For this test, since there are so many vehicles available above the $50K price point, I'm going to use my filters until I get down to about ten. If I'm spending that kind of money I will expect built-in navigation and some sweet HID headlights. That leaves us with ten vehicles, of which there is a good mix of makes, including Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Lincoln, Jeep, Infiniti, and Porsche. My priorities are of course going to include power and torque, as well as tow rating, cargo space, and ground clearance.
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The Jeep comes in at 70% to the Porsche's 87% (this is one of the highest scores I've seen yet), and comes close in terms of power-to-weight ratio and even cargo space (which it wins), but has a surprisingly low ground clearance, not a whole lot of interior room, and pretty poor fuel economy. It is the value pick for this group though, available for a low low price of $60K, so if you're looking for a reasonably priced and insanely powerful SUV this one might fit the bill.
The Cadillac Escalade comes in at a distant third (58%) and seems to focus more on passenger volume and interior space more than anything else. However, it has the highest tow rating out of all ten vehicles, which is surprising given how much less torque it has than the Porsche (100 ft-lbs less!). It also is the highest rated car to seat seven, rather than five. So if you have more than a few kids or need to haul around your giant yacht, then this is probably the truck for you.
1st - 2013 Porsche Cayenne
2nd - 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 4x4
3rd - 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury AWD