The 2010 Hyundai Accent is available as either a sedan or a hatchback and both are sharp looking, loaded with value and deliver outstanding fuel-economy. The standard 1.6L inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine generates 110 horsepower at 6000 RPM and 106 lb-ft of torque at 4500. A dual overhead cam, variable valve timing and a standard 5-speed manual transmission (4-speed auto optional) and an emissions system rated ULEV (ultra low emissions vehicle) also act in conjunction to enhance your driving experience. Each of the 4 trims (Blue, GS Hatchback, SE Hatchback and GLS 4-door sedan) comes only as a front wheel drive vehicle. The Blue trim is new for 2010.
Frontal, side impact, side mounted and side curtain airbags (6 total) are included as standard safety features on the 2010 Accent by Hyundai. Other standard features for safety include seatbelt pre-tensioners, anti-lock braking, tire pressure monitoring and numerous others. The Accent is one of the few automobiles on the planet with prices beginning under $10,000. MSRPs ranging from $9970 up to $16,195 are featured. The Accent effectively competes with other subcompact cars like the Chevy Aveo, Honda Fit, Scion xB and the Toyota Yaris. It also steps up to do battle with compacts like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Despite its small price tags, it's very comfortable, dependable, spacious, practical and overall, very well-appointed.
Exterior dimensions for base model Hyundai Accents 2010 measure 57.9 x 66.7 x 159.3 inches (h, w, l). And with a 98.4-inch wheelbase, it clears the ground by 5.7 inches. Hyundai reports a 2467 pound curb weight and a small 16.5 foot turning radius. Fitting into tight parking spots is no problem in the Accent. However, don't let that make you think that the cabin is not roomy enough; it is. 40 inches of headroom, 54 inches of shoulder room, 50 inches of hip room and 42.8 inches of legroom offer as much spaciousness as some mid-sized luxury sedans. It leads its class and interior spaciousness and also offers more than the Corolla or the Civic. You'll find 15.9 cubic feet of luggage capacity in the trunk and standard seating for 5 adults.
According to the ACEEE (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy), the 2010 Accent Hyundai is "one of the greenest" vehicles available on the planet at any price. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the Accent will consistently deliver 36 mpg on the open highways and 27 mpg in urban areas. Fill up the small 11.9-gallon fuel tank and you will be able to travel well over 300 miles. Very nice. And that's not all; it delivers this excellent efficiency without compromising your family's safety whatsoever. In fact, besides the Rio from Kia, it's the least expensive car available with six airbags, anti-lock brakes and electronic brake force distribution as standard features.
Bells and whistles on the 2010 Hyundai Accent include a 3-month free trial subscription to XM Satellite Radio, a standard auxiliary input jack, a central armrest in the rear and the very popular "Mellow Yellow" paint scheme to name just a few. In short, you will find that the Accent rates amongst the best of the Japanese subcompacts available. Also, these cars are very inexpensive to insure. And don't forget that it includes a 5-year, 60,000 mile standard warranty with roadside assistance included. Additionally, a 10-year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty will also be in effect from the time you purchase it. Test drive one today; you will be impressed.