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When it comes to SUVs, not every option is going to be suitable for buyers. However, some of the best SUVs that topped Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Awards have more to offer than the average sport utility vehicle. On top of that, even the most expensive option on the list is under $60,000.

Both the Kia Seltos and Honda CR-V made the list of best SUVs on Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Awards

On Kelley Blue Book’s complete list of winners, the 2023 Kia Seltos and the 2023 Honda CR-V were two of the best. Kia’s Seltos comes with a low starting price and plenty of technology you might find on some of its more expensive competition. Pricing starts at $23,140 (plus a $1,295 destination fee) and comes with Kia’s 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty. Kia also included all-wheel drive standard on all but one trim. All these reasons combined make the Seltos the best subcompact SUVs for 2023.

For a few reasons, the 2023 Honda CR-V snagged the best compact SUV award for 2023. It has a long history of reliability and excellent resale value. Honda gave the CR-V a reasonable starting price of $31,110 (plus $1,245 destination). Inside the cabin, the Honda SUV has more room than expected. With plenty of technology and safety features, the CR-V really is one of the Best Buys of 2023.

Both the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Telluride were some of the best SUVs on the Best Buy Awards

A list of best-buy SUVs would be remiss not to include the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2023 Kia Telluride. Hyundai’s Santa Fe has four different powertrains and 10 different trim levels for buyers to choose from, including hybrid and plug-in hybrids. On top of that, Hyundai priced the Santa Fe reasonably at $28,200 (plus $1,295 destination).

For the best three-row SUV of 2023, the 2023 Kia Telluride has been a pretty reliable option. It offers a roomy cabin, tons of standard equipment, and that same industry-leading Kia warranty. The resale value is good since there is more demand for the Telluride than Kia can keep up with. Pricing starts at $35,690 with the $1,335 destination fee, making it one of the best SUVs on Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Awards list.

For the best full-size SUV, the Ford Expedition took home gold

The best SUVs on Kelley Blue Book's Best Buy Awards list
A 2023 Ford Expedition | Ford

Kelley Blue Book says the 2023 Ford Expedition combines capability, comfort, and technology. It seats up to eight passengers and can even tow 9,300 pounds. Ford offers the 2023 Expedition with a few engine choices and plenty of safety features to keep all eight of those passengers safe. Pricing starts at $55,125 plus the $1,795 destination fee, but it has plenty of reasons to pick it.

The best SUVs on Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Awards list have more to offer than the average sport utility vehicle. While that means automakers are working overtime to provide you with the best SUV possible, it also means many good vehicles to choose from.


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