Winner: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Runner-Up: Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

These vehicles often contain little or no utility, and those that do are skewed so far from that function that there's no point in discussing it. However, the SRT version of the Grand Cherokee still provides some semblance of function--and its 6.1-liter V-8 puts out more power than even the mighty X6's twin-turbo V-8. For that matter, the only vehicles with more horses here are the ML63 and the Cayenne Turbo S. What's not to love? Now, if you can afford a vehicle that costs three times as much as the SRT8, the Cayenne Turbo S is an absolute dream, with 550 horsepower, 553 pound-feet of torque, and the most sports-car-like handling and interior of any of Porsche's SUVs to date.



Factory Power Runners
Vehicle BMW X6 xDrive5.0i Cadillac Escalade AWD Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS AWD
Base price $67,475 $65,095 $40,075
Wheelbase 115.5 in 116.0 in 113.0 in
Engine 4.4L DOHC TT V-8 6.2L OHV V-8 6.0L OHV V-8
Transmission 6-speed auto 6-speed auto 4-speed auto
0-60 mph, sec 5.3 sec 6.5 5.6
Power, SAE 400 hp 403 hp 390 hp
Torque, SAE 450 lb-ft 417 lb-ft 400 lb-ft
Airbags Fr, f/r cur, side Fr, f/r cur Fr, f/r cur
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS
Tires 255/50R19 265/65R18 255/50R20
Fuel cap 22.5 gal 26.0 gal 22.0 gal
EPA fuel econ, city/hwy 12/18 mpg 12/19 mpg 12/16 mpg
Seating cap 4 7 5
Curb weight 5269 lb 5691 lb 4521 lb
GVWR 6294 lb 7300 lb 6001 lb
Payload 937 lb 1609 lb 1480 lb
Towing 6000 lb 8100 lb 6600 lb
Vehicle GMC Sierra Denali AWD Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Mercedes- Benz ML63 AMG 4WD
Base price $44,995 $43,445 $90,975
Wheelbase 143.5 in 109.5 in 114.7 in
Engine 6.2L OHV V-8 6.1L OHV V-8 6.3L DOHC V-8
Transmission 6-speed auto 5-speed auto 7-speed auto
0-60 mph, sec 6.2 4.8 4.5
Power, SAE 403 hp 420 hp 503 hp
Torque, SAE 417 lb-ft 420 lb-ft 465 lb-ft
Airbags Fr, f/r cur Fr, f/r cur, side Fr, f/r cur, side
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS AMG
Tires 265/65R18 255/45R20 F
285/40R20 R
295/40ZR20
Fuel cap 26.0 gal 20.8 gal 25.1 gal
EPA fuel econ, city/hwy 12/19 mpg 11/14 mpg 11/15 mpg
Seating cap 5 5 5
Curb weight 5213 lb 4819 lb 5093 lb
GVWR 7000 lb 6150 lb 6349 lb
Payload 1794 lb 1330 lb 1256 lb
Towing 8400 lb 3500 lb 7200 lb
Vehicle Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Range Rover Sport S/C 4WD Saab 9-7x Aero AWD
Base price $124,415 $72,675 $49,880
Wheelbase 112.4 in 108.0 in 113.0 in
Engine 4.8L DOHC TT V-8 4.2L DOHC SC V-8 6.0L OHV V-8
Transmission 6-spd auto 6-speed auto 4-speed auto
0-60 mph, sec 4.7 6.7 6
Power, SAE 550 hp 390 hp 390 hp
Torque, SAE 553 lb-ft 410 lb-ft 400 lb-ft
Airbags Fr, f/r cur, side Fr, f/r cur, side Fr, f/r cur
Brakes, f/r Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS Disc/disc, ABS
Tires 295/35R21 275/40R20 225/50R20
Fuel cap 26.4 gal 23.3 gal 22.0 gal
EPA fuel econ, city/hwy 12/19 mpg 12/18 mpg 12/16 mpg
Seating cap 5 5 5
Curb weight 5192 lb 5671 lb 4781 lb
GVWR 6500 lb 6890 lb 6001 lb
Payload 1598 lb 1219 lb 1220 lb
Towing 7000 lb 7716 lb 6500 lb
Vehicle Toyota Tacoma Access Cab X-Runner 2WD
Base price $26,030
Wheelbase 127.2 in
Engine 4.0L DOHC V-6
Transmission 6-speed man
0-60 mph, sec 6.1
Power, SAE 236 hp
Torque, SAE 266 lb-ft
Airbags Fr, f/r cur, side
Brakes, f/r Disc/drum, ABS
Tires 255/45R18
Fuel cap 21.0 gal
EPA fuel econ, city/hwy 15/19 mpg
Seating cap 4
Curb weight 3735 lb
GVWR 4700 lb
Payload 965 lb
Towing 3500 lb