5 Best Compact SUVs & Crossovers to Buy in 2023

Best Compact Crossovers and SUVs at Germain Cars

Driving a compact crossover or SUV means that you'll experience the nimble handling and superior maneuverability of a small sedan blended with the outstanding versatility and space of a larger vehicle. It's no wonder that compact crossovers and SUVs have exploded in popularity and become a hit with drivers living active lifestyles. From loading up your friends for a night on the town to packing for a weekend getaway — compact crossovers and SUVs offer a city-sized alternative to their larger counterparts. If you're having trouble deciding which model is best for you, the Germain Motor Company has assembled our top picks in the segment.

2023 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Hit the streets in style with the impressive Ford Escape. Available with your choice of a standard 181-horsepower 1.5L EcoBoost® engine or an optional 2.0L EcoBoost® with 250 horsepower — the Escape delivers impressive efficiency that makes no compromises in terms of performance. Paired with Intelligent AWD, you'll have superior control and grip in harsh weather conditions for additional peace of mind. Escape Platinum models surround you with premium comfort features including quilted leather-trimmed seating surfaces with heating functions. Backing into a tight parking space is effortless thanks to a standard rear-view camera with guidance lines. Opt for the available Cold Weather Package to receive a windshield wiper de-icer, heated side mirrors, and a heated steering wheel. The Ford Escape offers a value-packed solution for urban commuting.

Key Features

  • Starting at $28,000 MSRP*
  • Max Cargo Capacity – 65.4 cubic feet
  • EPA-Estimated MPG – 27 City / 34 Highway
  • All-Wheel Drive – Available

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2023 GMC Terrain

GMC Terrain

Combining adventurous proportions with sharp styling, the compact GMC Terrain is equally confident on city streets and rugged mountain passes. Drivers can choose from the capable and value-packed SLT and SLE trims or step up to the luxurious Terrain Denali for maximum comfort. Every Terrain comes standard with GMC Pro Safety, a collection of advanced driver-assist technologies to help keep you alert and aware behind the wheel. Standard power comes in the form of a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine paired with a responsive 9-speed automatic for maximum efficiency. Innovative tech features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto help you access your favorite apps and media inside the Terrain. An available SkyScape Sunroof and premium leather seats help you make the most of every mile behind the wheel of the dynamic GMC Terrain.

Key Features

  • Starting at $29,900 MSRP*
  • Max Cargo Capacity – 63.3 cubic feet
  • EPA-Estimated MPG – 24 City / 29 Highway
  • All-Wheel Drive – Available

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2023 Honda HR-V

Honda HR-V

Subcompact SUV shoppers searching for eye-catching style, groundbreaking safety equipment, and cutting-edge technology should look no further than the Honda HR-V. Power comes in the form of a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine which produces 158 horsepower along with 138 lb-ft of torque. Perfect for loading up your gear for the next adventure, the HR-V comes standard with an ingenious 2nd row Magic Seat®, giving you multiple ways to configure the interior to suit your needs. Featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, the available Display Audio system provides plenty of connectivity features to help you enjoy your favorite multimedia. Standard Honda Sensing® includes a suite of active safety and driver-assistive features that help inspire confidence behind the wheel of the HR-V.

Key Features

  • Starting at $23,800 MSRP*
  • Max Cargo Capacity – 55.1 cubic feet
  • EPA-Estimated MPG – 26 City / 32 Highway
  • All-Wheel Drive – Available

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2023 Toyota Corolla Cross

Toyota Corolla Cross

With its uniquely expressive, precision-cut lines — the Toyota Corolla Cross shines from every angle. Distinctive styling, an athletic stance, and nimble handling help prove that the Corolla Cross is far from an ordinary compact crossover. Step inside to discover a driver-focused interior that's loaded with cutting-edge tech features. Premium amenities available inside the cabin include heated front seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging. Included as standard on every C-HR, Toyota Safety Sense™ 3.0 (TSS 3.0) is an active safety package designed to give drivers a helping hand when they need it most. At the touch of a button, a power moonroof opens to let you enjoy fresh air and natural lighting throughout the cabin. Affordable, athletic, and adventurous are just three adjectives that can be used to describe the dynamic Toyota Corolla Cross.

Key Features

  • Starting at $23,060 MSRP*
  • Max Cargo Capacity – 66.8 cubic feet
  • EPA-Estimated MPG – 31 City / 33 Highway
  • All-Wheel Drive – Available

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2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan

Driving a Volkswagen Tiguan means that you'll enjoy a superlative blend of sophistication and style. Signature design elements found on the exterior include enhanced side sills, a bold front bumper, and available 19 or 20-inch alloy wheels. Rock out to your favorite tunes with the available Fender Premium Audio System with 9 speakers and a 480-watt amp. Available driver-assistive technologies offered on the Tiguan include Pedestrian Monitoring, a Blind Spot Monitor, and an Overhead View Camera. Equipped with a standard 2.0-Liter Turbocharged engine, 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode, and available 4MOTION® all-wheel drive — the Volkswagen Tiguan has the capability to take your adventures further than ever before.

Key Features

  • Starting at $26,950 MSRP*
  • Max Cargo Capacity – 73.4 cubic feet
  • EPA-Estimated MPG – 23 City / 30 Highway
  • All-Wheel Drive – Available

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