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 ... 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 cabin and numerous ... 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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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 safety scores. Read full review »

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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 other 2010 small ... 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, ... Read full review »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 it lacked the ... Read full review »

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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 »

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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 performance. 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 choice among small ... 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 scores, but others ... 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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2009 Pontiac Vibe

The 2009 Pontiac Vibe surpasses many 2009 small cars thanks to its versatile interior and great gas mileage. However, uninspiring performance lowers the Vibe’s appeal.   Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 7.1
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: N/A
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 4_5
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