2010 Hyundai Accent

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Key Specs

of the 2010 Hyundai Accent. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    31 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    110-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Gas mileage
  • Easily adjustable driver's seat
  • Price
  • Tolerable backseat
  • Space
  • Handling in SE trim level

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2010 Hyundai Accent

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 ...
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



Latest 2010 Accent Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.1)
Performance
(3.9)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.1)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Good car especially with warranty

by Hyundai girl from Sacramento on July 30, 2018

I?ve had a few minor problems but overall it?s been reliable. After 7 years it?s had a lot of cosmetic issues like visor falling off, muffler rattling, auto locks making loud noise, etc... Read full review

(5.0)

SELL YOUR GEO METRO AND BUY A HYUNDAI ACCENT!!!

by carguy7654321 from Indiana on July 22, 2018

What a great car for zipping around town and driving on the freeway, too! The 4 cylinder automatic has lots of pickup and it is really comfortable to ride in. Good A/C, heat and stereo...what more do ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 Hyundai Accent currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2010 Hyundai Accent Blue

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
acceptable
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
poor
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
acceptable

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
poor
Driver Torso
poor
Overall Side
poor
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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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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