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Used Cars: 2011 Affordable Compact SUVs

View the best 2011 Affordable Compact SUVs based on our rankings. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find 2011 Affordable Compact SUVs for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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2011 Honda CR-V

The 2011 Honda CR-V has a spacious interior and a comfortable ride, making it one of the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.4
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.3
Reliability: 4_0
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2011 Nissan Xterra

Among off-road SUVs, the 2011 Nissan Xterra is considered to be one of the best off-road performers. However, for on-road driving, most reviewers preferred other compact SUVs ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.8
Reliability: 5_0
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2011 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage was completely redesigned for 2011, which helps it compete with the best of the class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.5
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 3_5
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox

With its comfortable ride, spacious interior and strong safety and reliability scores, the Chevrolet Equinox is a top choice among used compact SUVs. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 9.3
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.8
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 GMC Terrain

The 2011 GMC Terrain has a comfortable and stylish interior, a smooth ride and one of the best fuel economy ratings in the class, making it a ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan is a bit more upscale than many of its competitors, with sporty handling and a premium interior, making it a good choice for ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 8.6
Interior: 8.7
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Dodge Journey

The 2011 Dodge Journey has excellent safety ratings and offers a lot of utility for families. However, the Journey falls short with poor reliability and uninspiring performance. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 7.7
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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2011 Subaru Forester

It may not be the most refined 2011 compact SUV available, but the 2011 Subaru Forester, with its generously-sized interior and standard all-wheel drive, is a great ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.8
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Honda Element

The 2011 Honda Element isn’t as refined or upscale as most of its rivals, but few match its cargo hauling capabilities and rugged, versatile interior. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Mazda CX-7

The 2011 Mazda CX-7 is one of the sportiest 2011 compact SUVs available, but limited cargo space and somewhat cramped rear seats mean it probably isn’t the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 2_5
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

All-new for 2011, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport offers a spacious interior for five, but those looking for ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 7.1
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Hyundai Tucson

The highly-ranked 2011 Hyundai Tucson is a spacious compact SUV with a well-equipped interior, good performance and excellent safety scores. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.6
Reliability: 2_0
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2011 Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass was updated for 2011 and boasts a higher reliability rating than previous models, but cheap interior materials and middling performance mean that the Compass ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Nissan Rogue

The 2011 Nissan Rogue has a pleasant ride, good fuel economy and good safety scores, but in a competitive class, it’s not as strong as many other ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 7.6
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

The 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara offers a comfortable interior and good off-road performance, but its on-road ride isn’t great and it has low reliability and safety ratings. ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 2_5
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2011 Toyota RAV4

The 2011 Toyota RAV4 offers a V6 engine and one of the few third row seats in the class, making it a great choice for growing families ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.3
Reliability: 2_0
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2011 Jeep Wrangler

The 2011 Jeep Wrangler is excellent on a dirt trail or climbing rugged terrain, but uncomfortable and impractical as a daily driver. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.6
Critics' Rating: 7.8
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 6.6
Cost to Own: 8.6
Safety: 7.4
Reliability: 3_5
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander is one of the sportier entries in the competitive 2011 compact SUV segment and isn’t a bad choice, but with a low reliability ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.6
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 2_0
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2011 Ford Escape

The 2011 Ford Escape is a competent 2011 compact SUV with a roomy interior, innovative tech features and classic SUV styling that distinguishes it from the large ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.2
Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 7.3
Reliability: 2_0
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2011 Jeep Patriot

The 2011 Jeep Patriot provides solid off-road performance, but isn’t as comfortable as the leading 2011 compact SUVs.   Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.1
Critics' Rating: 6.1
Performance: 6.9
Interior: 6.6
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 2_0
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