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2007 Hyundai Accent Review

This review was written when the 2007 Hyundai Accent was new.

The Accent is a good value if you're looking for predictable, no-frills transportation. It doesn't have the performance and sportier styling of some competitors, but few can complain about the low price. If you're in the market for a subcompact car and willing to spend a few thousand more, you should also consider the Honda Fit or Honda Civic for their performance capabilities and more upscale feel.

The 2007 Hyundai Accent's low sticker price and long warranty make it a great buy for drivers seeking a hassle-free economy car. The Hyundai's slow acceleration and less-than-upscale styling are downsides, but most budget car buyers don't expect a Lexus experience. As U.S News reviewer Rick Newman comments, "It's not exciting -- unless you get jazzed over supercheap stuff -- but the Accent offers a lot for a little." Motor Week recommends that buyers "put this one down as the blue-plate special of the day."

Hyundai's reputation for quality has jumped in recent years. And according to the Arizona Republic, Hyundai's "ace in the hole" is its lengthy warranty. While Accent buyers can expect years of worry-free driving, MSN comments that Hyundai still " has a way to go to command the resale value of Toyota or Honda models." IntelliChoice gives the 2007 Hyundai Accent a rating of "average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared to other vehicles in its class.

For 2007, the Hyundai Accent comes in three trims: the GS (hatchback), SE (hatchback) and GLS (four-door sedan).

Review Last Updated: 5/2/08

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