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Used Compact SUVs $15K to $20K

View the best used compact suvs priced between $15,000 and $20,000. 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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2010 Ford Escape Hybrid

The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid gets great fuel economy and retains all the utility and space of a regular SUV, making it a good choice for anyone ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Nissan Rogue

While some reviewers said that the 2013 Nissan Rogue is a sufficient compact SUV, many rivals offer more cargo space, more standard features, nicer interiors and sportier ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 7.6
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 8.4
Reliability: 3_5
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2012 Nissan Xterra

Reviewers said the 2012 Nissan Xterra offers great off-road capability and a powerful V6 engine, though they noted that its downsides include a basic interior. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 7.8
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 3_5
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan has limited cargo space for the class, but reviewers said it outshines rivals with its premium interior, sharp handling and powerful engine.  Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 2_5
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2011 Honda Element

The 2011 Honda Element isn’t as refined or upscale as most of its rivals, but few match its cargo hauling capabilities and rugged, versatile interior. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Mazda CX-7

The 2011 Mazda CX-7 is one of the sportiest 2011 compact SUVs available, but limited cargo space and somewhat cramped rear seats mean it probably isn’t the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 2_5
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2012 Nissan Juke

Reviewers said the 2012 Nissan Juke offers sporty handling, but noted that it's not ideal if cabin and cargo space are top priorities.   Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 7.0
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 2_5
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2011 Hyundai Tucson

The highly-ranked 2011 Hyundai Tucson is a spacious compact SUV with a well-equipped interior, good performance and excellent safety scores. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.6
Reliability: 2_0
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2011 Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass was updated for 2011 and boasts a higher reliability rating than previous models, but cheap interior materials and middling performance mean that the Compass ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Nissan Rogue

The 2011 Nissan Rogue has a pleasant ride, good fuel economy and good safety scores, but in a competitive class, it’s not as strong as many other ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 7.6
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Toyota RAV4

The 2011 Toyota RAV4 offers a V6 engine and one of the few third row seats in the class, making it a great choice for growing families ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.3
Reliability: 2_0
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 6.7
Interior: 7.0
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Ford Escape

The redesigned 2013 Ford Escape earned reviewer praise for its performance. However, its tech features garnered some ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.6
Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 2_5
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2013 Hyundai Tucson

Test drivers remarked that the 2013 Hyundai Tucson has a handsome cabin and nimble handling, but disliked its cramped rear seats and sluggish base engine. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.6
Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 2_5
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2013 Nissan Juke

The 2013 Nissan Juke’s small cabin and limited cargo space may not make it the right choice for everyone, but reviewers liked its sharp handling and zippy ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.6
Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 6.8
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 2_5
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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander is one of the sportier entries in the competitive 2011 compact SUV segment and isn’t a bad choice, but with a low reliability ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.6
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 2_0
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2012 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape offers good fuel economy and test drivers were pleased with its spacious back seat and available high-tech features. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.5
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.0
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.1
Reliability: 2_5
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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: 7.5
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.8
Reliability: 2_0
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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Reviewers complained about the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport’s poor-quality interior and underpowered engine, and it doesn't offer much cargo space for a compact SUV. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.4
Critics' Rating: 6.6
Performance: 7.1
Interior: 6.9
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.8
Reliability: 3_0
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2012 Dodge Journey

Reviewers liked the Dodge Journey's composed handling and convenient storage spaces, but were disappointed with its underpowered base engine and confusing tech features. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.4
Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 2_0
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