Used 2008 Hyundai Accent

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2008 Hyundai Accent

Pros

  • Simple design, supportive seats, quiet highway ride, respectable handling and brakes, standard head curtain airbags, long warranty coverage.

Cons

  • Lackluster acceleration with automatic transmission, harsh ride over irregular surfaces, no cruise control, disappointing safety scores.

Used 2008 Hyundai Accent for Sale

Hyundai Accent 2008
80,487 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Accent
SE
Dotcom Auto
8.3 mi away
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Hyundai Accent 2008
133,744 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Accent
SE
List$3,899
Est.Loan: $80/mo
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Clean Carfax, great gas mileage! Nicely equipped with Keyless Entry, Power Windows/Door Locks/Mirrors, Fog Lamps, Alloy Wheels, and much more. Don't miss out on this great little commuter car at an excellent price. Stop by today and see it for yourself!
Hyundai Accent 2008
103,050 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Accent
GS
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$7,598
Est.Loan: $155/mo
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Hyundai Accent 2008
154,067 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Accent
SE
List$3,995
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Hyundai Accent 2008
19,945 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Accent
GLS
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Hyundai Accent 2008
89,231 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Accent
GLS
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Edmunds' Expert Review

It may not be the sportiest compact available, but the well-rounded 2008 Hyundai Accent provides a lot of car for the money.

vehicle overview

Prior to its redesign two years ago, the Hyundai Accent was an easily overlooked economy car. It had an outstanding warranty and an affordable price, but compromised performance and handling kept it from joining the compact leaders. All that changed with the third-generation overhaul, which provided the Accent with a responsive new engine and accompanying performance boost that enabled the Hyundai to keep up with its leading rivals.

An Edmunds "Most Wanted Sedan Under $15,000" last year, the Hyundai Accent's solid entry-level value continues in 2008 with minor upgrades inside that include revised instrument panels on SE hatchbacks and GLS sedans. Cash-poor enthusiasts will want to check out the SE trim as it delivers more inspiring performance thanks to sport-tuned chassis components and a new B&M sport shifter for the manual transmission.

The 2008 Hyundai Accent is certainly one of the better economy-minded cars available. True, it faces stiff competition from models such as the sporty Honda Fit, the well-equipped Nissan Versa and the youthful Toyota Yaris. On the domestic side, Ford's freshened Focus might also deserve a look. Overall, though, the entry-level Hyundai Accent remains a sensible and value-filled economy car in which to face the daily grind.

Trim levels & features

The 2008 Hyundai Accent is a five-passenger compact that comes in three trim levels: GS, SE and GLS. The GS and SE are two-door hatchbacks, while the GLS is available in sedan form only. The base GS model is one of the least expensive new cars sold in America, though it achieves that through a minimal amount of content. Features for the GS include 14-inch steel wheels, an eight-way adjustable driver seat and a 60/40-split rear seatback. Air-conditioning, power mirrors and windows, keyless entry and a CD/MP3 audio system with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack are optional.

The Accent SE hatchback gains the GS's optional features as standard; it also comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, foglamps, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter and a rear center armrest with cupholders. A sunroof is an exclusive option. The Accent GLS sedan gets air-conditioning and the audio system as standard; full power accessories and 15-inch alloy wheels are optional. Additional performance-oriented, audio and styling accessories are available through the dealer.

2008 Highlights

After gaining a two-door hatchback body style last year, the Hyundai Accent heads into 2008 with minor detail changes and reshuffled content.

Performance & mpg

Every Hyundai Accent comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 110 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque. Transferring power to the front wheels is a standard five-speed manual transmission, with a four-speed automatic available across the lineup. Performance and fuel economy are competitive with similarly equipped rivals, with 2008 EPA estimates ranging from 27 mpg city and 32 mpg highway with the five-speed manual to 24/33 mpg with the optional automatic transmission.

Safety

Unusual for a vehicle in this segment, all models include standard front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Antilock brakes are standard on SE coupes and optional on GLS sedans. In government frontal-impact crash tests, the 2008 Hyundai Accent sedan scored a perfect five stars for front occupant protection. It didn't fare as well in the side-impact category, with four stars for front occupant protection and three stars for rear-seat passengers. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Accent scored a second-highest "Acceptable" rating for frontal-offset collisions and a "Poor" ranking in side-impact tests.

Driving

Though it certainly can't be considered quick, the 2008 Hyundai Accent performs capably, without too much protest from under the hood. On smooth roads, the ride is calm and forgiving on GS and GLS models, while the performance-oriented SE delivers a firmer driving experience with greater feedback. Though generally pleasant, its ride comfort suffers over bumpy surfaces, as the suspension and steering tend to transmit too much harshness into the cabin. Handling and braking are both respectable, though, with good stability and short stopping distances for a car in this price range.

Interior

Inside, the Accent's design is simple and functional. The quality of materials is acceptable, and the Accent's cabin provides a comfortable atmosphere with a feeling of spaciousness from the driver seat. Outward visibility is very good, with the short hood allowing a panoramic view of what's ahead. Hyundai likes to boast that the Accent provides more interior volume than a Honda Civic. If you plan on carrying passengers in the back, keep in mind that the Versa and Yaris hatchbacks offer more rear-seat legroom. Cargo room is average for its class, with more than 12 cubic feet in the sedan and nearly 16 cubic feet in the hatchback.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Hyundai Accent.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

I beat [violative content deleted] out of this car everyday!
2canchew,01/09/2012
I bought it new in 2008 and I beat [violative content deleted] out of this car everytime i drive it. It has bounced off the rev limiter thousands of times. Its screams @ 4500-5000rpm driving down the hwy everyday. I have over 110,000 miles on it now and it runs as good as new. doesn't burn oil or coolant. I still have the original brakes on it and its four years old and it gets smothered in Canadian salty roads 7 months of the year. Bottom line best car ever made nothing fancy but im going to drive this one into the ground and buy a new one no questions asked. I'm a Hyundai owner for life.
Cannot Bring myself to trade it
generalflea,06/24/2011
My wife and I bought this car back in June of 2008 and it has been one of the best decisions ever! The little guy, (now known as the General Flea due to its color (tango red) being close to the General Lee and the way I can drive it) has been faithful at every turn. We bought it with 2 miles on the clock and it now has close to 50,000 without any trouble, just gas, some oil, and a couple of airfilters. The transmission at first was rough but I added a more sporting clutch setup and it has alleviated the rough transmission. This car has been known to hit 51mpg on the highway before and usually has a combined city/highway of 36mpg, well above its estimate. Overall great car!
2008 Accent wow what a bargain!
Daniel,03/21/2010
I needed a 2nd car to take pressure off my Genesis as I have been racking up the miles. I got 2008 GS 3 door hatchback for $7850.00 mint condition, no wear or tear. 38 months left on the basic warranty. I'm very pleased with the performance for the money. Inside is fine and simple. Back seat has more room than you would have thought.
Very good car
ahtoh1,05/19/2013
Got it new. Now has 110,000KM. Few minor issues that dealer repaired no problem. Overall quality of the car is very good. I would advise to drop it off at the dealer for a full checkup just before warranty runs out. On my car the bracket that holds exhaust pipe rutted out and i did not notice after warranty ran out. I really like the look of the car. I owned 1986 excel, then first and second generation of Accent and now 3rd generation Accent. 3rd generation is almost perfect.
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Features & Specs

MPG
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
110 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
110 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
27 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
110 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
27 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
110 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested

More about the 2008 Hyundai Accent
Used 2008 Hyundai Accent Overview

The Used 2008 Hyundai Accent is offered in the following submodels: Accent Hatchback, Accent Sedan. Available styles include GLS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A), GLS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), GS 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 4A), SE 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 4A), GS 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M), SE 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M), GLS 4dr Sedan w/XM (1.6L 4cyl 5M), GS 2dr Hatchback w/XM Option (1.6L 4cyl 5M), GLS 4dr Sedan w/XM (1.6L 4cyl 4A), SE 2dr Hatchback w/XM (1.6L 4cyl 4A), GS 2dr Hatchback w/XM Option (1.6L 4cyl 4A), and SE 2dr Hatchback w/XM (1.6L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Hyundai Accent?

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Hyundai Accent trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Accent SE is priced between $3,899 and$4,999 with odometer readings between 80487 and154067 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Accent GS is priced between $7,598 and$7,598 with odometer readings between 103050 and103050 miles.

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