Best 2010 Affordable Compact SUVs

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24 cars

2010 Honda CR-V

The 2010 Honda CR-V ranks among the best in the compact SUV class because of its comfortable ride, roomy interior, and excellent safety and read more »

9.1SCORE

$8,126 - $10,452 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 28 Hwy MPG

9.1SCORE

$8,126 - $10,452 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2010 Subaru Forester

The 2010 Subaru Forester is not as luxurious or refined as some of its rivals, but it offers plenty of practicality and a comfortable, … read more »

9.0SCORE

$9,296 - $11,503 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$9,296 - $11,503 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2010 Toyota RAV4

The 2010 Toyota RAV4 ranks near the top of the compact SUV class. It offers a comfortable interior, a pleasant ride, loads of cargo … read more »

9.0SCORE

$8,933 - $13,575 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$8,933 - $13,575 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2010 Mazda CX-7

The 2010 Mazda CX-7 is one of the sportiest rides in the class, but with a small cargo area and back seat and a … read more »

8.5SCORE

$6,775 - $8,653 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$6,775 - $8,653 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander, refreshed for 2010, offers a sporty, yet supple, ride and a vast cargo area, though it lacks the refinement of man read more »

8.5SCORE

$6,530 - $9,012 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 27 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$6,530 - $9,012 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2010 GMC Terrain

The GMC Terrain, which was all-new for 2010, offers a refined ride, comfortable interior and great fuel economy, making it a great choice fo read more »

8.4SCORE

$8,935 - $11,525 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

8.4SCORE

$8,935 - $11,525 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

2010 Kia Sportage

The 2010 Kia Sportage offers a spacious interior, but it doesn’t manage to distinguish itself in a very competitive class.   read more »

8.4SCORE

$6,403 - $7,919 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

8.4SCORE

$6,403 - $7,919 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

2010 Honda Element

The 2010 Honda Element puts the utility in sport utility vehicle. This four-seater lacks the refinement of most of its rivals, but what it … read more »

8.3SCORE

$8,976 - $12,077 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$8,976 - $12,077 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan is one of the more upscale offerings in the 2010 compact SUV class, and its refined, agile handling and excellent read more »

8.3SCORE

$6,414 - $9,780 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$6,414 - $9,780 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

2010 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox places in the top half of our compact SUV rankings. It has a well-constructed cabin, high safety scores, and a … read more »

8.0SCORE

$7,316 - $9,003 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$7,316 - $9,003 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

2010 Nissan Rogue

When it was new, reviewers said that a pleasant ride, versatile cargo space and better–than-average fuel economy were among the 2010 Nissan read more »

7.9SCORE

$6,528 - $7,586 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 27 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$6,528 - $7,586 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2010 Hyundai Tucson

The redesigned 2010 Hyundai Tucson looks sleek and has better fuel economy and performance than previous models, as well as one of the best read more »

7.8SCORE

$6,906 - $9,197 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 30 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$6,906 - $9,197 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2010 Jeep Liberty

The 2010 Jeep Liberty boasts very good off-road capabilities, but most reviewers agreed it doesn’t offer buyers much else.    read more »

7.8SCORE

$7,299 - $8,722 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 22 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$7,299 - $8,722 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 22 Hwy MPG

2010 Mercury Mariner

The 2010 Mercury Mariner is a competent and inviting 2010 compact SUV with decent fuel economy and a spacious interior, but isn’t as comfort read more »

7.8SCORE

$7,063 - $7,867 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 28 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$7,063 - $7,867 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara

The 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara has good off-road performance and powerful engines, but its on-road performance isn’t great and it carries belo read more »

7.7SCORE

$5,855 - $7,786 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

7.7SCORE

$5,855 - $7,786 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

2010 Ford Escape

The 2010 Ford Escape delivers all the compact SUV basics. However, flaws like a poor reliability rating keep it ranked near the middle of … read more »

7.6SCORE

$6,812 - $7,788 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$6,812 - $7,788 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid

The 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid gets great fuel economy and retains all the utility and space of a regular SUV, making it a good … read more »

7.6SCORE

$6,976 - $9,707 AVG PRICE PAID

34 City / 31 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$6,976 - $9,707 AVG PRICE PAID

34 City / 31 Hwy MPG

2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

The 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is a competent SUV with excellent fuel economy, making it a good choice for anyone who needs the utility … read more »

7.6SCORE

$8,682 - $9,153 AVG PRICE PAID

34 City / 31 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$8,682 - $9,153 AVG PRICE PAID

34 City / 31 Hwy MPG

2010 Mazda Tribute

The 2010 Mazda Tribute offers good safety scores and a decent interior, but in a highly competitive class, the Tribute falls in the middle … read more »

7.5SCORE

N/A AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

7.5SCORE

N/A AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2010 Nissan Xterra

If you’re looking for an off-road vehicle, the 2010 Nissan Xterra is one of the few 2010 compact SUVs that will fit the bill. … read more »

7.5SCORE

$8,101 - $10,960 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 20 Hwy MPG

7.5SCORE

$8,101 - $10,960 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 20 Hwy MPG

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