$70,525
0-60 mph:
4.2 seconds
Horsepower:
394 hp
Top speed:
124 mph
Torque:
512 lb-ft

2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid

Starting price (including destination fee):
$163,250
0-60 mph:
3.6 seconds
Horsepower:
670 hp
Top speed:
183 mph
Torque:
663 lb-ft

Next Steps

Now that you know the fastest SUVs, it's time to consider your budget and your needs (or, perhaps, just your desires). Our full ratings and reviews can help you better understand each vehicle and choose the one that's right for you. You can also use our shopping tools to find discounts in your area.

It's worth remembering that many of the SUVs in this list are pricier trim levels of vehicles that are still fun to drive even when they make a bit less power. If the drag strip doesn't feature regularly in your commute, it might be worth weighing the pros and cons of stepping down a bit engine-wise to get a better price and better fuel economy.


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FAQs

We haven't tested manufacturer claims ourselves but it's fair to say it comes down to the Bentayga Speed and Lamborghini Urus. Both top out right around 190 mph. For acceleration, nothing beats the Tesla Model X Performance, which can do 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. Learn more
We haven't tested manufacturer claims ourselves but it's fair to say it comes down to the Bentayga Speed and Lamborghini Urus. Both top out right around 190 mph. For acceleration, nothing beats the Tesla Model X Performance, which can do 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. Learn more
With 707 hp on tap, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the most powerful SUV for sale, followed closely by the plug-in hybrid Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid at 670 hp. Learn more