Boasting improved fuel economy, the 2009 Hyundai Accent provides a choice of two body styles—the 3-door hatchback and the 4-door sedan—at three trim levels, giving buyers plenty of alternatives. The front-wheel drive Accent is equipped with a 1.6L inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 110 hp and 106 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. With energy economy as one of its primary features, the Accent boasts EPA fuel estimates from 27 mph city/33 mpg hwy with the 5-speed manual, to 26/35 mpg with the 4-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai has backed the Accent with its remarkable 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile drivetrain warranty. For an economy car, Hyundai Accent standard features comprise a wide range of items, from front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a full set of three-point seatbelts, split-folding rear seats and AM/FM radio in the GS hatchback, to air-conditioning, a CD player and optional ABS in the GLS sedan, while the top-of-the-line Accent SE hatchback offers ABS as standard, along with 16-inch alloy wheels and sport-tuned suspension and steering.
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