Interior space and unexpected features keep the 2011 Hyundai Accent a class above the competition. Unexpected features include a B&M Racing Sport Shifter and XM Satellite Radio with three months of free service. The Accent SE’s standard (M/T only) B&M Racing Shifter adds shorter throw-lengths and offers more precision performance-tuned driving dynamics.
Hyundai designers gave the Accent GLS a distinctive look with upscale details like a chrome-accented grille combine with bold tail lights and strong character lines to deliver a standout presence. The roof-mounted flexible micro-antenna not only looks good, but also provides improved radio and satellite reception.
Externally, the three-door Accents reflect Hyundai’s sleek, confident design direction. Up front, the GL, GS and SE feature an aggressive bodycolor grille with fog lights standard on the SE.
Accent SE’s high-performance P205/45R16 tires and lightweight five-spoke 16-inch aluminum wheels provide a big dose of street credibility. A long wheelbase and higher seating position increase the spacious feeling of the interior. A rear spoiler and rear defroster are standard on all Accent three-door models with the GS and SE adding a standard rear wiper.
Accent has a handsome two-tone interior color scheme available in gray or beige, or a black sporty monotone is also available. Analog instrumentation keeps the driver informed, while power steering and a six-way adjustable driver’s seat with fold-down armrest ensure long-haul comfort.
The Accent is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that features four valves per cylinder with CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing). Performance peaks at 110 horsepower and torque is 106 lb.-ft.
Base model estimated mpg: 28/34
Estimated starting price: $9,985
Compiled by Motor Matters

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