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2010 Hyundai Accent

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$1,474 — $8,330 USED
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Hatchback
5 Seats
31 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2010 Hyundai Accent exterior side view

What to Know

about 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

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2010 Hyundai Accent Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 ...

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

What drivers are saying

4.3
45 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.0)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.1)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(5.0)

Very efficient on gas

by MCofPC from Panama City on November 23, 2019

My new car is much better on gas and great getting me to and from work. This was a replacement vehicle. My last car was way too big and I couldn't keep up with the maintenance or gas. Read full review

(4.0)

Great little Car. Reliable and good gas mileage.

by JMK85 from Orlando FL on March 18, 2019

Reliable car. Good gas mileage. Simplistic. Functional. Does what you need it to do. It's not fancy but its a great value for the price. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2010 Hyundai Accent currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Hyundai

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

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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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