The new standard features of the Hyundai’s 2013 Accent subcompact are guaranteed to make the vehicle sell like hotcakes. Its standard heated side mirrors will surely be attractive to those in cold climates. It’s likely that the 2013 model year Accent would be selling better farther north. In addition, the base model is also getting air conditioning, an MP3 audio system, and Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
Also now offered as standard is remote keyless entry. The SE trim has side mirrors with turn signal indicators as standard while a power sunroof is available as an option. The Accent is powered by a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine. It is selling well due to its low starting price of $14,545 and its excellent fuel economy with 30 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway.
The Accent actually offers higher horsepower and torque than majority of the subcompacts presently available. The Chevrolet Sonic, which delivers 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque, is the only comparable car with the same hp but slightly more torque.
However, this isn’t news as these the Accent’s power ratings and gas mileage since last year. Still, consumers aren’t likely to shy away from these features. And with the rising gas prices, Hyundai may report an increase in 2012 that’s higher than the 51% gain it recorded last year.
The 2013 Accent continues to defy convention by continuing Hyundai’s mission of offering subcompact car shoppers class-above features with extraordinary value. Now on its sophomore year, the 2013 Accent adds more standard equipment while offering high-class features that can satisfy any shopper for this segment.
The 2013 Accent now has air conditioning, heated side mirrors, and remote keyless entry as part of the standard package. The side mirrors of the Accent have been upgraded and provide an additional level of safety by having turn signal indicators.
The Accent SE trim will further offer shoppers the optional power sunroof. Shoppers have continued to receive the Accent well and this is evidenced by the increase in up to 51%of its sales in May compared to the same period back in 2011.
Non-fleet retail of Accent was also up 139% mainly due to a reduction in the fleet mix of 66%. Both industry experts and automotive media have taken notice of the product success of Accent by giving it numerous awards since it was revealed to the public back in April 2011.
In addition to having 2 designations from Wardsauto, the Accent has also been given the highest rating for a subcompact sedan by a leading magazine for enthusiasts, beating out Chevrolet, Honda Fit, Sonic, and Toyota Yaris.