Best Used Subcompact Cars under $5K for 2020

View the best used subcompact cars priced under $5,000. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find used subcompact cars for sale in your area. All Rankings »

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2012 Smart Fortwo

The 2012 Smart Fortwo’s compact size makes it easy to maneuver in tight areas, but critics said its sluggish engine, crude transmission and read more »

7.7SCORE

$3,777 - $5,340 AVG PRICE PAID

34 City / 38 Hwy MPG

7.7SCORE

$3,777 - $5,340 AVG PRICE PAID

34 City / 38 Hwy MPG

2010 Hyundai Accent

While the 2010 Hyundai Accent has good fuel economy and a roomy cabin, most 2010 small cars have better performance and safety scores.   read more »

7.6SCORE

$4,064 - $5,663 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 36 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$4,064 - $5,663 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 36 Hwy MPG

2010 Smart ForTwo
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2010 Smart ForTwo
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2010 Smart ForTwo

The 2010 Smart Fortwo’s fuel economy ratings and maneuverability make it a good choice if you need to navigate the city, but its small … read more »

7.6SCORE

$3,610 - $7,054 AVG PRICE PAID

33 City / 41 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$3,610 - $7,054 AVG PRICE PAID

33 City / 41 Hwy MPG

2009 Hyundai Accent

The 2009 Hyundai Accent is a basic commuter car with good fuel economy, but its performance and crash test ratings can’t keep up with … read more »

7.6SCORE

$3,258 - $5,401 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$3,258 - $5,401 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2009 Smart Fortwo

The 2009 Smart Fortwo’s tiny footprint and outstanding fuel economy make it a tempting choice for city driving, but its sluggish acceleratio read more »

7.6SCORE

$2,695 - $5,304 AVG PRICE PAID

33 City / 41 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$2,695 - $5,304 AVG PRICE PAID

33 City / 41 Hwy MPG

2010 Kia Rio

The 2010 Kia Rio has high fuel economy ratings, but with few standard features, a cramped interior and low safety scores, other 2010 small … read more »

7.3SCORE

$4,311 - $5,989 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 34 Hwy MPG

7.3SCORE

$4,311 - $5,989 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2011 Smart Fortwo

Shoppers looking for a small city car should consider the 2011 Smart Fortwo, but you’ll have to compromise on cargo space and performance. read more »

7.2SCORE

$3,897 - $5,403 AVG PRICE PAID

33 City / 41 Hwy MPG

7.2SCORE

$3,897 - $5,403 AVG PRICE PAID

33 City / 41 Hwy MPG

2011 Hyundai Accent

The 2011 Hyundai Accent lacks the interior space and standard features you’ll find on higher-ranking 2011 small cars and comes with dismal s read more »

6.9SCORE

$3,184 - $6,016 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 34 Hwy MPG

6.9SCORE

$3,184 - $6,016 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 34 Hwy MPG

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