Under the Hood The Accent uses a 1. Im supposed to be able to put 45 but i can only get 35 litres. A five-speed-manual gearbox is standard, and a four-speed-automatic transmission is optional. What is going on with the car? With fully independent suspension, the Accent 5 felt smooth and even small-car sporty at moderate speeds. Getting into the hatchback's backseat isn't easy. The 2003 changes included reworked styling for the hood, fenders, headlights, fascias and taillights. That's a good amount of low-speed torque for a four-cylinder.
The look is at once soft, yet alert. Interior All Accent models are capable of seating up to five occupants; however, the car's limited legroom and narrow interior make four passengers the practical limit. Besides, base Accent had a few things not on Fit. Walkaround The overall form of the Hyundai Accent is a low-slung wedge topped by a steeply raked windshield and a tall wrap of window glass. And at half the cost of the average new vehicle, it holds a lot of value. Safety Side-impact airbags are stan.
Often when I try and put it into gear the car will start grinding, even with the clutch all the way down. All models are available with a five-speed manual as standard issue; a four-speed automatic with overdrive is optional. Leave a Comment Name Mail Website. The higher rear roof line on the hatchback adds to the feeling of interior space. Interior All Accent models are capable of seating up to five occupants; however, the car's limited legroom and narrow interior make four passengers the practical limit. When accelerating hard in lower gears, the engine delivers a loud blare, but it's quieter while cruising. We found the Accent relatively quiet inside.
Small cars are roaring back. The plan even includes five years of roadside assistance with lockout and emergency towing service. The stiff structure of the body, plenty of sound-deadening insulation, and double door seals all work to block out noise from the motor and surrounding traffic. It started happening I believe Summer of 08. The Accent is easy to drive. Audio system buttons are small and fussy, as is common in Hyundais, and the rear wiper switch hides behind and to the left of the steering wheel, but other controls are easy to find and have that pleasing solid feel.
Driving Impressions Unlike the small cars of Hyundai's past, the Accent qualifies as one of today's better examples. That having been said, a drop of 12-14 miles per gallon is quite dramatic. The Hyundai Accent is neatly styled, with the hood flowing smoothly up from the body-colored front bumper and back to the windshield. We have gotten almost 400 miles out of 11 gal. Have you noticed any unusual puddles underneath the car or gasoline fumes? A five-speed-manual gearbox is standard, and a four-speed-automatic transmission is optional. I am regretting getting rid of my xtrerra for this car, i might have well as gone for a 2012 Civic like i was supposed to, but cancelled that deal they offered for a Hyandai.
Under the Hood The Accent uses a 1. Those form-fitting front bucket seats feel substantial and supportive. I get anywhere from 280-320km per full tank. I would buy another one in a second. To isolate noise and vibration, all of the front end's mechanical parts are attached via a sub-frame. It has a recent tuneup.
The base model omits the tachometer. Hatchbacks are more useful than other configurations, as anyone knows who has ever tried to squeeze a bicycle or television carton into a small sedan. Accent's relatively long wheelbase and all-independent suspension provide a smooth-riding platform. A similar package on the 5 would be nice. New Car Test Drive editor Mitch McCullough is based in Southern California. Standard equipment includes a cassette player and a rear-window defroster. New spark plugs fuel filter and fuel system cleaned.
But I only get 300 klms to a tank. The 2003 changes included reworked styling for the hood, fenders, headlights, fascias and taillights. Highest i got was 643kms last month. It is powered by a 1. Why am I getting 26 mpg? Have you changed your daily routine in any way? I drove most of the miles on the highway.
Vehicle Overview Hyundai's smallest, least costly model got minor revisions for 2004 after receiving a major face-lift for the 2003 model year. The instrument panel orients the driver with large, clearly marked gauges set immediately forward of the steering wheel. The glove box is an ice-chest-size bin that drops down from below the passenger-side airbag, looking as though it could swallow a couple of six-packs of soda. I get bad mileage as well. You do get a cassette player, however, for those of us that still own cassettes. Despite some drawbacks, a lengthy powertrain warranty makes the Accent a good value.