2. Easy-to-Learn Manual
The six-speed manual transmission is about as easy to use as they come and would be a good choice for someone just learning to use a manual transmission. The bite point of the clutch is long and begins to engage about halfway up the travel in a very comfortable spot. The stick itself offers little resistance sliding into and out of gates, and never makes you second-guess where you are. To top it off, there is even an indicator on the on the info screen between the gauges that will tell you when it is time to shift. This is yet another area where Hyundai is not chasing the enthusiast crowd. If tight throws and notchy shifts are what you’re after, the Accent isn’t for you.