10 Compact SUV Cars with Best Sports Performance (Review of 2018 Models)

The days when you were doomed to driving at the speed not higher than 65 miles per hour if you opted for an SUV are long gone. Gladly, the market is full of large but capable cars, that are both practical and not shy in their technical characteristics.

In today’s episode we will be showing you true performers from the class of mid-size SUVs, since these comfortable four-wheelers have just the right size that can satisfy the majority of drivers and also are a synergy of agility, speed and the highest level of luxury.

Cars featured in this video:

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio: alfaromeousa.com

If you want your SUV to stand out on the road, why not try out an Italian model, like Stelvio. The crossover is built on the platform of the highly regarded Giulia sedan, bringing high-riding practicality.

BMW X4: bmw.com/en/bmw-models/x4.html

Even though it has been only 4 years since the last redesign of BMW X4, the new model is arriving summer 2018.

Porsche Macan: porsche.com/international/models/macan

The compact version of Porsche Cayenne, Macan is currently one of the best sold models from this manufacturer.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/class/class-GLC/bodystyle-CPE

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is based on the compact luxury crossover GLC, and its release was mostly aimed at digging into the sales of already successful BMW X4.

Range Rover Velar: landrover.com/vehicles/range-rover-velar/index.html

Pricing starts at $50,000 This is a 5 seat mid-size luxury SUV that fills the gap in this brand’s line up between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport.

Mercedes-AMG GLA45: mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-GLA/model-GLA45W4

It is beyond us, but some why the GLA45 is marketed as an SUV in the USA, though it is more of a luxury hatchback. Our best guess, is that Mercedes is trying to cut yet another piece of the hot SUV/crossover pie.

Edge Sport ST: ford.com/suvs-crossovers/edge/models/edge-sport

The top trim of Ford Edge in the US from now on will be called not Sport but ST. Such crossover is equipped with all-wheel drive by default.

Audi SQ5: www.audiusa.com/models/audi-sq5

Audi SQ5 is compact SUV with a 354hp 3.0 liter turbocharged V6, Quattro all-wheel drive, and a top speed of 155 mph.

Jaguar E-Pace: www.jaguar.com/jaguar-range/e-pace/index.html

New E-Pace is the cheapest and the smallest SUV offered by the Jaguar. Its top speed is 143 mph, and its price starts at $38,600.

Volvo XC60 R Design: www.volvocars.com/us/cars/new-models/xc60/trims/r-design

Volvo XC60 R Design is the sportiest small SUV in its model row and when purchased with a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder, it is also most powerful one.


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  1. More and more people seem to be switching to SUVs. They are certainly convenient and practical for sure but what if you are not ready to give up your sporty vibe and wish to get more performance out of your daily driver? Well, you are in luck, there are at least 10 great SUV cars that you can buy. Which one do you like the most?

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