Best 2011 Affordable Compact SUVs

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2011 Honda CR-V

The 2011 Honda CR-V ranks highly among the compact SUVs because it has a perfect reliability rating, a carlike ride, and an upscale interior read more »

9.0SCORE

$10,149 - $12,966 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 28 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$10,149 - $12,966 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2011 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage was completely redesigned for 2011, which helps it compete with the best of the class. read more »

8.8SCORE

$7,619 - $11,155 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 29 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$7,619 - $11,155 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 29 Hwy MPG

2011 Honda Element

The 2011 Honda Element isn’t as refined or upscale as most of its rivals, but few match its cargo hauling capabilities and rugged, versatile read more »

8.7SCORE

$11,659 - $13,700 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$11,659 - $13,700 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

2011 Mazda CX-7

The 2011 Mazda CX-7 is one of the sportiest 2011 compact SUVs available, but limited cargo space and somewhat cramped rear seats mean it … read more »

8.6SCORE

$7,744 - $9,757 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$7,744 - $9,757 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2011 Toyota RAV4

The 2011 Toyota RAV4 ranks among the best SUVs in the compact SUV class. The RAV4 has a roomy, comfortable interior, refined handling, and … read more »

8.5SCORE

$8,124 - $13,727 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$8,124 - $13,727 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2011 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan is a bit more upscale than many of its competitors, with sporty handling and a premium interior, making it a … read more »

8.3SCORE

$8,737 - $11,119 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 26 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$8,737 - $11,119 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 26 Hwy MPG

2011 Nissan Xterra

Among off-road SUVs, the 2011 Nissan Xterra is considered to be one of the best off-road performers. However, for on-road driving, most revi read more »

8.2SCORE

$9,867 - $13,264 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 20 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$9,867 - $13,264 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 20 Hwy MPG

2011 Subaru Forester

It may not be the most refined 2011 compact SUV available, but the 2011 Subaru Forester, with its generously-sized interior and standard all read more »

8.2SCORE

$8,701 - $11,886 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 27 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$8,701 - $11,886 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2011 Nissan Rogue

The 2011 Nissan Rogue has a pleasant ride, good fuel economy and good safety scores, but in a competitive class, it’s not as strong … read more »

8.1SCORE

$7,626 - $8,958 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$7,626 - $8,958 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2011 Hyundai Tucson

The highly-ranked 2011 Hyundai Tucson is a spacious compact SUV with a well-equipped interior, good performance and excellent safety scores. read more »

8.0SCORE

$7,170 - $10,370 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$7,170 - $10,370 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2011 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2011 Chevrolet Equinox ranks in the middle of the compact SUV class. Though it has great safety ratings, a roomy interior, and admirable read more »

7.9SCORE

$7,690 - $9,710 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$7,690 - $9,710 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

2011 GMC Terrain

The 2011 GMC Terrain has a comfortable and stylish interior, a smooth ride and one of the best fuel economy ratings in the class, … read more »

7.9SCORE

$9,231 - $10,920 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$9,231 - $10,920 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

2011 Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass was updated for 2011 and boasts good fuel economy estimates, but cheap interior materials and middling performance mean tha read more »

7.8SCORE

$8,372 - $10,439 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 27 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$8,372 - $10,439 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander is one of the sportier entries in the competitive 2011 compact SUV segment and isn’t a bad choice, but with … read more »

7.8SCORE

$8,296 - $10,193 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 28 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$8,296 - $10,193 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2011 Ford Escape

The 2011 Ford Escape has a spacious interior and a decent number of available technology features. However, a harsh ride and some subpar saf read more »

7.7SCORE

$8,148 - $11,367 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 28 Hwy MPG

7.7SCORE

$8,148 - $11,367 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2011 Ford Escape Hybrid

The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid has one of the highest fuel economy ratings among 2011 compact SUVs, but it lacks the clever interior details … read more »

7.7SCORE

$9,956 - $11,944 AVG PRICE PAID

30 City / 27 Hwy MPG

7.7SCORE

$9,956 - $11,944 AVG PRICE PAID

30 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

The 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara offers a comfortable interior and good off-road performance, but its on-road ride isn’t great and it has low sa read more »

7.7SCORE

$7,773 - $9,348 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

7.7SCORE

$7,773 - $9,348 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

2011 Jeep Wrangler

The 2011 Jeep Wrangler is excellent on a dirt trail or climbing rugged terrain, but uncomfortable and impractical as a daily driver. read more »

7.4SCORE

$16,036 - $22,690 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 19 Hwy MPG

7.4SCORE

$16,036 - $22,690 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 19 Hwy MPG

2011 Jeep Liberty

The 2011 Jeep Liberty deftly tackles dirt trails and mountain slopes, but when it comes to daily use, it lags behind the pack. read more »

7.1SCORE

$8,256 - $11,363 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 22 Hwy MPG

7.1SCORE

$8,256 - $11,363 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 22 Hwy MPG

2011 Jeep Patriot

The 2011 Jeep Patriot provides solid off-road performance, but isn’t as comfortable as the leading 2011 compact SUVs.   read more »

7.1SCORE

$6,549 - $10,447 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 29 Hwy MPG

7.1SCORE

$6,549 - $10,447 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 29 Hwy MPG

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