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Best Ranked Cars Under 10K | CarMax

From mini-cars that fit into just about any parking space to sporty hatchbacks for hauling people, pets, and belongings, this list will help you find the used car to fit your needs on a budget.

Take a look at this list of the 15 best used cars under $10,000 for 2020 shoppers, based on CarMax average prices and sales data from May 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019.1 Be aware that certain model years and upper trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $10,000.1

  1. Smart Fortwo
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Smart Fortwo | CarMax
  2. Mazda Mazda2
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Mazda Mazda 2 | CarMax
  3. Scion XE
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Scion xD | CarMax
  4. Dodge Caliber
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Dodge Caliber | CarMax
  5. Nissan Cube
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Nissan Cube | CarMax
  6. Chevrolet HHR
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Chevrolet HHR | CarMax
  7. Chevrolet Cobalt
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Chevrolet Cobalt | CarMax
  8. Scion IQ
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Scion iQ | CarMax
  9. Chevrolet Aveo
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Chevrolet Aveo | CarMax
  10. Mitsubishi Galant
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Mitsubishi Galant | CarMax
  11. Saturn Aura
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Saturn Aura Hybrid | CarMax
  12. Kia Spectra
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Kia Spectra | CarMax
  13. Pontiac G6
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Pontiac G6 | CarMax
  14. Mercury Milan
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Mercury Milan Premier | CarMax
  15. Mitsubishi I-MiEV
    Best Used Cars Under $10K: Mitsubishi i-Miev | CarMax

From top to bottom, this list contains a little something for everyone. For instance, do you have a crush on classic-car body styles? The 2006–2011 Chevrolet HHR will catch your eye with retro exterior styling and a streamlined interior. HHR stands for “Heritage High Roof," and it evokes the styling of the 1949 Chevrolet Suburban.

The wide grille of the boxy, bold Nissan Cube is whimsically curvy, with rounded windows, oval-shaped air vents, and a circular headliner design inspired by raindrops. Available with a manual six-speed transmission and a 1.8L engine in the 2013 model, this vehicle is both unique and head-turning.

Or perhaps you like the futuristic five-door hatchback shape of the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE. i-MiEV is an acronym for Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle, and it lives up to its name with its electric drivetrain and novel shape.

You might even opt for a gas-powered or all-electric Smart Fortwo and enjoy standard smartphone integration, Bluetooth® connectivity, and automatic climate control on the 2017 model. You'll get 9.2 cubic feet of cargo space but if you fold the passenger seat down flat, you'll find plenty of space for a weekend getaway. No matter what you choose, you'll find a used car to match your lifestyle.

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1Based on prices on carmax.com from March 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
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