Comparative Automotive Research has identified no less than 12 advantages that the Mitsubishi i-MiEV has over the Hyundai Accent HB.
|Hyundai Accent HB|
Both the i-MiEV and the Accent HB feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, heavier vehicles are safer in collisions and less affected by crosswinds than lighter vehicles. The i-MiEV is heavier than the Accent HB, shown below by trim level and transmission type:
|Curb Weight AT|
|Accent HB||2,496 lbs.|
The i-MiEV is equipped with Standard RWD.
The i-MiEV is protected by a Standard anti-theft system to help protect your investment against theft and break in. Anti-theft is Not Available on the Accent HB.Capacities
The i-MiEV has more interior space than the Accent HB in the following areas:
|Shoulder Room, Front||Hip Room, Rear||Shoulder Room, Rear|
|i-MiEV||54.8 in.||47.8 in.||54.8 in.|
|Accent HB||53.7 in.||47.2 in.||53.4 in.|
The Standard second row split seat allows i-MiEV owners the flexibility for both storage and passenger seating. A second row split seat is Not Available in the Accent HB.Suspension and Handling
The i-MiEV, with its higher minimum ground clearance, 6.1 in. vs. 5.5 in., is more capable than the Accent HB of traversing rough terrain without problems.
The i-MiEV is shorter than the Accent HB , 144.7 in. vs. 162.0 in., so it will be easier to handle and maneuver.
Wheels and Tires
The i-MiEV comes standard with lower profile, 65 series tires (height to width ratio), which may provide better handling than the 70 series tires standard on the Accent HB GS 5-Dr..Advantages
A heated front seat is Standard in the i-MiEV, providing additional comfort in very cold weather. This feature is Not Available in the Accent HB.
The i-MiEV SE features a Optional navigational aid system, providing maps, driving directions and location assistance. A navigation system is Not Available in the Accent HB.
Heated exterior mirrors are Optional on the i-MiEV, keeping them clear and giving the driver improved visibility. That feature is Not Available on the Accent HB.
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