1996 Hyundai Accent Review | Edmunds.com

1996 Hyundai Accent

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Hyundai Accent Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 105 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/32 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1996

    Hyundai is painting the Accent in some new colors this year, and height-adjustable seatbelt anchors are standard. Front and rear center consoles with cupholders debut, and optional air conditioning is now CFC-free. A new 105-horsepower GT hatch debuted midyear.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
  • cty
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  • 33
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Hyundai rocks

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Vehicle: 1996 Hyundai Accent 2dr Hatchback

This vehicle has been low maintenance...aside from typical wear and tear...brakes, tires, etc. Gets about 35 miles per gallon. Very reliable. Owned for 12 years




Fun to drive

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Vehicle: 1996 Hyundai Accent 2dr Hatchback

Bought new. No problems for first 8 years then things started to go wrong. both door handles have broken off. I have loved the car for the most part. I am considering buying a 2008 accent. It is a great buy for the money, roomy, fun to drive, great gas mileage. What more does someone want! We must have liked our 96 if we are looking to buy a 2008, plus a warranty that is great. If you are thinking of buying a Hyundai it is a great buy and you won't be sorry!




Its so easy

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Vehicle: 1996 Hyundai Accent GT 2dr Hatchback

Truth is the car uses a mitsubishi engine if people didnt know and its so easy to to customize, its not a car people normally assume is fast so when persons realize whoa thats a hyundai, its like yea fast isnt it. Its cheaper than alot of other cars to maintain and cheap to boost if your interested in speed.




Good little car

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Vehicle: 1996 Hyundai Accent L 2dr Hatchback

Just got the a few weeks ago but no big mess ups yet but it has the capability to be a good street racer.




Piece of crap

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Vehicle: 1996 Hyundai Accent 4dr Sedan

This car is a complete piece of junk. I purchased this vehicle from a private seller and it had 103,000 miles on it. It seemed to be in great shape and run good, but after only a few hundred miles it's true colors began to show. The engine finally blew and I replaced it with another identical engine from a junkyard car and had the exact same problems. I was fortunate enough to sell the car while it was actually running. I have had many cars in my lifetime and this was probably the biggest piece of crap of all time! Don't even think about buying one!




Reliable and cheap

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Vehicle: 1996 Hyundai Accent 4dr Sedan

Simple car, no frills, few options. This was before the 10 year 10k power train warranty. I've had no problems with it until it hit it's 11th birthday - then the trans began to slip. Overall it's been a good purchase and has been quite reliable. Cheap car, cheap to drive. Trans was always a little rough in shifting. Seats are average at best.



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Full 1996 Hyundai Accent Review

What's New for 1996

Hyundai is painting the Accent in some new colors this year, and height-adjustable seatbelt anchors are standard. Front and rear center consoles with cupholders debut, and optional air conditioning is now CFC-free. A new 105-horsepower GT hatch debuted midyear.

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Talk About The 1996 Accent

1996 Hyundai Accent Discussions See all Started By

johhu
johhu
09-18-2002
1999 Accent 1.5 liter 92 88 4.5%...


lngtonge18
lngtonge18
08-08-2001
I think Hyundais have a high insurance rating because in the past they had some of the highest insurance loss claims and injury ratings. They weren't too safe pre-1996 (Elantra and Accent) and pre-19...


bluemist
bluemist
04-30-1999
I have a 1996 Hyundai Accent GS Hatchback with a 4-speed automatic transmission, cassette deck, power steering, power brakes and air conditioning. I have owned the car since Feb 1996 and now have 89,...



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