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The Hyundai Accent rolls into 2015 with an updated front-end design, new interior fabric patterns and an easier-to-read LCD audio display. An outside temperature readout becomes standard, and the Accent SE's name has been changed to the Accent Sport.
The Hyundai Accent for 2014 gains sliding sun-visor extensions, a one-touch triple turn signal and a driver's-side blind-spot mirror. The SE Premium Package adds a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, projector-style headlights with LED accents and a driver's-side auto-up window.
The Hyundai Accent for 2013 sees the base GLS model with a manual transmission gain air conditioning, power side mirrors and a 6-speaker stereo with satellite radio and iPod/USB port. Remote keyless entry and heated side mirrors are standard on all trims, while the SE adds an available power sunroof.
For 2010, Hyundai introduces its new "Blue" Edition engine to the Accent lineup. The new engine is up to nine-percent more fuel efficient than last year's powerplant, providing mileage as high as 36 mpg on the highway. Other new features include iPod/USB ports on all radios; standard steering wheel audio controls, sunroof and cruise control on SE and the availability of ABS on the GS trim.
For 2009, cruise control is added to the Popular Equipment Package, and the SE Premium Package now includes a power sunroof. Those with an eye on pump prices and their wallet will be happy to know that fuel economy estimates are up over those for last year's model.
All models gain a three-month free subscription to XM Satellite Radio, a tire-pressure monitor system and an auxiliary audio input jack (late availability). SE models with the manual transmission receive a sporty B&M Racing short-throw sport shifter.
Hyundai's new Accent separates itself from most of the competition in several significant ways beyond its warranty and much-improved quality, including slightly stronger standard power output, more standard safety equipment and 35 (dealer- or port-installed) accessories. The three-door models also boast the best interior volume of their class, even more than Honda's size-larger three-door Civic.
The Accent is Hyundai's least expensive car, but it's also welcome proof of how far the automaker has come in a few short years. Once relegated to "econobox" status, today's Accent looks and feels more substantial than its sub-$16,000 starting price might suggest. Available as a sedan or 5-door hatchback, the 2015 Hyundai Accent offers value, efficiency and easy operation. It's not as fun to drive as subcompact rivals like the Ford Fiesta or Mazda2, nor quite as versatile as the Honda Fit, but in addition to its polite road manners, the Accent boasts Hyundai's class-leading warranty that includes a generous 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain guarantee.View Hyundai Accent vehicles for sale near you.
By gourdhead1 on Tuesday, July 02, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Good economy, good room for such a small car"
Cons: "Begs for a performance version"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"It is a very good-value little car. The technology is superb. Fuel economy is good, although for being such a small car maybe could be a little better. We have an automatic; a manual would probably be better performance and slightly better fuel economy-wise. Hyundai is doing a great job and this car attests to that. Time will tell if these cars fare as well in older age and high mileage as say a Honda, Toyota, or Mazda, but in the early stages appear on par with the other high-reliability, high-efficiency autos."
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By DD931 on Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great bang for the buck!"
Cons: "No spare tire!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My original introduction to the 2012 Hyundai Accent started while I was looking for a vehicle with high fuel economy and could accommodate my family. Additionally, I wanted a hatchback because I had owned a Mazda3 hatchback in the past and really appreciated its cargo volume. The Accent’s EPA of 30 city and 40 highway are rather accurate…I am averaging 28 MPG in the city and 44 MPG on the highway. My GS hatchback is a 6-speed manual and I do my best to follow the ECO shift indicator to achieve the best gas mileage, every so often I will push the 138 HP direct injected engine transforming the Accent into a lively ride. The exterior and interior styling are pleasing and mimic many of the great qualities of Asian and European manufacturers. The GS hatchback comes standard with power window and locks, tilt wheel, iPod connection (only downside is that one must purchase the cable to connect the iPod/iPhone), and CD/MP3/satellite radio. The only downside to content is that the Accent does not come with a spare tire…it comes standard with an air compressor and tire sealant. If you want a spare it’s an extra cost; something you may want to invest in if you travel through remote areas. The Accent’s interior volume is good…I had 3 adults (over 6 feet tall) and myself and everyone was comfortable; however the comfort level may wane over longer trips. The rear cargo volume is great and provides ample room for a stroller and groceries. Overall I am very pleased with the Accent GS Hatchback and consider it a great value for the money."
117 people out of 120 found this review helpful
By stizzity on Monday, May 28, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great GAS MILEAGE, Looks sharp"
Cons: "No keyless trunk entry, No garage door opener"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Traded in a 2009 Mazda 3 for this vehicle. The gas mileage is truly incredible. We are getting 37-38 mpg consistently. The bluetooth provides a nice upgrade, as well. Vast trunk space for such a small car, too! It was exactly what my family of 4 was looking for."
38 people out of 40 found this review helpful