The Accent's interior is put together well, the car is easy to park, and it provides a tolerable ride.
Handling is secure but not very agile.
In addition, the cabin is noisy and cramped, it's not very quick, and braking is subpar.
Antilock brakes (ABS) will be offered starting with the 2005 model year.
Overall, the Accent is no better than a used Honda Civic.