And the offers a lot of cabin versatility and agile handling, while the boasts a spacious and attractive interior with more upscale feature availability. Fast cornering induces fair body lean. The Accent does just fine in city driving with either the five-speed manual or four-speed automatic, but in either case, at highway speeds, passing involves some careful calculation. However, seat space in the Accent could be a deal breaker for some. Other Models Of Possible Interest: Additional Models Of Possible Interest: Auto Broker Magic West Palm Beach, Florida © copyright 2011 - 2015, Josh Rosenberg. A five-speed manual transmission comes standard, but a four-speed automatic is available.
It is a 5 speed manual which is great for snow. Fuel economy ratings, however, are high. The Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio were redesigned for the 2006 model year. And with the deletion of last year's Accent Blue model, which added a host of fuel-saving extras and enabled a 37-mpg highway rating, the Accent's mileage has technically gone down a notch for 2011. The positives about the car: Affordable to buy, excellent on gas almost 40 mpg! The seating is comfortable and supportive, both front and rear. Worthy rivals would include the and the for their sportier looks and performance. Since it was basic, I put in a air conditioner and a blue tooth radio.
In addition to being one of the least expensive cars on the market, the 2011 Accent provides very good fuel economy, a fairly lively engine when paired with the manual transmission, a comfortable and relatively quiet interior, a surprisingly good sound system for the segment and a long factory warranty. No inside knowledge here, just speculation. Manual models have a shift indicator that tells drivers the best time to shift gears for improved fuel economy. If you want to get the best bottomline, out-the-door price you need to know exactly who to talk to at the dealership, how to make the contact and how to make this person eager to quickly drop prices as low as possible to get your sale. Injury measures Measures taken from the neck and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. In addition, you can also try the in your own geographic area. And for sedans and the upscale hatches, price and value isn't the lure it is either for the base hatch or for other small cars in this class.
While Hyundai's newer models have been getting top safety scores, the 2011 Hyundai Accent is lackluster at best with respect to occupant protection and has an unimpressive set of safety features. This subcompact car comes standard with six airbags and a 1. Other Cars to Consider Like the Accent, the comes in sedan and hatchback body styles, which both offer good fuel economy, but also come up a little short on cargo and passenger space. In fact, the standard height-adjustable driver seat is an unexpected plus. The 5-speed manual produces a drive that is surprisingly spirited, while the 4-speed automatic gets better highway gas mileage but is less lively.
Every door panel contains a bottleholder and storage pockets. Even so, it's always a good idea to check out the competition in order to help make an informed final buying decision. It did depreciate in value by a large margin but that's good news for someone who wants to buy it used. Some reviewers said the front seats are cramped for taller passengers, while leg and knee space in the back is limited. This subcompact car comes standard with six airbags and a 1.
The Accent sedan model is quite short and stubby from the outside, though the three-door looks a bit more stylish and sophisticated—especially for those who like the Euro-hatch look. In addition, you can also try the in your own geographic area. In addition, a test of a vehicle from one model year may apply to earlier or later model years if the vehicle hasn't been significantly redesigned. At least the automatic downshifts promptly and smoothly for passing. Wind noise is modest for the class, and coarse-surface tire thrum is noticeable though not excessive. Hyundai is just too cheap of quality for me.
Drive: As a compact economy car with a small and fuel-efficient engine as a priority, driving performance will vary depending on the transmission. Interior: Intended as an inexpensive compact, the 2011 Accent's cabin is fairly basic and simple. And next to some of the newest, hippest subcompacts like the Ford Fiesta or Mazda2, it's downright homely. Both models are inoffensively styled on the inside, but now looking very dated. Up to five occupants can fit inside the Accent. Money Saving Tips: We don't just talk cars. Currently the Hyundai Accent has a score of 7.
These numbers were supplied by Hyundai and, with such a small spread, true invoice prices could be lower. All models include a 10-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. In comparison, the base trim is more unsteady in tight turns because it has skinnier tires. Safety is especially critical in a lightweight small car, and here the news isn't particularly good; and it's fair to say the Accent is near the bottom of its class. While there can be a lot of junk vehicles at these auctions, there are often absolute gems sprinkled in as well. However, the 2010 model received five out of five stars for frontal-impact occupant protection and four stars for front occupant protection and three for rear passengers in side-impact testing.
The Toyota Yaris also has better safety ratings, as well as more standard safety features. In addition, loading to the shoulder was excessive. Front seats are a little skimpy, though, with short cushions and limited support. One of the Accent's strong selling points is its strong fuel economy. In comparison, the base trim is more unsteady in tight turns because it has skinnier tires.