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Used Compact SUVs $15K to $20K

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.4
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 »

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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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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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Used Car Scores
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 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
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.4
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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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2011 Nissan Xterra

Among off-road SUVs, the 2011 Nissan Xterra is considered to be one of the best on-road performers. However, for on-road driving, most reviewers preferred other compact SUVs ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.8
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