Best Used Compact SUVs under $15K for 2020

View the best used compact suvs priced under $15,000. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find used compact suvs for sale in your area. All Rankings »

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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

$8,922 - $11,408 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 28 Hwy MPG

9.1SCORE

$8,922 - $11,408 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2016 Hyundai Tucson

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson sits near the top of the compact SUV class thanks to its respectable performance, spacious interior, abundance of ad read more »

9.0SCORE

$15,650 - $20,266 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 31 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$15,650 - $20,266 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 31 Hwy MPG

2012 Toyota RAV4

The 2012 Toyota RAV4 ranks near the top of the compact SUV class, thanks to its pleasant ride and handling, roomy interior, solid reliabilit read more »

9.0SCORE

$12,317 - $16,148 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$12,317 - $16,148 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

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

$9,976 - $12,474 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 28 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$9,976 - $12,474 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

$9,604 - $11,866 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$9,604 - $11,866 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

$9,173 - $13,796 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$9,173 - $13,796 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2014 GMC Terrain

The 2014 GMC Terrain combines excellent cabin comfort with a cushioned ride and top-notch safety and reliability ratings. However, its base read more »

8.9SCORE

$13,647 - $18,761 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

8.9SCORE

$13,647 - $18,761 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

2012 Kia Sportage

When equipped with a turbocharged engine and automatic transmission, reviewers said the 2012 Kia Sportage is a good performer, but they thou read more »

8.8SCORE

$9,460 - $12,984 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 30 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$9,460 - $12,984 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 30 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

$8,371 - $11,817 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 29 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$8,371 - $11,817 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 29 Hwy MPG

2014 Mazda CX-5

The 2014 Mazda CX-5 is a blast to drive, with agile handling and feisty engines. This is also a sensible used SUV, with a … read more »

8.7SCORE

$12,883 - $16,288 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 35 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$12,883 - $16,288 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan

The 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan has an upscale interior, nimble handling, and good acceleration. However, it has less cargo space and worse mpg r read more »

8.7SCORE

$12,197 - $17,417 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 26 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$12,197 - $17,417 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 26 Hwy MPG

2013 Mazda CX-5

Carlike handling and responsive engine power help the used 2013 Mazda CX-5 do well in our rankings. Its below-average reliability score, how read more »

8.7SCORE

$11,752 - $14,464 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 35 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$11,752 - $14,464 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 35 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

$10,491 - $12,120 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$10,491 - $12,120 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

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

2015 Hyundai Tucson

The 2015 Hyundai Tucson’s upscale interior, smooth handling, and perfect reliability rating help it rank near the top of the compact SUV cla read more »

8.6SCORE

$13,431 - $16,697 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 29 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$13,431 - $16,697 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 29 Hwy MPG

2012 GMC Terrain

The 2012 GMC Terrain offers strong fuel economy ratings, and reviewers liked its spacious, stylish interior and comfortable seats. read more »

8.6SCORE

$10,919 - $13,802 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$10,919 - $13,802 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 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

$7,789 - $10,092 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$7,789 - $10,092 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 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

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