The 2015 Hyundai Accent in Dubai is pretty much the same car that debuted in 2012, but we’re still charmed by how it feels like a bigger car than it really is. The ride is smooth, with less harshness over rough surfaces than some other subcompacts. There’s adequate room for adults in the back seat, and the hatchback model’s rear seatbacks fold down to yield a whopping 47.5 cu ft. of maximum cargo space. Cars like this are supposed to be basic transportation devices, but the 2015 Accent makes a case for itself as a substitute for a number of larger vehicles, especially in hatchback form.
Although it hasn’t changed a lot, the Accent has received a couple of notable tweaks since 2012. Last year, it unfortunately lost its standard rear disc brakes when rear drums became standard on the GLS and GS trims, but in brighter news, the Accent gained an optional tilt-telescopic steering wheel for 2015. That’s a relief for longer-legged drivers, even though the GLS and GS still come standard with a nontelescopic tilt wheel.