Review: 2013 Hyundai Accent

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The 2013 Hyundai Accent is the smallest economy offering from the Hyundai brand. There’s nothing economy about this model, as it doesn’t cut any corners on the way to being one of the best values on the road today. You’ll get great styling, tremendous fuel economy and a long list of features.

Style-wise, the Accent takes a lot of cues from its bigger brothers the Elantra and Sonata. Like those vehicle, the Accent features Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculptured design. The aerodynamic shape that is the trademark of Hyundai features the long, thin swooping headlights and the crease down the side that is absolutely gorgeous. The Accent offers a great collection of stylish colors as well, as it is available in 9 exterior colors and 5 separate fabric and color choices.

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On the inside, the Hyundai Accent is considered one of Ward Auto’s 10 Best Interiors. It has more cargo room than the competition, and a great list of great specials features. The Elantra comes in 3 trims — GLS, GS or SE. No matter what you choose, you’ll get heated power side mirrors, 138 HP 1.6 liter engine, Active ECO system, keyless entry, power windows, and plus to play the iPod over the speakers.

But with many different package and trim options, the Accent is available with Bluetooth, leather steering wheel, fog lights, rear spoiler and sunroof.

As far as fuel economy goes, the Accent gets up to 37 MPG on the Highway.

ROOM FOR CARGO 

Hyundai says the 2013 Accent has best in class cargo volume. The 5-door option includes a standard 60/40 split rear down seats for larger, bulkier items you wouldn’t expect to fit inside a smaller model. There are plenty of places to hide the little things as well. There are bottle holders, map pockets, sunglass holders and many other little items so you don’t have to shove everything in a little storage compartment.

Hyundai says the Accent has best in class front and rear shoulder room.

SAFETY

Safety is a plus, with features such as a standard traction control system, and standard Electronic Stability Control.  Now, Hyundai is offering Vehicle Stability Management standard on the 2013 Accent. VSM integrates control of ESC and motordriven power steering for precise handling assistance that helps keep you firmly in control.

The Accent comes standard with 6 airbags, and comes with available ABS. As Edmunds says: “Accent is one of the most confident-handling and best-riding subcompacts ever built.”

All Hyundai Accent models come with America’s Best Warranty: 10 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty, 5-year, 60,000 mile limited warranty and 5 years unlimited roadside assistance.

AWARDS

The Hyundai Accent has a lot of trophies in the trophy case.

AutoTrader says the Accent is among the best new cars with low monthly payments

The Accent was voted one of Consumer Reports best cars under $20K

Motorwek considers the Hyundai Accent the Best Subcompact Drivers’ Choice Award. 

There is so much to love with the 2013 Hyundai Accent, that it is time to take it out on a test drive. Visit Waikem Hyundai in Massillon, Ohio to see this great Award-Winning Vehicle yourself.

 

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