2008 Hyundai Accent vs. Its Competition

2008 Hyundai Accent 4-door Sedan Auto GLS Rear Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Kia Rio is essentially the same car as the Hyundai Accent, but it's also offered in a Rio5 wagon format where the Accent offers a three-door coupe.

The Toyota Yaris has smart style and an enviable reputation behind it, as well as a choice of two- or four-door models.

The Chevrolet Aveo also offers two different body styles and a frugal four-cylinder--and like the Kia and Hyundai, it's built in South Korea, where car quality has quickly matched that coming from the Japanese car companies.

The Honda Fit remains the choice vehicle in this class, thanks to its flexible seating arrangement and its smooth four-cylinder engine.

2008 Hyundai Accent 4-door Sedan Auto GLS Rear Exterior View2008 Hyundai Accent
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Quick Specs
The 2008 Hyundai Accent delivers econocar basics with a high-quality interior and fun handling for a great price.
If most of your driving is around town with little interstate travel, the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo and Aveo5 are worth a look, especially if you want a bow tie out front.
The 2008 Honda Fit is one of the smallest cars on the road, but it’s fun to drive, huge inside, and a tremendous value.
The 2008 Kia Rio is a good choice among subcompacts and it’s stylish, but standard anti-lock brakes and better side-impact protection would help its case against the Honda Fit.
The 2008 Toyota Yaris is one of the cheapest, and cheapest to run, of all new vehicles.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas 4-CylinderGas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
CompactCompactSmall Station WagonCompactSubcompact
Style Name    
3-Door HB Manual GS *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan LS5-Door HB Manual4-Door Sedan Manual3-Door HB Manual (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront wheel drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
3 Door HB Coupe4 Door Sedan5-Door Hatchback4dr Sdn3 Door Hatchback
Manual w/ODManual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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