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Used Compact SUVs $18K to $22K

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2012 Honda CR-V

The 2012 Honda CR-V comes loaded with tech features, and reviewers praised its spacious interior and generous ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.7
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2012 Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 has an available third row, outstanding cargo space and a high reliability score. The ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:8.9
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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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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:8.3
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2011 GMC Terrain

The 2011 GMC Terrain has a comfortable and stylish interior, a smooth ride and one of the best fuel economy ratings in the class, making it a ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.6
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.3
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2012 Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox offers excellent fuel economy, and reviewers liked its comfortable, spacious seats and powerful V6 ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:7.5
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.3
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2012 Subaru Forester

The 2012 Subaru Forester has standard all-wheel drive and a great reliability score, and reviewers loved its composed handling and roomy seats. Read full review »

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.0
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2012 GMC Terrain

The 2012 GMC Terrain offers strong fuel economy ratings, and reviewers liked its spacious, stylish interior and comfortable seats. Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.4
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.3
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2011 Subaru Forester

It may not be the most refined 2011 compact SUV available, but the 2011 Subaru Forester, with its generously-sized interior and standard all-wheel drive, is a great ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.8
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2012 Kia Sportage

When equipped with a turbocharged engine and automatic transmission, reviewers said the 2012 Kia Sportage is a good performer, but they thought its ride is too firm. Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.7
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2012 Mazda CX-7

While it has less cargo space than some rivals, test drivers liked the 2012 Mazda CX-7's stylish interior, comfortable seats and available turbocharged engine. Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.6
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:8.9
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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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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.5
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.7
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2012 Hyundai Tucson

The 2012 Hyundai Tucson doesn’t have the most powerful engine lineup in the class, nor the most cargo space, but reviewers were impressed with its stylish interior. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.3
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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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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:8.7
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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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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.7
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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 »

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.3
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2011 Ford Escape Hybrid

The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid has one of the highest fuel economy ratings among 2011 compact SUVs, but it lacks the clever interior details that rivals offer ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:6.0
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2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

The 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid gets great fuel economy ratings, but reviewers were disappointed with its cheap interior materials and weak brakes. Read full review »

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Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:8.1
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2010 Jeep Wrangler

The 2010 Jeep Wrangler delivers some of the best off-road thrills of any SUV, but trails the competition in terms of safety, interior quality and reliability. Unless ... Read full review »

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Overall:6.9
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.5
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:7.4
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2009 Jeep Wrangler

Reviewers loved the Jeep Wrangler’s iconic image and off-road performance, but its poor reliability and safety ratings and rough on-road performance mean that other SUVs are better ... Read full review »

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Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.5
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:7.4
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2012 Jeep Liberty

The 2012 Jeep Liberty offers decent off-road capability, but reviewers said that buyers who stick to paved roads may prefer rival compact SUVs. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:6.4
Critics' Rating:6.7
Performance:6.4
Interior:6.5
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:7.2
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