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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Hyundai Accent (06-09) review.

Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Reasonably fuel-efficient, but heavy depreciation, not as cheap to insure as some. Major draw is the five-year/unlimited mileage warranty. Perfect if you're keeping the car for a long time and an incentive if you're selling privately.

Accent is a good choice for eco-friendly buyers. With an average of 159 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are relatively low for a small family hatchback. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.5-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is also fairly economical, averaging 43 mpg.

Hyundai have improved their reliability of late. Five-year warranty takes care of the worries.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £145 - £300
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Insurance group 8 - 12
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