The 5 Best 10 Inch Car Subwoofers Reviewed

The 5 Best 10 Inch Car Subwoofers Reviewed

Top Five 10″ Subwoofers

When you think of speakers in your car, your mind probably goes to the woofers on door. After all, that’s where most of the sound comes from all your factory-issued setups. They’re nothing special, but they get the job done.

But when you think of real, deep sound coming from someone’s car, your mind instantly goes to that pounding bass. You can hear them coming a mile away and if you’ve ever been in the car, you can feel it rattle your core and just how much better and clearer the music is.

That comes from a subwoofer, something that the vast majority of basic speaker setups don’t have. If you’re looking to add a little extra (OK, a lot extra) to your car’s sound system, then check out the list of the five best 10 inch subwoofers you can put in your vehicle. If you are short on space, our 8 inch subwoofer review has some great choices that require less room.


How We Judged Them

After donning our judge’s black robes and picking up a gavel, we wanted to look at the subwoofer from all angles. Not just how it sounded, but we also wanted to test its durability and installation process. We wanted to find the ideal subs with quality components and fantastic sound.

We made sure to check out online reviews from experts and the everyday user while also giving them a go ourselves.

Now, in no particular order…

Pioneer TS-SW2502S4 Shallow-Mount Sub

This one is certainly a mouthful, but it’s also going to make your teeth rattle. This sub is going to immediately improve sound quality with its fantastic features and impeccable design.

Pioneer has long been making quality equipment and they don’t skimp on this one. With an oversized, mica injected resin cone this sub moves more air in order to bring louder volumes and insanely accurate bass. It smoothly delivers all of those low frequencies you crave from your subwoofer.

It also has some of the best sound production out there, as the oversized cones work flawlessly with the double spiders, increasing power handling while pumping out louder bass.

If you’ve got a small space, then this is the sub for you. It’s designed to fit into all those small spaces that many other subs can’t. You can fit it in just about any vehicle. It also comes with a highly durable, scratch resistant enclosure to keep it looking clean and fresh.


Pros and Cons


  • High sensitivity and great efficiency
  • Accurate, smooth bass
  • Small installation space
  • Very durable materials



  • May need modifications before installation
  • Bass isn’t quite as strong as other subs

Rockford Fosgate P3D4

If you’ve been browsing subs, or car speakers for that matter, it wouldn’t have taken you long to stumble across Rockford Fosgate. They’re always at the top of the sub game, routinely putting out great subwoofers for a bargain price.

With the P3D4, you’re going to be getting a ton fo power. With 500 Watts RMS, you can put this bad boy to use for hours on end without a drop in quality. Even pumping out bass over so much time, you won’t risk damaging the voice coils or other key components.

The cone is built in used the Vertical Attached Surround Technology, increasing the cone’s surface area by up to 25%. This means greater sound production without having to take up more space.

While past Rockford Fosgate models experienced a heating issue, this subwoofer goes on the cool side. You won’t have to worry about overheating or thermal issues and it pairs great with one of the many great Rockford Fosgate Amps available.


Pros and Cons


  • Clear, consistent bass
  • Super high RMS
  • Loud sound with enough power
  • Quite durable



  • A little more expensive than other subs
  • Needs a high power input, meaning you may have to buy an amp


Pyle PLPW10D

Pyle has been provided strong bass for years and they’ve outdone themselves with the PLPW10D. Great sound and consistent quality are why this sub is constantly rated high by users and professionals alike.

It’s hard to find a sub that consistently puts out the sound quality that this one will, you’ll be getting big bass all day. With a heavy-duty magnet and a wide, non-fatiguing rubber suspension you’ll be getting solid bass and sound throughout your whole ride.

The sub is quite durable as well, as it comes in a stamped steep basket housing with bumped and vented motor construction. It keeps everything safe and makes it long lasting.

You won’t just find the Pyle in cars though, as many users put it on their motorbike or boat. It’s meant to withstand the elements.


Pros and Cons


  • Very affordable, great value
  • Lots of high-kicking bass
  • Built for durability and to last



  • Magnet lacks robustness of other subs
  • Might need more hardware for protection

MTX Magnum MB210SP Dual

The kings of the sleek looking subwoofers are back with another fantastic sub that will rock you to your core. You get fantastic sound with a quick and easy installation.

As with any sub, you’re going to need a bigger power output but the Magnum has you covered. Supplying their own amp, you won’t need to go out and search for more components for your audio system.

It’s a durable sub meant to last which is important as it will be going in your trunk. It also offers a bit of customization, as you’ll be able to enhance the low-pass filters and use the bass boost. You can find the perfect sound for your vehicle.


Pros and Cons


  • Fantastic frequency range, much deeper bass
  • Amplifier included
  • Beautiful design
  • Dedicated heat-sink



  • Lower power handling
  • A bit pricey

Rockford Fosgate P300-10 Punch

Well, well, guess who’s back? Rockford Fosgate brings their second entry to the list. It brings a strong bass backed by the 300 Watt amplifier in a sleek, compact design.

300 Watts RMS is fantastic, but 600 Watts peak power makes this by far the most powerful sub on our list. All that power just means more bass for your ride.

The design promotes flawless cooperation of components, using an interesting and unique design known as the closed-loop. It insures each component is working its best.

Rockford Fosgate also went above and beyond to make sure that this sub was protected from everything. You won’t have to worry about a thermal overload or short circuit while you’re riding around.


Pros and Cons


  • Top-notch sound quality
  • Booming bass
  • Very durable enclosure, accident protection
  • Flexible and simply installation



  • Controls not too easy to use
  • Some small pieces break easily



Bryce Newell is an automotive enthusiast who loves to write about the latest news, products, and DIY projects. While Bryce is an amateur in the field, he is passionate about cars and has been since he spent weekends in the garage helping his dad rebuild a 68 Dodge Charger as a kid.

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