• (4.2) 34 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $2,591–$8,787
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 31
  • Engine: 110-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2010 Hyundai Accent

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Hyundai Accent

What We Don't Like

  • Poor crash-test ratings
  • Road and engine noise
  • Low-rent interior
  • Imprecise manual transmission

Notable Features

  • New fuel-efficient trim
  • 110-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Hatchback or sedan
  • Six standard airbags
  • Improved fuel economy estimates

2010 Hyundai Accent Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Available as base Blue, GS and sporty SE two-door hatchbacks or a GLS four-door sedan, the Accent competes with economy cars like the Chevrolet Aveo, Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris. The compact car comes standard with six airbags and a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. All models include a 10-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

New for 2010
The Accent gets improved EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings and a new base trim, called Blue.

Exterior
The Accent Blue has black side mirrors and door handles; those parts are body-colored on other trims.

  • Available power mirrors
  • 14- or 16-inch wheels
  • Standard rear window defroster
  • Available rear window wiper
  • Optional ground-effects kit and alloy fuel door
  • Available fog lights


Interior
For 2010, all automatic Accents get an "Eco indicator" that tells drivers when they are being very fuel efficient (green), moderately efficient (yellow) and less efficient (red). Manual models have a shift indicator that tells drivers the best time to shift gears for improved fuel economy. Up to five occupants can fit inside the Accent. Air conditioning is standard on all but the Blue trim, where it's optional. Every door panel contains a bottleholder and storage pockets. Also optional on the Blue model are power windows, power door locks with keyless entry, and heated power mirrors. All those features are standard in the SE hatchback.
  • Available tilt steering wheel and six-way driver's seat with adjustable armrest
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Standard AM/FM radio
  • Available CD player with USB and MP3 jacks
  • Available power sunroof
  • Available cruise control


Under the Hood
For 2010, all Accents receive lower-friction engine components, low-rolling-resistance tires and other tweaks to improve mileage. The Blue trim adds revised transmission gear ratios and a lower ride height to improve its fuel efficiency.
  • 110-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 106 pounds-feet of torque
  • Continuously variable valve timing
  • Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission
  • SE models with manual transmission have B&M Racing sport shifter


Safety
Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes are optional, but are not available on the new Blue trim. Standard features for all models include:
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Roof-mounted side curtain airbags for both rows of seats
  • Front seat belt pretensioners


Consumer Reviews

(4.2)

Average based on 34 reviews

Write a Review

Simply reliable.

by SuperStank from Cincinnati on November 24, 2017

This car was a wonderful commuter car. Nothing special. But nothing to go wrong. I liked the styling and the fact that it didn't have any issues.

Read All Consumer Reviews

4 Trims Available

Photo of undefined
Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2010 Hyundai Accent trim comparison will help you decide.
 

Hyundai Accent Articles

2010 Hyundai Accent Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Accent Blue

Moderate overlap front
A
Roof Strength
A
Side
P

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Accent Blue

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
A
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
P
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
A

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
P
Driver Torso
P
Overall Side
P
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
A
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
M
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Powertrain

120mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

Other Years