The, and consequently, many of the new cars on the market right now are SUVs. Car buyers who want an SUV have their work cut out for them, as it can be difficult to know which SUV is right for them. That’s where, and here’s a look at the top-rated SUVs of 2023 according to Edmunds.
This is how various SUVs piled up
has created a list of the best SUVs. Overall, luxury SUVs have come out on top. There were several good non-luxury SUVs, such as the Kia Sorento or Volkswagen Taos, but they received an overall score a few points lower than the highest-rated SUVs.
and is currently the highest rated non-luxury SUV on the market.
The highest rated SUV right now was a luxury SUV, and that was the Mercedes-Benz GLS. Edmunds gave it an overall score of 8.6 out of 10. It won’t be cheap, as it starts at around $83,000. However, people who can afford it will likely enjoy their time with the GLS.
Why the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has the highest overall score
Like many great cars, the GLS scored very well because it performed well in most areas and had few flaws to speak of. Mercedes-Benz redesigned the SUV in the 2020 model year, and that redesign updated many aspects of the car.
However, since that redesign, drivers and automotive critics have disliked the . This is still the case for the 2023 model year of the SUV.
Aside from this shortcoming, the GLS excels in most other areas. It’s a full-size luxury SUV and has three rows of seats that can accommodate up to seven people.
All of those seats are comfortable and roomy, and adults should have no problem sitting in the third row. The German luxury automaker has also equipped the car with numerous technological and safety features, so passengers should feel safe too.
For , Mercedes-Benz has made a panoramic sunroof a standard feature for the SUV. Because it’s such a large SUV, it also has good cargo capacity.
Tops out at 84.7 cu. ft. with all rear seats folded down. And of course, it’s a Mercedes, so it’s fun to drive. It starts with a 362 HP six-cylinder engine; owners can swap it for a 603hp V8.
Many large SUVs are followed by the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
The GLE trailed its big brother by a few points and is a great SUV that’s cheaper than the GLS. It’s a midsize luxury SUV that starts at around $59,000.
It is similar to its sibling in that it is a very luxurious and high-tech SUV that is also fun to drive. Since it’s a mid-size SUV, even though it’s smaller, it can only seat five people.
The Urus, on the other hand, is an ultra-expensive, high-performance luxury SUV that starts at over $220,000. The Navigator is cheaper but still a $79,000 full-size luxury SUV. The Telluride is a midsize SUV with three rows of seats and starts at around $37,000. Overall, the Telluride has a lot of value for its money.