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The V8 is a dying breed worldwide. Still, when it comes to performance and panaché, it’s hard to beat. Americans still have a romance with the eight-cylinder engine, yet automakers are cutting off the production of their V8s one by one for V6s and the electric takeover. For SUV buyers, there are still a number of V8 options available.

The biggest of the bunch for engine size is the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 at 6.4-liters, followed by the Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade triumvirate at 6.2-liters. The three GM SUVs also are the largest of the V8 SUV segment.

Get these V8s while you can

Lamborghini Urus Performante
2023 Lamborghini Urus Performante | Lamborghini

With big V8s comes a big price, which the 2023 Lamborghini Urus Performante tops at $260,000 MSRP. The cheapest new V8 SUV you can slide into is the Jeep Grand Cherokee L at a $40,325 base MSRP. For the fastest of the group, it’s the 2023 Bentley Bentayga at 190 mph, followed closely by the 2023 Lamborghini Urus S Performante at 189 mph, then the 2023 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Coupe at 186 mph, according to duPont Registry.

So get ‘em while they’re new because this list will shrink next year. Soon, only used SUVs will be available to satisfy that Rocket 88 obsession. 

The list of all 2023 V8-powered SUVs

2023 Bentley Bentayga
2023 Bentley Bentayga SUV | Bentley
  • 2023 Aston Martin DBX and DBX707: 4.0-liter V8
  • Audi SQ7, SQ8, and RS Q8: 4.0-liter V8
  • 2023 BMW X5 and X7: 4.4-liter V8
  • Bentley Bentayga: 4.0-liter V8
  • 2023 Cadillac Escalade: 6.2-liter V8
2023 Chevrolet Suburban
2023 Chevrolet Suburban | GM

Chevrolet Suburban: 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8

2023 Chevrolet Tahoe: 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8

Dodge Durango: 5.7-liter V-8, 392 Hemi V8, and SRT Hellcat V8

2023 GMC Yukon and Yukon: 5.3-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8

Infiniti QX80: 5.6-liter V8

2023 Jaguar F-Pace SVR: 5.0-liter V8

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392: 6.4-liter V8

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L: 5.7-liter V8

Lamborghini Urus S and Performante: 4.0-liter V8

2023 Land Rover Defender: 5.0-liter V8

Land Rover Range Rover: 4.4-liter V8

2023 Lexus GX 460: 4.6-liter V8

Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS, AMG, and G-Class: 4.0-liter V8

2023 Nissan Armada: 5.6-liter V8

Porsche Cayenne: 4.0-liter V8


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