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Used Compact SUVs $20K and up

View the best used compact suvs priced from $20,000 and up. 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 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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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.4
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 5_0
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 4_5
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2013 Honda CR-V

The 2013 Honda CR-V trumps other used compact SUVs with its reviewer-praised nimble handling and roomy interior, ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 4_0
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2013 GMC Terrain

The 2013 GMC Terrain has a spacious, attractive interior, a balanced ride and good performance with its available V6 engine, reviewers said. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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2013 Mazda CX-5

The new-for-2013 Mazda CX-5 wowed reviewers with its sporty performance and very good fuel economy. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Buick Encore

Though it isn’t as big or as powerful as other compact SUVs, the 2013 Buick Encore has good fuel economy, a long list of standard features and ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 4_0
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2013 Chevrolet Equinox

Most car reviewers agreed that the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is versatile and practical, with a flexible seating arrangement and good fuel economy with its four-cylinder engine. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.4
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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2013 Subaru Forester

The 2013 Subaru Forester has standard all-wheel drive and reviewers liked its spacious back seat, but critics complained that its interior materials are low-rent for the class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Toyota RAV4

Car reviewers liked the 2013 Toyota RAV4’s smooth ride, ample cargo room and long list of standard features, and it has a great reliability rating. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.3
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.0
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 4_5
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2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Though the new-for-2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek has an excellent safety score, gets good fuel economy and has standard all-wheel drive, reviewers said it’s short on power. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.1
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Kia Sportage

Most reviewers agreed that the 2013 Kia Sportage has ample engine power and lots of features, but a number of rivals in the class offer more cargo ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Dodge Journey

Though it offers the only third-row seat in the class, most reviewers said the 2013 Dodge Journey’s base engine is underpowered, and it doesn’t come with as ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 2_0
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2013 MINI Cooper Countryman

The 2013 Mini Cooper Countryman has an outstanding safety score and incredibly nimble handling, but its underpowered base engine and complicated tech features kept most reviewers from ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 2_0
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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan has sporty performance and an upscale interior, according to critics, but it has limited cargo space, low fuel economy and a less-than-stellar reliability ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:8.4
Reliability: 2_5
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2011 Jeep Wrangler

The 2011 Jeep Wrangler is excellent on a dirt trail or climbing rugged terrain, but uncomfortable and impractical as a daily driver. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.6
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:7.4
Reliability: 3_5
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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 »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:8.1
Reliability: 2_5
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2012 Jeep Wrangler

If serious off-road capability is important to you, reviewers said the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is one of ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.1
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:6.7
Reliability: 2_0
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