The Hyundai Accent is perhaps the most elite subcompact automobile. Pricier than other subcompacts like the Chevrolet Metro, it's only more expensive due to its standard amenities. It also comes standard with power steering, intermittent windshield wipers, rear defoggers, lit cargo space, and remote trunk and fuel tank door releases. Its single-piece side stampings give the stiffer body rigidity, and the 92-horsepower 1.5-liter engine leaves the 70-horsepower top-of-the-line Chevrolet engine in the dust. Overall, It's still incredibly affordable and more expensive than similar subcompacts since it's more practical, roomier, better performing, more equipped, and more solidly constructed than any competitor.
Body styles: sedan, hatchback, coupe
Engines: 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Hyundai Accent L, Hyundai Accent GS, Hyundai Accent GL
The 1999 Hyundai Accent L is a two-door hatchback that now includes standard power steering. Standard alloy wheels with a few additional paint options are now available for the GS and GL.
The 1999 Hyundai Accent has a 94.5-inch wheelbase. The hatchback’s length is 161.4 inches, while the sedan is 162.1 inches long. Both models are 63.8 inches in width and 54.9 inches tall. The GSI is equipped with nice bumpers, side skirts, aluminum wheels, and fog lights. Optional features include a roof rack, sunroof, and power exterior windows.
The 1999 Hyundai Accent can accommodate four occupants; however, the fit can be tight for tall or larger occupants. Meanwhile, the seats are comfortable for long road trips, and many consumers find that it still offers enough room with adequate trunk space for light cargo hauls. It also comes standard with an AM/FM cassette audio system.
Performance & Handling
The 1999 Hyundai Accent handles great regardless of road conditions or speed. Despite its small package, it has enough power to adequately take on hills and sharp turns with no problem. It accelerates reasonably well and is deceptively fast for a 1.5-liter engine. While there is very little engine noise, it makes for a very good commuter car and is a great option for day-to-day driving and the occasional road trip.
The 1999 Hyundai Accent GL four-door sedan only has crash ratings available from the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA). It awards four out of five stars for front passenger crash safety and three out of five stars were issued for driver crash safety.
EPA Fuel Economy
Honda Accent: 23/33 mpg city/highway
- Durable with regular maintenance
- Great car for everyday use
You Won't Like
- Tight fit for larger occupants
- Backseats don’t fold, limiting cargo space
- Unattractive interior upholstery
Just what families on a budget need.
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