Hit the Highway: The Ultimate Road Trip Vehicles

Sport Utility Vehicles may be based on trucks, but these examples show why these large, capable vehicles have become the choice of world leaders and rock stars
BY Bill Lindsey TIMEFebruary 27, 2022 PRINT

Fit for a King

Rolls Royce Cullinan
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Rolls Royce Cullinan

Rolls Royce seemed highly unlikely to ever build an SUV, but the result is pure magnificence. All-wheel-drive and a twin-turbo 563-hp V12 powerplant linked to an eight-speed transmission confidently propels this beautiful beast anywhere you aim it. The wood, leather, and aluminum accented cabin emulates a members-only club.

Luxurious Land Yacht

Cadillac Escalade
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Cadillac Escalade

This world-class SUV blends refinement and ruggedness, and the sculpted exterior is paired with a sumptuous interior. The very impressive Super Cruise system allows hands-free driving and automatic lane changes.

Bavarian Brawler

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With the interior of a spacious luxury sedan, this SUV transports its driver and six passengers in grand style. An air-suspension system absorbs bumps while all three engine choices deliver inspired performance.

Speed and Style

Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

With a top speed of 176 miles per hour thanks to a twin-turbo 505- hp V6 engine, this may be the fastest way to get the groceries home. Race-inspired engineering and all-wheel-drive ensure sure footing at all speeds.

Ferrucio’s Bull

Lamborghini Urus
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Lamborghini Urus

Sharing DNA with the iconic Countach, this SUV is stunning from any angle. The luxurious interior, all-wheel-drive and 641-hp twin-turbo V8 delivers a swift, comfortable ride on or off the highway.

Bill Lindsey
Bill Lindsey is an award-winning writer based in South Florida. He covers real estate, automobiles, timepieces, boats, and travel topics.
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