Super SUVs (also known as SSUVs) are super luxury, high performing, and exotic models. They were, in the past, only in the realm of extreme luxury cars and sports cars. Nowadays, they are a class of their own when it comes to SUVs. The most improve super SUVs are presented below.
Bentayga changed a lot from the 2019 model. It now has 2 extra engine options:
- The base engine, which has 542 hp, a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8
- A plugin-in hybrid
Besides these, you have the 600 hp 6.0 liter W12. So, you do have access to all the powertrains you would like.
Bentley Bentyaga starts at $180,000 and does go up quite a lot based on options chosen and the powertrain you prefer. This is actually the first of the Bentleys with an electric powertrain. It also has the Volkswagen MLB platform that is very popular among super SUVs, including as with the Porsche Cayenne and the Lamborghini Urus.
Lamborghini Urus basically marks the first SUV by Lamborghini in a staggering 25 years. In order to make it work, the manufacturer actually hired hundreds of workers, all to meet the desired capacity.
Urus gets rid of the V10 and the V12/W12 to use a twin turbo lighter V8. This delivers 641 hp. This super SUV has a lower cargo room than the competition and is designed to be a daily driver. Basically, the emphasis is put on style, not performance, as the model is highly influenced by Aventador.
It is worth mentioning that Lamborghini Urus is the world’s fastest SUV, with a performance that is similar to many top super cars. All with a fuel efficiency of 13-20 city-highway.
Cullinan uses the Phantom platform. It is a high-sided vehicle with quite a lot of rugged capability. It also has pretty decent cargo space.
Cullinan uses a V12 twin-turbo 6.8 liter 563 hp engine. It instantly stands out as the most expensive sports utility vehicle produced today, starting at $325,000. As expected, it is also the most luxurious.
Ferrari does not make an SUV. But Levante is close enough since it is powered by a Ferrari sourced engine. Maserati Levante is interesting because it is actually the bargain in the exotic SUV segment. This is because the starting point is just $78,000. But, it does go over $100,000 when you want to use the optional twin-turbo V8 590 hp 3.8 liter engine.
Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography
Land Rover is most likely a surprise for you since we are talking about super SUVs. However, the beautiful SVAutobiography is definitely a luxurious option. It features perforated leather seats, a 4 zones climate control system, and quite a lot of power.
The top engine available is a 557 hp V8 5.0 liter, which is more than enough for this class. We should also highlight the superlative base price of $177,000, although it would easily go over $200,000 when extras are added.
Mercedes-Benz AMG G63
G-Class is quite a good SUV and nobody can actually say anything different. It is great on-road and off-road thanks to the top line V8 577 hp twin-turbo 4.0 liter engine. With this addition, the starting price is $125,000.
Other SSUVs To Consider
Besides the top super SUVs we talked about above, we should also mention some very interesting models to take into account. For starters, if we think about a price tag of over $100,000, the BMW X6 M and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo instantly stand out. They are common though, even if they do emphasize superior luxury and performance.
If we are to look for the best bargain, we should consider the Stelvio Quadriofoglio from Alfa Romeo. It is equipped with a V6 505 hp 2.9 liter Ferrari engine and is available at a very low cost of just $82,000.
On the whole, super SUVs are not available for everyone. But if you can ever afford to spends so much on an SUV, every model we highlighted is very good.