The Quickest Accelerating Luxury SUVs Ever Tested
The vehicles on this list might not be your typical SUVs. These are the quickest accelerating luxury SUVs that impressed when speeding from zero to 60 mph. Which popular luxury sport utility vehicles made the list?
The Lamborghini Urus is the quickest accelerating luxury SUV tested
When MotorTrend tested the 2019 Lamborghini Urus on the track, it managed to get a zero to 60 mph time of 2.97 seconds. The Lamborghini Urus twin-turbo 4.0L V8 engine makes 641 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the Lamborghini nameplate, this is more of an exotic SUV over a luxury SUV, but the Urus can be both.
Zero to 60 mph time: 3.0 Seconds
Don’t overlook the Bentley Bentayga Speed as one of the quickest accelerating luxury SUVs
If you haven’t seen the 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed in person, you should try. With a top speed of 190 mph, the 3.14 second zero to 60 mph time shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. The 12-cylinder engine makes 626 hp, which is plenty to propel this Bentley Bentayga Speed to life. This luxury sport utility vehicle won’t let you down.
Zero to 60 mph time: 3.1 Seconds
The Tesla Model X P90D is a luxury electric SUV
The 2016 Tesla Model X P90D is crazy fast. The electric SUV with its Ludicrous mode enabled allowed it to jet from zero to 60 mph in 3.17 seconds. Thanks to its dual electric motors, the Model X P90D is no match for conventional SUVs. Electric SUVs are quieter and faster than ever, so don’t be surprised when one sneaks up on you in traffic sometime soon.
Zero to 60 mph time: 3.17 Seconds
Lighter and faster, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe beats others in the lineup
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe is one of the quickest accelerating luxury SUVs. With its 541 hp and sub-5,000 pound curb weight, the Cayenne Turbo Coupe managed to outrun the regular Cayenne Turbo by 0.03 seconds. It also weighs 91 pounds less than the other version, only adding to the quickness of this luxury SUV.
Zero to 60 mph time: 3.22 Seconds
A little Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S Coupe never hurt anyone
For the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S Coupe, speed comes easy. This luxury SUV has a zero to 60 mph time of 3.24 seconds, making it faster than the V12 AMG S65 coupe. It blends in a little more than some of the other sport utility vehicles on this list, but only when you want to blend in. This thing will get your Trader Joe’s groceries home before the ice cream starts to melt.
Zero to 60 mph time: 3.24 Seconds
Even though these are the quickest accelerating luxury SUVs available, you might not use all the power daily. That doesn’t mean you need a slow vehicle for your everyday drives. Keep an eye out for new luxury SUVs in 2023 that might beat some of these times by a few decimal points.
This article was updated on 9/7/2022.