2001 Hyundai Accent

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Key Specs

of the 2001 Hyundai Accent. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    32 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    92-hp, 1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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2001 Hyundai Accent Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Hyundai’s smallest, least-expensive model was redesigned for 2000, and this year the GS and GL models get a larger engine — a 1.6-liter four-cylinder instead of a 1.5-liter. The front-drive Accent returns in two-door hatchback and four-door sedan styling.

Hyundai owns automaker Kia, which make up Korea’s largest and second-largest auto manufacturers, respectively. DaimlerChrysler recently bought a 10 percent stake in Hyundai, and the two companies will work with Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi to develop a new line of small cars for worldwide sale.



Exterior
Both body styles have a 96-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 167 inches, making them about 8 inches shorter than a Ford Focus Sedan or Honda Civic.



Interior
Hyundai says the Accent seats five with its two front buckets and a rear bench seat, but limited legroom and a narrow interior make four people the practical limit. Cargo volume is 10.7 cubic feet on the sedan and 16 cubic feet on the hatchback, and both have a folding rear seatback that expands cargo capacity.

Standard equipment includes power steering, a cassette player and rear window defroster.



Under the Hood
A 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 92 horsepower returns as the engine for the base models. The GS and GL models now get a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that generates 105 hp. Both engines come with a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2...
Vehicle Overview
Hyundai’s smallest, least-expensive model was redesigned for 2000, and this year the GS and GL models get a larger engine — a 1.6-liter four-cylinder instead of a 1.5-liter. The front-drive Accent returns in two-door hatchback and four-door sedan styling.

Hyundai owns automaker Kia, which make up Korea’s largest and second-largest auto manufacturers, respectively. DaimlerChrysler recently bought a 10 percent stake in Hyundai, and the two companies will work with Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi to develop a new line of small cars for worldwide sale.



Exterior
Both body styles have a 96-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 167 inches, making them about 8 inches shorter than a Ford Focus Sedan or Honda Civic.



Interior
Hyundai says the Accent seats five with its two front buckets and a rear bench seat, but limited legroom and a narrow interior make four people the practical limit. Cargo volume is 10.7 cubic feet on the sedan and 16 cubic feet on the hatchback, and both have a folding rear seatback that expands cargo capacity.

Standard equipment includes power steering, a cassette player and rear window defroster.



Under the Hood
A 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 92 horsepower returns as the engine for the base models. The GS and GL models now get a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that generates 105 hp. Both engines come with a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(3.0)
Performance
(3.1)
Interior Design
(2.8)
Comfort
(3.3)
Reliability
(3.4)
Value For The Money
(3.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(1.0)

Not Great

by bet6newc on June 28, 2018

Way too many problems with this car, the engine is very loud, and the pick up is terrible. I owned this car for 5 years and it did it's job well sort of, I had to replace lower ball joints on two ... Read full review

(5.0)

This car drives like a new car and gets 38 to 40m

by Olde Dude from oshkosh on June 13, 2018

it's a rare find! Most cars at this price have a hundred and 58 not 58k it's like a new car!!! lots of new parts. never raced or wrecked Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2001 Hyundai Accent currently has 2 recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Accent received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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