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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 Honda Fit

With good fuel economy, innovative storage options, great safety ratings and a high reliability score, the 2010 ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:8.5
Interior:9.1
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:9.3
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2010 Scion xB

The 2010 Scion xB is a boxy small car that has good safety and reliability ratings and one of the most spacious cabins in the class. Read full review »

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.0
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2010 Honda Civic

When it was new, reviewers agreed that the 2010 Honda Civic offered a winning combination of substance and style. Today, the Civic still stands out as one ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.3
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2010 Mazda MAZDA3

The 2010 Mazda3 has a winning combination of sporty performance and a practical, well-made interior. Its reliability score could be better, however. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.3
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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:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:8.5
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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 »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.2
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2010 Honda Civic Hybrid

The 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid ranks highly among 2010 small cars for its many standard features, excellent fuel economy and high safety ratings. Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.7
Safety:9.1
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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 »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.3
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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 and reliability scores make it a strong choice among ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:8.6
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2010 Volkswagen Golf

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf’s available diesel engine, engaging performance and quality, spacious interior put it a notch above many competitors. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.9
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.0
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2010 Mini Cooper

The 2010 Mini Cooper has retro styling and some of the best performance in the class, but a small interior and an unimpressive reliability score make other ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.5
Interior:6.6
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.2
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2010 Scion tC

The sporty-looking 2010 Scion tC has pleasant performance, a lot of standard features and good cargo space, but when it comes to fuel economy and safety ratings, ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:8.2
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.0
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2010 Hyundai Elantra

The 2010 Hyundai Elantra has some of the best passenger and cargo space in the class, as ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.5
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.2
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2010 Nissan Cube

The 2010 Nissan Cube makes a statement with its boxy styling, and it has one of the roomiest interiors in the class, good safety scores and a ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.0
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2010 Toyota Yaris

The 2010 Toyota Yaris has a good reliability rating, comes with a lot of safety features and doesn’t use a ton of gas, but a cramped rear ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.2
Performance:7.3
Interior:6.9
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:8.5
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2010 Honda Insight

The 2010 Honda Insight has decent performance and fuel economy for a hybrid, as well as above-average safety and reliability scores. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:8.7
Safety:9.1
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2010 Nissan Sentra

The 2010 Nissan Sentra’s comfortable cabin and impressive list of interior features make it a good daily driver, but lackluster performance means you shouldn’t expect much more. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:6.9
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.2
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2010 Nissan Versa

With above-average safety scores, good fuel economy and a spacious cabin, the 2010 Nissan Versa is a ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:8.7
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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, safety scores and reliability. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:8.7
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