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Used Compact SUVs under $18K

View the best used compact suvs priced under $18,000. 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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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

While the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has excellent fuel economy, reviewers would have liked a more powerful engine and softer seats. Read full review »

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Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.0
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.1
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.0
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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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Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:8.7
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2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara

While reviewers liked the 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara's off-road capability and its high-tech standard features, they thought its powertrain could use an update.  Read full review »

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Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:8.5
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2011 Jeep Patriot

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

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Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:6.1
Performance:6.9
Interior:6.6
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:10.0
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2012 Jeep Compass

Reviewers thought the 2012 Jeep Compass offers good off-road performance, but said there are more capable and refined compact SUVs. Read full review »

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Overall:7.0
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.7
Interior:6.9
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:N/A
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2012 Jeep Patriot

The 2012 Jeep Patriot has moderate off-road capabilities, but many rivals offer better performance and nicer interiors, reviewers said. Read full review »

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Overall:7.0
Critics' Rating:6.0
Performance:6.4
Interior:6.5
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:10.0
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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:7.0
Critics' Rating:6.5
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:7.3
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall:6.9
Critics' Rating:6.4
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.4
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.5
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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 »

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Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:6.6
Interior:7.1
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:7.9
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2010 Jeep Liberty

The 2010 Jeep Liberty boasts very good off-road capabilities, but most reviewers agreed it doesn’t offer buyers much else.    Read full review »

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Overall:6.7
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:6.6
Interior:6.7
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:8.1
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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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Overall:6.7
Critics' Rating:6.7
Performance:6.8
Interior:6.9
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:7.9
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2011 Dodge Nitro

The 2011 Dodge Nitro offers little beyond its bold styling and high tow rating, and ranks near the bottom of its class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:6.6
Critics' Rating:6.3
Performance:6.9
Interior:6.7
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.6
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2011 Jeep Liberty

The 2011 Jeep Liberty deftly tackles dirt trails and mountain slopes, but when it comes to daily use, it lags behind the pack. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:6.5
Critics' Rating:6.5
Performance:6.4
Interior:6.6
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.0
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2010 Dodge Nitro

The 2010 Dodge Nitro offers excellent towing capacity and a functional cargo space, but poor performance, reliability and interior quality keep it near the bottom of the ... Read full review »

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Overall:6.5
Critics' Rating:6.3
Performance:6.8
Interior:6.7
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.1
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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:6.5
Critics' Rating:6.0
Performance:6.8
Interior:6.3
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:8.5
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