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BEST COMPACT SUV’s of 2023 According to our sources, here are some of the best compact SUVs of 2023, along with their key features and specifications (each has been scored by MotorTrend with 10.0 being the ultimate): 2023 Nissan Rogue (MT Score: 8.8) Pros: Most powerful Rogue so far, efficient three-cylinder engine, strong safety scores. Cons: Not as quick as some in class, new engine gets loud when revved, no hybrid option. Specs: Base Price: $27,360; Engine: 1.5L I-3 (201 hp, 225 lb-ft); Fuel Economy: 30/37 mpg; Cargo Space: 74/32 cu-ft​​. 2023 Honda CR-V (MT Score: 8.7) Pros: Spacious, numerous standard driver assistance features, snazzy cabin. Cons: Top features locked into Hybrid model, LX base trim is gone, EX has a small 7.0-inch touchscreen. Specs: Base Price: $31,610; Engine: 1.5L I-4 (190 hp, 179 lb-ft); Fuel Economy: 27/32 mpg; Cargo Space: 76/39 cu-ft​​. 2023 Subaru Forester (MT Score: 8.6) Pros: Spacious interior, smooth ride, excellent visibility. Cons: Slower than the competition, no hybrid option, numb steering. Specs: Base Price: $26,495; Engine: 2.5L flat-4 (182 hp, 176 lb-ft); Fuel Economy: 26/33 mpg; Cargo Space: 74/29 cu-ft​​. 2023 Mazda CX-50 (MT Score: 8.5) Pros: Excellent exterior styling, upscale interior details, sporty driving manners. Cons: Stiff ride quality, laborious steering, outdated powertrains. Specs: Base Price: $27,550; Engines: 2.5L I-4 (187 hp, 186 lb-ft); 2.5L turbo I-4 (256 hp, 320 lb-ft); Fuel Economy: 24/30 mpg; Cargo Space: 56/31 cu-ft​​. 2023 Mazda CX-5 (MT Score: 8.5) Pros: Great safety ratings, easy access to rear of vehicle, fun driving dynamics. Cons: Small rear seat and cargo space, turbo model's fuel economy. Specs: Base Price: $26,700; Engines: 2.5L I-4 (187 hp, 186 lb-ft); 2.5L turbo I-4 (250 hp, 320 lb-ft); Fuel Economy: 24/30 mpg; Cargo Space: 59/31 cu-ft​​. 2023 Kia Sportage (MT Score: 8.3) Pros: Spacious back seat, cool tech, big cargo area. Cons: Base engine is unremarkable, poor fuel economy. Specs: Base Price: $25,990; Engine: 2.5L I-4 (187 hp, 178 lb-ft); Fuel Economy: 25/32 mpg; Cargo Space: 74/40 cu-ft​​. 2023 Toyota RAV4 (MT Score: 8.3) Pros: Technology upgrades, great safety scores and features. Cons: Average driving experience, off-road ready in appearance only. Specs: Base Price: $27,575; Engine: 2.5L I-4 (203 hp, 184 lb-ft); Fuel Economy: 27/35 mpg; Cargo Space: 70/38 cu-ft​​. 2023 Ford Escape (MT Score: 8.3) Pros: Nimble handling, standard driver assistance tech, hybrid and plug-in options. Cons: Hard plastic cabin, weak-feeling base engine. Specs: Base Price: $27,500; Engines: 1.5L turbo I-3 (181 hp, 190 lb-ft); 2.0L turbo I-4 (250 hp, 280 lb-ft); 2.5L hybrid I-4 (165 hp, 155 lb-ft), 200 total system hp; Fuel Economy: 23-44/31-37/26-41 mpg; Cargo Space: 61-65/34-38 cu-ft​​. These vehicles offer a range of features, performance capabilities, and price points, making them top contenders in the compact SUV market for 2023. Enjoy further Reading at https://www.motortrend.com/features/best-compact-suvs-crossovers