The Best SUVs in Canada for 2023: Here Are Our Picks

SUVs are all over the marketplace, which is great news if you like selection. But which ones are the best? More appropriately: which one is right for you? The answer depends on a bunch of factors, of course—how many people and how much cargo you need to haul, how frequently you plan to tow, power vs. fuel economy, etc.  

As you know, we at The Car Guide have our annual Best Buy awards helping new car shoppers make smarter buying decisions. Without further ado, here are our picks when it comes to the best SUVs in Canada for 2023. Click on the links to learn more!

Best Urban Crossovers for 2023

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No. 1: Nissan Kicks

Runners-up: Kia Soul (2nd), Hyundai Venue (3rd)

Best Subcompact SUVs for 2023

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No. 1: Subaru Crosstrek

Runners-up: Toyota Corolla Cross (2nd), Mazda CX-30 (3rd)

Best Subcompact Luxury SUVs for 2023

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No. 1: Audi Q3

Runners-up: Volvo XC40 (2nd), Lexus UX (3rd)

Best Compact SUVs for 2023

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No. 1: Toyota RAV4

Runners-up: Mitsubishi Outlander (2nd), Hyundai Tucson/Kia Sportage (3rd)

Best Compact Luxury SUVs for 2023

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No. 1: Genesis GV70

Runners-up: Audi Q5 (2nd), Lexus NX (3rd)

Best Midsize SUVs for 2023

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No. 1: Subaru Outback

Runners-up: Honda Passport (2nd), Toyota Venza (3rd)

Best Three-Row Midsize SUVs for 2023

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No. 1: Hyundai Palisade/Kia Telluride

Runners-up: Toyota Highlander (2nd), Nissan Pathfinder (3rd)

Best Midsize Luxury SUVs for 2023

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No. 1: Acura MDX

Runners-up: Audi Q7/Q8 (2nd), Porsche Cayenne (3rd)

Best Full-Size SUVs for 2023

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No. 1: Chevrolet Tahoe/Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon

Runners-up: Toyota Sequoia (2nd), Ford Expedition (3rd)

Best Full-Size Luxury SUVs for 2023

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No. 1: Cadillac Escalade

Runners-up: BMX X7 (2nd), Mercedes-Benz GLS (3rd)

Best Electric SUVs for 2023

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No. 1: Hyundai IONIQ 5/Kia EV6

Runners-up: Volkswagen ID.4 (2nd), Ford Mustang Mach-E (3rd)

Best Electric Luxury SUVs for 2023

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No. 1: BMW iX

Runners-up: Cadillac LYRIQ (2nd), Jaguar I-PACE (3rd)

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