One of the best options in the subcompact car sector is the 2013 Hyundai Accent. It is available as a sedan or a hatchback and offers roomy seats. Even though the Accent’s engine could use more oomph, it gets respectable gas mileage. The Hyundai is also incredibly reliable.
The Hyundai Accent 2013
The five-door does not appear unduly boxy or cumbersome by a tiny up-kick in the C-pillar and a sloping roof line. It also has nice 16-inch alloy wheels with Resistance tires.
The vehicle’s rear has a broad, beautiful flounce with embedded luminous markings, and towering tail lamps skirt an almost-hatch-like opening. Although a roof spoiler is a standard feature on all versions, the rear window is slightly too narrow for our tastes. Overall, the design is clear and well-executed.
The stereo, heating, and cooling controls are intuitive and straightforward without relying on a complex button layout. We are visible, Ford. With the rear seats folded down, the 2013 Accent offers 21.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the hatchback, which is more volume than much bigger and more expensive cars. Comparatively speaking, the 2011 Toyota Matrix has 19.8 cubic feet of cargo space, while the 2011 Subaru Impreza hatch and 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Sport back offer 19 and 13.8 cubic feet, respectively. The Hyundai’s 47.5 cubic feet of room is even more impressive when the seats are folded down.
The Different Accents
On the Accent, there are three trim levels available. The five-door hatchback is only available in the marginally better-appointed GS and SE guises. The recipe consists of a leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel and gear knob, as well as power windows, doors, and locks. Standard features include a six-speaker audio system with Bluetooth speakerphone, USB and AUX ports, and MP3 and iPod connection capabilities.
Along with the safety features we’ve come to anticipate from all automakers, Hyundai has added active front head restraints and airbags powerful enough to lift the Bismarck. Traction control, electronic stability control, and side curtain auxiliary supports are all standard equipment.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent provides safety. In addition to ABS brakes with Electronic Brake force Distribution and Brake Assist, it boasts six airbags, traction and stability control, active front headrests, and a braking system.
The Accent will be the most potent car in its class. A direct-injection 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine cranks out 138 horsepower at 6,300 pm and 123 pound-feet of torque at 4,850 rpm powers the Accent 2013 and, in any configuration, returns 30 mpg in town and 40 mpg on the highway. For the record, the Fiesta has 18 fewer horsepower. (The Bowtie hatch has 25 more lb-ft of torque but the same power when using the optional turbocharged four-cylinder engine).
Accent’s performance in the crash tests received little criticism from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In the tests for injury prevention from rear impacts, moderate overlap frontal impacts, and roof fracture resistance, the car received the highest mark of “Good.”