Quiet running with a cushy ride and plenty of attractive safety features.
Rubber-band shifter, undisciplined shocks and struts make for a loose ride.
|WHAT'S NEW |
Sedan is mostly carry-over from ’06, but a three-door model joins the lineup.
|BEHIND THE WHEEL |
The Accent rides well, but without sporty intent. Fun is not the object here, and for a small package, there’s lots of refinement.
The third-generation Accent is roomier than the car it replaces and comes in GLS trim only. It has dual front airbags, seat-mounted side airbags, and side-curtain airbags, standard safety features that are usually unheard of in an economy car. And it has a great warranty.