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7.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE INVOICE
$9,872
BASE MSRP
$9,970
On Quality
The 2009 Hyundai Accent has a more comfortable, better-built interior than many drivers would suspect, but there's still room for improvement.
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up to five occupants can fit inside the Accent”
Cars.com

Accent's interior materials are consistent with its price
Kelley Blue Book

a lot of car for the money
Edmunds

The 2009 Hyundai Accent provides adequate comfort and quality for budget-minded drivers. It's not a great-looking car, but TheCarConnection.com’s editors think that the Hyundai Accent is at least efficient with its space. It packs more interior room into its stubby 159.3-inch overall length than the much larger Chevrolet Cobalt or Ford Focus coupe models.

There is nothing cramped about the interior, the seats are fairly comfortable, and even the rear seating area offers plenty of leg-, head-, and shoulder room for an average adult male. And while it's no luxury car, the 2009 Hyundai Accent's interior looks good and feels durable.

While TheCarConnection.com tested an Accent with some ill-fitting dash trim, Kelley Blue Book feels the 2009 Hyundai "Accent's interior materials are consistent with its price.” And Car and Driver says, with the Accent, Hyundai is "successfully emulating the quality of cars a couple classes up the price ladder."

ConsumerGuide notes that the two-door’s "sloping roofline limits headroom," but this is to be expected in most hatchbacks. Cars.com contends that "up to five occupants can fit inside the Accent.” For those intent on keeping grown-up passengers comfortable too, Edmunds reminds drivers "that the Versa and Yaris hatchbacks offer more rear-seat legroom."

The 2009 Accent, Hyundai receives kudos in reviews read by TheCarConnection.com for its user-friendliness. MyRide.com likes the "large, well-positioned climate control knobs" and the "eight-way adjustable" driver's seat. Kelley Blue Book offers a few complaints, calling attention to a "too-stiff temperature dial" and the ashtray that looks like "an odd removable cup."

Quietness of the 2009 Hyundai Accent is a concern for a couple reviewers. In comparison to the competition, ConsumerGuide mentions that "wind noise is modest for the class, but coarse-surface tire thrum is fairly high."

Conclusion

The 2009 Hyundai Accent has a more comfortable, better-built interior than many drivers would suspect, but there's still room for improvement.

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