All of the non-hybrid MDXs are less powerful and less torquey than the Cadillac, though, at 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The Sport Hybrid is a bit more powerful and torquey than the Cadillac with 321 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque. The Acura does start at a lower price of just over $45,000.
Thursday May 23 2019, 2019 Volkswagen Atlas S 2.0T
The ultra-powerful 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 in our tester, which makes 541 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque, fires up with a hearty bellow. And it can't wait to tear up the road: With a 0-60 mph time of just 3.7 seconds, the Cayenne Coupe turbo moves with the alacrity of a thoroughbred sports cars. Top speed is a lofty 177 mph.
Friday May 24 2019, 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC
The 502-horsepower, 346-pound-feet powerplant paired with the lightweight, steel syncro-equipped six-speed is perhaps the last of its breed, as its naturally-aspirated flat-six with individual throttle bodies inherited from the 911 GT3 R race car.
Tuesday May 27 2019,2019 Ford Shelby GT350
That 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is only available on the base S and is paired exclusively with front-wheel drive. Every other Atlas has the 3.6-liter V6 good for 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, which is on the low end for the segment. As such, it's not like you're really giving up a lot with the four-cylinder, which produces 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft
The two asynchronous motors, one up front and one abaft, make a combined 402 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque. The front motor is designed for superior efficiency at low- and midlevel loads, while the rear motor provides elevated performance. Thus powered, the hefty EQC reached 62 mph in a mere 5.1 seconds, 0.6 seconds quicker than the Audi E-Tron. On the other hand, it tops out at 112 mph, lower than the Audi's 125 mph.
The basic formula remains unchanged. The coupe-only GT350 sits atop the Mustang lineup — at least until the supercharged 700-plus horsepower GT500 hits showrooms — thanks to a myriad of performance upgrades over the Mustang GT including better aero, sharper suspension and steering, and the aforementioned powertrain, a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V8 making 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. Redline is an eye-watering 8,250 rpm, a peak nearly unheard of among American V8s. Power is sent to the rear wheels solely through a Tremec-supplied six-speed manual transmission.