2013 Hyundai Accent Hatchback | Orlando

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Driving

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“A value among compacts better.”

The 1.6-liter four-cylinder in the Hyundai Accent provides power and torque to provide acceleration with either transmission, partly because the power-to-weight ratio is the best in the according to Hyundai figures. The is smooth and quiet, and runs at 2200 rpm at 70 mph in sixth gear, and 4400 rpm at 100 mph. The thrifty, little Gamma engine is by helpers like electric steering, low-rolling-resistance tires, elements throughout the engine bay and the of the vehicle.

It all adds up to Accent#39;s mpg EPA mileage rating City/Highway.

The automatic transmission performed and quietly. It features an Active Eco that modifies engine and transmission shift points for up to 7 better fuel economy, at the expense of throttle response.

The manual gearbox is easy to and the clutch pedal was light and to operate. Some models an EcoShift indicator between the pods to indicate the proper for all driving conditions. We did not care for and generally find shift distracting.

Going down the the Accent is far smoother and quieter we were expecting it to be. A rigid high-strength steel, generous insulation and effective door show in the car#39;s quiet behavior.

We found the Accent responds quickly, has good tracking, quick response, and good on center. Bump, rut and pothole is very good. Roll on twisty mountain and desert was very good, and the car stayed put well in hard corners.

one of the lightest cars in its class at than 2500 pounds, so it quickly to inputs.

The all-disc braking system (ABS) is in the subcompact class, and the Accent#39;s performance was excellent.

Introducing the Hyundai Accent:

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“A good value compacts gets better.”

The Accent was all new for 2012, roomier, powerful, and modern in style its predecessor. The 2013 Accent more standard equipment at a higher base price) and options, including a power

Hyundai Accent comes in two styles, a five-door hatchback and a sedan with a conventional A subcompact, Accent competes the Toyota Yaris, Honda Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Mazda 2 and Nissan Versa. to the government, however, the Accent#39;s volume puts it in the larger class.

Accent is longer in wheelbase and length than most of the which means more inside for people and cargo, and a ride.

We found the Accent easy to drive. It#39;s but not quick, smooth by subcompact but not luxurious. Everything in the cabin is and easy to operate.

It#39;s an design and the materials look

With flowing lines and sculpted sheetmetal the Accent like a smaller version of the That#39;s not a coincidence. Accent Hyundai#39;s Fluidic Sculpture theme with the high-priced and Elantra models.

Accent#39;s shape carries a low coefficient of 0.30, which helps wind noise and fuel The designers chose to go with color everywhere, from to mirrors to handles, with accents and design elements, so is almost no chrome trim on the car the grille bar.

A 1.6-liter engine powers the Accent, a 16-valve design with fuel injection, a first for the and variable valve timing to it low-rpm torque, high-rpm The engine is rated at 138 horsepower and 123 of torque. All new, like the of the car, for 2012, the engine is 40 lighter than the one it replaced.

Like the other cars in class, the Accent uses drive.

The Accent comes a choice of 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. On manual-transmission there is an EcoShift indicator the instrument pods to indicate the gear for all driving conditions. We the with the 6-speed manual but care for the indicator as we think we the proper gear better the car does.

The clutch pedal was and easy to operate. The automatic a Shiftronic manual-shifting mode, the driver more control shifting. We preferred to just put it in and go.

Fuel economy is slightly with the 6-speed manual which gets an EPA-estimated 32 mpg city and highway rating, with 31 mpg Combined for the 6-speed But it#39;s close. Fuel is an EPA-rated 28/37 mpg City/Highway of transmission choice.

Regular is recommended for Hyundai Accent.

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Editor: New Car Test Price As Tested: $17,870

good value among gets better.”

Interior

Editor: New Car Test Drive As Tested: $17,870

“A value among compacts better.”

The Hyundai Accent was totally redesigned for 2012. One change for 2013 is an upgrade to inside door trim for all

The latest Accent has a far more interior than the previous with brushed metal on the doors, steering wheel and console, white-on-black instrumentation red needles, and a multi-function steering The elements have been for more room, more spaces.

Sporty bucket feature superior cushions and We found the seats comfortably without being intrusive. vision is excellent.

The instrument center stack, vents, and controls are all easy to look at and The instrument package contains the two round gauges with readouts and indicators between the tunneled clusters and is bathed in ice light at night.

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The three-spoke wheel has a thick rim and a thickly hub. Lower models urethane-covered steering wheels, models have convenient for the sound system on the left, control system on the right, and on the lower left. Flagship SE wrap the wheel in leather.

As for the rated cargo capacity of the models is 21.2 cubic behind the folding second-row seat, and 47.5 cubic with the second seat flat. Accent sedans a still-generous 13.7 cubic which can also be expanded by the rear seatbacks.

Door and console storage is and upper-level models have a console armrest, unusual in class.

In the center binnacle, is a USB port, an AUX port, and the two combine to a port for an iPod cable, a clever arrangement. The interior add up to a livable, easy-to-use whole much higher quality a minimum of brightwork, plenty of and high functionality.

Model

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“A value among compacts better.”

The 2013 Hyundai comes in four-door sedan and hatchback body styles.

GLS sedan with 6-speed transmission ($14,545) comes cloth upholstery, manual air AM/FM/CD with six speakers, USB and iPod auxiliary jack and XM Satellite Radio, 60/40 folding rear seatback, and heated body-colored side tilt steering column, windows, power locks, keyless entry with button, and steel wheels 175/70R14 tires.

Accent GLS with 6-speed automatic comes with the same A Premium Package ($1,200) it with rear disc premium cloth seats, interior trim, cruise fog lights,16-inch alloy wheels 195/50R16 tires, steering audio controls, and Bluetooth voice recognition.

Accent GS five-door hatchback the 6-speed manual ($14,795) equipped nearly the same as the GLS but adds a rear wiper and The GS 6-speed automatic ($15,995) cruise control.

Accent SE manual ($16,095) and automatic come with all GS equipment and the of the Premium Package from the plus sport-tuned steering, steering wheel and shift side mirrors with signal indicators, and a rear A power sunroof ($900) is on the SE automatic only.

(All are Manufacturer#39;s Suggested Retail which do not include destination and may change at any time without Destination charge is $775.)

equipment on the Hyundai Accent front, side and roof air bags, active head ABS disc brakes with brake-force distribution and Brake traction control, and electronic control.

Summary

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“A good value compacts gets better.”

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