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Used Midsize SUVs under $20K

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2010 Ford Flex

The retro-styled 2010 Ford Flex is a great alternative for families who want minivan features without minivan style. Its good safety scores, unique exterior design, powerful engine ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.4
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Subaru Tribeca

Though auto reviewers praised the 2009 Subaru Tribeca's powerful, responsive ride and excellent performance in crash tests, some wondered if it offers enough to distinguish itself from ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Kia Sorento

Redesigned for 2011, the Kia Sorento lost its truck-like platform and became one of the most comfortable-riding and fuel-efficient 2011 midsize crossovers. The Sorento offers tons of ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 2_5
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2010 Subaru Tribeca

While auto reviewers praised the 2010 Subaru Tribeca's powerful engine, responsive ride and well-equipped cabin, some wondered if it offers enough to distinguish itself from the competition. ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 3_0
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 8.4
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 2_0
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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: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 8.9
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 2_0
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2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor

The five-seat 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor performs most tasks adequately, but its competitors outshine it in many ways. Most of its rivals offer higher safety ratings, nicer interior ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 7.5
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 8.3
Reliability: 3_0
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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: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Kia Borrego

2009 saw the introduction of the Kia Borrego: a seven-seat SUV that’s best-suited to serious towing or off-roading. Test drivers were impressed by the Borrego’s utility, interior ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 7.8
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: N/A
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 3_0
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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

Although it gets better fuel economy and offers more cargo space than many two-row SUVs, the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe falls short with a poor reliability score ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.6
Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 7.8
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 2_5
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2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor

The 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor’s fuel economy is poor, its performance is uninspiring and in such a competitive class, it’s easy to find a better crossover. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.6
Critics' Rating: 7.7
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.6
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Nissan Pathfinder

The 2009 Nissan Pathfinder delivers a spacious, versatile interior and decent off-road abilities. However, it ranks toward the bottom of the class as other competitors offer more ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.6
Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.2
Reliability: 2_5
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2010 Hyundai Veracruz

Reviewers said the seven-passenger 2010 Hyundai Veracruz is a good family crossover, thanks to its surprisingly luxurious interior and long list of standard features. However, the Veracruz ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.5
Critics' Rating: 7.6
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee pleased reviewers with its off-road ability, luxurious interior and strong engine choices. However, other 2009 midsize SUVs offer better safety and reliability ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.5
Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.5
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Mercury Mountaineer

The 2009 Mercury Mountaineer is a great SUV for families who need to tow the boat on Saturday and tote the kids to school on Monday. However, ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.5
Critics' Rating: 7.0
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: N/A
Safety: 8.4
Reliability: 3_5
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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander

Test drivers said that the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander falls short with poor interior quality, a cramped available third row and an outdated navigation system. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.4
Critics' Rating: 6.8
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 6.4
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 8.6
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Ford Explorer

In 2010, the seven-seat Ford Explorer was one of the few off-road SUVs left in its class and is aimed for buyers with hauling, towing and off-roading ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.4
Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 8.4
Reliability: 2_0
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.4
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.4
Reliability: 2_0
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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

Although critics said the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander has fairly nimble handling and communicative steering, it is held back by its limited cargo capacity and cheap interior materials. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.3
Critics' Rating: 7.1
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 6.5
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 8.6
Reliability: 2_5
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2010 Nissan Pathfinder

If you need a hardcore off-road SUV that can handle whatever you throw at it, the 2010 Nissan Pathfinder is a good choice. However, if your main ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.3
Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 7.8
Cost to Own: 8.6
Safety: 8.2
Reliability: 2_0
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