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Used Small Cars under $10K

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2009 Scion tC

Those who want a hip small car with lots of standard features, fantastic reliability and impressive cargo space should like the 2009 Scion tC. Read full review »

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:8.2
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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 »

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.0
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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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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:8.4
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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 »

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.2
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

The 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit is a hatchback that offers a great combination of practicality and spirited performance. It also has a well-made and comfortable cabin, though other ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.6
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.0
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2009 Scion xD

The 2009 Scion xD separates itself from the pack with a good reliability score and plenty interior tech features, but competing hatchbacks have more utilitarian interiors. Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:8.5
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2009 Toyota Yaris

The 2009 Toyota Yaris is pleasant to drive and has an outstanding reliability score, but it may not be large enough for all shoppers. Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.8
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:8.5
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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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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:8.5
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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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.0
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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:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.2
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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 »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:8.7
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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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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.2
Performance:7.3
Interior:6.9
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:8.5
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2011 Nissan Versa

The 2011 Nissan Versa is a good choice for budget-minded shoppers who want a spacious, basic small car that can get them from point A to point ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:7.4
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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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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:8.7
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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 »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:8.6
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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 »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.7
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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 and low reliability score could make shoppers ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.9
Interior:6.8
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:8.6
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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 full review »

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:6.7
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:8.6
Safety:7.5
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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 »

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:8.7
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2011 Kia Rio

Good fuel economy ratings and a low price positioned the 2011 Kia Rio as a good commuter car, however, with poor safety ratings and performance, it’s easy ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:6.9
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:6.3
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