The Best V8 SUVs on the Market

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We Rank Every SUV With a V8 Engine

When the average SUV wilts under the pressure of heavy towing or falters while trying to keep up with speed demons during your daily commute, the trucks on this list promise to keep powering on.

That’s because each of these SUVs has a V8 engine under its hood. In some models, like the Cadillac Escalade and Toyota Sequoia, a V8 is standard equipment. In others, such as the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Jeep Grand Cherokee, the availability of an optional V8 serves as a gateway to performance that can shame many sports cars. Believe it or not, one model on this list has a hand-built Ferrari motor lurking in its engine bay.

To break things down, we’ve noted the price of every SUV when fitted with a V8, then ranked them all from lowest to highest, according to each model’s overall U.S. News score. Whether you want extra power for rugged work duty or hate being the last away when the traffic light turns green, the SUVs on this list offer levels of horsepower and acceleration to match the most demanding clientele.

Read through the following pages to see every SUV with a V8 ranked from better to best.

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