• Ryan Posted: 4/30/2011 9:25am PDT

    While I am a little disappointed that they aren't going to offer heated seats, navigation and push button start in the new accent (it will be available in the Kia Rio) I do love the new direction they've taken this car. Not only does it look great on the outside, the interior is in line with the new Elantra.
    Speaking as someone that owns the new Elantra Limited, and I love this car more and more each time I drive it, if the new Accent can capture the same experience in a smaller package, then I have found a second vehicle for my household.
    I never considered Hyundai before the new Elantra, but suspect many will give them a look now with the new Accent hitting the showrooms. If you don't, you are cheating yourself.

  • cryptonx Posted: 5/7/2011 6:27am PDT

    Hey Ryan,
    Since you own one and love both ( The accent/Elantra )
    For a family consisting of 2 (and maybe 3 later on) persons.
    Would you rather get a top-spec Accent or wait for a baseline Elantra ?
    The top-spec Accent here (middle east) has push button start.

  • Ryan Posted: 5/9/2011 1:57pm PDT

    If the accent in the USA would offer the navigation, heated seats and push button start, I would have purchased it for car #2 Immediately - but those features are important to me, so car #2 will most likely be another limited elantra, but down the line. The Kia Rio here will offer those features, but I prefer the style of the Hyundai brand. Neither the new rio or accent have been released here yet.