The Hyundai Accent was sold as the Verna in some countries and the Excel in Australia. The Accent is a small car that is manufactured by Hyundai in South Korea, India, Russia, Pakistan, Turkey and Iran. The First generation Accent or the X3 replaced the Excel in 1995. The Accent came in three versions, the sedan, saloon and coupe and had a choice of two engines, a 1.3 liter and a 1.5 Liter. The Accent had GSi specifications and power windows in the front and a stereo system which could play cassettes or CDs.
The Second generation Accent made its debut 2000. The car length and width was increased and it came in two types. There was a hatchback with two doors that came in two versions, entry or GS and a sedan that came with four doors and one version, the GL. The vehicle derived its power from a 1.5 Liter engine having four cylinders and five manual gears. In 2001, the GS and GL versions got a 1.6 Liter engine and they added an automatic gear system of four gears. All versions came with power brakes. In 2002, air conditioning became standard on the GS and GL versions, while it was optional on the base version. In 2003, the front and back were restyled, while anti-lock brakes were made available.
In 2006, the third generation Hyundai Accent made its appearance on the roads. The Accent still came in the hatchback with two doors and a sedan with four doors. The former comes in two versions, GS and SE and the latter in the GLS version. The vehicle derives its power from a 1.6 Liter engine having four cylinders and has four manual gears or automatic gears.
2012 Hyundai Accent
New for this model year, the 2012 Hyundai Accent offers a good-looking exterior, a spacious cabin, and ample trunk space. This winning combination alone might be enough to put the Accent on buyer's radar, but the gas mileage is icing on the cake. At 30 city and 40 highway, the Accent is the most fuel efficient non-hybrid in the small affordable car class.
In terms of esthetics, the redesign is a significant improvement over the 2011, which was a low performer with few interior features. Even though this is the entry-level model for Hyundai, priced in an MSRP range of $12,445 to $16,795, the Accent is not a bargain-rate vehicle, but rather a solid choice for the class that will deliver a high level of customer satisfaction.
Other cars to consider include, the Kia Rio, which was also redesigned for this model year, and open at $13,000 keeping it comfortably in the same price range. The Ford Fiesta is certainly on the list since it's a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Buyers willing to move up to an opening price of $15,000 to get a zippier ride should look at either the Mazda2 or the Honda Fit. more
2011 Hyundai Accent
The 2011 Hyundai Accent is one of the few cars being manufactured currently on this planet that feature suggested retail pricing beginning under $10,000.
2010 Hyundai Accent
The 2010 Hyundai Accent is available as either a sedan or a hatchback and both are sharp looking, loaded with value and deliver outstanding fuel-economy.
2009 Hyundai Accent
The 2009 Hyundai Accent is Hyundai's entry into the subcompact car field, first fielded in the 1996 model year as a replacement for their Excel. Competitors are Dodge Caliber, Ford Focus and Chevy Aveo on the home front.
2008 Hyundai Accent
The 2008 Hyundai Accent is a well balanced blend of car at an affordable price. Not the smallest, not the sportiest, not the most luxurious nor the most economical-but the one of the most well rounded compact cars available today that offers one of the best warranties in the industry and a truly affordable sticker price.
2007 Hyundai Accent
The 2007 Hyundai Accent is offered in the GS three-door sedan for $10,415; the SE three-door for $13,915; and as the GLS four-door for $12,565. All are outfitted with a 1.6 liter, sixteen-valve, four-cylinder (generation 110 horsepower) as both a manual transmission with five speeds or an automatic with four speeds (and overdrive.) The manual transmission returns 32 mpg city, 35 highway with the automatic showing 28 /37.