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Hyundai Accent, Coupe, Hatchback
#75 of 624 Re: 2006 Hyundai Accent [allfiredup]
Oct 18, 2005 (8:37 pm)
Yes, Hyundai has announced that the GLS (only model offered in the U.S. at launch) will have six airbags and ABS standard.
I expect the base price of the GLS will be about $12.6k including destination charge. This is based on the price of the Rio LX with ABS. Since the Rio is the cousin of the Accent, they should be fairly close in price with the same equipment. The Rio LX includes A/C but public information on the Accent indicates it will be optional, so add about $800 for A/C. The power package is $600 more on the Kia so it should be similar on the Accent, bringing the price for a loaded 5-speed with A/C and power package to about $14k. Add some more for alloys and (if available?) a moonroof. The Korean site for the Accent shows a photo with a moonroof, but I haven't seen any mention or photos of a moonroof option on the U.S. Accent.
#76 of 624 Disappointing Gas Mileage
Oct 18, 2005 (10:36 pm)
Looks like the specifications for the 2006 Accent have been released. Go to autodeadline.com. Anyway, the gas mileage for the new Accent is not even with the 06 Rio. I would have thought that would at least be even with Rio for both manual and auto.
Manual: 32 mpg city 35 mpg hwy - same as Rio
Auto: 28 mpg city 36 mpg hwy compared to 29 city 38 hwy for Rio
06 Accent isn't much better than 06 Elantra which is a design dating back pre 2001.
#77 of 624 Re: Disappointing Gas Mileage [spmrebel]
Oct 19, 2005 (5:47 am)
That is disappointing, and surprising since they have the same engine. With a list price of about $15k for an automatic Accent with ABS, and with an Elantra GLS with ABS and moonroof for not much more plus more interior room and cruise control, and almost the same fuel economy, the Accent doesn't look like a very good value proposition any more.
#78 of 624 backy, would you equip your '06
Oct 19, 2005 (8:39 am)
Hyundai Accent with an automatic tranny or a manual? Couldn't you save a skosh with the stick? Or don't you always, without much of an exception, buy automatic rigs?
#79 of 624 Re: backy, would you equip your '06 [iluvmysephia1]
Oct 19, 2005 (4:30 pm)
I usually buy sticks, but am thinking of an automatic on my next car for the following reasons: 1) two kids will be learning to drive on it (and Son #1 destroyed the clutch on my '01 Elantra to the tune of $1300); 2) there seems to be a trend (see Rio and Civic for example) of automatics getting even better fuel economy than sticks; 3) automatics usually have lower revs on the highway--and are more quiet--than sticks; 4) the Hyundai/Kia 10-year powertrain warranty covers automatics but not clutches (especially if they are destroyed by abuse, see #1); 5) traffic is getting increasingly worse in my town, with more stop-and-go.
So yes, I could save about $800 with a stick, but it would be the same savings on the Accent or Elantra. All it would take is a few crunching shifts by my kids on the clutch and I'd be negative in that equation really quick. I might still get a stick if I get a car with a small engine and a great stick, e.g. Honda Fit, but if I got the Accent or another Elantra, or a Rio, it would be the automatic I think.
#80 of 624 Those are all really good reasons...
Oct 20, 2005 (10:33 am)
to go with an automatic. The important thing is that you would be getting a Hyundai, which sets you immediately ahead of the game, eh?
Our situation is set for a while yet with our '01 Sportage 4x4 but recently it has been hitting me straight on that Hyundai/Kia makes the most sense of any other manufacturer (like I didn't already believe that).
I am going to take a good look at all of the cars Kia is putting out but the new Sportage is the rig I dig the most.
Enjoy your car shopping experience when it comes up, backy!
#81 of 624 Re: Disappointing Gas Mileage [spmrebel]
Oct 20, 2005 (9:22 pm)
Very interesting that the automatic is rated higher than the manual, much like the new Civic gets 2mpg better highway with automatic than manual.
The difference between the Rio and Accent automatic would most likely be gearing, correct? If it were weight, the manual would also be slightly lower for the Accent. If it is gearing of the automatic, then the Accent should be slightly quicker than the Rio. Of course, this is all just speculation on my part.
The biggest disappointment I've read is that cruise control won't be available. I find it a little odd that you can heated mirrors and heated seats, but no cruise. Some things just don't make much sense...
#82 of 624 Re: Disappointing Gas Mileage [allfiredup]
Oct 21, 2005 (6:14 am)
Well, they have to give you some reason to spend a few more bucks for an Elantra. I don't see any mention of an optional moonroof, either.
#83 of 624 Re: Disappointing Gas Mileage [backy]
Oct 21, 2005 (6:16 am)
I can't say anything about gas mileage because Hyundai hasn't told us anything yet. I did get to see one that one of the district service reps was driving and it did have a moonroof in it.
#84 of 624 Re: Disappointing Gas Mileage [danf1]
Oct 21, 2005 (6:18 am)
Check out Hyundai's recent press release on the Accent, in which they published the EPA numbers. There was a lot of other info in there about the car too.
That's good to hear about the moonroof.