ABS available from 2005. Side air bags standard from 2004. Head protection air bags standard from 2006. ESC not available, standard from 2012.
A long list of standard equipment sets Hyundai's least expensive model apart from spartan competitors such as the Chevrolet Metro and the lowliest versions of the Honda Civic. Redesigned for the 2000 model year, the Accent is still based on the old model; it has the same powertrains but a roomier interior and updated styling. Reliability is unknown.