Used Small Cars under $10K

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. Learn more about our rankings»

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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 full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 9.1
Critics' Rating: 9.8
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 9.1
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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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 full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.9
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 5_0
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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 full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.9
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 7.8
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 8.2
Reliability: 5_0
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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 full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.9
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 5_0
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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 full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.9
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 5_0
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2010 Suzuki SX4

The 2010 Suzuki SX4 is one of few 2010 small cars that is available with all-wheel drive, but competitors have better fuel economy and ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.8
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 5_0
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2010 Scion xD

The 2010 Scion xD comes with a lot of standard features, but if you need a lot of interior space, take a look at ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.7
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Hyundai Elantra

The 2009 Hyundai Elantra won our Best Compact Car for the Money award for its good performance, spacious interior and low long-term ownership costs. ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 9.7
Safety: 8.4
Reliability: 4_0
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2010 Mazda MAZDA3

The 2010 Mazda3 has a winning combination of sporty performance and a practical, well-made interior. Its rear seat could be more accommodating, however. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.5
Critics' Rating: 9.5
Performance: 8.7
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 Honda Civic

The 2009 Honda Civic is one of the safest and best-performing used 2009 small cars. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.5
Critics' Rating: 9.5
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2012 Mazda Mazda2

Sharp handling sets the 2012 Mazda2 apart, reviewers said, but some rival subcompacts offer more cargo space and better fuel economy. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 8.8
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Suzuki SX4

The Suzuki SX4’s most appealing feature is available all-wheel drive. Shoppers who don’t need this option should research the competition. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 4_0
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2010 Kia Forte

The 2010 Kia Forte is a worthy contender for 2010 small cars when it comes to fuel economy, available features and safety scores. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.7
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 Toyota Corolla

The 2009 Toyota Corolla ranks near the top of its class with a solidly-built cabin and good performance for commuting. However, some reviewers thought ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 4_0
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2009 Toyota Yaris

The 2009 Toyota Yaris is fuel efficient and pleasant to drive, but it may not be large enough for all shoppers. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 7.1
Performance: 7.0
Interior: 6.8
Cost to Own: 9.7
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 5_0
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2012 Hyundai Accent

Test drivers said the 2012 Hyundai Accent is a practical commuter car that offers a good-looking cabin and a comfortable ride. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Kia Forte

The 2011 Kia Forte sedan, hatchback and coupe have good cargo space, class-competitive tech features and good safety scores, but some competitors have better ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.6
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Ford Focus

The 2010 Ford Focus impressed reviewers with its nimble handling and good fuel economy, and its good safety score helps make it a strong ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 7.8
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.6
Reliability: 4_0
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2010 Kia Soul

When the Kia Soul hit the market for the 2010 model year, it stood out with its love-it-or-hate-it styling, roomy interior and good safety ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 Honda Civic Hybrid

Much like the gas-only Honda Civic, the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid ranks well for its outstanding safety ratings and quality interior. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 9.8
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.