The base starts at less than $10,000 but includes a very slim set of features—there's no standard audio system, air conditioning, or power accessories. The GS hatch gets tilt steering and air conditioning, while the top SE model is the way to go for those who want a truly well-equipped car; it includes a sunroof, sport-tuned suspension, an upgraded six-speaker sound system with iPod and USB inputs, steering-wheel audio controls, power accessories, keyless entry, 16-inch alloy wheels, and fog lamps. The SE also includes cruise control, but for 2011 Hyundai has deleted the formerly standard sunroof to keep the price down.
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. The GLS sedan includes many of those features, but with GLS and SE models reaching into the $15k and $16k range, they approach the base price of the far more advanced, fuel-efficient (and desirable, in just about every way) 2011 Hyundai Elantra.
A Bluetooth hands-free interface is also sorely lacking from the package.