2008 Hyundai Accent  -  $11,395


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $11,395
Base Invoice: $11,160
Destination Charge: $620
Options: $0
Trim: 3dr HB Man GS *Ltd Avail*
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 27 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: 3dr HB Man GS *Ltd Avail*
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 1.6L DOHC MPI CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

No-nonsense, economical transportation; gas-sipping fuel economy; excellent pricing for first-time buyers; very good warranty.


Model Highlights

Hyundai's entry-level Accent is certainly worth a look for anyone interested in an inexpensive people-mover. With fresh styling and the choice of either a hatchback coupe or a sedan, the Accent offers something for most buyers.

The hatchback comes in either GS or SE trim, while the sedan is only available in GLS dress. All Accents are front-wheel drive and powered by a 16-valve, 1.6L inline four-cylinder putting out 110 horsepower. Each car comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission, which allows for 27 mpg city/32 mpg highway, while a four-speed automatic with overdrive is available.

The GS hatchback is the barebones choice. It rides on 14-inch steel wheels, features manual mirrors, tilt steering, and a 60/40 split flat-folding rear seat. Power mirrors, keyless entry, a six-speaker CD stereo, a urethane B&M manual sport shifter, and air conditioning are optional, either on their own or as part of a Premium Package, which also adds power windows.

The SE is a sportier option featuring sport-tuned suspension and 16-inch alloy wheels. Fog lamps and a rear spoiler complete the look. Tinted glass, a rear wiper with washer, dual power mirrors and remote keyless entry come standard. Inside, standard features include a six-speaker CD stereo, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a B&M manual sport shifter, a rear center armrest, air conditioning, and metallic accents. A power sunroof is part of a $1,250 Sun & Sound Package.

The GLS finds the happy medium between the GS and SE in its equipment. Like the GS, it rides on 14-inch steel wheels, though 15-inch alloys are optional. Like the SE, it features tinted windows, the rear center armrest, and illuminated vanity mirrors. Unique to the GLS are rear door pocket storage compartments. On automatic-equipped cars, a Premium Package adds ABS, remote keyless entry, and power windows, mirrors, and locks.

For the safety-conscious, all Accents come with dual front advanced air bags, front side-curtain air bags, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Anti-lock brakes are not available on the GS, while they are standard on the SE and optional on the GLS.


Model News

Following a redesign in 2006 and the addition of a hatchback in 2007, the 2008 Hyundai Accent arrives with few changes. Among them is a revised instrument panel, as well as some new available features, including a new sport shift lever in manual-equipped SE cars.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Hyundai Accent represents an excellent buy in the sub-compact segment. With a starting price of less than $11,000, the Accent gets first-time car buyers into a reliable car with decent options, standard head curtain air bags, an excellent 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a fuel efficient demeanor.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
321.30 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
380.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.6L/98

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
106 @ 4500

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06

Total Cooling System Capacity
5.7 qts

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
92.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
42.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.5 in

Front Hip Room
50.2 in

Second Head Room
37.8 in

Second Leg Room
34.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.1 in

Second Hip Room
48.8 in

Wheelbase
98.4 in

Length, Overall
159.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.7 in

Height, Overall
57.9 in

Track Width, Front
57.9 in

Track Width, Rear
57.5 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2467 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.83 in

Front Tire Size
P175/70TR14

Rear Tire Size
P175/70TR14

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
14 x 5 in

Rear Wheel Size
14 x 5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.1 x -TBD - in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.9 gal

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
7

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V113000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2013

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,059,824

Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Accent and Tucson, model year 2007-2010 Elantra, model year 2007-2011 Santa Fe, model year 2008-2009 Veracruz, model year 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, and model year 2011 Sonata vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Consequence
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of Park without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

1.6L DOHC MPI CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs, gas shocks

Coupled rear torsion beam w/coil springs, gas shocks

Front stabilizer bar

P175/70TR14 tires

14" x 5" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

Compact spare tire

Engine speed-sensing pwr rack & pinion steering

Front disc/rear drum brakes

Body-color bumpers

Rear spoiler

Body-color grille

Halogen headlamps

Black side mirrors

Side marker lights

Variable-intermittent windshield wipers w/washer

Black door handles

Cloth seat trim

Reclining front bucket seats-inc: 8-way manual adjustable driver seat, adjustable headrests

60/40 split-folding rear bench seat w/adjustable head restraints

Driver armrest

Center console w/cupholders

Floor carpeting

Tilt steering column

Instrumentation-inc: odometer, trip odometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, digital clock

Warning lights-inc: oil pressure, battery, door ajar, brake, check engine

Tire pressure monitoring system

Remote fuel door/hood releases

(4) speakers

Roof mounted micro antenna

Rear seat heater ducts

Rear window defroster

Cabin air filter

Portable ash tray

12-volt pwr outlet

Front trim, integrated armrest, door map pockets

(4) assist grips

Front/rear storage trays

Lighting-inc: dome, glovebox, cargo area

Rear coat hook

Driver & front passenger airbags

Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags

Front/rear outboard roof mounted head curtain airbags

Occupant classification system (OCS)

Front 3-point seat belts-inc: adjustable height anchors, pretensioners, force limiters

Rear 3-point all-position seat belts

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system

Energy-absorbing steering column

Body-side reinforcements

Front/rear crumple zones

Hood buckling creases/safety stops

 
STANDARD EQUIPMENT PKG 1
$0

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT PKG 2
$1,450

 
PREMIUM PKG 3
$1,850

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$85

 
TRUNK CARGO NET
$45

 
CARGO MAT
$80

 
PORTABLE MP3 PLAYER HOLDER
$45

 
CARGO TRAY
$70

 
ALUMINUM DOOR SILLS
$90

 
MUDGUARDS
$85

 
GROUND EFFECTS KIT
$995

 
ALLOY FUEL FILLER DOOR
$125

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