Still staying within its budget economy compact car parameters, the 2008 Hyundai Accent SE manages to offer a lot of nice standard features, making a big leap from the other two trims i...
Still staying within its budget economy compact car parameters, the 2008 Hyundai Accent SE manages to offer a lot of nice standard features, making a big leap from the other two trims in the lineup. Available only as a front-wheel drive hatchback, the 2008 Accent SE adds foglights, larger 16-inch wheels with all-season tires, electronic brakeforce distribution, and ABS brakes to the safety features, which already included a tire pressure monitor, 4-wheel disc brakes, and six airbags (dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags). The power source is a 1.6-liter, 16-valve, DOHC I4 that hits 110-hp with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.
Power windows, locks, and mirrors, and remote entry are standard on the SE, though the 8-way driver's seat is still manual. Also included is a rear wiper to go with the intermittent front ones, heated mirrors, a security system, and leather trim for the steering wheel and shifter. Along with satellite radio, the CD player has an MP3 input. Tilt steering, air conditioning, front power outlets, and a tachometer carry over from the other trims. Rear seats split-fold and have a fold-down armrest, revealing a 15.9-cubic foot trunk that can be outfitted with a cargo tray and net. A rear roof spoiler is standard on all hatchbacks in the Accent family. An SE-only option is a sunroof, and other extras include mud guards and ground effects. If your wallet demands a budget compact, but your sensibilities want a little pampering, the SE is probably the best choice of Accent.