Jump Into a Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent is a small car that offers a lot for the money you spend. It is reasonably spacious, reliable, modern and packed with tech features at home with noticeably more expensive models. The latest version upped the appeal even more, with more interior space, safety features, and even better fuel efficiency.

Design of the Hyundai Accent

Canadian customers, unlike American ones, get two body styles to choose from – sedan and hatchback. The latter was discontinued in the USA but we still get the stylish hatchback, eh.

The front view of the car is enjoyable to the eyes. The Accent features a massive grille and large headlights which, combined with the hood line form one stylish, continuous line. The lower section of the front fascia features fog lights and a sporty bumper.

The lowest trim level has 15” steel wheels, the two above it have 15” alloys, while the flagship model comes with great-looking 17” alloys.

The side and rear are more understated, but by no means uninspired. Compared to other vehicles in this class and price range, the Accent looks more up to date and stylish than most.

Interior of the Hyundai Accent

The new Hyundai Accent is both longer and wider. This translates into more interior space in every segment. There is more legroom and headroom for the rear passengers, more room across the rear bench, and a more accommodating layout for the driver and passenger in the front.

You’ll be particularly pleased with the practicality of the layout and ergonomics. Everything is designed to make a stay in the new Hyundai Accent more accommodating. The driving position is cozy and everything is at hand. The infotainment screen is placed really high up on the dashboard and very close to the steering wheel, which makes it easy to use and view. The screen is a 7” unit and it features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The steering wheel itself has a large opening which gives better visibility of the instrument panel. The steering controls are perfectly laid out with rollers in the middle, which allows you to use controls with confidence without even looking.

Right under the infotainment screen you will find modern, clear and easy to use air conditioning controls. Even lower are seat heaters and 12V chargers accompanied by AUX and USB ports.

Engines and Drive of the Hyundai Accent

The only engine available is a capable 1.6 l GDI with 130 hp and 119 lb-ft of torque. It is a revised version of the engine from the previous iteration. Interestingly, it is 7 hp less powerful, but you will not notice that while driving. The engine is responsive and both manual and automatic 6-speed gearboxes complement the vehicle really well.

What you will notice is far better fuel efficiency. Official numbers for the manual stand at 8.2 l in the city, 6.3 l on the highway and 7.3 l combined. The automatic version is very similar – 0.1 l less fuel efficient in the city and 0.1 l more efficient on the highway.

Another advantage of the Accent is noise reduction. Engineers have done their best to improve aerodynamics and dampen noise that comes from the tires and wind. The Accent is a really quiet cruiser, very similar in this respect to many higher class models.

The new Hyundai Accent is noticeably better and more fun to drive. Its widened body, combined with a new, stronger chassis gives a more reassuring feeling while cornering. Both gearbox options are smooth and perfectly measure up to the engine.

Trim Levels for the Hyundai Accent

There are four trim levels for the new Hyundai Accent: L, LE, GL and GLS.

The L comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, front disc and rear drum brakes, 15” steel wheels, chrome grille, 60/40 splitting rear seats, manually adjustable cloth seats, rearview camera, 5” screen, electronic defroster for the rear window, cabin air filter, tilt adjustable steering wheel, six airbags, ABS, EBD, brake assist, vehicle stability management, electronic stability control and traction control. When it comes to safety and practicality, even the entry level Hyundai Accent is pretty decked out.

The LE includes everything from the L, but also brings some improvements. These include a 6-speed automatic transmission, power adjustable and heated side mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity, manual air conditioning, multi-function steering wheel and power windows.

Another step up and the GL trim brings 15” alloy wheels, automatic headlights with escort function, heated front seats, 7” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, tilt and telescoping adjustable steering wheel, voice recognition, cruise control, remote keyless entry with panic alert, sliding armrest storage box and a USB charger for the rear seats.

Lastly, the flagship GLS offers disc brakes on all 4 wheels, beautiful 17” alloy wheels, LED accents for the projection headlights, fog lights, turn signals in the side mirrors, chrome door handles and window belt molding, power sunroof, premium seats, leather wrapped shift knob and heated leather steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, proximity keyless entry with push button start and radar autonomous emergency braking.

To see all the new Hyundai Accent has to offer, drop by our Calgary car dealership at 2307 Country Hills Blvd NE and discover the quality service Country Hills Hyundai is known for. Feel free to give us a call at (403) 984-9696 and we’ll answer all your questions, or book a test drive online now.
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