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Looking for a car that works with your budget?

Best Ranked Cars Under 10K | CarMax

When you’re on a budget, shopping for a used car can be a really smart move. There are plenty of affordable vehicles with average prices under $10,000 to choose from at CarMax. From two-seater compact cars to full-size sedans to accommodate the entire growing family, finding the used car you want doesn’t have to mean busting your budget.

Some of the best used cars under $10,000 come standard with features you’ll love, such as fold-flat rear seats for added storage space and fun tech features like smartphone integration and Bluetooth® connectivity. Check out this list of the best used cars under $10,000, based on CarMax average prices and sales data from July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.1 Be aware that certain model years and upper trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $10,000.

  1. Ford Focus
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Ford Focus | CarMax
  2. Nissan Versa
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Nissan Versa | CarMax
  3. Smart Fortwo
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Smart Fortwo | CarMax
  4. Fiat 500
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Fiat 500 | CarMax
  5. Toyota Corolla
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Toyota Corolla | CarMax
  6. Honda Civic
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Honda Civic | CarMax
  7. Ford Fiesta
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Ford Fiesta | CarMax
  8. Hyundai Elantra
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Hyundai Elantra | CarMax
  9. Ford Fusion
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Ford Fusion | CarMax
  10. Hyundai Sonata
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Hyundai Sonata | CarMax

Whether your ideal car is a fuel-sipping compact (such as the Smart Fortwo) or something a little more spacious (like the Ford Fusion), you’ve got plenty of options to choose from while on a budget. You may enjoy the bold and unique Fiat 500 or opt for the versatility of the Toyota Corolla. This list is a great starting point for a budget-friendly vehicle.

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11Average prices based on total make and model inventory, including all trims available for each model, listed for sale on CarMax lots from July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Actual prices vary based on model year, selected features, and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, title, tag, or any applicable fees.
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