Introduction

For the most part, when you enter into a discussion of the best V-8 SUVs, you’re really talking about the best full-size SUVs. These days, the only ones left running V-8 engines are the big ‘uns, and they largely (no pun intended) reside in the luxury category. Interestingly, with the rapid proliferation of turbocharging, a number of models in this category either no longer employ V-8s–in favor of blown V-6s (most notably, Lincoln Navigator, and Ford Expedition) or it plays a significantly diminished role. Clearly, times have changed, and SUVs have too. This begs the question; how much longer with the V-8 be around? The day could come when the best V-8 SUVs are survivors.