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

$8,126 - $10,452 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 28 Hwy MPG

9.1SCORE

$8,126 - $10,452 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 28 Hwy MPG

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

$10,886 - $14,313 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$10,886 - $14,313 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

$9,809 - $12,509 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 28 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$9,809 - $12,509 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

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

$13,362 - $17,505 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

8.9SCORE

$13,362 - $17,505 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

$9,257 - $12,001 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 30 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$9,257 - $12,001 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

$8,127 - $10,307 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 29 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$8,127 - $10,307 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

$12,710 - $15,861 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 35 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$12,710 - $15,861 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

$11,035 - $15,681 AVG PRICE PAID

18 City / 26 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$11,035 - $15,681 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

$12,732 - $15,633 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 35 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$12,732 - $15,633 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

$10,005 - $11,564 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 25 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$10,005 - $11,564 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

$8,575 - $10,297 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$8,575 - $10,297 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

$6,904 - $9,043 AVG PRICE PAID

19 City / 26 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$6,904 - $9,043 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

$12,766 - $15,714 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 29 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$12,766 - $15,714 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

$10,656 - $12,927 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$10,656 - $12,927 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

$7,498 - $9,488 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$7,498 - $9,488 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

$6,068 - $7,828 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 24 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$6,068 - $7,828 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

$6,479 - $7,397 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 23 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$6,479 - $7,397 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

$7,440 - $10,073 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$7,440 - $10,073 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

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