Owning a car with a big engine and ample horsepower makes us feel like we have the power of a god behind us. It's awesome being able to merge effortlessly into fast-moving traffic and not having to worry about being passed by cars at stoplights or on the highway. Similarly, it's great to be king of the mountain on those twisty roads we all love to take. Oftentimes, though, the sacrifice in fuel economy and eco-consciousness just isn't worth it. You need a car that can get you where you need to go in style and speed, but that won't leave your wallet hurting or your conscience uneasy. If that sounds like you. then these are the 10 fastest SUVs money can buy.
10. Mercedes G63, 130MPH
The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG has 536 HP in its 5.5 liters twin-turbo V8 engine and can go 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, all while getting 14/20 mpg. The car features an interior fit for a king, with heated leather seats, burl walnut trim, and lots of chrome. It's pretty eco-friendly for a big SUV, but its size makes it impractical to drive in the city. It can cost up to $120,000 and give you the best speed ever.
9. Audi Q7 TDI, 136MPH
The Audi Q7 TDI has a 3.0 liter V6 that produces 240 HP with one of the cleanest diesel engines available. It has a 0-60 time of 7.1 seconds and gets 19/27 mpg. The Audi Q7 TDI was named Green Car of the Year in 2008, largely due to its diesel engine. The only drawback is that it's pretty expensive, but if you can afford it, it's definitely worth the upgrade. Audi Q7 TDI costs around $60,000.
8. Porsche Cayenne, 152MPH
Porsche is never known to make low-powered cars, and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo is no different. This 445 HP powerhouse can go from 0-60 in a mere 4.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 152 miles per hour. The car has high-performance brakes and an amazing suspension system to help it stop and corner negotiation. The car is surprisingly green for such a high-performance vehicle, earning it only 10/20 mpg. You can get the car at the cost of around $110,000.
7. Audi SQ5, 155MPH
The Audi SQ5 is essentially a baby Q7 with just 4 cylinders. It has 333 HP in its 3-liter supercharged V6 engine and goes 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds. The car has a luxurious interior with quilted leather seats, ambient lighting, and lots of high-tech gadgetry. The car gets 15/23 mpg and costs around $49,000, putting it somewhere in the middle of affordability. The shape is well designed for both performance and practicality.
6. Mercedes ML63 AMG, 155MPH
The Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG is surprisingly fuel-efficient for such a high-performance SUV: it gets 16/23 mpg. It features a 5.5-liter V8 engine with 518 HP and a 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds. The car costs around $75,000, so it's not the cheapest, but it offers gorgeous design and lots of luxury inside.
5. Porsche Cayenne Turbo, 186MPH
The Porsche Cayenne Turbo has an amazing 500 HP in its 4.8 liters twin-turbo V8 engine and goes 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds. It gets 13/20 mpg and has full-time all-wheel drive for maximum control on any surface. It's a great choice for eco-conscious consumers who still want to be able to drive like they're in Fast and Furious. This car costs around $118,000 which makes it one of the most expensive SUVs on this list, but it's definitely worth the buy.
4. Audi RS Q8, 189MPH
The Audi RS Q8 is a sleek and sporty SUV with a twin-turbo V8 engine producing 605 HP. It goes 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 124 mph, making it perfect for racing through the desert or climbing a mountain. With a price tag of over $130,000, it's not for everyone, but if you can afford it, you'll be satisfied with its performance and luxury. The Audi RS Q8 comes with extra features like sport mode, adaptive air suspension, and LED headlights. It is a car that makes drivers dream and gives them the feeling of safety and comfort while driving.
3. Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe, 190MPH
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 is comfortable, fast, and efficient. It has a twin-turbo V8 producing 577 HP and a 0-60 time of four seconds. It gets 16/24 mpg and costs around $115,000. It's not the cheapest on the list, but it certainly doesn't lack luxury or performance. It is one of the best SUVs you can buy today.
2. Bentley Bentayga, 190MPH
The Bentley Bentayga has it all: an incredible 6.0-liter W12 engine with 600 HP, 0-100mph in 4.1 seconds, and a top speed of 190 mph. It also has a roomy interior perfect for long road trips with all the luxury you could ask for. It's one of the best SUVs ever built, but unfortunately, the starting price is around $230,000. The super-features that come with Bentley Bentayga allow it to be the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world. The horsepower is enough to punch to make it off-road, as well as fast enough to go on the track. It's even got a roomy interior to fit 5 people for long trips. It does much better than other SUVs when it comes to fuel economy because it's a Bentley.
1. Lamborghini Urus, 204MPH
The Lamborghini Urus is a hard-core SUV, with a twin-turbo V8 TSI engine producing 840 HP and a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds. The car is definitely for those who favor performance over practicality: the interior isn't very comfortable and it gets a poor 9/20 mpg. It can cost you around $190,000 and provide you with a top speed of 204 miles per hour.
Buying your car is like getting a tailored suit: you don't want to skimp out and settle for something that fits poorly and makes you look bad. The same rule applies to buying a car, especially an SUV. You want to make sure that it has enough horsepower for your needs, but you also need to think about fuel efficiency and comfort. Make sure you don't skimp out and buy a cheap car and regret it later on.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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