Reliable basic transportation
Mechanically the Accent has performed well with no major repairs as of almost 5 years and 91000 miles. Replacement parts, when needed, are pricey- I usually end up finding a mechanic who can perform a 'make-do' solution. I get about 37 mpg, 41 mpg on a longer trip. Mileage goes down pretty dramatically with extra passengers. I'm 5'5' tall, so find it comfortable. My sons who are over 6 feet, not so much. You shouldn't plan on teens of adults fitting comfortably in the back seat. Ground clearance is a problem as most parking lot curbs are just the right height to hook the bumper. I find the cup holders to be very awkward in front, and there are none in the back. It's a good basic vehicle to get you from place to place, best if you're travelling alone, or with one other moderately sized person.