1. Porsche Cayenne Turbo S – 4.3 seconds
Needless to say, the only vehicle that is faster than the Porsche Cayenne Turbo… is well, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. With more power under the hood at 550 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, the Cayenne Turbo S does the 60-mph sprint in an insane 4.3 seconds but it does come at a high price. It’s the most expensive vehicle on the list with a starting MSRP of $146,995 but does get a respectable 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. Either way, if you’re looking to go really fast, in style and luxury, the Cayenne Turbo S reigns supreme in the SUV class.
2. Porsche Cayenne Turbo – 4.4 seconds
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is second on the list, sporting a powerful 4.8-liter V8 turbocharged engine with 500 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Starting from $111,395, the Cayenne Turbo gets an impressive 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, all while hitting 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
3. BMW X6 M – 4.5 seconds
BMW calls it a “Sports Activity Vehicle,” but we all know is it’s really an SUV with a cramped back seat. The X6 M packs a punch with its 4.4-liter V8 turbocharged engine with 555 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, all while delivering the same fuel efficiency as the ML63 AMG at 13 mpg city, 17 mpg highway. Priced from $94,825 it’s actually cheaper than the ML63 AMG and is faster too, doing the 0-60 sprint in just 4.5 seconds. Just don’t plan on bringing any 2nd row passengers.
4. Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG – 4.7 seconds
The second Mercedes-Benz vehicle on the list is the ML63 AMG which is also powered by a 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo engine, but provides 518 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque – less than the same engine in the G63 AMG. But the ML63 is a lot more aerodynamic and lighter than the G63, allowing it to accelerate to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. And considering it’s a popular and more convention SUV, it’s no surprise to see the high-end model provide 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. The ML63 AMG starts from $98,175.
5. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 – 4.8 seconds
The sole American vehicle on this list is the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, packing plenty of domestic muscle with its 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine with 470 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. Available at a respectable $64,990, the Grand Cherokee SRT8 gets 13 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway while accelerating to 60 mph from 0 in just 4.8 seconds.