2013 Hyundai Accent

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The 2013 Hyundai Accent is a front-wheel drive, subcompact car that produces great fuel economy with plenty of choices. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.

Model – 2013 Hyundai Accent

MPG – 28 city / 37 hwy.

Engine – 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp.

Transmission – 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic

Price – $14,795 – $17,095

The 2013 Hyundai Accent is offered as a sedan or hatchback. Standard features include heated side mirrors, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, 16-inch wheels, steering wheel mounted controls, hands-free phone capabilities, iPod/USB jack, 6-speaker sound system and CD/MP3 player.

Safety is comprised of vehicle stability management, electronic stability control (ESC), traction control system (TCS), anti-lock braking (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA), front-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, and tire pressure monitoring.

The spacious interior offers enough headroom and legroom to make even a 6-foot person comfortable, even in the back seat. As with pretty much any small car, the rear middle seat doesn’t offer much space. The cargo space throughout is impressive for a small sedan and offers a relatively large trunk.

On the road, the Accent provides both a comfortable ride and decent handling. The Accent is backed by a 5-year / 60,000-mile warranty.

Competes with:

·Mazda 2

·Chevy Sonic

·Ford Fiesta

·KIA Rio

·Honda Fit

·Toyota Yaris

Likes:

·Affordability

·Great fuel mileage

·Strong list of standard features

·Plenty of interior passenger room

Dislikes:

·Steering could be more precise

·Limited rear visibility in hatchback

The all-new 2013 Hyundai Accent offers fun styling, good performance and solid build quality-all with great fuel economy.

Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you.

Visit www.hyundaiusa.com for more information.

Courtesy of YNN/Time Warner Cable

Aired: 1/29/2013