Most features are optional on the Accent. Again, when I went to this same location it had disappeared from their website! I felt like I was sitting on bricks! Standard equipment includes a tilt steering wheel and an eight-way driver's seat with an adjustable armrest. While the sedan brings some suave to the entry-level family segment, the coupe is clearly seeking street cred, offering hip accessories ranging from a strut-tower brace to faux carbon-fiber trim. The back of the sedan roof sweeps toward the trailing edge of the trunk lid, giving it almost a coupe-like appearance. The government hasn't crash tested the new Accent, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has, and the news isn't good. You Won't regret getting an Accent if you're low on Money! In theory, discs are better for their improved ability to dissipate heat, particularly when used repeatedly such as when hurtling down a steep mountain road.
The sedan's ride is on the soft side, softer than the Kia Rio, which gets sportier settings. This, coupled with a long wheelbase and relatively short overhangs, makes the sedan appear a tad bigger than it actually is. I would highly recommend Lauren for a new vehicle and I will be referring him to my friends and family. Our car experts also drove the 2008 Hyundai Accent to be able to deliver our definitive opinion on the car, to compare it with other cars in the class and to provide you with the best information possible. The Accent earned a substantial redesign for 2006. Both models include a 10-year, 100,000-mile drivetrain warranty, one of the industry's longest. The power assisted rack-and-pinion steering provides reasonable feedback and the handling proved to be acceptable on some winding mountain roads near San Diego.
Rear-seat leg room and headroom is not too bad unless the car is full of six-footers. We see a hint of Volvo in Accent's nose and maybe a dash of Honda in its rear three-quarter view. The front was pushed in. There are decent-size pockets with a cup holder in each door. Folding the back seats flat in either car greatly increases the total cargo volume and makes room for long and bulky items. To be fair, a small, front-wheel-drive car relies more heavily on its front brakes anyway, so the change probably represents a bigger loss in bragging rights than in real-world safety. It packs more interior room into its stubby 159.
Not only do those big windows provide a great view, but the hip point of the driver's seat is two inches higher than in pre-2006 Accents, for a truly commanding perspective. The big speedometer and tachometer are located in a nicely contoured instrument pod in front of the steering wheel. For better rearward visibility, the three rear-seat headrests slide down shingle-style into the seatback when not needed. News Best Cars Staff February 17, 2009 Note: This review was created when the 2008 Hyundai Accent was new. Both friendly and professional and interested in my personal experience with the car and quality of service and operation.
The steering ratio is the same 15. I went across a main road 4 times. I would suggest to anyone and everyone to do business with Country Hill Motors. There is nothing cramped about the interior, and even the rear seating area offers plenty of leg-, head-, and shoulder room for an average adult male. Superb, professional and personal service, with top-notch free espresso bar and dogs to boot! Even the next day, I was fine! When we went the next day it was gone! The brakes felt strong, but the Accent's manual shift linkage can feel imprecise. Safety Seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags are standard across all trim levels. A folding backseat armrest with cupholders is also included — a rare feature in this class.
Power rack-and-pinion steering is standard. Some disadvantages are 1 inability to open the trunk from the driver's seat; 2 some inconvenience when pressing the clutch pedal; Perhaps, I'll have more to say after having driven it for some time - it's only one month since I bought the car. A fold out center armrest with two cupholders is provided for rear-seat passengers. We think people in the market for small, practical, but hardly Spartan car should consider the Hyundai Accent alongside the best from the Japanese name brands. The Hyundai Accent Mud Guards and Hyundai Accent Rear Bumper Protector Film are Hyundai Accent Accessories that you can purchase here at Hyundai Shop! Sister company Kia sells the Rio, a car that shares many components with the Accent. The 2008 Hyundai Accent performs well in federal crash tests but less well in private industry-sponsored tests. I could go forever on one tank.
Under the Hood The Accent's 110-hp, 1. He is so knowledgable about the product I was interested in and he listened to what I wanted. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a simple approach to purchasing a used car or truck. . Engine noise is a problem, too.
It's not a great-looking car, but at least the Hyundai Accent is efficient with its space. InteriorOne of the things we like best about the Accent is its interior. For the ultimate in practicality, stick with the four-door, 2008 Hyundai Accent sedan. Exterior Hyundai says the Accent's crisp modern lines, distinctive halogen headlights, and larger wheels and tires make this version more elegant than its predecessor. Reviewers feel the 2008 Hyundai Accent offers a meager selection of standard features, but the list of add-ons is long. Now in its third generation, the compact car comes standard with six airbags — which strangely did not prevent last year's model from being rated Poor in side-impact crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Available in hatchback and sedan body styles, the Accent competes with economy cars like the Chevrolet Aveo, Nissan Versa and Toyota Yaris. The automatic does slightly better than the manual because its overall top gear ratio is a low 2. The driver's seat is eight-way adjustable on all models. I started searching for a new car after my Honda Civic was crashed by a fallen tree in a freezing rain. Interior Up to five occupants can fit inside the Accent, which has 1. The seats are fairly comfortable. Exterior Hyundai says the Accent's crisp modern lines, distinctive halogen headlights, and larger wheels and tires make this version more elegant than its predecessor.