The midsize performance SUV 2024 segment is one of the most competitive in the automotive industry, with a wide range of options to choose from.

2024 Audi SQ8

The Audi SQ8 offers a potent blend of luxury, performance, and practicality. It’s powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 503 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque.

It comes standard with all-wheel drive and a sport-tuned suspension, so it handles as well as it goes. Plus, the interior is spacious and luxurious, with plenty of high-quality materials.

FeatureAudi SQ8RAV4
Engine3.0L V6 turbocharged hybrid2.0L 4-cylinder or 2.5L hybrid
Horsepower503 hp178 hp (gas), 219 hp (hybrid)
Torque774 lb-ft195 lb-ft (gas), 259 lb-ft (hybrid)
Transmission8-speed automatic8-speed automatic
DrivetrainAll-wheel driveFront-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
Seating capacity55
Cargo space18.4 cubic feet39.8 cubic feet (gas), 37.5 cubic feet (hybrid)
Fuel economy23 mpg combined27 mpg combined (gas), 38 mpg combined (hybrid)
Starting price$93,195$26,595 (gas), $29,675 (hybrid)

2024 Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid that combines a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with an electric motor for a total of 640 horsepower and 671 lb-ft of torque.

It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds and has an electric-only range of up to 18 miles. The interior is typically Porsche, with a focus on performance and luxury.

FeatureSpecification
Engine4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8
Horsepower591 hp (combined)
Torque700 lb-ft (combined)
Transmission8-speed Automatic
Acceleration (0-60 mph)3.5 seconds
Top Speed183 mph
Battery Capacity25.9 kWh
Electric RangeUp to 18 miles
Fuel Economy (combined)19 mpg
Starting Price$148,550 (SUV), $153,050 (Coupe)

2204 BMW X5 M

The BMW X5 M is a high-performance SUV that offers thrilling acceleration and sharp handling. It’s powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 617 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.

It comes standard with all-wheel drive and a performance-tuned suspension, so it can handle even the most demanding driving situations. The interior is spacious and luxurious, with plenty of high-tech features.

FeatureSpecification
Engine4.4L twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower617
Torque553 lb-ft
0-60 mph3.8 seconds
Top speed155 mph (electronically limited)
Transmission8-speed automatic
DrivetrainAll-wheel drive
Fuel economy (city)15 mpg
Fuel economy (highway)22 mpg
Length195.3 inches
Width79.3 inches
Height70.2 inches
Wheelbase117.1 inches
Starting price$105,045

2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is a powerful and capable SUV that’s also surprisingly comfortable and refined. It’s powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

It comes standard with all-wheel drive and a Selec-Track terrain management system, so it can tackle any off-road adventure. The interior is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of cargo space.

FeatureSpecification
Engine6.4L V8
Horsepower475 hp
Torque470 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic
DrivetrainAll-wheel drive
Fuel economy (city)13 mpg
Fuel economy (highway)19 mpg
Seating capacity5
Cargo space36.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats, 70.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded
Starting price$87,490

2024 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is the most powerful SUV on the market, with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 710 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque.

It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 180 mph. The interior is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of cargo space. However, fuel economy is understandably poor.

FeatureSRT Hellcat PlusSRT Hellcat Premium
Engine6.2L Supercharged HEMI Hellcat V86.2L Supercharged HEMI Hellcat V8
Horsepower710 hp710 hp
Torque645 lb-ft645 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed TorqueFlite automatic8-speed TorqueFlite automatic
0-60 mph3.5 seconds3.5 seconds
Quarter-mile11.5 seconds11.5 seconds
Top speed180 mph180 mph
Fuel economy (city/highway)13 mpg / 19 mpg13 mpg / 19 mpg
Starting MSRP$102,995$107,495

2024 Ford Explorer ST

The Ford Explorer ST is a more affordable option that still offers plenty of performance. It’s powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.

It comes standard with all-wheel drive and a sport-tuned suspension, so it handles well and is fun to drive. The interior is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of cargo space.

FeatureDetails
Engine3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology
Horsepower400 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
Torque400 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm
Transmission10-Speed Automatic Transmission with SelectShift®
DrivetrainRear-Wheel Drive or Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™
Fuel Economy (EPA-estimated)17 MPG city / 24 MPG highway
Seating Capacity5 or 7 passengers
Cargo Space (behind second-row seats)18.7 cu ft
Cargo Space (behind first-row seats)87.8 cu ft
Towing Capacity (maximum)5,600 lbs
MSRP (starting)$52,000

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