I'd say go to a music store and play them all, like you would for anything else. I haven't played the Suhr Strats but I had 2 Andersons and while a lot more money than a Fender I didn't like them as much. Actually, the newer Fender Strats (after say..'12? ) are great guitars. They even have Strats with sustainers now
That's the ultimate way to find a Strat you like &desire. There are unlimited amount of Strats everywhere from <$60 to >10K$. Virtually all of them has same or very similar specs; 3 single coil pickups, 5w switch, alder or ash body, 1p maple neck or rosewood fingerboard on maple neck, 6 screwed tremolo... But result, on the other hand, varies very dramaticly.
My personal approach on the Strats are just like this;
-) 1 piece maple neck/quartersawn preferred and as chunky as you can play smooth, thickness is crucial for tone
-) rosewood board (or cocobolo or pao ferro is also preferred)
-) lightweight alder body (as light as possible)
-) Well made tremolo (steel, titanium, aluminium is okay but never go for Zinc alloy material. If the essential tone is too bright brass might be good
-) True single coil pickups; ~5,5K dc resistance for the neck, ~6K for the middle and >6,5K for the bridge. I especially like to use a real tele bridge pickup on the strat bridge. Simple yet useful mod.