Best Used Small Cars under $10K for 2021

View the best used small cars priced under $10,000. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find used small cars for sale in your area. All Rankings »

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2011 Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt debuted as one of the most efficient 2011 midsize cars available, with a manageable electric-only range and gasoline engi read more »

9.7SCORE

$4,778 AVG PRICE PAID

35 City / 40 Hwy MPG

9.7SCORE

$4,778 AVG PRICE PAID

35 City / 40 Hwy MPG

2012 Honda Fit

The 2012 Honda Fit has strong fuel economy ratings, and reviewers praised its large and versatile cargo hold, agile handling and fun-to-driv read more »

9.4SCORE

$7,804 - $9,286 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

9.4SCORE

$7,804 - $9,286 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2011 Honda Fit

Even though it’s a small hatchback, the highly-ranked 2011 Honda Fit can haul five people comfortably and accommodate all sorts of cargo. Th read more »

9.4SCORE

$6,194 - $6,939 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

9.4SCORE

$6,194 - $6,939 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2010 Toyota Prius

With top fuel economy ratings and competitive interior and cargo space, reviewers agreed that it was tough to beat the 2010 Toyota Prius whe read more »

9.2SCORE

$6,240 - $9,337 AVG PRICE PAID

51 City / 48 Hwy MPG

9.2SCORE

$6,240 - $9,337 AVG PRICE PAID

51 City / 48 Hwy MPG

2013 Honda Fit

With its abundant cargo room, spacious seats, and outstanding reliability score, a used 2013 Honda Fit should be on your shopping list. It i read more »

9.1SCORE

$8,175 - $9,618 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 35 Hwy MPG

9.1SCORE

$8,175 - $9,618 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2012 Honda Civic

The 2012 Honda Civic is a high-ranking compact car, thanks to its comfortable interior, refined ride and handling, strong reliability rating read more »

9.1SCORE

$6,197 - $12,152 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 36 Hwy MPG

9.1SCORE

$6,197 - $12,152 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 36 Hwy MPG

2011 Toyota Prius

The 2011 Toyota Prius’ superior fuel economy ratings, high safety scores and spacious interior helped it earn the titles of 2011 Best Hybrid read more »

9.1SCORE

$6,723 - $10,787 AVG PRICE PAID

51 City / 48 Hwy MPG

9.1SCORE

$6,723 - $10,787 AVG PRICE PAID

51 City / 48 Hwy MPG

2013 Kia Rio

If you are looking for a used car with a generous features list, a refined ride, and an attractive cabin, you’ll be impressed by … read more »

9.0SCORE

$6,324 - $7,759 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 36 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$6,324 - $7,759 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 36 Hwy MPG

2010 Honda Fit

With good fuel economy, innovative storage options and great safety ratings, the 2010 Honda Fit is a top choice for anyone shopping for a … read more »

9.0SCORE

$6,059 - $6,750 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 35 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$6,059 - $6,750 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2009 Honda Fit

When it was new, reviewers recommended the 2009 Honda Fit for its fun driving dynamics, good fuel economy and innovative cargo area. As a … read more »

9.0SCORE

$5,418 - $6,752 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$5,418 - $6,752 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2009 Scion xB

As a used car, the 2009 Scion xB ranks near the top of the class. Reviewers liked the xB for its strong engine, spacious … read more »

9.0SCORE

$3,559 - $5,410 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$3,559 - $5,410 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2014 Kia Soul

The 2014 Kia Soul has plenty of space for occupants and cargo alike, and it comes with many standard features. However, the Soul's base … read more »

8.9SCORE

$8,132 - $9,765 AVG PRICE PAID

24 City / 30 Hwy MPG

8.9SCORE

$8,132 - $9,765 AVG PRICE PAID

24 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2012 Toyota Prius

The 2012 Toyota Prius has excellent fuel economy, lots of cargo space and a long list of standard features, though reviewers agreed that it read more »

8.9SCORE

$8,987 - $9,767 AVG PRICE PAID

51 City / 48 Hwy MPG

8.9SCORE

$8,987 - $9,767 AVG PRICE PAID

51 City / 48 Hwy MPG

2011 Mini Cooper

The 2011 Mini Cooper surpasses many used small cars with outstanding performance, but some of its classmates have a more versatile interiors read more »

8.9SCORE

$7,082 - $13,607 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.9SCORE

$7,082 - $13,607 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

2011 Scion xB

The highly-ranked 2011 Scion xB has flashy styling, ample passenger and cargo space and impressive tech features that make it a solid used s read more »

8.9SCORE

$4,634 - $6,624 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.9SCORE

$4,634 - $6,624 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2010 Scion xB

The 2010 Scion xB is a boxy small car that has good safety ratings and one of the most spacious cabins in the class. read more »

8.9SCORE

$4,117 - $6,746 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.9SCORE

$4,117 - $6,746 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2009 Scion tC

Those who want a hip small car with lots of standard features and impressive cargo space should like the 2009 Scion tC. read more »

8.9SCORE

$2,885 - $5,926 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

8.9SCORE

$2,885 - $5,926 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2009 Toyota Prius

If you’re shopping for a used car that gets exceptional fuel economy, the 2009 Toyota Prius should be on your list. With a large … read more »

8.9SCORE

$4,851 - $5,327 AVG PRICE PAID

48 City / 45 Hwy MPG

8.9SCORE

$4,851 - $5,327 AVG PRICE PAID

48 City / 45 Hwy MPG

2017 Chevrolet Sonic

The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic sits near the top of its class because it has excellent safety and predicted reliability ratings. This Chevy also h read more »

8.8SCORE

$9,801 - $12,072 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 33 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$9,801 - $12,072 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2015 Kia Rio

The 2015 Kia Rio is a high-ranking subcompact car that has an upscale cabin in all but the base trim, trouble-free tech features, spry … read more »

8.8SCORE

$8,143 - $9,823 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$8,143 - $9,823 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 37 Hwy MPG

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