Safest used cars under $10,000

Over the weekend you may have seen Jeff Gordon’s stock car flip over a handful of times and then land on its roof in a violent crash at the Budweiser Shootout in Daytona. Here’s a video. Gordon walked away unscathed, but it goes to show you how important safety is in a sport where cars are going 190+ MPH.

But what about about the rest of us in the real world? What are the safest used cars and trucks for families, new drivers or anyone on a budget? We’ve compiled a list of our top safety picks of used cars under $10,000 that you find on MojoMotors.com. Keep reading for the complete breakdown and check back next week for the safest used cars under $20,000.

Safest Used Cars under $10,000


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Honda Civic Sedan (2001-2005)

Front Driver: 5 Stars | Front Passenger: 5 Stars| Side Driver: 4 Stars| Side Passenger: 4 Stars


Ford Escape (2000-2007)

Front Driver: 4 Stars | Front Passenger: 4 Stars| Side Driver: 5 Stars| Side Passenger: 5 Stars


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Honda CR-V (2002-2006)

Front Driver: 5 Stars | Front Passenger: 5 Stars | Side Driver: Not Rated | Side Passenger: Not Rated


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Dodge Grand Caravan (2001-2007)

Front Driver: 5 Stars | Front Passenger: 5 Stars| Side Driver: 5 Stars| Side Passenger: 5 Stars


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Toyota Camry (2001-2006)

Front Driver: 5 Stars| Front Passenger: 5 Stars| Side Driver: 4 Stars| Side Passenger: 3 Stars


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Ford Taurus (2000-2007)

Front Driver: 5 Stars | Front Passenger: 5 Stars| Side Driver: 3 Stars| Side Passenger: 3 Stars


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Chevrolet Impala (2000-2005)

Front Driver: 5 Stars| Front Passenger: 5 Stars| Side Driver: 4 Stars| Side Passenger: 4 Stars


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Ford Focus 2-Door Hatchback (2008-2011)

Front Driver: 5 Stars| Front Passenger: 5 Stars| Side Driver: 3 Stars| Side Passenger: Stars


Photo credits: sportsgrid, safercar.gov