22. 2017 BMW X5 (8.2 inches)
Don’t call it an SUV – BMW refers to its X models as “Sports Activity Vehicles.” That should give you a clue as to what the X5 is about. Sure, the BMW can match its rivals blow-for-blow in comfort, technology, and practicality, but engagement is top priority. The X5’s Dynamic Performance Control and Active Roll Stabilization coupled with a turbo-four (308 horsepower), inline-six (300 horsepower) or V8 (445 horsepower) emphasize activity over utility.
A $56,600 starting price offers reasonable value among its peers. Its handling, 8.2 inches of ground clearance, and active safety features will keep you securely planted to the road.