9 Fastest New SUVs Under $50,000

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The Fast and the Versatile

When SUVs first hit the market a couple decades ago, they were usually lumbering beasts meant to haul families and stuff into the woods or, more often, to the mall. But the newest wave of SUVs includes quicker models that are more capable on the pavement. These SUVs handle more like sports cars than off-road crawlers.

High horsepower and tuned performance add to the MSRP of an SUV, and options can climb well above a modest budget. But we found nine models that deliver powerful, punchy performance for less than $50,000.

Click through the following slides to see the fastest new SUVs under $50,000.