Every year, The car guide reveals a list of Best Buys for all different vehicle categories in the industry.
Compact luxury SUVs are obviously very popular among Canadian drivers. They are led by established German models, a reliable Japanese competitor and even one from South Korea.
For 2022, we awarded our Best Buy award to the Genesis GV70. Despite being a brand new product from a relatively young brand, the GV70 impresses with an impeccable fit and finish, plus tremendous value.
Under the hood, customers can choose from a four- or six-cylinder engine that delivers 300 or 375 horsepower. Driving is quite rewarding, although the emphasis is more on comfort than handling. On top of that comes Genesis’ excellent 5 year/100,000 km warranty and great customer service.
In second place, the Audi Q5 continues to stand out with an attractive appearance and sharp steering. We love its handling, beautifully refined interior and sporty SQ5 variant.
Rounding out the podium this year is the Acura RDX, which boasts a great price, generous space and capable AWD system. Too bad there’s only one engine option and the infotainment system isn’t very user-friendly.