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There are plenty of SUVs on the market that are incredibly fast. Advances in technology have created SUVs that are as fast (and often faster) than some sports cars. The fastest American-made SUV is even quicker than the most popular Lamborghini model.

The quickest American-made SUV is a Tesla

A white 2023 Tesla Model X is driving down the road.
2023 Tesla Model X | Tesla

Tesla’s rise to the top of the automotive industry is exciting to watch. The electric vehicle and clean energy company is accomplishing the unthinkable by popularizing electric vehicles. EVs were once thought to be impractical and outrageously expensive. Today, there are several electric vehicles on the market that are affordable, practical, and a pleasure to drive. Several of these models happen to be Tesla vehicles.

The Tesla Model X isn’t one of the aforementioned affordable vehicles, and its performance specs go above and beyond the practicality of the average daily driver. However, the Model X midsize SUV allows Tesla to strut its stuff, and the Plaid configuration is its kitchen-sink model. The Tesla Model X Plaid is the SUV that unlocked all of Tesla’s engineering potential.

The X Plaid is the embodiment of Tesla’s innovation. It produces 1,020 horsepower using its tri-motor all-wheel drive powertrain system. According to Tesla, the Model X Plaid can go from 0-60 miles per hour in an astounding 2.5 seconds, making it one of the quickest SUVs ever made. One way to gauge just how quickly the Model X Plaid accelerates is to compare it to other exceptionally fast SUVs. What better SUV to pit it against than the cultural icon that is the Lamborghini Urus?

How quick is the Lamborghini Urus?

The Lamborghini Urus accelerates from 0-60 miles per hour in approximately 3.1 seconds, making it one of the quickest SUVs on the market.

The Urus uses a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine to make 657 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. It has become a favorite among celebrities and the affluent. Lamborghini changed the game by producing its first-ever SUV.

The Urus has become its best-selling model because of its practicality and unique design. It’s the family SUV for the world’s elite. The 2023 Urus is praised for its refined interior and supercar-like performance specs. Lamborghini’s SUV may be unique, but it still isn’t quicker than the more affordable Model X Plaid.

2023 Tesla Model X Plaid vs. 2023 Lamborghini Urus S

A white 2023 Tesla Model X (the quickest American-made SUV) is driving on the road.
The 2023 Tesla Model X | Tesla

The 2023 Tesla Model X Plaid starts at $108,490. Lamborghini’s Urus S starts at a whopping $230,000. Tesla’s SUV is significantly more affordable, faster, and more powerful.

Lamborghini’s offering is more luxurious and has better creature comforts. In terms of value for the money, the Model X Plaid is the better SUV from a performance perspective. That being said, the Urus occupies more room and shop walls on posters and calendars. It’s arguably the more desirable SUV because of its exclusivity.

There’s a reason why the Urus has broken sales records for Lamborghini. Brands like Ferrari are trying to target the same audience with models like the Ferrari Purosangue. Ultimately, few SUVs will ever be as popular as the Lamborghini Urus at such a high price point.


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