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Used Compact SUVs under $18K

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2010 Honda CR-V

The top-ranked 2010 Honda CR-V is a well-rounded compact SUV that offers a comfortable ride, a practical, ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.4
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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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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:8.3
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2010 Toyota RAV4

The 2010 Toyota RAV4 is practical and comfortable with an available V6 engine and available third-row seat that make it one of the most appealing 2010 compact ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.2
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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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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.4
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2010 Subaru Forester

The 2010 Subaru Forester is not as luxurious or refined as some of its rivals, but it offers plenty of practicality and a comfortable, spacious interior with ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.4
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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:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.5
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:9.2
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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:9.0
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.2
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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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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.8
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.3
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2010 GMC Terrain

The GMC Terrain, which was all-new for 2010, offers a refined ride, comfortable interior and great fuel economy, making it a great choice for anyone looking for ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.4
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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the more upscale offerings in the 2010 compact SUV class, and its refined, agile handling and excellent safety scores make ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.4
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:8.7
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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:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:10.0
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2010 Honda Element

The 2010 Honda Element puts the utility in sport utility vehicle. This four-seater lacks the refinement of most of its rivals, but what it lacks in amenities, ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:8.8
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:8.8
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2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

The 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is a competent SUV with excellent fuel economy, making it a good choice for anyone who needs the utility of a compact ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:6.7
Interior:7.1
Operating Cost:8.5
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:8.0
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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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.4
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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:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.7
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:7.8
Interior:9.0
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.4
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2010 Mazda CX-7

The 2010 Mazda CX-7 is one of the sportiest rides in the class, but with a small cargo area and back seat and a below-average safety score ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.6
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.2
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