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2011 Hyundai Accent Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2011 Hyundai Accent was new.


Interior: 7.4

Auto writers find quality and comfort inside the 2011 Hyundai Accent to be surprisingly good because the gauges are easy to read and the materials quality is nice for such an inexpensive car. To give the Accent such a low price tag, Hyundai had to leave off some basic features like air conditioning and an audio system. When you add these, the Accent looses its attractive base price.

  • "The cloth upholstery has an unexpectedly classy look and feel. Accent's plastic dashboard panels look nice too. A few feel budget-grade flimsy to the touch, and padded surfaces are scarce." -- Consumer Guide


The Accent’s has comfortable bucket seats upfront. While there are a few complaints about free seat adjustment options, most reviewers say the front cabin is spacious and pleasant. The press likes the rear seats less. Although it isn’t painfully uncomfortable, reviewers note that legroom and knee space are tight even with the seats set far back. For a more spacious rear seat, check out the Nissan Versa.

  • "Fairly roomy for the class, though tall drivers may wish for more seat travel. The seats are set relatively high but need better thigh support." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Accent's cabin provides a comfortable atmosphere with a feeling of spaciousness from the driver seat." -- Edmunds
  • "Despite its eight manual adjustments, the driver's seat did not provide a really comfortable position for us, and its rearward adjustment was insufficient for our longish legs." -- Kelley Blue Book

Interior Features

The base Accent doesn’t come with basic features like air conditioning that most other small cars offer, but reviewers note that once the Accent is fitted with the basics and a few tech savvy features, it’s not bad for an affordable small car. 

Air conditioning is optional on the base model. An audio system isn’t available on the base, but comes with the GS model. You can get air conditioning and an AM/FM/XM audio system as a part of the Popular Equipment Package. 

  • "The dashboard shows good design. Gauges are clear and large. Audio and climate controls are mounted within easy reach and are very simple to operate. Kudos to Hyundai for making a USB and auxiliary input ports standard on all models equipped with a radio." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Materials quality is acceptable, and the cabin is comfortable and offers good outward visibility." -- Edmunds


The Accent’s cargo capacities are adequate for the class. The sedan offers 12.4 cubic feet of cargo space and the hatchback offers 15.9 cubic feet. Reviewers complain that the cargo areas for both the sedan and hatchback have shallow openings, which makes it difficult to load larger items.

  • "The hatchback's cargo area is usefully larger than the sedan's trunk, but both body styles have a shallow opening that complicates loading bulky items. Folding rear seatbacks increase useful cargo space. Cabin storage is not great, but front door map pockets include handy bottle holders." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Every door panel contains a bottle holder and storage pockets." -- Cars.com
  • "The cloth-lined trunk is relatively roomy and the rear-seat pass-through is handy, but the smallish rear seat is just par for the class." -- Kelley Blue Book

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