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Used Small Cars $12K to $14K

View the best used small cars priced between $12,000 and $14,000. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find used small cars for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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2012 Nissan Cube

The 2012 Nissan Cube isn't the most fuel-efficient car in the class, but reviewers said it has a comfortable ride and a generous amount of cargo space. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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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: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Toyota Yaris

Reviewers said the 2013 Toyota Yaris has a spacious, yet bland, cabin and could use more power for accelerating to highway speeds. Read full review »

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Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 6.9
Performance: 6.6
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.8
Reliability: 4_5
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2012 Hyundai Elantra

The 2012 Hyundai Elantra gets terrific gas mileage and reviewers loved its smooth ride, attractive cabin and numerous available features. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 9.4
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 8.6
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 2_0
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2013 Ford Fiesta

The 2013 Ford Fiesta gets excellent gas mileage and reviewers liked its stylish cabin and said that sharp steering makes it a lot of fun behind the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 8.6
Interior: 8.3
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 2_0
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2013 Hyundai Accent

The 2013 Hyundai Accent earned praise for its comfortable ride and attractive cabin, but test drivers said some rivals have more athletic handling. Read full review »

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Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2012 Ford Focus

Test drivers said that the 2012 Ford Focus distinguishes itself from other compact cars with nimble handling and a premium interior. Read full review »

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Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 9.4
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 2_0
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2011 Scion xB

The highly-ranked 2011 Scion xB has flashy styling, ample passenger and cargo space and impressive tech features that make it a solid used small car. It also ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 2_5
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2011 Toyota Matrix

The 2011 Toyota Matrix is fuel-efficient and utilitarian, but reviewers said it can’t top its competitors because its performance is underwhelming. Read full review »

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Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 6.9
Performance: 6.8
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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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 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: 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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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 »

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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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2013 Chevrolet Sonic

Reviewers said the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic has a roomy cabin for a subcompact car, and they were impressed with its nimble handling and comfortable ride. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 2_5
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2012 Kia Soul

While some rivals offer more cargo space, the 2012 Kia Soul impressed reviewers with its comfortable ride and roomy back seat. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 2_5
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2011 Toyota Corolla

With strong fuel economy ratings and a comfortable interior, the 2011 Toyota Corolla makes a good commuter car. However, the Corolla struggles to compete against reliable cars ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 6.7
Performance: 6.8
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 4_0
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2013 Scion iQ

Critics said the 2013 Scion iQ is very easy to park and drive in the city, but they caution that it has a noisy powertrain, very little ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 7.2
Performance: 6.5
Interior: 6.9
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 3_5
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2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

The 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid’s high fuel economy ratings, good reliability scores and strong list of standard features make it a smart choice for shoppers looking for ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 7.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Mazda Mazda2

The 2013 Mazda2 impressed reviewers with its crisp handling, but they said rivals have more cargo space and greater rear-seat comfort. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 7.5
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 7.0
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.2
Reliability: 3_0
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#38
2012 Honda Insight

While test drivers were impressed with the 2012 Honda Insight’s confident handling, they said that rival hybrids get better fuel economy, have roomier interiors and more standard ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 6.6
Performance: 7.0
Interior: 7.1
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Honda CR-Z

The 2011 Honda CR-Z stands out thanks to its good performance, but with fuel economy ratings that aren’t great for a hybrid and seating for two, some ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.0
Reliability: 2_5
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