13 Fastest New SUVs Under $50,000 in 2020

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The Fast and the Spacious

There was once a time when SUVs were slow and lumbering vehicles, designed for getting people out to remote places. But as the SUV segment has grown in popularity, these capable vehicles have become more comfortable and more highway-friendly.

Part of that evolution is a move away from many truck-like SUV platforms to more car-like underpinnings. This helps in packaging, fuel-efficiency, and ride quality. It’s gotten so that even a common SUV under $50,000 can provide a spirited driving experience, and many of these vehicles have strong acceleration and cornering abilities.

SUVs are not really tested on race tracks or drag strips, but the following slides contain some of the fastest SUVs under $50,000. These are among the SUVs with the top performance scores and may offer a particular performance trim. We’ll be sure to highlight specific trims that warranty placement on the list.

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