TO THE POINTWhat’s New? The Hyundai Accent has been completely redesigned for 2006 with a new look, larger dimensions, and a stronger powertrain. Selling Points: Standard features like front and rear fold-down armrests, a 172-watt sound system, abundant standard safety features, up to 35 mpg, a 100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a starting price of only $11,995 Deal Breakers: Snoozy styling and a disconnected driving character Our Advice: The 2006 Hyundai Accent is a good car for shoppers looking for an inexpensive compact, but Kia builds the same car with a sportier demeanor in the Kia Rio. Make sure to test drive both to determine which best meets your wants and needs.
Features Among the items included in the 2006 Hyundai Accent’s base price are front and rear fold-down armrests; body color door handles, bumpers, and mirrors; antilock disc brakes; six airbags; and a 172-watt sound system.
For compact car buyers afflicted with the indecisive gene, the 2006 Hyundai Accent may be the perfect choice – there is but one trim available, the GLS, leaving the issues of color and a few select options as the only stumbling blocks. Those add-ons include air conditioning, a four-speed automatic transmission, power windows, power door locks with keyless entry, power mirrors, and upsized 15-inch alloy wheels with 195/55 Kumho tires.
Those are nice options, but the 2006 Hyundai Accent sedan already comes well equipped at its estimated starting price of $11,995, which includes a $495 destination charge. The three-door version, due to go on sale in the spring of 2006 as a 2007 model, will likely feature a lower starting price.
Among the items included in that sub-$12,000 base price are a four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission; power steering; body color door handles, bumpers, and mirrors; antilock disc brakes; two front, two front side, and front and rear side curtain airbags; and fold-down armrests for the driver and rear passengers. There’s also a 172-watt, six-speaker audio system with a single-disc CD player that offers surprisingly good sound quality; dual illuminated vanity mirrors; a tilt steering wheel; an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat; and, of course, Hyundai’s stellar warranty. That includes ten years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage; five years or 60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage; and seven years/unlimited miles of corrosion protection. As an added bonus, Hyundai throws in five years/unlimited miles worth of roadside assistance.