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8 Great Used Compact SUVs Under $20,000 for 2019

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If you're in the market for a compact SUV with a budget of $20,000, you're in luck. You have a lot of fantastic options on small crossovers that combine the perks of small cars like easy maneuverability and good fuel economy with the versatility of an SUV.

Here are eight great used compact SUVs you can find on Autotrader for under $20,000 in 2019.

2013-2018 Acura RDX

2013-2018 Acura RDX

The all-new Acura RDX that just came out for 2019 is fantastic, but let's not forget about its previous generation which is now a great luxury SUV value on the used market. Based on the Honda CR-V with a strong and smooth standard V6 engine, the RDX that ran from 2013-2018 is stylish, comfortable, and very roomy on the inside for both passengers and cargo. A used RDX is a great option for a premium vehicle at an affordable price. Find an Acura RDX for sale

2018-2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2018-2019 Chevrolet Equinox

The recently redesigned Chevrolet Equinox is kind of the Goldilocks of compact SUVs -- it does just about everything just right. From its size to its fuel economy to its interior space, the Equinox is likely to satisfy just about anyone shopping for a practical and efficient compact crossover. In classic Chevy fashion, the Equinox is safe, reliable and overall a good value. Find a Chevrolet Equinox for sale

2014-2017 Infiniti QX50

2014-2017 Infiniti QX50

The Infiniti QX50 of today is a much different animal than it was a few years ago. In 2014, the Infiniti EX was renamed the QX50 and it stands out as an unusual, performance-oriented compact luxury crossover. It has proportions not quite like anything else in its class and an outstanding standard V6 engine. Not only is there a lot of grunt under the hood, but its sport sedan like handling might make you forget you're in an SUV. The performance is fantastic, but this Infiniti is a little tight on cargo and rear passenger room compared to competitors. Find an Infiniti QX50 for sale

2017-2019 Jeep Compass

2017-2019 Jeep Compass

For a practical compact crossover with a little off-road attitude, the current generation of the Jeep Compass is an easy recommendation. When equipped with 4-wheel drive, the Compass has the off-road chops that its Jeep name suggests while being a great everyday commuter and errand-runner, too. The interior is spacious and stylish and it offers two different versions of the Uconnect infotainment system, which is one of the best in the business. Find a Jeep Compass for sale

2017-2019 Kia Sportage

2017-2019 Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage has always been a strong value proposition in this segment and it got even stronger with the 2017 redesign. The current-generation Sportage has now been around long enough that well-equipped examples can be found fairly easily on the used market for less than $20,000. We recommend the SX Turbo model if you can find one at this price point, which includes an exciting turbocharged engine, a sport-tuned suspension and a ton of modern safety tech. Find a Kia Sportage for sale

2015-2018 Lincoln MKC

2015-2018 Lincoln MKC

Another good used luxury SUV option for less than $20,000 is the Lincoln MKC, which has recently been given a face-lift and renamed the Lincoln Nautilus. Based on the Ford Escape, the Lincoln is obviously the more luxurious option with a more refined look inside and out and even a lively driving experience thanks to nimble handling and a strong lineup of engines. The standard engine is a good 240-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, but we recommend upgrading to the 285-hp 2.3-liter turbo engine in the higher-end Select, Reserve or Black Label trims. Find a Lincoln MKC for sale

2014-2019 Nissan Rogue

2014-2019 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue has been mostly unchanged since the 2014 model year, which means you can get a current-generation model at a very affordable price. The Rogue is the only compact SUV on this list with an available third row of seats, but they stopped being available starting with the 2018 model. The third row in the Rogue is pretty tight, but it's still nice to have those extra seats in a pinch without needing to upgrade to a bigger SUV. Find a Nissan Rogue for sale

2013-2018 Toyota RAV4

2013-2018 Toyota RAV4

The tried and true Toyota RAV4 is always a good purchase thanks to its great safety and reliability scores and overall practicality. The RAV4 also benefits from a roomy interior, generous standard safety tech starting in 2017, and a comfortable ride. The RAV4 was also available as an efficient hybrid starting in 2016, which has all of the benefits of the regular RAV4 plus better fuel economy and standard all-wheel driveFind a Toyota RAV4 for sale

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