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FEATURES | 7 out of 10
GL hatchback doesn't have a CD player, so be prepared to warble your own tunes
only car in its class to offer XM Satellite Radio
unusual availability of accessories
Kelley Blue Book
The base Hyundai Accent 2009 can't be optioned with much. Most features are optional on the other trims; outfitted with fog lights, a CD player, XM Satellite Radio, and tire pressure monitors, a 2009 Hyundai Accent SE stickers in the $14,000 range.
For 2009, cruise control is added to Popular Equipment Package, and cruise control and a sunroof join the Accent SE Premium Package
Kelley Blue Book lists the "modest GS standard-equipment" as "power steering, tilt steering column, eight-way manually-adjustable driver's seat, 60/40-split rear seat, cabin air filtration, tachometer, variable intermittent wipers and a rear spoiler."
In the SE Accent, Hyundai includes "16-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, foglamps, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter and a rear center armrest with cupholders," Edmunds says. For the top-of-the-line GLS model, Edmunds also points out "air-conditioning and a CD/MP3 audio system with satellite radio."
Kelley Blue Book stresses that these are "mostly sports-oriented." ConsumerGuide notes that the "Popular Equipment Pkg." includes the following: "Antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, power mirrors, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, (and) alarm." A power sunroof and a ground effects kit are also available.
The 2009 Hyundai Accent offers a meager selection of standard features, but SE and GLS trims are more appealing.