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.

Feature Audi SQ8 RAV4
Engine 3.0L V6 turbocharged hybrid 2.0L 4-cylinder or 2.5L hybrid
Horsepower 503 hp 178 hp (gas), 219 hp (hybrid)
Torque 774 lb-ft 195 lb-ft (gas), 259 lb-ft (hybrid)
Transmission 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel drive Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
Seating capacity 5 5
Cargo space 18.4 cubic feet 39.8 cubic feet (gas), 37.5 cubic feet (hybrid)
Fuel economy 23 mpg combined 27 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.

Feature Specification
Engine 4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8
Horsepower 591 hp (combined)
Torque 700 lb-ft (combined)
Transmission 8-speed Automatic
Acceleration (0-60 mph) 3.5 seconds
Top Speed 183 mph
Battery Capacity 25.9 kWh
Electric Range Up 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.

Feature Specification
Engine 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower 617
Torque 553 lb-ft
0-60 mph 3.8 seconds
Top speed 155 mph (electronically limited)
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel drive
Fuel economy (city) 15 mpg
Fuel economy (highway) 22 mpg
Length 195.3 inches
Width 79.3 inches
Height 70.2 inches
Wheelbase 117.1 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.

Feature Specification
Engine 6.4L V8
Horsepower 475 hp
Torque 470 lb-ft
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel drive
Fuel economy (city) 13 mpg
Fuel economy (highway) 19 mpg
Seating capacity 5
Cargo space 36.3 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.

Feature SRT Hellcat Plus SRT Hellcat Premium
Engine 6.2L Supercharged HEMI Hellcat V8 6.2L Supercharged HEMI Hellcat V8
Horsepower 710 hp 710 hp
Torque 645 lb-ft 645 lb-ft
Transmission 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic
0-60 mph 3.5 seconds 3.5 seconds
Quarter-mile 11.5 seconds 11.5 seconds
Top speed 180 mph 180 mph
Fuel economy (city/highway) 13 mpg / 19 mpg 13 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.

Feature Details
Engine 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology
Horsepower 400 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 400 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm
Transmission 10-Speed Automatic Transmission with SelectShift®
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive or Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™
Fuel Economy (EPA-estimated) 17 MPG city / 24 MPG highway
Seating Capacity 5 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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