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, and it's easy to see why: they often offer the elevated seating and muscular looks of more traditional 4x4s, but without the high purchase price or running costs. 

Below, we name 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 on the former list, including a previous What Car? Car of the Year.

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