2010 Hyundai Accent vs. Its Competition

2010 Hyundai Accent
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Honda Fit feels a class ahead the rest of the vehicles this size, so it's worth checking out when considering the Accent, especially if you're looking at a better-equipped one such as the SE.

The Fit has a more flexible seating arrangement and much perkier, more refined performance, and it's way better for safety.

The Toyota Yaris still reigns as one of the more stylish alternatives, with its upright design and center-mounted instrument cluster.

It also brings Toyota's strong reputation for small-car reliability and longevity.

The Chevrolet Aveo offers two different body styles and a frugal four-cylinder, but it's still not remotely competitive with the class leaders like the Fit or Yaris.

Another alternative is the Kia Rio; it's essentially the same car as the Hyundai Accent, but the Rio is also offered in a Rio5 wagon and feels a slight bit sportier.

It's also more expensive.

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Quick Specs
6.0
If frugal simplicity and penny-pinching is what you want, the 2010 Hyundai Accent has it.
5.6
If most of your driving is around town with little interstate travel, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth a look, especially if you want a bow tie out front.
7.4
The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value.
6.6
The 2008 Kia Rio is a good choice among subcompacts and it’s stylish, but standard anti-lock brakes and better side-impact protection would help its case against the Honda Fit.
5.6
The 2008 Toyota Yaris is one of the cheapest, and cheapest to run, of all new vehicles.
MSRP From    
$9,970$11,965$13,950$10,890$11,550
Gas Mileage    
27 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas 4-CylinderGas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
CompactSubcompactSmall Station WagonCompactSubcompact
Style Name    
3-Door HB Manual Blue5-Door HB LS5-Door HB Manual4-Door Sedan Manual3-Door HB Manual (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront wheel drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
3 Door HB5 Door Hatchback5-Door Hatchback4dr Sdn3 Door Hatchback
Transmission    
Manual w/ODManual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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