2010 Hyundai Accent GS Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Hyundai Accent - Road Test Specs

2009 Hyundai Accent Hatchback

(1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2009
StyleGS Base 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
Base MSRP$10,645
Options on test vehicleCarpeted Floor Mats ($95).
As-tested MSRP$10,740


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,599cc (98 cu-in)
Block/head materialCast iron/aluminum head
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline (rpm)6,850
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)110 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)106 @ 4,500
Transmission typeFive-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 3.615; II: 2.053; III: 1.370; IV: 1.031; V: 0.837; R: 3.583; Final Drive: 4.056


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearTorsion beam
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.5
Tire brandKumho
Tire modelSolus KH16
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP175/70R14 T
Tire size, rearP175/70R14 T
Wheel size14-by-5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialSteel
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDrum

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.8
0-60 mph (sec.)9.4
0-75 mph (sec.)14.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.9 @ 80.7
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)40
60-0 mph (ft.)155
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.74
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.1
@ Full throttle (dB)80.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)74.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWith barely enough power to spin its tires, the Accent isn't difficult to launch. Engine is loud and weak as you would expect in a $10,000 car. Shifter is vague.
Braking ratingPoor
Braking commentsABS should never be optional. This stopping distance is frightening even in a controlled environment with an experienced driver. In the real world, this is a crash.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: Steering feel is minimal and chassis only wants to understeer, which is probably good. Lots of body roll. Slalom: Although it's soft and sloppy, it's tuned to be remarkably stable. Smart, given its lack of stability control.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)74.31
Wind (mph, direction)1.56

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)27 city/33 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)30.6
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)11.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,467
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)2,461
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)62.4/37.6
Length (in.)159.3
Width (in.)66.7
Height (in.)57.9
Wheelbase (in.)98.4
Track, front (in.)57.9
Track, rear (in.)57.5
Turning circle (ft.)33.1
Legroom, front (in.)42.8
Legroom, rear (in.)34.3
Headroom, front (in.)39.6
Headroom, rear (in.)37.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)53.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)53.1
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.9


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion7 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesNot available
Electronic brake enhancementsNot available
Traction controlNot available
Stability controlNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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