2011 Hyundai Accent Overview
With top-notch fuel economy and a host of standard features, the 2011 Hyundai Accent is a clear winner no matter what language you speak.
The 2011 Hyundai Accent can be had in either three- or four-door variations and under the hood you’ll find a 110-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which brings more power than the Toyota Yaris and Chevrolet Aveo. The engine is bolted to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission, and the Accent achieves 27-28 mpg in the city and 34-36 mpg on the highway.
The GL (formerly known as “Blue”) model is the most fuel-efficient Accent model, and represents a nine-percent gain in overall fuel efficiency. The GL features a lower ride height and revised gear ratios to maximize fuel economy, and, the GL happens to also be the most affordable Accent available with a base price under $10,000 (not including destination fees). The 2011 Hyundai Accent features aerodynamic components, lower rolling resistance tires, and “smart” alternator management engine calibrations, which account for the enhanced fuel economy. The sport suspension features a 70-percent increase in roll stiffness over the standard suspension, for aggressive cornering.
The Accent comes in four trim levels: GL, SE, GS, and GLS. Many of the features are optional, which helps keep the base price low and lets you customize the Accent how you would like it. Standard/optional features include a 172-watt, six-speaker audio system, a USB port for portable media devices, XM Satellite Radio, sport-tuned suspension, and a B&M Racing® sport shifter with short, precise throws for fun driving. A stereo with iPod/USB connectivity allows you to bring your music along with you and is standard on all trims minus the GL. An Eco indicator shows the driver when they are driving efficiently by displaying a green light for efficient, yellow light for moderate, or red light for poor.
Attractive exterior enhancements include five-spoke wheels with 16-inch rims on the SE. A rear spoiler on all three-door models makes the Accent look built for fun. Interior enhancements include a stretched wheelbase, which contributes to 104.6 cubic feet of interior room – more than the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, which are a size class above. A rear window wiper, ground-effects kit, alloy fuel door, fog lights, and power sunroof are optional.
In the safety category, the Accent sets the standard in the economy class with dual front, front-side, and two-row head airbags. Other safety items include belt-force limiters to reduce seatbelt-induced injuries and available antilock brakes with brake-force distribution.
For a quick, sporty car that receives excellent fuel economy at a great price, the 2011 Hyundai Accent compact plays bigger than it is.