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CR's Top Ranked New Cars - Subaru Forester Is The Best For 10 Consecutive Years

What are the best new cars you can buy this year? Here are the ten best cars of 2023 for new model shoppers. Consumer Reports says the 2023 Subaru Forester is among this year's top 10 picks and is the best small SUV. Check out the Forester report and how many years it's been one of the best of the best picks.

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What are the very best ten new vehicles you can buy this year? According to a newly-updated ranking from Consumer Reports (by subscription), the 2023 Subaru Forester is named a top ten pick of 2023. And the compact SUV is named the best small SUV you can buy.

Consumer Reports best new cars of 2023 you can buy right now are ranked below according to price range. But, to be picked, all ten have the highest road test scores, good reliability, high owner satisfaction, and top safety crash scores. CR says the ten vehicles were selected from more than 200 tested models as "the best of the best for 2023."

2023 Subaru Forester
Read the 2023 Forester Sport Vs. Forester Wilderness report here and which is best.

The Best under $25,000

CR picks the Toyota Corolla Hybrid (best small car) and Toyota Corolla Cross (best subcompact SUV).

The Best $25,000-$35,000

CR picked the 2023 Subaru Forester (best small SUV), Ford Maverick Hybrid (best compact pickup truck), Toyota Camry Hybrid (best midsize sedan), and Nissan Leaf (best electric).

The Best $35,000-$45,000

CR picked the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid (best Two-Row SUV) and Kia Telluride (best midsize 3-Row SUV).

The Best $45,000 Plus

CR picked the Lexus NX350h (best luxury SUV) and Tesla Model 3 (best electric).

2023 Subaru Forester

The 2023 Subaru Forester has been a top pick for ten consecutive years.

The 2023 Subaru Forester ranks the best in class in the small SUV category in CR's scoring and, impressively, for the tenth consecutive year.

CR says, "This is Forester's 10th consecutive appearance as a Top Pick, underscoring how well this small SUV has honed its winning formula over time. Key to its appeal is the basic design, crafted to provide solid crash protection, a spacious cabin, a generous cargo area, and terrific outward visibility. The shape provides excellent access, with tall, wide-opening doors and hip-height seats. The controls are simple to use and easy to reach. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder and CVT yield 28 mpg overall, among the best in its class. Handling is responsive, and the ride is supple. In addition, Subaru's EyeSight suite of safety features benefits from a wider field of view and updated software for 2023.”

Forester's scores

Consumer Reports ranks the Forester the number one pick among twenty-eight compact sport-utility-vehicles. In addition, the Forester scored 90/100 in its road test, 4/5 in predicted reliability, 4/5 in expected owner satisfaction, and seventy-nine percent of owners said they would definitely purchase that exact vehicle again.

What is the 2023 Forester price?

All 2023 Forester trim levels increased by $550 in price, including destination and delivery. The 2023 Forester comes in six trim levels; The Base Forester starts at $27,620, Premium ($30,620), Sport ($32,190), Limited ($34,300), Wilderness ($35,245), and Touring ($37,720). Pricing includes dealer fees ($1,225).

Which new Forester trim is best for you? Check out the complete 2023 Forester model guide here.

Should you wait for the next-generation 2024 Forester?

The 2024 Forester gets a complete remodel, but the new upgrades have yet to be announced. Forester will get updated exterior styling, interior upgrades, infotainment, and next-generation safety features. Subaru is tight-lipped about future product plans, but sources tell us the new compact SUV will get new engine upgrades. Stay tuned for more information.

The 2023 Subaru Forester compact SUV has been named Consumer Reports' 10 Best cars of the year. In addition, the Forester ranks the best in class in the small SUV category in CR's scoring for the tenth consecutive year.

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2024 Subaru OutbackDenis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report, where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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