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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.
Introduced in 1994, Korean-maker Hyundai's Accent led U.S. entry-level car sales from 2000-2005, mostly due to its value for the money and Hyundai's aggressive warrantydespite a reputation for somewhat questionable quality. Now that high fuel prices have this segment heating up, Hyundai's third-generation Accent will have tough new competition for 2007Korean partner Kia's Rio, Honda's Fit, Nissan's Versa, Toyota's Yaris and Chevrolet's (also Korean-built) upgraded Aveobut it still should be up to the task.
By stizzity (GA) 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."
29 people out of 29 found this review helpful
By Smokey (CT) on Sunday, February 24, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Good price, reliable, good on gas!"
Cons: "Steering needs constant correction."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I drive over 3,400 miles a month, just for work. Then, on the weekends my wife and I take My Accent for our weekly shopping. I own a 2010 Town & Country and we prefer to take my Accent. I recommend this car to anyone that needs affordable reliable transportation. You can drive long distances in relative comfort. I was suprised. Good on gas too! I average over 40 MPG!!"
14 people out of 14 found this review helpful
By brg (CA) on Monday, August 20, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "mpg, so far no problems."
Cons: "no spare, no after sale support."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"This review is for a 2012 model so small differences may exist from a 2013. This car is quite a good value compared to the competition. I drove them all I think, dollar for dollar Accent is the best bang for the buck. I have the 6 speed manual and mileage and performance is very good, folks with the automatics complain of less than stellar MPG and poor performance, at least that is what I read. I'm happy with my manual trans version. I do think the electric assist steering is not ready for prime time, it takes a lot of correction to keep a straight line and can become tiring after a while. Maybe it can be addressed via a software update. The other major gripe for me is NO SPARE TIRE, just a can of sealant and junky compressor (spare tire is available for $300.00 as a dealer option) yet Canadian Accent's still comes with compact spares. A fact the sales people don't volunteer, that there is no spare. I've contacted both Hyundai zone office and the dealer, so far they don't seem to care. There seems to be a serious lack of after sale concern by either party. Very short sighted attitude. Factor this in your decision to buy a Hyundai, it may not be the value it seems to be on it's face. I personally wouldn't buy another Hyundai because there seems to be no concern for the customer after the sale."
14 people out of 14 found this review helpful