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Used Cars: 2009 Affordable Small Cars

View the best 2009 Affordable Small Cars based on our rankings. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find 2009 Affordable 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 »

Used Listings For Sale:
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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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 »

Used Listings For Sale:
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 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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2009 Mini Cooper Clubman

The 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman has go-kart-like handling and peppy engine choices, but a cramped back seat and small cargo area limit its appeal. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 6.6
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: NA
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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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#5
2009 Subaru Impreza

The 2009 Subaru Impreza’s strong safety scores, standard all-wheel drive and good performance should appeal to shoppers who want a safe small car that’s a little fun ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.5
Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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2009 Kia Rio

The 2009 Kia Rio is competent around town, but with few standard features and poor safety scores, the Rio gets trounced by the competition.   Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 7.0
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.7
Safety: 7.1
Reliability: 5_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 »

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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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, great gas mileage and excellent reliability score. However, uninspiring performance lowers the Vibe’s ... 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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2009 Suzuki SX4

With a model line that includes a crossover with all-wheel drive, the 2009 Suzuki SX4 has a model to suit almost everyone. However, this sporty small car ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 MINI Cooper

The 2009 Mini Cooper is fun to drive and fuel-efficient, but a cramped cabin makes it less practical than other small cars. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 6.5
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta has good power, plenty of standard features and a well-made, spacious cabin. Other than a poor reliability score, reviewers said there’s little to ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 8.7
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Ford Focus

When it was new, car reviewers liked the tech features and performance of the 2009 Ford Focus. As a used car, the 2009 Focus offers all that ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 7.7
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 8.6
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 Volkswagen New Beetle

The 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle coupe and convertible have playful styling, but below-average safety scores, low fuel economy and a less-than-practical interior push it toward the bottom ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 6.9
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 6.5
Cost to Own: N/A
Safety: 7.7
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

The 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt is an adequate performer with good fuel economy and plenty of available cabin tech features, but competitors have similar qualities and better reliability. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 7.5
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 6.9
Cost to Own: N/A
Safety: 8.6
Reliability: 4_0
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2009 Mazda MAZDA3

The 2009 Mazda3 has class-leading performance, but a poor reliability score puts it in the middle of the class as a used car. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 7.8
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: N/A
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Nissan Versa

The 2009 Nissan Versa has decent power, good safety scores and a very roomy interior, but competitors have better reliability scores and more standard features. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 8.3
Cost to Own: 9.8
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Scion xB

As a used car, the 2009 Scion xB ranks near the top of the class and stands out with one of the highest reliability scores. Reviewers liked ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 2_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.