8. Audi SQ5 - 5.1 seconds
The Audi SQ5 is the German automaker’s answer to a high-performance SUV without compromise. One of the more fuel-efficient SUVs on the list (and also the smallest), the SQ5 gets an EPA-estimated 16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway rating. It’s also the cheapest car on our list, starting from $52,795 while offering 354 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque from its 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine. While those specifications don’t scream off the page – it is also the least powerful SUV on the list – the SQ5 manages to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in 5.1 seconds.