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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 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:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.7
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
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 4_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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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 4_0
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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:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5
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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:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.4
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.3
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:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5
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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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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 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:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:7.8
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:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.4
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.3
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:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 2_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 »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:8.1
Reliability: 3_0
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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 »

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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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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:6.9
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.6
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:7.4
Reliability: 2_0
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.4
Interior:6.5
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:7.4
Reliability: 2_0
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