The Alternator Management System monitors and manages electric power delivery from the engine to the battery while the vehicle is slowing down and idling. So the engine operates under less stressful loads for longer battery life.
The Accent features an eco-efficient 1.6-liter GDI engine that generates 138 horsepower and 123 lb.-ft. of torque. The Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) helps improve torque and enhance fuel efficiency so you spend less time at the pump. This 4-cylinder can be coupled with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®.
All Accent models with automatic transmission have an Active ECO System that modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy. Based on internal tests, this system provides up to a 7% improvement in real-world fuel economy. That’s a big difference.
Following in the sizable footsteps of Hyundai’s Tau® V8 engine that powers the Genesis R-Spec, the Accent’s advanced technology GDI engine offers unsurpassed standard horsepower in its class.
When the sun goes down, the available projector headlights with LED accents and fog lights give you a better view of the road ahead and get noticed by those who appreciate thoughtful design and attention to detail.
When you first look at the Accent, you may find your eyes being drawn to the ground. And that’s okay. The Accent 5-Door SE’s distinctive 16-inch, 8-spoke alloy wheels with low rolling resistance silica tires provide great style, and optimize fuel economy at the same time.
The Accent 5-Door gives you the option to load up gear through the rear hatch with incredible ease. You’ll never have to leave your snowboard or surfboard behind again. That’s just one reason it was named MotorWeek’s 2013 Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Subcompact Car.
Don’t let the “subcompact” title fool you. The Accent 5-Door has a longer wheelbase and overall length than the Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit and Mazda2.* That creates more room in the car for you to stretch out and kick back.
Whether you’re behind the wheel, a backseat driver, or lucky enough to be riding shotgun, the spacious interior of the Accent offers comfort and refinement that’s unique to its class. In fact, the EPA classifies the 4-door Accent as a compact rather than a subcompact, which puts it an entire class above the Fiesta.
Ease down the road with standard features that include new glare-blocking sliding sunvisors, a one-touch triple turn signal and an available auto-up driver’s power window control. Plus, inside you’ll find overhead sunglass storage, front map pockets with bottle holders, a storage tray, dual front cupholder, a front glove compartment and available sliding armrest with storage.
Open up your drive to the sights and sounds of the world around you with the touch of a button. Available on SE, it’s a must-have feature for everyone that’s into fresh air, vitamin D and keeping an eye on the Big Dipper.
A 6-speaker audio system guarantees great sounds. SiriusXM Satellite Radio* and iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks let you listen to even more of your favorite music loud and clear.
When Electronic Stability Control (ESC) senses a skid is imminent, it responds immediately. It does this by applying the appropriate amount of braking to individual wheels and adjusting throttle input. This helps keep you on your intended path.
Here’s one set of features we hope you’ll never see: The airbags. But it’s comforting to know they’re there. All six of them. The Accent is equipped with front, front side-impact and side-curtain airbags to help protect you if the unavoidable occurs.
ABS is a big deal in the city and on the highway. This system helps prevent the possibility of wheel lockup under hard braking to help you retain steering control as you come to a stop.
The comprehensive Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system on the Accent links and optimizes the function of active safety features, incorporating Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control System (TCS) in potential collision situations. It’s all the stability features you want, controlled by one very impressive management system.