Here are the 10 best Sleeper SUVs on the market in 2022
There’s simply no denying that SUVs are all the rage, and has been for several years. The popularity of this segment has grown exponentially in recent times, and today each car manufacturer has a wide selection of SUVs, of different sizes. As the segment grows, so does the technology offered, and so does the speed. For many, however, SUVs are all about space, comfort and size, but never quickly. On the other hand, there are the enthusiasts who need speed even behind the wheel of a big, bulky sport utility vehicle.
Today’s super-fast SUVs are proof of how far the automotive world has come. Not only do these giant vehicles house massive engines, but they also manage to go like hell when they need to. In fact, there are several SUVs on the market today that could beat the best sports cars, leaving the owners of the latter quite dumbfounded if they went into an interstate contest with one of these 10 sleeper SUVs.
10/10 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Jeep’s Grand Cherokee SRT is truly an extraordinary SUV. This large SUV can comfortably accommodate a family and also has quite remarkable road manners, when you decide to take a short interstate trip.
However, the SRT badge is where the real power lies, as it reveals just how powerful the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is. Armed with a 6.4-liter HEMI V8, the Jeep SRT develops 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. These figures are enough to propel the big SUV from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds.
9/10 BMW X5M
A large luxury family SUV, the BMW X5 has always been one of the best SUVs available on the market in every model year. However, things turn much faster when the X5 gets the ‘M’ badge from the German brand’s motorsport division.
A phenomenal sleeper SUV, the X5 M looks deceptively family-oriented. A look under the hood, however, would change anyone’s guess, thanks to the 4.4-liter V8 engine the X5M runs on. Developing a monstrous 600hp, the X5M goes from 0-60 in less than four seconds, breaking the 60mph mark in just 3.8 seconds.
8/10 Tesla Model X Blanket
Would you really expect a vehicle as simple as the Tesla Model X Plaid will be a 10 second car? For the uninitiated looking at the Model X Plaid on the highway, it would just be a simple old vehicle carrying a family man.
However, with a phenomenal 1020 horsepower thanks to its tri-motor configuration, the Model X actually goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds! You read that right – the Tesla Model X Plaid could actually away a Ferrari 488 and not sweat.
7/10 Dodge Durango SRT
No one will argue that the Dodge Durango SRT doesn’t look like a mighty beast of a car at all. However, it is one of the best sleepers money can buy.and we’re not talking exclusively about SUVs either.
Family SUV by all means, the The Dodge Durango SRT actually runs on a big V8 engine that puts out 475 horsepower. That’s enough to turn this big SUV into a nimble rocket that goes from zero to sixty in just 4.7 seconds.
6/10 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar designed
No one in their right mind would look at a station wagon and expect it to have the performance of a sports car. In reality, the family Volvo V60 T8 could pass for a simple European people carrier Janeand nothing else.
However, the secret lies in the supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine of the V60 T8. With additional assistance via an electric motor, the net power of the Polestar-designed Volvo V60 T8 goes up to 415 hp and 494 lb-ft of torque, taking the wagon from 0-60 in just 4.4 seconds. This is not a car anyone would see coming in the rear view mirror.
5/10 Toyota RAV4 Premier
The Rav4 Prime is the hybrid version of Toyota’s RAV4, and its absolute popularity in the market today is quite understandable. The RAV4 Prime might fool you into thinking of it as just another Toyota SUV, but the power is under the hood.
With a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the RAV4 Prime receives additional assistance from two electric motors. This helps the Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV achieve a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds, which if you think about it, is only a second and a half behind the Toyota Supra itself.
4/10 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8
Another sleeper from the house of Volvo, tThe XC40 Recharge P8 mini-SUV is the one that stands out in its range. Thanks to two electric motors, the Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 develops more than 400 horsepower and 486 lb-ft of torque.
Additionally, the XC40’s 4,800lb weight is actually light for an electric vehicle, giving it an excellent power-to-weight ratio, propelling the SUV from 0-60mph in just 4 seconds.
3/10 BMW iX M60
The BMW iX M60 is one of the most polarizing cars of recent times. Gearheads around the world are divided on whether or not it’s ugly, or if it deserves the M badge, despite being an electric vehicle. Well if the The iX M60’s performance numbers are right up therethe SUV certainly deserves the BMW-M badge, if not the crown.
With an electric powertrain that develops 610 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque, this 6,000 lb behemoth of an SUV can go from 0-60 in just 3.3 seconds. Yes, shaking your head and raising your eyebrows in astonishment is totally in order.
2/10 Audi SQ7
The Q7 is one of Audi’s best-selling luxury SUVs in America. A big, fast and comfortable cruiser, the Audi Q7 is understandably a go-to choice for many family-oriented buyers. For family lovers, however, there is always the Audi SQ7.
With all the luxury features and comfort of the Audi Q7, the SQ7 adds a powerful twin-turbo V8. In fact, it’s the same engine that VW put in the Bentley Bentayga and the famous Lamborghini Urus. With 500 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, the Audi SQ7 can hit its 60 mph mark in just 4.3 seconds, blowing the minds of drivers and anyone foolish enough to assume it’s just a another slow and heavy SUV.
1/10 Range Rover Sport P350
Land Rover’s all-new Range Rover Sport is a handsome package in every sense of the word. Although Land Rover offers plenty of engine options in the Range Rover Sport, it’s the P530 version that we’re most excited about and will also surprise passers-by on the motorway the most.
Thanks to its twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine under the hood, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport P530 should go from 0-60 in just 4.3 seconds. So anyone who would dismiss it for a posh luxury SUV that could crumble under its own weight would be pleasantly surprised to see it ride like hell on the highway.