Used Midsize SUVs under $20K

View the best used midsize suvs priced under $20,000. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find used midsize suvs for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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2009 Saturn Outlook

The 2009 Saturn Outlook is a family-friendly vehicle that delivers competitive safety scores, a spacious cabin and decent fuel economy for its size, but its interior materials ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 9.2
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 8.3
Cost to Own: N/A
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 5_0
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2010 Toyota Venza

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

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 9.0
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 8.7
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 5_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: 9.0
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 8.4
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Redesigned last year, the Highlander Hybrid offers a spacious interior, smooth ride, and refined hybrid powertrain. However, some feel its price is too steep compared to the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 9.0
Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 5_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 safety scores. ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 9.0
Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 8.9
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Ford Edge

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

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.9
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 5_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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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.9
Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 5_0
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2010 Toyota Highlander

The 2010 Toyota Highlander boasts three available rows of seats and a smooth, car-like ride, not to mention outstanding fuel economy. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.8
Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 5_0
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.7
Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 4_0
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2011 Buick Enclave

The 2011 Buick Enclave's upscale interior, smooth ride and stylish looks make it an affordable alternative to some luxury SUVs. Its middling performance means the Enclave isn’t the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.4
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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2011 Mazda CX-9

Reviewers said the 2011 Mazda CX-9 is a three-row crossover that’s actually fun to drive. Its comfortable interior and decent fuel economy are the icing on the cake. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.6
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 4_0
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2011 Nissan Murano

The 2011 Nissan Murano is a 2011 midsize SUV that is actually fun to drive, which is a rarity in its class. With good power, competitive fuel economy ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 4_5
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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: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 8.6
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 4_0
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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: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 4_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 and a comfortable interior. Most test drivers said ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.4
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe has good fuel economy and strong safety scores, but other competitors in the segment offer better performance or nicer interiors. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 4_0
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2009 Toyota 4Runner

The seven-seat 2009 Toyota 4Runner is an ideal vehicle for shoppers who need a rugged SUV for towing or off-roading. However, if you don’t need the 4Runner’s ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 8.7
Safety: 8.1
Reliability: 5_0
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2012 Chevrolet Traverse

When it was new, reviewers liked the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse’s adult-sized third-row seat, great cargo space for the class and well-rounded driving dynamics. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.5
Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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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 »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 8.7
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 4_0
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2009 Hyundai Veracruz

With a smooth ride and an excellent safety score, the 2009 Hyundai Veracruz is a good choice for anyone looking for a seven-seat midsize SUV with lots ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.4
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 3_5
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