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The X5 M looks like a regular luxury crossover, but under the hood it packs quite a bit of power. The M variant delivers a whopping 567 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque from its 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine.

2015 BMW X6 M

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0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds

¼ mile: 12.1 seconds at 114.3 mph

Say what you want about its looks, but the X6 can be quite impressive in M guise. Not only is it quick, but we also tested it braking from 60 to 0 mph in just 105 feet. We've praised this 567-hp coupe SUV for its quick-shifting eight-speed automatic and surprising cornering ability. The X6 M managed to pull 0.98 g on the skidpad, which is among the highest numbers we've recorded for an SUV.

2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

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0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds

¼ mile: 12.0 seconds at 116.5 mph

The folks at Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations estimated this SUV to hit 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, but we actually clocked it at 3.7. Its 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine delivers 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. Subtle indications of its go-fast capabilities include its quad tailpipes, large air intakes, and vents in the hood and front fenders.

2017 Bentley Bentayga (European Spec)

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0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds

¼ mile: 11.9 seconds at 117.1 mph

Bentley helped usher in a new era of ultra-luxury SUVs when it unveiled the Bentayga in 2015. Its sturdy 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 produces 600 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Our 5,653-pound tester managed to hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, making it quick enough to cream a Lamborghini Murcielago. The engine pairs to a silky-smooth eight-speed automatic.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q4 Quadrifoglio

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0-60 mph: 3.3 seconds

¼ mile: 11.8 seconds at 116.1 mph

We've had our qualms about its build quality, but the Stelvio remains one impressive SUV. In Quadrifoglio guise, the Stelvio makes 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque from a 2.9 liter V-6 engine, enough to hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. That straight-line performance combined with razor-sharp handling helped the Stelvio Quadrifoglio place eighth in our 2018 Best Driver's Car competition—ahead of heavyweights like the Corvette ZR1 and Mustang GT Performance Pack 2.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

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0-60 mph: 3.3 seconds

¼ mile: 11.7 seconds at 116.2 mph

Want a Dodge Challenger Hellcat in SUV form? Look no further than the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. With 707 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque under the hood, this is no average Grand Cherokee. We clocked this 5,448-pound SUV hitting 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, shaving 0.2 second off of Jeep's claimed time.

2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

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0-60 mph: 3.2 seconds

¼ mile: 11.8 seconds at 115.8 mph

The Cayenne Turbo shares its impressive powertrain with the new Panamera Turbo. Packing a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, it makes 541 hp and 567 lb-ft of torque. That's quite an upgrade from the standard Cayenne's 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Tesla Model X P90D (Ludicrous)

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0-60 mph: 3.2 seconds

¼ mile: 11.7 seconds at 116.0 mph

The Model X felt like a spaceship from the future when we tested it in 2016, and it pretty much still feels that way today. Our 5,516-pound tester scooted to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, making it quicker than a Ferrari Enzo. Who would expect this kind of performance from a large SUV that seats up to seven passengers? We can't wait to see what the updated Model X Performance with Ludicrous mode will do.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4Matic+ Coupe

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0-60 mph: 3.2 seconds

¼ mile: 11.7 seconds at 116.5 mph

The GLC 63 S reigns supreme among coupe SUVs. We tested it hitting 60 mph in 3.2 seconds using a powerful 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine making 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed

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0-60 mph: 3.1 seconds

¼ mile: 11.5 seconds at 120.7 mph

This year, Bentley is rolling out an even hotter Bentayga. The new Speed version makes 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque from its massive 6.0-liter W-12 engine. Top speed is rated a wild 190 mph. The model is available with the largest and most powerful ceramic brakes Bentley has ever used, boasting a maximum braking torque of 4,425 lb-ft.

2019 Lamborghini Urus

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0-60 mph: 3.0 seconds

¼ mile: 11.3 seconds at 120.1 mph

Yes, folks, this is the single quickest SUV we have ever tested. Its twin-turbo V-8, which is probably the best-sounding engine of its kind, delivers a proud 641 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. That's enough to propel this 4,900-pound SUV to 60 mph in 3 seconds flat and on to a top speed of 189.5 mph. Not only is it fast, but it's also a capable off-roader.

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