Hyundai offers us this year its subcompact car, the 2013 Hyundai Accent. The Accent doesn’t change much this year. Last year’s design still remains effective to this day. The 2013 Hyundai Accent is powered by a 1.6L engine that generates 138hp, 123 lbs. of torque at a fuel rating of 28 mpg city/37 mpg highway. Whether in manual or automatic transmission, fuel rating is still the same. The Accent is capable of accelerating 0-60 mph in 9.8 seconds. The 2013 Hyundai Accent is available in sedan or hatchback. All sedans have these interior features – air-conditioning, full power accessories, tilting steering wheel, folding rear seats, trip computer, a 6-speaker sound system w/ CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary input jack and iPod/USB connectivity. There is a Premium package offered which gives you keyless entry, center storage console, cruise control, steering wheel mounted audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity.
Cargo space is 13.7 ft3 for the sedan. In the hatchback it is 21.2 ft3, expanding to 47.5 ft3 when the rear seats are folded down. The 2013 Hyundai Accent has plenty of passenger room, able to accommodate even tall adults.
The hatchback has two trims – GS and SE. The hatchback GS trim adds keyless entry, a rear windshield wiper, and mirrors/door handles that match color with the body. The SE trim adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, plus all the features on the sedan’s Premium package.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent received good scores in safety and crash tests, receiving great ratings in frontal and side impact protection. It demonstrated good stopping ability during a brake test. Standard safety features include front side impact and side curtain airbags, front head restraints, antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control and traction control.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent costs $14,500 for the sedan and $14,800-$16,100 for the hatchback. The Accent offers a simple, subcompact car that has decent handling and speed, with minimal noise on the inside. It lacks that sporty feel, but then nobody expects that in this car class.