Friday, September 3, 2010
2010 Hyundai Accent review
The 2010 Hyundai Accent Small Cars. The" 2010 Hyundai Accent is a good choice for those looking for an inexpensive new car".
Only the Nissan Versa can compete on price. Unfortunately, the Accent’s biggest plus is also the key to its biggest weakness. The Accent’s low price means serious trade-offs on the base model. More importantly, safety features are decidedly lacking in the Hyundai Accent. Finally, the Toyota Yaris costs about $2,000 more than the Accent but has more standard safety features than most of the cars in its class, receives top scores in government crash testing and offers versatile cargo space.
Other Accent advantages include a nicely furnished cabin, a long standard equipment list and adequate acceleration and handling. Current Hyundai Accent
The Hyundai Accent is a five-passenger compact offered in four trim levels: Blue, GS, SE and GLS. All Accents are powered by a 110-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Transmission choices are either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.
In terms of feature content, the "Hyundai Accent" delivers on all the essentials.
Used Hyundai Accent Models
The current-generation Hyundai Accent dates back to 2006, when it was introduced in sedan body style only -- the two-door hatchback arrived a year later. Most importantly, antilock brakes became available on the Accent GS. Used car shoppers should pay special attention to whether or not an Accent has ABS, as the car's braking distance grows excessively long without it.
The second-generation Accent was sold in sedan and hatchback form from 2000-'05. Initially, this Accent was offered only with an 89-hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (horsepower varied slightly over the years). A 104-hp, 1.6-liter engine joined the lineup in 2001 and replaced the 1.5-liter altogether in 2003. Handling and braking capabilities were modest on second-gen Accents, mainly because of the car's undersized 13-inch wheels and tires. Unfortunately, antilock brakes were optional only on 2005 Accents. Sold from 1995-'99, the first-generation Hyundai Accent was also available as both a compact sedan and a three-door hatchback; it replaced Hyundai's shoddily built Excel subcompact (1986-'94).