(4.4) 9 reviews
MSRP: $977$5,421
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 31
Engine: 104-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2005 Hyundai Accent

Our Take on the 2005 Hyundai Accent

Our Take

Hyundai's smallest, least costly model got minor revisions for 2004 after receiving a major face-lift for the 2003 model year. The 2003 changes included reworked styling for the hood, fenders, headlights, fascias and taillights. Built in South Korea, the front-wheel-drive Accent was last red... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Performance with automatic
  • Rear-seat space
  • Difficult rear entry and exit in hatchback
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • Sedan and hatchback body styles
  • 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Standard side-impact airbags


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 9 reviews

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Great Value for $$

by 4G from Florida on December 30, 2009

I bought this car because I needed reliable, economical transportation. I was driving 49 miles each way to work at the time. I put most of the mileage on it in the first year and during 8 months while... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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