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Used Compact SUVs under $15K

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2009 Honda CR-V

With excellent safety ratings, well-liked performance, a roomy interior and a good reliability score, the 2009 Honda CR-V is one of the best used affordable compact SUVs ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.4
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2009 Toyota RAV4

The highly-ranked 2009 Toyota RAV4 offers a spacious cabin and a comfortable ride, as well as one of the few third-row seats in the class, making it ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.2
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2009 Mazda CX-7

The 2009 Mazda CX-7 isn’t as practical as many rival SUVs, but what it lacks in practicality it makes up for with agile handling and good reliability. Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.5
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.3
Safety:9.2
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2009 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2009 Chevrolet Equinox offers great cargo capacity, a versatile interior, peppy engines and an outstanding reliability score, making it a top choice among 2009 compact SUVs. Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:8.7
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2009 Honda Element

The 2009 Honda Element has lots of cargo space in its rugged, easy-to-clean interior. It isn’t the most refined family vehicle available, but if you need a ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:8.8
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2009 Saturn VUE

The 2009 Saturn VUE has a comfortable ride and an upscale, high-quality interior and is a good choice for anyone in the market for a 2009 compact ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.4
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox

The redesigned-for-2010 Chevrolet Equinox is a versatile and comfortable 2010 compact SUV, making it a great choice for anyone looking for a well-rounded vehicle. Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:7.8
Interior:9.0
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.4
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2010 Mercury Mariner

The 2010 Mercury Mariner is a competent and inviting 2010 compact SUV with decent fuel economy, a good reliability rating and a spacious interior, but isn’t as ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:8.8
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2009 Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester, completely redone for 2009, is not the most refined offering among 2009 compact SUVs, but its spacious interior and comfortable seats make it a ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.4
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2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander, refreshed for 2010, offers a sporty, yet supple, ride and a vast cargo area, though it lacks the refinement of many of its competitors. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.3
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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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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.8
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:6.7
Interior:7.1
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:8.7
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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander has sporty handling and a spacious interior, but it lacks the refinement found in top competitors. If you’re looking for a basic 2009 compact ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.4
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan, which was all-new for 2009, has one of the most upscale interiors and among the most composed handling in the class, making it a ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:9.4
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2010 Nissan Rogue

When it was new, reviewers said that a pleasant ride, versatile cargo space and better–than-average fuel economy were among the 2010 Nissan Rogue’s strongest traits. However, the ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.0
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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

The 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid has great fuel economy for a 2009 compact SUV, and while it’s not as versatile as some rivals, it is a good ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:8.7
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2009 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape received engine updates for 2009, and critics praised the improved power and acceleration. The Escape also has plenty of interior and cargo space, though ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.8
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2009 Hyundai Tucson

The 2009 Hyundai Tucson is a middle-of-the-pack compact SUV that offers a decent reliability rating, but lacks the interior quality, driving dynamics and fuel economy of the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.6
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2009 Kia Sportage

The 2009 Kia Sportage offers a decent reliability rating and a spacious interior, but it trails the pack when it comes to safety and performance.   Read full review »

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:6.9
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:8.3
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2010 Hyundai Tucson

The redesigned 2010 Hyundai Tucson looks sleek and has better fuel economy, performance and reliability than previous models, as well as one of the best safety scores ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:10.0
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