Resale: $13,570
Value: Average Average
MPG: 28 city/37 hwy

2013 Hyundai Accent GLS

2013 Hyundai Accent Review

(0 Stars)  From so-so to top of the heap.

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New For 2013
Lots of features are now standard on the base model, which means they’re standard on all Accents: air-conditioning, power windows, a six-speaker stereo with a USB input, body-colored mirrors and door handles, and keyless entry. (The car’s base price accordingly rises by about $2000.) The SE now comes standard with turn-signal repeaters in the sideview mirrors and is newly available with a power sunroof. Standard heated side mirrors are also new this year.
Overview
Hyundai is on quite a roll of late, and the Accent—it was fully revised for 2012—is perhaps the most impressive renewal yet from the Korean automaker. The entry-level Accent stacks up incredibly well in a segment that has recently been revolutionized by products such as the Ford Fiesta, the Chevrolet Sonic, and the Mazda 2. Like its predecessor, the new Accent is an inexpensive car, but it no longer feels cheap. It features a 1.6-liter direct-injected four-cylinder that produces 138 hp and paces the class in fuel mileage, achieving EPA ratings of 30/40 mpg city/highway. The exterior styling might not appeal to folks with a phobia of melted things, but it helps the car stand out boldly from its competitors as well as its predecessors. The Accent’s sophomore season brings a slew of new standard features to the base-model car, most notably air-conditioning, power windows, and a six-speaker stereo. The top trim level, SE, can now be ordered with a power sunroof. The Accent’s cabin is surprisingly spacious—its interior volume earns it a spot in the EPA’s compact class even though it is, by general definition, a subcompact car. Few small cars are penalty boxes these days, and the Accent proudly stands at the top of its segment alongside the likes of the Ford Fiesta.

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2013 Accent GLS Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.6L Gamma in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 28 MPG city, 37 MPG highway, 32 MPG combined and 365 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
11.4gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 138 hp @ 6,300 rpm; 123 ft lb of torque @ 4,850 rpm

'13 Hyundai GLS Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Trip Computer
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Tires and Wheels  
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Wheel Covers
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