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Automakers have begun to offer truly unnecessary levels of power for three-row crossovers and SUVs. From the
new Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG to the more mainstream Dodge Durango pictured above, there are plenty of
high-horsepower engines available on three-row CUVs and SUVs. But could you single out one as the best?
That’s what we’re asking in today’s Thread of the Day, inspired by a forum thread created by Zoomin.
For under $40,000, power-hungry enthusiasts who need a three-row SUV can get into a Dodge Durango R/T
with a 5.7-liter V-8 producing 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Flex EcoBoost manages 365 hp and 350
lb-ft from its twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6; we’ve tested an all-wheel-drive Flex EcoBoost accelerating from 0-60 mph in
When that’s not good enough, perhaps a 550-hp Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG would be more your style? In a
recent comparison test with the 2013 Range Rover Supercharged, the Benz completed the 0-60 mph sprint in
4.7 seconds. Power isn’t everything, though, and one suggestion included the Audi Q7 TDI. Powered by a 240-
hp turbodiesel 3.0-liter V-6 with 406 lb-ft, the three-row CUV is EPA-rated at 19/28 mpg city/highway.