New for 2017

The 2017 Hyundai Accent has been redesigned to feel bigger inside than you might guess from the outside, resulting in an EPA rating upgrade to compact sedan.

Room, Comfort and Good Looks

With a starting MSRP of $14,745,* the new 2017 Accent offers considerable comfort, space, and style in either sedan or hatchback form. It all adds up to impressive mileage and value.

Performance

Engineered to deliver performance and quality, the new Accent features an eco-efficient 1.6-liter GDI engine that generates 137 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. The Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing helps improve torque and enhance fuel economy, so you spend less time at the pump. The four-cylinder can be paired with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®.

The Accent sedan has an impressive coefficient of drag (a mere 0.28) thanks in part to aerodynamic improvements in its design. These enhancements include a more aerodynamic body, shielded tires, and optimized engine undercover to help minimize resistance and deliver an EPA-estimated 37 mpg hwy.**

All Accent models equipped with an automatic transmission have an Active ECO System that modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy. Based on Hyundai testing, this system provides improvements in real-world fuel efficiency.

Features

The Accent has plenty of available tech features that add to its comfort and convenience. Available steering wheel-mounted controls let you change the station, turn up the volume, and engage cruise control without taking your hands off the wheel--it’s all right at your fingertips. Plug your smartphone in with the available accessory cable, or connect a memory stick to the USB port for easy access to your favorite driving tunes. 

The Accent offers more convenience with the Bluetooth® hands-free system. It uses voice recognition to allow you to easily communicate without reaching for your phone, and SiriusXM® Radio is available with a free 3-month trial, providing a wealth of music, sports, news, and entertainment.

The impressive list of standard equipment on every Accent trim level includes, but is not limited to, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, one-touch triple turn signal, 6-way adjustable driver seat, adjustable head restraints for all seating positions, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, an AM/FM/SiriusXM®/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers, and smartphone/USB and auxiliary input jacks.

Design

Hyundai didn’t cut any corners when it comes to the Accent's design, from its available jewel-like projector headlights with LED accents to the optional 16-inch alloy wheels. The fluid styling of the Accent Hatchback extends to the rear spoiler with its unique, aerodynamic design. But it’s not just a sporty design element--the spoiler actually contributes to the smooth ride. Inside the vehicle, there’s a surprising total interior volume of 111.3 cubic feet. That means more than enough room for your passengers and your gear.

Safety

Hyundai provides sophisticated safety features standard on all 2017 Accent trim levels. The Accent is equipped with six airbags total, including front, front side-impact, and side-curtain airbags to help protect you when the unavoidable occurs. The comprehensive Vehicle Stability Management System links and optimizes the function of active safety features, incorporating Motor-Driven Power Steering, Electronic Stability Control, and the Traction Control System. It’s all the stability you need, controlled by one impressive management system.

Electronic Stability Control senses when a skid is imminent and responds. It does so by applying the appropriate amount of braking to individual wheels and adjusting throttle input, keeping you on your intended path. The Traction Control System detects wheel slip and applies the brakes as needed, then transfers power to the wheels that are stable.

Electronic Brake-force Distribution balances braking forces at each wheel to help you maintain control during sudden braking, so you can brake with confidence every time. The Anti-lock Braking System helps prevent the possibility of wheel lockup under hard braking to help you maintain steering control as you stop. Finally, Brake Assist helps detect emergency braking situations and ensures the maximum braking force is immediately applied to minimize stopping distances.

Verdict

With more interior room, an impressive list of standard features, and an even more impressive combination of standard safety features, the 2017 Hyundai Accent is ready for your next adventure.

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*MSRP excludes destination charges, tax, title, and license fees. Destination charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

**2017 Accent: 22 City/37 Hwy M/T. 2017 Accent: 26 City/36 Hwy A/T. EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.

Image Credit: Hyundai