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Used Cars: 2010 Affordable Small Cars

View the best 2010 Affordable Small Cars based on our rankings. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find 2010 Affordable Small Cars for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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2010 Subaru Impreza

The 2010 Subaru Impreza is one of the only cars in the class with standard all-wheel drive, but with lower fuel economy ratings than its competitors, the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 8.1
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Toyota Yaris

The 2010 Toyota Yaris comes with a lot of safety features and doesn’t use a ton of gas, but a cramped rear seat and below-average safety scores ... Read full review »

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Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 7.2
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 6.9
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 4_0
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta

The Volkswagen Jetta trumps most 2010 small cars with a powerful engine, a well-equipped interior and comfortable seating, but an unimpressive reliability rating keeps the Jetta from ... Read full review »

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Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 8.7
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 2_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 »

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Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 7.8
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.6
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Scion xD

The 2010 Scion xD comes with a lot of standard features and has an above-average reliability rating, but if you need a lot of interior space, take ... Read full review »

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Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

The 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt has good performance, cargo space and safety scores for the class, but its uncomfortable rear seating could make shoppers think twice. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 7.4
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 6.9
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.6
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Toyota Matrix

In addition to its strong safety scores, the 2010 Toyota Matrix has a lot of cargo space and available all-wheel drive, making it a good choice for ... Read full review »

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Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 6.9
Performance: 6.9
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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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 size means shoppers ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.6
Critics' Rating: 7.0
Performance: 6.4
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 9.7
Safety: 8.1
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer

The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer has a sporty exterior, but its interior quality, reliability and standard interior features are lacking. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.4
Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.1
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: 2_0
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2010 Kia Rio

The 2010 Kia Rio has high fuel economy ratings, but with few standard features, a cramped interior and low safety and reliability scores, other 2010 small cars ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.3
Critics' Rating: 7.7
Performance: 7.1
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 7.3
Reliability: 2_5
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2010 Chevrolet Aveo

The 2010 Chevrolet Aveo's high points are a low price and good fuel economy, but its competitors are better in nearly every other way. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.2
Critics' Rating: 6.8
Performance: 6.7
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.7
Safety: 7.5
Reliability: 2_5
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2010 Dodge Caliber

The 2010 Dodge Caliber has a comfortable interior and plenty of space for cargo, but its low fuel economy and sluggish performance won’t please all shoppers. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.2
Critics' Rating: 6.4
Performance: 6.4
Interior: 6.9
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 8.8
Reliability: 2_5
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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle

The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle is perfect for shoppers who want retro styling more than they want interior space or good fuel economy. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.2
Critics' Rating: 7.1
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 6.6
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 7.7
Reliability: 2_5
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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.