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Used Cars: 2009 Affordable Compact SUVs

View the best 2009 Affordable Compact SUVs based on our rankings. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find 2009 Affordable Compact SUVs for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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2009 Mercury Mariner

The 2009 Mercury Mariner is a good choice in a field of great choices. While it may lack the refinement of some of its key rivals, its ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.4
Critics' Rating: 7.8
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 8.8
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

The Mercury Mariner Hybrid, which received some revisions for 2009, has some of the best fuel economy in the class, and is a practical and spacious SUV. Read full review »

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Overall: 7.4
Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 6.7
Interior: 7.1
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Jeep Compass

The 2009 Jeep Compass is outclassed by most other compact SUVs that offer better performance, nicer interiors and stronger reliability ratings. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.3
Critics' Rating: 6.4
Performance: 7.0
Interior: 6.4
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 Jeep Patriot

The 2009 Jeep Patriot is a good SUV for off-roading, but poor interior quality and underpowered engines keep the Patriot near the bottom of its class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.3
Critics' Rating: 7.1
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 7.1
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Pontiac Torrent

The 2009 Pontiac Torrent offers a spacious interior and V6 power, but can’t quite stack up against other 2009 compact SUVs that have better safety scores, reliability ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.2
Critics' Rating: 7.1
Performance: 7.0
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: N/A
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 Dodge Nitro

The 2009 Dodge Nitro has bold styling, but poor fuel economy ratings, an unimpressive interior and poor performance push it toward the bottom of the class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.1
Critics' Rating: 6.7
Performance: 6.8
Interior: 6.9
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 7.9
Reliability: 2_5
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2009 Jeep Liberty

The 2009 Jeep Liberty has poor safety and reliability ratings, as well as coarse performance, leading it to be ranked near the bottom of the class. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.0
Critics' Rating: 7.5
Performance: 6.6
Interior: 7.1
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 7.9
Reliability: 2_0
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Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.