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2011 Hyundai Accent

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$2,407 — $8,959 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
2011 Hyundai Accent exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2011 Hyundai Accent
  • Base price under $10,000 (GL)
  • 110-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Hatchback or sedan
  • Six standard airbags

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Vehicle Overview

Available in base GL, 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. This subcompact 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 2011

The base Accent hatchback is now designated GL instead of Blue, and the base price on the SE has been trimmed by $800 by deleting a power sunroof from the standard equipment.

Exterior

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

Exterior features include:

  • 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

All automatic Accents have 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 GL trim, where it's optional. Every door panel contains a bottleholder and storage pockets. Power windows, power door locks with keyless entry and power mirrors are optional on the GS and SE hatchbacks and GLS sedan.

Interior features include:...

Vehicle Overview

Available in base GL, 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. This subcompact 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 2011

The base Accent hatchback is now designated GL instead of Blue, and the base price on the SE has been trimmed by $800 by deleting a power sunroof from the standard equipment.

Exterior

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

Exterior features include:

  • 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

All automatic Accents have 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 GL trim, where it's optional. Every door panel contains a bottleholder and storage pockets. Power windows, power door locks with keyless entry and power mirrors are optional on the GS and SE hatchbacks and GLS sedan.

Interior features include:

  • Available tilt steering wheel and six-way driver's seat with adjustable armrest
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Standard audio system with CD player, iPod, USB and MP3 jacks (except GL)
  • Available cruise control

 

Under the Hood

For 2010, all Accents received lower-friction engine components, low-rolling-resistance tires and other tweaks to improve mileage. The engines and transmissions are unchanged for 2011.

Mechanical features include:

  • 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, except for the GL 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

3.9
18 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(3.8)
Performance
(3.7)
Interior Design
(3.8)
Comfort
(3.6)
Reliability
(3.9)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

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(5.0)

A great deal I couldn't find without this website

by Seabear on August 26, 2018

I had a very low budget and was able to search for multiple cars to fit it. The Hyundai Accent I purchased is perfect for my situation and I'm so thankful for cars.com for helping me find it. Read full review

(5.0)

Great on gas never an issue

by vigilwrestler11 from san jose ca on June 26, 2018

car meet all my needs and never needed to take it to shop for any problems. I have driven it 80k miles and it has saved me so much money. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2011 Hyundai Accent currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Hyundai Accent has not been tested.

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

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Newer than 5 model years/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    5 years/60,000 miles (from remainder of original)

  • Powertrain

    10 years/100,000 miles and 10 years/100,000 miles for hybrid/electric vechicle batteries.

  • Dealer Certification Required

    150-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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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