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Used Compact SUVs $20K and up

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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: 9.0
Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 5_0
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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: 8.7
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 4_5
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2014 GMC Terrain

Test drivers appreciated the 2014 GMC Terrain's comfortable ride, high-tech standard features and upscale cabin, though they said its handling is unimpressive. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 8.7
Safety: 9.3
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: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 4_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: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 8.3
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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2014 Honda CR-V

The 2014 Honda CR-V is one of the most appealing SUVs in its class, critics said, thanks ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.5
Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 4_0
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2014 Buick Encore

Critics liked the 2014 Buick Encore’s premium interior and long list of standard features, but they were disappointed by its highway acceleration. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 8.9
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: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 8.4
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Auto writers reported that the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox has an impressive interior with spacious seats and attractive styling, though they said some rivals are more fun to ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 8.7
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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2014 Mazda CX-5

The 2014 Mazda CX-5 gets excellent fuel economy, and automotive journalists agreed that it has nimble handling ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.7
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: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 7.1
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 4_0
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2014 Subaru Forester

Critics were very pleased with the redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester, citing its roomy interior, impressive fuel economy and standard all-wheel drive. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 9.3
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_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: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 8.7
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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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: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 9.5
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 8.8
Reliability: 2_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: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2014 Ford Escape

The 2014 Ford Escape is one of the sportiest SUVs in the class, critics said, due in part to its agile handling and strong turbocharged engine options. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 8.5
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: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 8.9
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
Cost to Own: 8.9
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: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.8
Reliability: 3_0
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2014 Jeep Cherokee

Auto writers were impressed with the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee's premium interior and superb off-road performance, though ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 8.3
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 2_5
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