When automakers first started offering sport-utility vehicles, they were mostly focused on utility. Today’s models, however, can also cover the other side of the equation. That’s especially the case with the top 10 fastest SUVs. In fact, some of the choices here not only out-muscle the typical muscle car, but they can also out-run a number of true sports cars. It’s a pretty amazing feat when you consider how big and heavy these SUVs are.
For today’s list, we’re looking mostly at models that meet the original requirements for an SUV: body-on-frame construction with a truck-style ladder frame. Yet because there are so few body-on-frame SUVs left on the market — and so many hot crossovers now available — we’ve covered two of the latter, too.