ABS available from 2005. Side air bags standard from 2004. Head protection air bags standard from 2006. ESC not available, standard from 2012.
Hyundai's entry-level model comes as either a sedan or a three-door hatchback. The entry-level L model uses a 1.5-liter, 92-hp engine, while the more expensive GL and GS versions get a 1.6-liter, 105-hp Four. The Accent is one of the least expensive cars on the road, with a base manufacturer's suggested retail price of under $10,000. A meager options list includes items like air conditioning, an automatic transmission, and power windows and mirrors, but antilock brakes are not available. The Accent is relatively quiet and solid, making it more pleasant than Korean competitors such as the Daewoo Lanos and Kia Rio. Reliability is unknown.