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Used Compact SUVs under $15K

View the best used compact suvs priced under $15,000. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find used compact suvs for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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2011 Mazda Tribute

The 2011 Mazda Tribute has ample cargo space, but its subpar performance and low safety and reliability ratings keep it from competing with more capable used compact ... Read full review »

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Overall:6.9
Critics' Rating:6.4
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:7.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Jeep Patriot

The 2010 Jeep Patriot is a strong off-road performer, but it’s not well-rounded enough to compete against most other 2010 compact SUVs.   Read full review »

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Overall:6.9
Critics' Rating:6.8
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.0
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.2
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, stronger reliability ratings and better crash test performance.  Read full review »

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Overall:6.9
Critics' Rating:6.4
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.4
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Jeep Compass

According to most reviewers, the 2010 Jeep Compass functions best as a daily commuter because of its good fuel economy and comfortable ride, but it lacks Jeep’s ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:6.0
Performance:6.8
Interior:6.3
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 3_0
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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 »

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Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:6.6
Interior:7.1
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:7.9
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Dodge Nitro

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

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Used Car Scores
Overall:6.7
Critics' Rating:6.7
Performance:6.8
Interior:6.9
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:7.9
Reliability: 2_5
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