While SUVs have been around for decades, it wasn’t until the 2010s that they started to explode in popularity. Automakers developed and released SUV models designed to offer better performance, like greater engine power, sport-tuned suspensions, and other enhancements to keep up with the demand. With the growing popularity of SUVs, it’s no surprise that manufacturers are now specializing in high-performance models.
SUVs have long been famous for their practicality, but consumers weren’t too enamored with them for their power until recently. These original SUVs were built for speedy getaways and high-octane thrills from the Lamborghini LM002 to the GMC Typhoon and Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG. However, it wasn’t until a decade or so ago that automakers started building models specifically for speed. The result? A new breed of ultra-powerful, ultra-fast SUV ready to dominate on the road.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
With an Italian name like Stelvio Quadrifoglio, you’d expect this SUV to be fast and fun. And the lightweight Alfa Romeo does not disappoint. It’s nimble, too. It can weave in and out of hairpin turns at top speed.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is one of a kind, the lightest SUV on this list while also providing the most car-like experience. It excels in straight-line performance and agility, making it an easy choice for any buyer looking for a high-performance vehicle to drive on their daily commute. For those who want an even more race-inspired driving experience, the optional carbon-backed Sparco racing seats save weight and keep passengers securely in place.
BMW is a critical player in the sports sedan market, with decades of experience crafting vehicles for luxury customers. However, the brand has recently extended its artful approach to the growing crossover segment. The X6 M is the perfect example – an ultra-luxury performance SUV equipped with a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 and a sport-tuned air suspension.
With unique styling inside and out, it’s a striking vehicle that’s as fun to drive as it is to look at. Options for customization are extensive, including the Competition Package that boosts output by 17 horsepower or a package that raises top speed from 155 mph to 177.
The BMW X6M is a high-performance crossover SUV with a twin-turbo V8 engine and track-ready upgrades like a sport-tuned air suspension. It seats as many as five passengers comfortably, with plenty of amenities like automatic parking assistance, quad-zone climate control, and an optional panoramic moonroof.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
While the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can conquer any terrain, it’s more than happy to leave the off-road lifestyle to its more suited siblings. This top-of-the-line Grand Cherokee features the same 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque as the Durango SRT Hellcat, making it faster than any other SUV. The Trackhawk can also tow 1,500 pounds less than its sibling, but what it loses in strength, it gains in speed. Accelerating to about 60 mph within 3.5 seconds, and the quarter-mile is smashed in 11.6. Although its top speed is 180 mph, so are its yellow Brembo brakes.
Tesla Model X Plaid
The Tesla Model X Plaid, the world’s fastest SUV, tops the list of the fastest SUVs. It rides on an all-wheel-drive platform with three motors that can produce more than 1,000 horsepower. The Tesla Model X Plaid sprints to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and runs the quarter-mile in under 10 seconds. It can be charged at home like other electric vehicles and has semi-autonomous driving features that should please commuters everywhere.
The fastest SUVs in 2022 will surely be exciting to drive, and we expect them to be pretty sleek and stylish. Beyond that, only the future can tell what changes will make these SUV’s so much faster than their predecessors. But one thing is sure: if you’re shopping for an SUV in 2022, your choices will be well beyond just style or brand recognition. You’ll have a lot of options in terms of performance if you decide to grab the keys to one of these models.
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