Top 5 High Performance SUVs You Might Encounter During Your Automotive Career

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When it comes to power and performance, these SUVs will definitely stun car enthusiasts and mechanics alike. Breaking the mold in terms of power and performance, they have a lot of impressive tech to find under the hood. SUVs continue to grow in popularity, which means that you might see some of these beauties throughout your career.

Are you ready to be amazed? Below is our list of the top five SUVs with at least 500 horsepower.

1. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Why will mechanics gawk at this SUV when it comes rolling into the shop? The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has 707 horsepower provided by a wicked 6.2-liter V8 Hellcat engine, along with a IHI 2.4-litre supercharger for a little extra boost. If that’s not enough, the Trackhawk also offers 645 lb-ft of torque, can reach a top speed of 290 km/h, and can go from 0-100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. When it comes to stopping power, mechanics will appreciate the Trackhawk’s aluminum-hat break discs with six-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers, which can get this beast to reach a full stop from 112 km/h in just 51 metres.

2. The 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo

There’s a reason why they call the 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo the Ferrari of SUVs, and that’s because of its powerful 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which gives this vehicle a grand total of 590 horsepower. The Maserati Levante Trofeo also boasts an impressive 538 lb-ft of torque and the ability to go from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. While that falls behind the Trackhawk, this Maserati SUV wins out with its ability to reach an impressive top speed of 300 km/h.

3. Graduates with an Automotive Career Will Love Working on the Bentley Bentayga

The 2018 Bentley Bentayga is as stylish as it is quick, with an 8-speed automatic transmission and an impressive twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 engine with port and direct fuel injection that mechanics will love to work on. The 2018 Bentayga’s engine produces an astonishing 600 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, going from 0-100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. It also offers an excellent top speed of 300 km/h. An automotive service technician may also enjoy working on this SUV’s adjustable air suspension system if this beauty ever rolls into the shop.

4. The 2018 Tesla Model X P100D

The 2018 Tesla Model X P100D challenges SUV and EV stereotypes all at once with its incredible speed and remarkable horsepower. Much of that power comes from the Model X P100D’s 193 kW front and 375 kW rear motors, producing a high 603 horsepower and 713 lb-ft of torque. When in Ludicrous Mode, the Model X P100D kicks into high gear and speeds from 0-100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds. That’s fast, but what’s even more impressive is how it can jump to 100 km/h that quickly while weighing 5,483 lbs. Add to that the fact that the Model X P100D offers a range of up to 465 km, and you have a vehicle that can make pros with an automotive career rethink the potential of EV SUVs.

5. The 2019 Lamborghini Urus

While this Lamborghini SUV doesn’t have as much horsepower as the Trackhawk, it comes pretty close. The 2019 Lamborghini Urus has a twin turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine, producing 650 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Urus can also reach at top speed of 305 km/h, beating out the Trackhawk and Bentayga. Oh, and it can also go from 0-100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds. This SUV also comes equipped with a 48-volt active anti-roll system, and carbon-ceramic brakes for terrific stopping power.

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