The Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) is a category of motor vehicles that combine elements of road-going passenger cars with features from off-road vehicles, such as raised ground clearance, four-wheel drive, and many more.
The SUV usage varies between countries, and one of the major advantages of this vehicle type is that it can be driven over rough terrains. It can serve its purpose both on the normal roads and on the most unusual ground surface such as sand dunes, ravines, swamps, rocky mountains, etc. SUVs – which are usually All-Wheel Drive (AWD), also referred to as Four-Wheel Drive, 4WD or 4×4 – used to be built for just practicality and capability, not speed; however, things have changed up in this day and age.
Superfast monsters in the form of SUVs are now been produced, and the competition between automobile manufacturers keep waxing stronger; so strong that even automakers known for making only luxury sports cars have entered the SUV market battling for supremacy.
Below is the list of the top 10 fastest SUVs in the world in 2020.
10. 2020 Jaguar F-PACE SVR
British automaker, Jaguar’s ultimate performance SUV, the 2020 F-PACE SVR starts off our list with its powerful 5.0 liter supercharged V8 Petrol engine which delivers an insane 542 hp and 680 Nm of torque. The high performance SUV is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds), with a top speed of 176 mph (283km/h).
9. 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed
The 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed boasts a 6.0 liter twin turbo TSI W12 engine which cranks out 626 bhp and 900 Nm of torque. The luxury SUV is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds), with a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h); making it not only one of the quickest, but also one of the best luxury SUV models you can buy right now.
8. 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe harbors a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which produces 546 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. The luxury sports car is capable of going from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 185 mph. This pretty German mid-size luxury crossover is one of the best lightweight SUVs on the market right now.
7. 2020 BMW X6 M Competition
The 2020 BMW X6 M Competition is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine which cranks out 617 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. The powerful SUV boasts an acceleration performance of 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 177 mph. It is also worth it to note that its sibling – the 2020 BMW X5 M Competition – also features the exact same specs and performance.
6. 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe
The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine delivering 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The cute luxury SUV is capable of doing 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 174 mph. This makes the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe the fastest and one of the most powerful Mercedes-AMG production SUV on the market right now.
5. 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo
Italy’s Maserati makes an appearance with the 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo which is powered by a 3.8-liter turbocharged V8 engine. 590 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque is delivered by the engine. The luxury high performance SUV can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 sec, with a top speed of 189 mph. The 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo is the closest thing to a Ferrari SUV right now in terms of performance and aesthetic.
4. 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is another Italiano packing a Ferrari-sourced 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. The powerful engine is enough to power the chic SUV to a top speed of 176 mph completing an acceleration performance from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.
3. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
It should be an offense to talk about power and performance in automobile and leave out the Jeep brand. Under the hood, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk packs a Supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine which delivers 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. This monster SUV is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 180 mph. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is currently the most powerful production SUV in the world with internal combustion engine as it boasts the highest horsepower.
2. 2020 Lamborghini Urus
The 2020 Lamborghini Urus features a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine which pumps out 641 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque. The insane high performance luxury SUV is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, with a top speed of 190 mph. The 2020 Urus is undoubtedly the fastest internal combustion engine SUV in the world in 2020.
1. 2019 Tesla Model X P100D
The overall world’s fastest SUV in 2020, is the 2019 Tesla Model X P100D – an entirely different breed in comparison to other vehicles on this list. The Tesla Model X P100D is an electric SUV which boasts a combined 762 hp power output on both the front and rear motors, with an acceleration performance of 2.7 seconds from 0-60 mph when its ‘Ludicrous Mode’ is engaged. The high performance All-Wheel Drive EV has a 303-mile range and a top speed of 155 mph.