1. No Sporty Pretensions
Unlike some other subcompacts, the Hyundai Accent doesn’t seem to be chasing the “fun to drive” crowd all that much and that is OK. While carving corners is not a rewarding experience in this car, the ride is smooth and there is no unnecessary harshness like that can be found in the Ford Fiesta or Mazda2. Both of those cars are likely to bring a smile to your face if you’re an enthusiast, but this Hyundai just provides simple, smooth transportation. Power from the 1.6-liter four cylinder comes in at 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque, and just like the handling, is isn’t necessarily quick, but it is enough to move the little car comfortably.