Top Five Economical And Affordable 2010 Small Cars

April 26, 2010

These days car buyers are not only looking for cars they can afford, but they are looking for vehicles that also give good gas mileage. The price of fuel is forever rising and it’s urging car buyers to think twice before they buy large cars. These cars are both affordable and efficient and you won't go wrong if you invest in a vehicle from this list of top five favorites.

2010 Chevrolet Aveo
This car is well known for its low pricetag. After all, it has a starting price of only $11,965. Both the Sedan and Hatchback models get great gas mileage, with a manual transmission the statistics are 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Not surprisingly, the Aveo has a small 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that only gives out 108 horsepower and 104 pound-feet of torque. However, most reviewers agree that the car does good with the power it has and it’s a good little handler too. The Chevrolet Aveo is an ideal choice for drivers who are commuting on a daily basis and want something cheap and trustworthy to drive.

2010 Honda Civic
Overall, reviewers are impressed by the Honda Civic’s style and performance. Not only that, but it does good with fuel economy too; the car’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine gets 25 mpg in the city and an impressive 36 mpg on the highway with the automatic. At a starting price of $15,655, it’s a bit pricey for its class but the cabin provides simple functions that are of good quality.

2010 Hyundai Elantra
The Elantra has good space for rear passengers and reasonable cargo room for its class. It has some surprising qualities that small cars don't normally have, such as, a quiet cabin while you are enjoying the drive. The handling is described as responsive and predictable and it seems that the Elantra gives a smooth ride. For a price of $14,145 you get more than you would expect from this small vehicle. The car also has exceptional fuel economy too: it gets 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission.

2010 Kia Forte
There seems to be nothing but praise for the Forte on style, performance, and available features. You get a lot for your $13,695 when you invest in the Kia Forte. Bluetooth, satellite radio, and USB ports come as standard with this model, which you don't get with many other vehicles of this type. It has a base 2.0-liter engine that gives out 173 horsepower and gets 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway when equipped with the EX Fuel Economy Package.

2010 Honda Fit
The Honda Fit is one of the more stylish small cars of its class. It’s loved by reviewers in almost every aspect, especially the amount of room inside the vehicle and the fact that the car is fun to drive. The starting price is $14,900 and most drivers agree it’s well worth the money. Fit Sports with the automatic get paddle shifters alongside the steering wheel to aid control on curvy roads, and fuel economy ratings are as high as 29 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. All models have a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gives out a good 117 horsepower. The Fit has accurate steering and does well on the handling side too. Overall this small car has big advantages over the competition.

These small and affordable cars are some of the best in their class. They provide all that is needed for the average driver and best of all, you’ll also be assured that you don't have to spend a great deal on fuel either. Fuel economy and affordability are what drivers are looking for in a car today. These models will not disappoint in any of these categories.

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