Hyundai Accent 2013 Review With Engine, Specs, Mpg, Pricing Details
The 2013 Hyundai Accent is bringing a lot to the small car category, which should further enhance the buying public’s love of all things Hyundai.
There is a lot to like in the Accent, including great gas mileage, a ton of standard features, and a comfortable interior.
While some of the fun of the small car segment may be missing in the 2013 Accent, Hyundai more than makes up for that by delivering a car that is both practical and affordable.
That doesn’t mean that the Accent isn’t nice to look at. Both the hatchback and sedan models sport the sleek curves that can be seen on some of Hyundai’s larger models, such as the Sonata midsize sedan and the Elantra GT.
The Accent 5-door hatchback in particular is one that is incredibly successful, with many feeling that it looks a lot more stylish than its competitors, such as the Fiesta, Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, Chevy Sonic, and Toyota Yaris.
2013 Accent engine, mpg
The Accent comes with a 1,6L, 4-cylinder engine that is designed to deliver good gas mileage rather than brute force power.
Hyundai has actually been in the news recently in regards their mileage numbers, as testing procedures produces results that delivered elevated estimates.
What that means is that the Accent drops from its initial 38 mpg highway to 37 mpg. Add that to the 28 mpg city and you get a combined 32 mpg when going with the manual transmission. The automatic transmission delivers a combined 31 mpg.
Interior, safety features
The interior space in the Hyundai Accent 2013 (Model Year) pretty much blows away all contenders in the subcompact category.
It does fall a little behind the Honda Fit in terms of interior versatility, but the headroom and legroom provided are great.
Hatchbacks generally have around 8 cubic feet of storage space when the seats are up, but the Accent gets creative by adding large glove boxes, bins, and trays that will hold all your drinks, cellphones, etc.
The Accent comes with all the airbags (6 airbags) and electronic assists that are standard in all Hyundai vehicles, which includes stability control and curtain airbags.
The Accent is Bluetooth ready, with hands-free calling now very much considered a safety feature. What it doesn’t have is a rearview camera.
The IIHS handed down good scores on front and rear impact tests, but was also generous with the side impacts, scoring those acceptable. The NHTSA delivered Accent the 4-star safety rating.
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2013 Accent Prices
The pricing for the Accent starts at just $14,545 for the base GLS sedan model.
The GS hatchback comes with a few additional features, and the SE has almost all the optional features as standard. Even with all those extra goodies, the SE still comes in at a touch under $17,000.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent is now much more than just the least expensive new car on the market. [Photos courtesy of Hyundai Motor America]