The best small SUVs in 2023

Thinking of buying a new small SUV? Then make sure you read our rundown of the top 10 cars in this booming sector – plus, find out which ones we'd avoid...

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Small SUVs are among the most popular cars on sale, because they usually offer the high-set driving position, practicality and muscular looks of more traditional off-roaders, but without the high purchase price or running costs. 

Here, we take a look at the top 10 you can currently buy – and reveal the small SUVs that are best to steer clear of. You'll see plenty of popular models here, including a former What Car? Car of the Year.

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