Value is what Korean car makers Kia and Hyundai have built their entire empire on. But sometime the regular dose of value that comes with their cars is not enough and they have to go even further to get a bigger share of the market. What results in such circumstances is cars like this, the Hyundai Accent Value Edition.
Right off the bat this thing might seem a bit odd to you because at $16,450 Hyundai Accent Value Edition is 700 bucks dearer than the base Accent. But then you see the specs sheet and realize that extra 700 dollars get you a whole lot of kit. The main features of the Value Accent include 16-inch machine finish alloy wheels with P195/60R16 tires, rear disc brakes, steering wheel mounted audio controls, cruise control, Bluetooth hands-free phone system and sliding armrest storage box.
Despite being at the extreme “eco” end of the spectrum, Hyundai Accent Value Edition is decently equipped in terms of safety what with two front airbags as well as driver and passenger side and curtain airbags, standard front-seat active head restraint which prevent whiplash, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TCS), and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM). Powering this ugly but likeable car is a 137 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque 1.6 liter turbo four-pot capable of 31 mpg.