Best 2009 Affordable Compact SUVs

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26 cars

2009 Honda CR-V

With excellent safety ratings, well-liked performance and a roomy interior, the 2009 Honda CR-V is one of the best used affordable compact S read more »

8.7SCORE

$8,079 - $9,567 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$8,079 - $9,567 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2009 Saturn VUE

The 2009 Saturn VUE has a comfortable ride and an upscale, high-quality interior and is a good choice for anyone in the market for … read more »

8.7SCORE

$6,379 - $7,645 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$6,379 - $7,645 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

2009 Chevrolet Equinox

When it was new, critics praised the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox for its powerful V6 engine options, practical interior and comfortable ride. Mos read more »

8.6SCORE

$6,332 - $8,166 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$6,332 - $8,166 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

2009 Mazda CX-7

The 2009 Mazda CX-7 isn’t as practical as many rival SUVs, but what it lacks in practicality it makes up for with agile handling … read more »

8.6SCORE

$6,388 - $8,114 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 23 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$6,388 - $8,114 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 23 Hwy MPG

2009 Toyota RAV4

The highly-ranked 2009 Toyota RAV4 offers a spacious cabin and a comfortable ride, as well as one of the few third-row seats in the … read more »

8.6SCORE

$8,669 - $11,475 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$8,669 - $11,475 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2009 Mazda Tribute

The 2009 Mazda Tribute has a well-appointed interior and good fuel economy, but its poor performance lessens its appeal. read more »

8.3SCORE

$6,611 - $11,263 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$6,611 - $11,263 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2009 Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester, completely redone for 2009, is not the most refined offering among 2009 compact SUVs, but its spacious interior and com read more »

8.2SCORE

$7,676 - $10,223 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$7,676 - $10,223 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2009 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander has sporty handling and a spacious interior, but it lacks the refinement found in top competitors. If you’re lookin read more »

8.1SCORE

$6,181 - $7,784 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$6,181 - $7,784 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

2009 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape received engine updates for 2009, and critics praised the improved power and acceleration. The Escape also has plenty of int read more »

8.0SCORE

$6,054 - $6,983 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$6,054 - $6,983 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

The 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid has great fuel economy for a 2009 compact SUV, and while it’s not as versatile as some rivals, it … read more »

8.0SCORE

$7,000 - $7,692 AVG PRICE PAID

34 City / 31 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$7,000 - $7,692 AVG PRICE PAID

34 City / 31 Hwy MPG

2009 Honda Element

The 2009 Honda Element has lots of cargo space in its rugged, easy-to-clean interior. It isn’t the most refined family vehicle available, bu read more »

8.0SCORE

$6,578 - $9,390 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$6,578 - $9,390 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

2009 Kia Sportage

The 2009 Kia Sportage offers sure-footed handling and a spacious interior, but it trails the pack when it comes to safety and engine power. read more »

8.0SCORE

$6,099 - $7,557 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$6,099 - $7,557 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan, which was all-new for 2009, has one of the most upscale interiors and among the most composed handling in the class, read more »

8.0SCORE

$6,101 - $6,892 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 24 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$6,101 - $6,892 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 24 Hwy MPG

2009 Saturn VUE Hybrid

The 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid has great safety ratings and fuel economy ratings, but its underwhelming performance keeps it from competing with read more »

7.9SCORE

$6,683 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 32 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$6,683 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 32 Hwy MPG

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara

The 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara has good off-road performance and a comfortable interior, but its on-road performance and low safety ratings le read more »

7.8SCORE

$5,441 - $7,215 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$5,441 - $7,215 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

2009 Jeep Patriot

The 2009 Jeep Patriot is a good SUV for off-roading, but poor interior quality and underpowered engines keep the Patriot near the bottom of read more »

7.5SCORE

$6,827 - $8,490 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 28 Hwy MPG

7.5SCORE

$6,827 - $8,490 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2009 Nissan Rogue

The 2009 Nissan Rogue has good performance and solid safety scores, but it's not as well-rounded as other 2009 compact SUVs. read more »

7.5SCORE

$6,588 - $7,776 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 27 Hwy MPG

7.5SCORE

$6,588 - $7,776 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2009 Nissan Xterra

The 2009 Nissan Xterra, a truck-based SUV, has good off-road performance and a rugged, versatile interior, but poor safety ratings make it a read more »

7.5SCORE

$8,388 - $11,342 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 20 Hwy MPG

7.5SCORE

$8,388 - $11,342 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 20 Hwy MPG

2009 Pontiac Torrent

The 2009 Pontiac Torrent offers a spacious interior and V6 power, but can’t quite stack up against other 2009 compact SUVs that have better read more »

7.5SCORE

$6,492 - $7,999 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

7.5SCORE

$6,492 - $7,999 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

2009 Mercury Mariner

The 2009 Mercury Mariner is a good choice in a field of great choices. While it may lack the refinement of some of its … read more »

7.4SCORE

$6,745 - $7,984 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 Hwy MPG

7.4SCORE

$6,745 - $7,984 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 Hwy MPG

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