SUVs are meant to be practical, comfortable and all purpose cars that can be used by the whole family. Then again, there is no rule that says that they cannot at the same time be stylish, fast and attractive to the eyes? After all most of us love our cars and want them to be as cool as possible in our budget.
We might not always be gunning to go full speed, but once in a while it is indeed nice to let go and just put the pedal to the metal. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the fastest SUVs in the world.
1. Bentley Bentayga (186 MPH)
This is a pricey car and as always, with money comes power. The Bentley throws out a solid 600 bhp out of a 6.0 liter W 12 engine and can speed up to 186 mph (300 km/h) with ease.
This is a Bentley, which means that it is posh, made with luxury and pretty much a car for the rich and the famous. But this is after all an SUV and true to its name it can navigate different, difficult terrain with ease. It also goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds.
2. Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (177 MPH)
It is a Porsche so it not only has top be stylish it has to be fast and this SUV is both of those things. How fast is it? Let’s see, it easily goes up to 177 mph (286 km/h) and runs from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.
Once you are on the highway with this car, it will not feel like an SUV, such is its pace. This is Porsche’s gem, they have achieved the technical pinnacle by making a SUV give out a feel of a sports car. This is a car that you simply cannot hate.
3. Mercedes AMG GLE63 S Coupe (173 MPH)
This is for the people who like V8 engines, as this one is loaded with 5.5 liter twin turbo that spits out 577 bhp. Is it powerful? You bet it is. It will go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and get this- it goes up to a staggering 173 mph ( 280 km/h).
The ride is plush, as all Mercedes cars are, has more than enough head room and features and the carbon fiber trim adds just an extra something to it. In three words, it is ‘luxury with speed’.
4. Audi RS Q3 (167 MPH)
The Q3 has been a perennial favorite since its launch and it is still a surprise to many that it can churn out 335 bhp with a mere five cylinder engine. For a big car, this one handles impeccably, thanks in part to the electric steering and can go from zero to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. That is seriously quick!
What also deserves mentioning are the lush interiors and the ample space inside the car. But after all it’s an Audi. You pay good money and get good quality in return.
5. Porsche Macan Turbo (165 MPH)
This is the SUV that reminds you more of an Audi Q5 than anything else and yet it remains the sexy sleek design that Porsche is famous for.
Equipped with a V6 engine, the Macan can go from 0-62 mph in just 4.6 seconds. True to its sports car pedigree. Its top speed is 165 MPH (265 km/h) which is more than enough for highway travel.
6. BMW X6M (159 MPH)
This car gives you confidence. Confidence to drive in all sorts of conditions, rain or storm, smooth roads or rough roads as well as completely off the road. This does not feel like a sports car but still gives you great handling and a very precise sense of driving.
Driving this car is an absolute joy. Especially since it does 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and can speed up to 159 mph (256 km/h).
7. Mercedes Benz GLA45 (155 MPH)
If the curves of this sexy looking car are not enough to seduce you, then the way it drives will do it for you. The handling is impeccable and it makes the job of driving even on bad roads, very easy.
The steering is precise, the driving position comfortable and this car can go from 0 to 100 km/h in merely 4.8 seconds reaching top speeds of around 155 mph (250 km/h). A fast SUV for the bad boys looking for style.
8. Tesla Model X (155 MPH)
Tesla Model X does not have a V8 or a V6- in fact it does not even have an engine and yet it can throw out 762 bhp, relying on just electricity. When talking about fastest 0-60 SUV, this car takes the cake as it accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in merely 3.2 seconds.
It can do so because it is equipped with electrical motors on each axle that combine to produce a torque of 713 lb/ft. Even in the standard version it goes from 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds. What’s not to love about this? It’s eco friendly, is fast as any petrol car and drives like a dream. Besides, falcon doors- who can say no to them?
9. Range Rover Sports SVR (147 MPH)
Range Rover is the most popular name when it comes to off road SUVs and this latest Sports version comes loaded with a 510 hp supercharged, 5 liter, V8, eight speed engine. Which allows this amazing car to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds flat and it can achieve a top speed of 147 mph (237 km/h).
It is equipped with a 4 way adjustable drive system, which means that you can burn rubber on the tarmac or navigate rough territory off the road with equal ease.
10. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (125 MPH)
The first thing you notice about this SUV is the rugged look and once you sit in it, the premium feeling of it all. This is a man’s car- a big jeep that is as comfortable on the road as it is off it.
The latest version also comes with an updated V6 engine, eight speed automatic gear shift and surprisingly enough, it provides pretty good mileage at 38 mpg. This beast goes from 0-62 mph in 5 seconds flat and has a top speed of 125 mph (202 km/h).