Best Used Compact SUVs $15K to $20K for 2020

View the best used compact suvs priced between $15,000 and $20,000. 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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2015 Honda CR-V

The 2015 Honda CR-V ranks in the middle of the competitive compact SUV class. It offers lots of standard features and plenty of room … read more »

8.1SCORE

$15,149 - $19,902 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 34 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$15,149 - $19,902 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2016 Subaru Forester

The 2016 Subaru Forester has lots of seating and cargo space. It also comes standard with all-wheel drive, which is rare for a compact … read more »

8.0SCORE

$17,695 - $21,958 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 29 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$17,695 - $21,958 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 29 Hwy MPG

2015 Subaru Forester

The 2015 Subaru Forester finishes in the middle of the compact SUV class. Its standard all-wheel-drive system and spacious cabin make it a s read more »

8.0SCORE

$15,282 - $18,158 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 29 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$15,282 - $18,158 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 29 Hwy MPG

2019 Hyundai Tucson

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson ranks in the top half of the compact SUV class. It stands out with comfortable seats, a quiet cabin, and … read more »

7.9SCORE

$19,543 - $28,087 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 30 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$19,543 - $28,087 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2016 Toyota RAV4

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 boasts solid safety ratings and one of the highest cargo capacities in the class. However, it ranks in the bottom … read more »

7.9SCORE

$18,782 - $23,613 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 30 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$18,782 - $23,613 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2019 GMC Terrain

The 2019 GMC Terrain ranks in the middle of the compact SUV class. It offers straightforward tech features, a roomy cabin, composed handling read more »

7.8SCORE

$19,919 - $30,771 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 30 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$19,919 - $30,771 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2017 Subaru Forester

The 2017 Subaru Forester's attributes include a sizable cabin, a generous amount of available safety tech, and standard all-wheel drive. How read more »

7.8SCORE

$19,669 - $25,459 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$19,669 - $25,459 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2017 Toyota RAV4

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 has a spacious and comfortable interior, a smooth ride, great safety ratings, and plenty of features. However, tepid en read more »

7.7SCORE

$19,845 - $26,327 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 30 Hwy MPG

7.7SCORE

$19,845 - $26,327 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2018 Jeep Cherokee

The 2018 Jeep Cherokee ranks near the back of the competitive compact SUV class. It has an upscale interior, great off-road performance, and read more »

7.6SCORE

$18,570 - $26,658 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 30 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$18,570 - $26,658 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2017 Jeep Cherokee

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee sits near the back of the compact SUV class. While the Cherokee has a quality interior, a comfortable ride, and … read more »

7.6SCORE

$17,648 - $26,926 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 30 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$17,648 - $26,926 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2018 Jeep Compass

The 2018 Jeep Compass is a better off-roader than most rivals, but its on-road demeanor and interior quality both lag behind many other smal read more »

7.5SCORE

$17,456 - $23,317 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 32 Hwy MPG

7.5SCORE

$17,456 - $23,317 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 32 Hwy MPG

2015 Nissan Xterra

Though the 2015 Nissan Xterra is a capable off-roader with plenty of room for your gear, it falls in the bottom half our rankings. … read more »

7.5SCORE

$15,645 - $22,167 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 22 Hwy MPG

7.5SCORE

$15,645 - $22,167 AVG PRICE PAID

16 City / 22 Hwy MPG

2019 Nissan Rogue

The 2019 Nissan Rogue features one of the most upscale and spacious cabins in the compact SUV class. However, it ranks low in the … read more »

7.4SCORE

$19,631 - $25,239 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 33 Hwy MPG

7.4SCORE

$19,631 - $25,239 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2016 Jeep Cherokee

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee is very capable off road and has a high-end interior, but its bottom-of-the-barrel reliability rating drags it to the read more »

7.4SCORE

$15,727 - $24,537 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 31 Hwy MPG

7.4SCORE

$15,727 - $24,537 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 31 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

$16,421 - $22,979 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 19 Hwy MPG

7.4SCORE

$16,421 - $22,979 AVG PRICE PAID

15 City / 19 Hwy MPG

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has three rows of seats and a decent total cost of ownership score, but its underpowered engine, uncomfortable read more »

7.3SCORE

$16,854 - $27,748 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

7.3SCORE

$16,854 - $27,748 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is one of the few compact SUVs to offer third-row seating. However, its underpowered engine, poor predicted re read more »

7.3SCORE

$15,600 - $21,019 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

7.3SCORE

$15,600 - $21,019 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2012 Jeep Wrangler

If serious off-road capability is important to you, reviewers said the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is one of the most trail-ready options in the clas read more »

7.2SCORE

$17,738 - $26,470 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 21 Hwy MPG

7.2SCORE

$17,738 - $26,470 AVG PRICE PAID

17 City / 21 Hwy MPG

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Bland performance, a hard-to-use infotainment system, and a small cargo area relegate the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to the bottom of the read more »

7.0SCORE

$15,999 - $19,499 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 29 Hwy MPG

7.0SCORE

$15,999 - $19,499 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 29 Hwy MPG

2017 Jeep Compass

The 2017 Jeep Compass – with its underwhelming four-cylinder engine, sluggish acceleration, poor predicted reliability rating, and low safet read more »

7.0SCORE

$14,672 - $21,846 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 32 Hwy MPG

7.0SCORE

$14,672 - $21,846 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 32 Hwy MPG

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