Fastest Subcompact SUV

The automobile industry and customer purchasing habits are fast-changing, with Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) dominating the market. The majority of customers want quick subcompact SUVs that are also economical, practical, and capacious. With technological advancements, even small SUVs now offer good performance and are more enjoyable to drive than ever before. Take a look at the top ten fastest subcompact SUV in 2022.

Here is the list of Fastest Subcompact SUV

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45

Fastest Subcompact SUV

The Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 is the fastest subcompact SUV accessible in 2022, with a peak speed of 155 mph and a 0-60 time of under 4.4 seconds. It has a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 382 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. AWD is standard, and the engine is coupled to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

For the 2022 model year, the AMG GLA 45 will be available in a new Rose Gold color option. The popular AMG Night Package Plus appearance kit now includes black grille louvers and exterior black trim elements with black badging, the Lighting Package now includes active LED headlamps and adaptive high beam assist, and the Driver Assistance Package now includes multiple active safety features such as active steering assist.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45Specs 
Price $55,400
Engine 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four 
Power 382 hp
Torque354 lb-ft 
0-60 MPH4.4 seconds 
Top Speed 155 MPH

2022 BMW X2 M35i

The BMW X2 M35i is the M-specced version of the X2, and it is quick, completing the 0-60 sprint in only 4.7 seconds and reaching a peak speed of 155 mph electronically restricted. It has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that produces 301 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque. Despite having the same 0-60 time as the XC40 Recharge, it scores better because to its greater peak speed.

The BMW X2 M35i is the company’s smallest M-powered subcompact SUV, and it comes standard with Sports bucket seats, Sensatec upholstery, dual-zone temperature control, GPS, Apple CarPlay, a Hi-Fi sound system, M-tuned suspension, automatic high beam headlamps, and all-season run-flat tires.

2022 BMW X2 M35i Specs 
Price $46,450
Engine 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 
Power 301 HP
Torque331 lb-ft 
0-60 MPH4.7 seconds
Top Speed 155 MPH

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge 

Fastest Subcompact SUV

The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge is the all-electric version of the XC40, with a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds and a peak speed of 112 mph that is electrically restricted. Dual permanent magnet synchronous motors provide a combined 402 horsepower and 486 pound-feet of torque.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge, like the rest of the Volvo range, will be equipped with the most up-to-date UI and Google Assistant. Along with this, Volvo will use the XC40 Recharge in a three-year wireless charging trial program, and the 2023 model year might see a small redesign to reflect the design cues of its coupe brother, the C40.

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Specs 
Price $51,700 
Engine Dual permanent magnet synchronous motors
Power 402 hp
Torque486 lb-ft
0-60 MPH4.7 seconds
Top Speed 112 MPH

2022 Hyundai Kona N

Hyundai’s performance N division debuts with the 2022 Hyundai Kona N. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and reach a peak speed of 150 mph. It can do so owing to an improved 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that produces 276 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque and comes standard with an 8-speed wet dual-clutch gearbox and front-wheel drive. It is also the cheapest fast SUV on the market, with an MSRP of $34,200.

The Kona N can activate the over-boost option called N Grin Shift mode by pressing the red button on the steering wheel for 20 seconds, increasing the output to 286 horsepower. The Kona N has 19-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero tires, an N-tuned electronically-controlled suspension, electronically limited-slip differential, and high-performance 14.2-inch front brake rotors, and an N-tuned exhaust system that focuses on delivering the maximum performance possible.

2022 Hyundai Kona N Specs 
Price $34,200 
Engine 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine 
Power 276 hp
Torque289 lb-ft 
0-62 MPH5.5 seconds 
Top Speed 150 mph


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2022 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design

Fastest Subcompact SUV

According to third-party testing, the 2022 Volvo XC40 with the more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in only 6.2 seconds and tops out at 130 mph. The same engine is also available with a 187 horsepower output and a 0-60 time of 7.6 seconds (in third-party testing).

The XC40 is also available in Inscription and Momentum trims. The R-Aesthetics trim is more athletic in terms of design, and it comes standard with GPS, a panoramic sunroof, and wireless charging.

2022 Volvo XC40 T5 MomentumSpecs 
Price $36,100
Engine The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine
Power 248 hp
Torque258 lb-ft 
0-60 MPH6.2 seconds
Top Speed 130 MPH

2022 Jaguar E-Pace 300 Sport

Fastest Subcompact SUV

The Jaguar E-Pace 300 Sport model can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 6.6 seconds and tops out at 150 mph. The E-Pace 300 Sport is the quickest in the E-Pace family, with a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four engine mated with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system (MHEV) that produces 296 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, as well as a 9-speed automatic gearbox and standard AWD.

The 2022 Jaguar E-Pace receives few improvements this year, with the exception of SiriusXM being standard on all versions. Jaguar did, however, cooperate with Baracuta to create a one-of-a-kind E-Pace 300 to highlight art and fashion. This E-Pace features a special exterior color dubbed Nuetro, as well as Baracuta badges and trademarks, as well as a bespoke interior.        

2022 Jaguar E-Pace 300 Sport Specs 
Price $51,000
Engine 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with mild hybrid system 
Power 296 hp
Torque295 lb-ft 
0-60 MPH6.6 seconds
Top Speed 150 MPH

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric

The all-electric 2022 Kona Electric is one of the quickest subcompact SUVs, and it is electric, as the name suggests. The 2022 Kona EV can sprint from 0-60 in 6.6 seconds and attain a peak speed of 110 mph thanks to a single electric motor and FWD drive exclusively (no AWD option). It comes with a 64 kWh battery pack with a range of 258 miles according to the EPA.

The Kona EV, like the standard Kona, gets major updates for the 2022 model year and beyond, including new EV-specific aero wheel designs, new front, and rear bumpers, and a redesigned interior with a redesigned lower center console area with wireless charging capability and a standard 10.3-inch touchscreen display. The Kona EV is currently only available in SEL and Limited trim levels, with the Ultimate model no longer available.

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric Specs 
Price $34,000
Engine Single electric motor 
Power 201 hp
Torque290 lb-ft 
0-60 MPH6.6 seconds (3rd-party)
Top Speed 110 MPH 

2022 Kia Seltos

Fastest Subcompact SUV

The 2022 Kia Seltos Nightfall Edition is the first model to come standard with the more powerful and optional 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4, which produces 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The Seltos Nightfall Edition accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in only 6.6 seconds and tops out at 125 mph.

Kia has added standard technologies such as automatic high beam headlights and automated emergency braking for the 2022 model year, and the formerly optional 10.25 touchscreen is now standard on all trims save the basic LX. The top-of-the-line SX Turbo grade gets a new Plum-colored inside color scheme and a flat-bottom steering wheel. Black-painted 18-inch alloy wheels and blacked-out exterior trim components distinguish the Nightfall Edition.

2022 Kia Seltos Nightfall EditionSpecs 
Price $26,790
Engine 1.6-liter turbo inline-four engine 
Power 175 hp
Torque195 lb-ft
0-60 MPH6.6 seconds (3rd-party)
Top Speed 125 MPH

2022 Audi Q3 45 TFSI

The 2022 Audi Q3 45 TFSI is one of the quickest subcompact SUVs on the market, with a 0-60 time of 7.0 seconds and a peak speed of 130 mph that is electronically restricted. It is driven by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that produces 228 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque and sends power to the Quattro (AWD) powertrain via an 8-speed automated gearbox.

New aluminum interior decor, parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic warning are all standard on the 2022 Audi Q3. The Convenience package has been updated to include power-adjustable front seats with memory for the driver, an auto-dimming mirror, and a garage door opener. Brown Gray Natural interior wood inlay is now available as an option on the standard premium trim.

2022 Audi Q3 45 TFSI Specs 
Price $38,700
Engine 2.0-liter turbo inline-four engine
Power 228 hp
Torque251 lb-ft 
0-60 MPH7.0 seconds 
Top Speed 130 MPH

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is one of the most expensive cars in its class, with less second-row legroom than its main competitors. Its roomy cabin and trail-busting capability, though, make it stand out.

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is a 5-seater SUV with five trim options to choose from. The SE, which starts at $50,550 and comes with a 2.0L I4 Turbo engine and All Wheel Drive, is the most popular model. This Range Rover Evoque is expected to get 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway.

2023 Land Rover Range Rover EvoqueSpecs 
Price $46,050
Engine 2.0L I4 Turbo engine
Power 246 hp
Torque269 lb-ft.
0-60 MPH7.1 seconds 
Top Speed 145 MPH

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