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Used Midsize SUVs under $20K

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2010 Toyota Venza

Though the 2010 Toyota Venza isn’t particularly engaging to drive, its stylish looks, excellent fuel economy and ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.5
Interior:8.8
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.4
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2009 Nissan Murano

The five-seat 2009 Nissan Murano saw a redesign that was unanimously praised by reviewers, who appreciated its sporty performance and near-luxury, high-quality interior. Read full review »

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.0
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2009 Toyota Highlander

The 2009 Toyota Highlander ranks near the top of its class for its comfortable ride, high-quality interior, ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.2
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2009 Toyota Venza

The five-seat Toyota Venza, introduced for the 2009 model year, stands out from the crowd of 2009 midsize SUVs with excellent fuel economy and great reliability and ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.9
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.4
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2009 Ford Edge

The 2009 Ford Edge wins praise for its safety ratings, nifty styling, comfortable cabin and solid handling. However, some reviewers thought that the Edge’s rivals offered nicer ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.2
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse

In its first year on the market, reviewers said the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse was sleek-looking, spacious and quiet. It may include some cheap-feeling interior materials, but with ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:9.4
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2010 Mazda CX-9

Reviewers loved the nimble performance of the 2010 Mazda CX-9 when it was new. Still, some 2010 midsize SUV buyers may be put off by its limited ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.2
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2010 Nissan Murano

The five-seat 2010 Nissan Murano is one of the sportier SUVs in its class. When it was new, some test drivers thought that its sleek, futuristic looks ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.0
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2010 Chevrolet Traverse

The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse is a stylish and versatile minivan alternative with good safety and reliability scores. When it was new, the Traverse’s spacious interior and cargo ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.4
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2009 Ford Explorer

While other used SUVs may be more refined, the 2009 Ford Explorer is a solid performer, with straightforward styling, a comfortable interior and top reliability rating. Most ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:8.4
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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe ranks well in its class due to strong safety and reliability ratings, but other competitors in the segment offer better performance or ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.4
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2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

The 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour has high safety and reliability scores for its class, but there are other wagons with more cargo space and better fuel economy ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.4
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2009 GMC Acadia

Test drivers said the three-row 2009 GMC Acadia is a great crossover for families who need lots of space, but not too much off-roading or towing ability. ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.6
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.4
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2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser

The 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a reliable off-road SUV, but some shoppers may not be willing to sacrifice everyday livability and practicality for the FJ’s bold ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:8.6
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2011 Toyota Venza

With its car-like ride and SUV-like space, the 2011 Toyota Venza is a true crossover. Reviewers were impressed ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.5
Interior:8.8
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:8.9
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2009 Buick Enclave

The 2009 Buick Enclave offers a smooth ride, stylish exterior and especially upscale interior for its class. With its adult-sized third row and ample cargo space, the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.6
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:9.4
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2010 Ford Edge

When it was new, reviewers said the five-seat 2010 Ford Edge had sharp styling, a comfortable cabin and solid performance. The Edge also offers good safety and ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.2
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2009 Ford Flex

In its first year on the market, the three-row 2009 Ford Flex earned tons of praise for its well-designed interior, roomy cabin and smooth ride. However, not ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.4
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2009 Honda Pilot

Redesigned for 2009, the Honda Pilot has a car-like ride, a flexible interior and great safety scores, which makes it a good all-around used crossover for families. ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.4
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2009 Mazda CX-9

Test drivers noted that the Mazda CX-9 is a great crossover for shoppers who still want some sportiness in their family SUV. However, some 2009 midsize SUVs ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:9.2
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