Fastest SUVs In The World

Here’s a list of 10 fastest SUVs in the world in 2022

The general consensus is that SUVs are more practical vehicles than they are something that fills the adrenaline cravings. They’re also considered as big, bulky vehicles that can tow stuff or even be taken offroad. If you want the performance, you can get yourself sports cars or supercars, or even hot hatches, for that matter. But, there are some SUVs that can put even some of the world’s best sports cars to shame with their performance. Automakers are creating straight-line monsters that can achieve speeds of well over 180 mph despite their big builds, poor aerodynamic efficiency, and heavy curb weights. Here’s a list of the fastest SUVs in the world in 2022:

Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat – 180 mph

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At the onset, plonking a 700+ horsepower, supercharged V-8 under the hood of a three-row family SUV seems absolutely absurd. But, that is exactly why we love the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat! Dodge decided to throw the Charger and Challenger’s 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi engine under the Durango’s hood which resulted in a beast being unleashed. The family SUV on steroids can do 0-60 mph runs in just 3.5 seconds and continue pushing all the way up to 180 mph before losing breath. The performance specs are identical to the Trackhawk; so, you would wonder why you should pick the 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat over its cousin from Jeep. Well, it matters if you need that additional row of seats and the towing capacity. The Durango Hellcat can tow up to 8,700 pounds, which is 1,500 pounds more than the Jeep Trackhawk. All this without compromising on performance. If you plan to own one, you’ll have to check out the pre-owned route because the Durango SRT Hellcat was scheduled for just one year. Don’t expect the folks at Dodge to change their minds and relaunch it because the Hellcat engine is all set to bid adieu by the end of 2023.

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Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat
Engine 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 Hellcat Hemi engine
Horsepower 710 horsepower
Torque 645 pound-feet
Transmission Eight-speed automatic 
Drive Layout All-wheel-drive
0-60 mph 3.5 seconds 
Top Speed 180 mph
Price $80,995

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk – 180 mph

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is one of the first names that comes to mind when talking about fast SUVs. The 2021 Trackhawk is blessed with the Chrysler group’s DNA (now a part of Stellantis), which means it comes with the mighty Hellcat Hemi engine under the hood. The supercharged V-8 engine displaces 6.2 liters and churns out 707 ponies and 645 pound-feet of twist. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic that drives all four wheels. Courtesy of these impressive specs, the Trackhawk – despite a curb weight of over 5,200 pounds – can go all the way up to 180 mph. Pretty impressive, huh?

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Engine 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 Hellcat Hemi engine
Horsepower 707 horsepower
Torque 645 pound-feet
Transmission Eight-speed automatic 
Drive Layout All-wheel-drive
0-60 mph 3.5 seconds 
Top Speed 180 mph
Price $85,900

Alpina XB7 – 180 mph

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BMW updated the X7 for the 2023 model year and it drew polarizing opinions. While it’s high on tech and even more feature-rich than before, it looks a lot different from the model it replaces, mainly due to the split headlight setup. But, that doesn’t make any difference to Alpina, the tuner that has been turning the X7 into a monster for some time now. Alpina’s X7 build is called the XB7, and it is a lot more powerful than the standard X7. While it makes use of the same 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V-8 with a mild-hybrid assist system as the 2023 X7, it makes 621 horses and 590 pound-feet of torque, which is an improvement of 98 horses over the X7. This, along with an updated engine management system, helps the 2023 XB7 sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 180 mph. Orders for the 2023 XB7 will open in September 2022 and it will enter production in December 2022.

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Alpina XB7
Engine 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V-8
Horsepower 621 horsepower
Torque 590 pound-feet
Transmission Eight-speed automatic
Drive Layout All-wheel-drive
0-60 mph 4.2 seconds
Top Speed 180 mph
Price $142,000 (approx.)

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid– 183 mph

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The Cayenne was never a hit with purists and it probably still hurts them deep down. But, there’s no denying that the SUV has been an immensely successful product for the brand. Perhaps, that’s the reason why Porsche has spread the verticals and offers the Cayenne in 19 different iterations ranging from $72,200 to $188,700 for the 2022 model year! The Turbo S E-Hybrid model has made the cut here, thanks to a top speed of 183 mph. The 2022 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid features a twin-turbo V-8 engine and an electric motor to assist it. The engine puts out 541 horses and 567 pound-feet of torque, whereas the e-motor supplements it with 134 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. These credentials, backed with a Sport Chrono Package, help the family SUV zoom to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

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Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid
Engine 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 with an electric motor
Horsepower 670 horsepower combined
Torque 663 pound-feet of torque combined
Transmission Eight-speed tiptronic
Drive Layout All-wheel-drive
0-60 mph 3.6 seconds (with Sport Chrono Package)
Top Speed 183 mph
Price $171,300

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT – 186 mph

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The Porsche Turbo GT is the top-of-the-line Cayenne that starts at close to $200,000. While loaded with all bells and whistles you can expect, the Turbo GT also excels in terms of performance. It is powered by a twin-turbo V-8 that makes 631 horses. When equipped with the Sport Chrono package, it sprints to 60 mph from rest in just 3.1 seconds. But, the reason it has made it to this list of fastest SUVs in the world is its top speed. The 2022 Cayenne Turbo GT has a top speed of 186 mph, which makes it one of the top five fastest production SUVs in the world at this point.

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Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT
Engine 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8
Horsepower 631 horsepower
Torque 626 pound-feet 
Transmission Eight-speed Tiptronic
Drive Layout All-wheel-drive
0-60 mph 3.1 seconds (with Sport Chrono Package)
Top Speed 186 mph
Price $188,700

Maserati Levante Trofeo – 187 mph

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Maserati also finds a spot in this list in the form of the Levante Trofeo. The flagship Levante model comes with a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-8 that makes close to 600 horses and a shade under 550 pound-feet of torque. While these figures aren’t as good as some of the other entries in this list – in fact, it is the least powerful – it is still the third fastest SUV, courtesy of a top speed of 187 mph. It takes 3.8 seconds to 60 mph from a standstill, which isn’t too bad either. It may not be the most popular choice, but the Levante sure makes a strong case for itself if you’re looking for something with an Italian flair and strong performance on the track. While the 2022 Levante starts at $84,700, this flagship Trofeo model is priced at $160,900; nearly double the base price! Is it worth it? You tell us.

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Maserati Levante Trofeo
Engine 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V-8
Horsepower 580 horsepower
Torque 538 pound-feet 
Transmission Eight-speed automatic
Drive Layout All-wheel-drive
0-60 mph 3.8 seconds
Top Speed 187 mph
Price $160,900

Lamborghini Urus – 190 mph

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Just like other uber-luxury and supercar marques, Lamborghini also decided to try its hand in the SUV segment. And, again, just like other uber-luxury and supercar marques, its attempt was a roaring success. The 2022 Urus is a practical Lamborghini that can serve as your daily driver for the weekdays as well as a track car for the weekends. It makes 641 horses from its twin-turbo V-8 that helps it propel to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. The Urus goes all the way up to 190 mph to hit its top speed, thus making it one of the fastest SUVs in the world currently. Fun fact: The Urus is the first Lamborghini ever to come with a turbocharged engine!

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Lamborghini Urus
Engine 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8
Horsepower 641 horsepower
Torque 627 pound-feet of torque
Transmission Eight-speed automatic
Drive Layout All-wheel-drive
0-60 mph 3.6 seconds
Top Speed 190 mph
Price $221,000

Audi RSQ8 – 190 mph

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Amongst the horde of mighty expensive SUVs on this side of the list is one comparatively cheap SUV called the Audi RSQ8. For a starting price of a smidge under $120,000, the RSQ8 offers quite a lot of performance. The performance-oriented version of the Q8 comes with a V-8 with forced induction that churns out close to 600 horses. In the standard form, the top speed is limited to 155 mph, which is to keep things from getting too rash out on the road and is something followed by a lot of automakers; a gentlemen’s agreement, if you may. However, opting for certain packages can unleash higher top speeds. In the RSQ8’s case, it’s the carbon-ceramic brakes. Opt for them and your top speed will be unlocked to 190 mph, which puts it on par with the likes of the Urus and the Bentayga. So, if you’re looking for ultimate straight-line thrills and nothing else, the RSQ8, which shares its heart with the Urus, will plaster a smile on your face without tanking your bank balance.

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Audi RSQ8
Engine 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8
Horsepower 591 horsepower
Torque 590 pound-feet of torque
Transmission Eight-speed automatic
Drive Layout Quattro all-wheel-drive
0-60 mph 3.7 seconds
Top Speed 190 mph (with carbon ceramic brakes)
Price $119,900

Bentley Bentayga Speed – 190 mph

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Bentley dipped its toes in the SUV market back in 2015, and it turned out to be the company’s best decision in its century-long history. The SUV was so warmly received that Bentley decided to bifurcate the Bentayga into various models and serve all kinds of customers, with the portfolio now comprising of the base, S, Hybrid, Speed, and most recently, the extended wheelbase models. The Speed, as the name suggests, is the powerhouse performance model. Powered by a W-12 engine and two turbochargers, the uber-luxurious SUV gallops to 60 mph in under four seconds and keeps at it till it hits its top speed of 190 mph. Thanks to these figures, the Bentayga Speed finds itself sitting pretty much at the top of this list.

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Bentley Bentayga Speed
Engine 6.0-liter, twin-turbo W-12 
Horsepower 626 horsepower
Torque 664 pound-feet 
Transmission Eight-speed automatic
Drive Layout All-wheel-drive
0-60 mph 3.8 seconds
Top Speed 190 mph
Price $230,000 (approx.)

Aston Martin DBX707 – 193 mph

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Aston Martin decided to reinvigorate its SUV, the DBX, in 2022. And, what better way than to pump it with some extra horses and oomph? The British carmaker decided to make a splash by building the world’s fastest SUV in the form of the DBX707. It has a top speed of 193 mph, beating the likes of the Bentayga, the Urus, and even other Italian, German, and American marques, and sitting pretty at the top with the crown. The 0-60 mph is rated at 3.1 seconds, which isn’t the best (thanks to pure electric vehicles), but is still fairly impressive. The performance is courtesy of 697 horsepower (707 PS, hence the name), and 663 pound-feet of torque from a twin-turbo V-8 displacing four liters. This kind of performance obviously doesn’t come cheap. The 2023 DBX707 starts at $232,000 before any optional goodies.

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Aston Martin DBX707
Engine 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8
Horsepower 697 horsepower
Torque 663 pound-feet 
Transmission Nine-speed automatic
Drive Layout All-wheel-drive
0-60 mph 3.1 seconds
Top Speed 193 mph
Price $232,000
Fastest SUVs - Top Speed
SUV Top Speed
Aston Martin DBX707 193 mph
Bentley Bentayga Speed 190 mph
Audi RSQ8 190 mph
Lamborghini Urus 190 mph
Maserati Levante Trofeo 187 mph
Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT 186 mph
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid 183 mph
Alpina XB7 180 mph
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 180 mph
Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 180 mph
Fastest SUVs (ICE-powered) - 0-60 mph
SUV 0-60 mph
Aston Martin DBX707 3.1 seconds
Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT 3.1 seconds
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 3.5 seconds
Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat 3.5 seconds
Lamborghini Urus 3.6 seconds
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid 3.6 seconds
Audi RSQ8 3.7 seconds
Bentley Bentayga Speed 3.8 seconds
Maserati Levante Trofeo 3.8 seconds
Alpina XB7 4.2 seconds

FAQs:

What is the fastest SUV in the world?

The fastest SUV in the world is the Aston Martin DBX707 with a top speed of 193 mph.

What is the fastest SUV top speed?

193 mph - The Aston Martin DBX707 holds the record for the fastest SUV top speed.

What is the fastest SUV 0-60?

In the case of SUVs with internal combustion engines, the fastest 0-60 mph time is 3.1 seconds by the Aston Martin DBX707 and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT.

What is the fastest SUV?

The Aston Martin DBX is the fastest SUV with a top speed of 193 mph.

What is the quickest SUV?

The Tesla Model X Plaid is the quickest SUV, taking 2.5 seconds from 0-60 mph. In the case of SUVs with internal combustion engines, it’s a tie between the Aston Martin DBX707 and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, both taking 3.1 seconds from 0-60 mph.

What SUV has the highest top speed?

The Aston Martin DBX has the highest top speed of 193 mph.

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