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Used Luxury Compact SUVs under $30K

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2010 Audi Q5

The 2010 Audi Q5 has solid handling, a comfortable interior and good fuel economy. If you’re in the market for a well-rounded 2010 compact SUV, the Q5 ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.7
Performance:9.1
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:9.4
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2010 Acura RDX

The 2010 Acura RDX has sporty handling and a fairly roomy interior, but some critics thought its engine could be smoother and its interior nicer. Read full review »

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:9.4
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2011 Infiniti EX

The 2011 Infiniti EX is long on sport but short on utility. If you’re just looking for ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.4
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.7
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK is one of the better-performing 2011 compact SUVs, with plenty of power and good handling, in addition to best-in-class safety scores. However, limited ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:7.3
Safety:10.0
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2009 Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 was all-new for 2009, and reviewers said it delivers excellent performance, good fuel economy and a comfortable, well-made interior. As far as 2009 luxury ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:9.2
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:7.1
Safety:9.4
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2011 Acura RDX

The 2011 Acura RDX has better handling and more cargo space than most competing 2011 luxury compact SUVs, but more recently updated rivals offer more opulence and ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.0
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2011 Volvo XC60

The 2011 Volvo XC60 is one of the best family-oriented 2011 compact SUVs available, with good safety scores and plenty of space for passengers and cargo. Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.7
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2009 Infiniti EX

The 2009 Infiniti EX is one of the sportiest 2009 compact SUVs available, thanks to a powerful engine and athletic handling. Its main drawback is its small ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.6
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:9.0
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2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK, which was an all-new vehicle for 2010, tops other 2010 luxury compact SUVs with its combination of pleasing performance, class-leading safety and reliability ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:9.0
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:7.2
Safety:10.0
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2009 Acura RDX

The 2009 Acura RDX is a well-rounded 2009 compact SUV with comfortable seating and sporty handling, as well as a fairly generous cargo area. Still, reviewers complained ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:9.4
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2010 BMW X3

The 2010 BMW X3 has athletic handling and can haul lots of cargo, but a harsh ride means it may not be the most comfortable vehicle for ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.2
Safety:10.0
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2009 BMW X3

The 2009 BMW X3 is one of the sportiest 2009 compact SUVs available, making it a top choice for driving enthusiasts. However, its sporty ride may be ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.6
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.1
Safety:10.0
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2010 Infiniti EX

The 2010 Infiniti EX has a powerful engine and great driving dynamics, but a small cargo capacity. ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:10.0
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2009 Cadillac SRX

The 2009 Cadillac SRX offers good performance and handling, a luxurious interior and the only third-row seat in the class. However, while reviewers said the SRX is ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.1
Safety:8.4
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2011 Cadillac SRX

The 2011 Cadillac SRX offers plenty of style, a handsome cabin and generous cargo space, but ho-hum performance keeps it from the top of the class. Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.8
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.7
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2010 Volvo XC60

With lots of cargo space, good performance and safety features that you can’t find in other 2010 luxury compact SUVs, critics said the 2010 Volvo XC60 is ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.4
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Safety:10.0
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2011 Land Rover LR2

The 2011 Land Rover LR2 can venture where few other 2011 compact SUVs can go, but competitors offer more refinement and better on-road performance. Read full review »

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:N/A
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2010 Cadillac SRX

The 2010 Cadillac SRX, which was redesigned for 2010, has plenty of style, a luxurious interior and respectable cabin and cargo space. Though it doesn’t have the ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.9
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.2
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2010 Land Rover LR2

The 2010 Land Rover LR2 is one of the best 2010 compact SUVs for off-roading. However, poor fuel economy and a cramped back seat mean it may ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:N/A
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2009 Land Rover LR2

The 2009 Land Rover LR2 is one of the strongest off-roaders in the class, but unless you need its rugged capability, other 2009 compact SUVs have more ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:7.3
Safety:N/A
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