Used Car: 2013 Hyundai Accent Review
The 2013 Hyundai Accent earned praise for its comfortable ride and attractive cabin, but test drivers said some rivals have more athletic handling.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent is ranked:
The 2013 Hyundai Accent is powered by a four-cylinder engine, and while some test drivers said it has enough power for tooling around the city, many thought that the Accent is slow off the line and could use more power for highway merging or climbing hills. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is available, which critics liked for its smooth shifts. The base 2013 Accent gets an EPA-estimated 27/38 mpg city/highway, which is class-competitive. While some reviewers praised the Accent’s sharp steering and composed handling, others said rivals like the 2013 Ford Fiesta are more athletic on a twisty road.
Although some automotive reviewers thought that the 2013 Hyundai Accent’s cabin features too many hard plastic materials, many were impressed with its tasteful design and good build quality. They said the front seats are comfortable and some noted that there’s adequate legroom in the back seat. However, others wrote that the rear seat has limited legroom and a low seating position. The Accent is available as a sedan or hatchback. The sedan’s trunk has 13.7 cubic feet of cargo space, which is typical for the class. With 47.5 cubic feet of cargo space, the hatchback offers more space than most rival subcompact cars. The Accent received some additional standard features for 2013, including air conditioning, a six-speaker CD audio system, satellite radio and a USB port. Available features include Bluetooth, cruise control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. However, the Accent lacks features available on some rivals, including a navigation system and a rearview camera.
Other Cars to Consider
The 2013 Kia Rio is also available as a sedan and hatchback, and it’s available with features like a rearview camera and navigation, which you can’t get on the Accent. Additionally, reviewers appreciated the Rio’s composed ride and stylish cabin.
Test drivers thought the 2013 Chevrolet Sonic has sharp handling and a composed ride. The Sonic is also available as a sedan or a hatchback, and its available turbocharged engine delivers great fuel economy for the class.