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The Best Used Compact SUV Deals

November 1, 2012

This week, Consumer Reports released a list of the best used compact SUVs you should consider buying right now.

These are all SUVs from the 2007-2009 model years that scored well in CR road tests, have good reliability ratings, and perform well in crash tests.

The models have depreciated up to 49% from the original MSRP, saving you a considerable amount. Check out the list below:

Vehicle Avg Dealer Price MSRP (new) Depreciation
2007 Mitsubishi Outlander $10,875 $21,370 49%
2007 Kia Sportage $11,150 $18,895 41%
2007 Hyundai Tucson $11,450 $18,995 40%
2007 Honda CR-V $14,200 $20,600 31%
2008 Nissan Rogue $14,375 $19,250 26%
2009 Kia Sportage $14,550 $19,695 26%
2008 Hyundai Tucson $14,750 $21,270 31%
2008 Honda CR-V $15,700 $20,700 24%
2007 Toyota RAV4 $16,250 $24,440 34%
2008 Mitsubishi Outlander $16,375 $23,650 31%
2008 Subaru Forester $16,900 $21,995 23%
2008 Toyota RAV4 $17,025 $23,285 27%
2009 Mitsubishi Outlander $18,275 $25,380 28%
2007 Subaru Forester XT $19,650 $28,695 32%
2009 Hyundai Tucson $19,875 $25,620 22%
2009 Toyota RAV4 $21,475 $26,530 19%
2008 Acura RDX $26,000 $36,695 29%
2009 Acura RDX $26,775 $33,895 21%

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