New Report: The Best Used Cars Under $10,000


If you’re car shopping on a tight budget, you may think that your choices are super limited. But money expert Clark Howard says now’s actually a good time to buy a car if your circumstances allow it.

Vehicle research site iSeeCars recently released a list of models that are not only affordable, but have demonstrated reliability over a long period of time.

Here Are the Best Affordable Used Cars Under $10K

To compile the list, iSeeCars analyzed more than 6.1 million cars (model years 2011 and newer) with an average safety rating of at least four out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Let’s take a look at the best used cars under $10,000, according to iSeeCars data:

Best Used Cars Under $10,000

Vehicle Average Used Car Price
2011 Toyota Prius $9,076
2012 Chevrolet Impala $9,240
2011 Honda Accord $9,363
2012 Honda Civic (Coupe) $9,406
2013 Mazda Mazda 6 $9,534
2012 Honda Civic (Sedan) $9,552
2012 Toyota Corolla $9,655

As you can see from the list, vehicles nearly a decade old can still have some gas in the tank, so to speak.

“Older vehicles with established reputations for longevity and safety can help consumers get high quality cars at more affordable prices,” said iSeeCars CEO Phong Ly.

When it comes to buying a car, is always here to help you save. Make sure you read money expert Clark Howard’s Used Car Guide before making a purchase.

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