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Best SUVs of 2022 and 2023

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Best SUVs of 2022 and 2023 (non-luxury):

Subcompact SUV

Volkswagen Taos

A well-rounded family-friendly model, spacious for its class, with a capable 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 158 hp and 184 lb.-ft., many modern tech and safety features, a gentle ride, and responsive handling.

  • MSRP $23,495 – $33,645
  • Fuel economy (combined MPG): 28-21
Volkswagen Taos 2022
2022 Volkswagen Taos

Compact SUV

Mazda CX-50

A vehicle with a luxe interior, comfy seats, lots of standard features, zippy engine performance (2.5L turbo-4s with 187 and 256 hp), athletic handling, and respectable towing ability.

  • MSRP $27,550 – $42,300
  • Fuel economy (combined MPG): 25-27
Mazda CX-50 Meridian Edition 2023
2023 Mazda CX-50 Meridian Edition

Small 3-Row SUV

Kia Sorento

The model is a mix of practicality, available performance, value, and efficiency; it offers an upscale interior, composed ride and handling, and a generous array of standard features.

The 2023 model’s engines: a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter 191-hp 4-cylinder with 183 lb.-ft. of torque, a 2.5-liter turbo-4 with 281 hp and 311 lb.-ft., and a 1.6L turbo-4 hybrid engine putting out up to 227 hp and 258 lb.-ft.

  • MSRP $29,990 – $43,590
  • Fuel economy (combined MPG): 24-26
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV US-version image
2022 Kia Sorento PHEV

Midsize SUV

Honda Passport

It is spacious both for passengers and cargo, offers plenty of technology and high-end cabin materials, as well as composed handling and a stout 280-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine, though a slightly stiff ride.

  • MSRP $41,100- $46,560
  • Fuel economy (combined MPG): 21-22
2022 Honda Passport TrailSport image
2022 Honda Passport TrailSport

Midsize 3-row SUV

Kia Telluride

  • MSRP $35,690-$52,785
  • Fuel economy (combined MPG): 21-23

The SUV is well-packed with standard safety and convenience features; its ride, handling, and powertrain (3.8L V6 with 292 hp and 262 lb.-ft.) are worthy of praise, as is its interior which is roomy, including the 3rd row, high-end and user-friendly.

Kia Telluride 2023
2023 Kia Telluride

Large SUV

Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon

  • MSRP $55,500-$79,100 (Chevy), $57,400-$97,255 (GMC)
  • Fuel economy (combined MPG): 16-17

Both related SUVs are capable passenger haulers and cargo carriers with a potent engine lineup of two gasoline V8s and a 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel i6, an abundance of seating and luggage space, lots of intuitive tech and driver-assistance systems, poised ride and handling, though with sometimes-sluggish transmission and uneasy parking or maneuverability in tight areas.

2022 Chevrolet Suburban image
2022 Chevrolet Suburban

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