Used small cars are becoming increasingly popular thanks to high petrol prices. Because these vehicles are tiny, they are easy to maneuver through traffic and park in tight spaces. That means small used cars are an excellent option for first-time buyers. In addition, they are affordable. It’s no surprise that you can find good deals on these efficient vehicles. Here are five of the best used compact cars under $10,000, according to Autotrader.
1. 2015 Chevy Spark
Despite its small size, the 2015 Chevy Spark offers a surprisingly roomy interior. Its 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine is sluggish but contributes to excellent fuel economy of 30mpg city and 39mpg on the highway. This hatchback is also available in a wide range of fun exterior colors, so it stands out wherever you go.
2. 2015 Ford Fiesta
A practical choice for everyday driving, the 2015 Ford Fiesta has a comfortable interior. Look for a model with a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder for an impressive 43mpg on the highway.
3. 2012 Honda Fit
Honda discontinued the Fit in America after the 2020 model year, but its legacy remains. The 2012 model offers 57.3 cubic feet of cargo space—ideal for loading gear. Standard features include 15-inch wheels, cruise control, and remote keyless entry.
4. Hyundai Accent 2014
Another well-appointed used compact car is the 2014 Hyundai Accent. It is equipped with a 172-watt audio system with six speakers, heated door mirrors and 14-inch wheels with covers. If you want to add another high-end touch to your ride, look for an SE trim with a power sunroof.
5. 2014 Kia Rio
Unsurprisingly, the 2014 Kia Rio is similar to its corporate cousin, the Hyundai Accent. Available features include Bluetooth, leather seats, power door locks and windows, and a navigation system. You may have to search harder for a sub-$10,000 model, but it will be worth the investment.
Which used small car suits you?
You can’t go wrong with any model on Autotrader’s best used compact cars list. If you’re looking for a small vehicle, the Chevy Spark might be the perfect option. And if you want more features, the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio will tick a lot of boxes. For impressive performance, look for a Ford Fiesta with a turbocharged engine. And if cargo space is key in your vehicle search, don’t miss out on the Honda Fit.
But if you can’t find any of the models listed above or want something different, consider the 2014 Mazda2, 2012 Mini Cooper, 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, 2016 Nissan Versa Note, or 2014 Toyota Yaris. Of course, the best way to find out which used small car suits you is to take a test drive.
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