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Used Cars: 2012 Affordable Midsize SUVs

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#1
2012 Mazda CX-9

When it was new, reviewers said the 2012 Mazda CX-9 has a handsome, high-end interior and is ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:8.7
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2012 Buick Enclave

The 2012 Buick Enclave has lots of cargo space for the class, and test drivers were impressed ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.3
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2012 Nissan Murano

The 2012 Nissan Murano stands out among two-row midsize SUVs with its potent powertrain and classy interior. Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.5
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2012 Toyota Highlander

The 2012 Toyota Highlander gets good fuel economy for the class with its base four-cylinder engine and has a soft, serene ride. Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.3
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2012 Chevrolet Traverse

When it was new, reviewers liked the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse’s adult-sized third-row seat, great cargo space for the class and well-rounded driving dynamics. Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.3
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2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

The 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser has an excellent reliability rating, and though reviewers said its interior offers little in the way of luxury, they were impressed with ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.0
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2012 Toyota Venza

The 2012 Toyota Venza gets good fuel economy for the class and reviewers liked its roomy cabin, but criticized its underpowered base engine. Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.1
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:8.9
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2012 Ford Edge

The 2012 Ford Edge gets great fuel economy with its available EcoBoost engine, though it falls short ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.9
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2012 Honda Crosstour

The 2012 Honda Crosstour has a good reliability rating and returns great fuel economy with its base engine, but critics were underwhelmed with its limited cargo space ... Read full review »

Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:7.2
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.0
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Reviewers said that in addition to its outstanding off-road capability, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a well-mannered ride on pavement and an upscale interior. Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:9.0
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2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid gets exemplary fuel economy for the class, and reviewers were impressed with ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.3
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2012 Dodge Durango

When it was new, reviewers said the 2012 Dodge Durango stood out with a strong base engine, an even more powerful available V8 and athletic handling. Read full review »

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.0
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2012 Ford Flex

Though it doesn’t have the best reliability score, reviewers were impressed with the 2012 Ford Flex's compliant ride, adult-friendly third row and powerful EcoBoost V6 engine. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.7
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2012 GMC Acadia

Test drivers praise the 2012 GMC Acadia for its spacious interior, competent performance, roomy third row and aggressive looks. Still, shoppers looking for a three-row SUV at a ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.3
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2012 Toyota 4Runner

The 2012 Toyota 4Runner has a good reliability rating for its class and reviewers said it’s capable off-road, though they were let down by its sloppy handling ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:6.8
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:8.6
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2012 Ford Explorer

With its available EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, the 2012 Ford Explorer gets good fuel economy, but reviewers were let down by the Explorer’s confusing tech features. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.3
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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

Although it gets better fuel economy and offers more cargo space than many two-row SUVs, the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe falls short with a poor reliability score ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.5
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2012 Kia Sorento

The 2012 Kia Sorento gets good fuel economy with its base engine, but reviewers said its available third row is very cramped and that ride quality isn't ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.3
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2012 Hyundai Veracruz

In its final year of production, the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz was praised by test drivers for its high-end interior, but criticized for its underpowered engine, small third-row ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.4
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2012 Honda Pilot

Reviewers said the 2012 Honda Pilot has a comfortable ride and an adult-sized third row, but its cabin materials feel somewhat cheap. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:6.9
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.3
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