All About The New Accent
Even with the number of small cars dwindling in the presence of more crossovers and SUVs, the Hyundai Accent continues its resilience as a fuel-efficient, spacious, and feature-rich holdout with the stoutest warranty coverage in the business. It’s currently in its fifth generation of production with the 2021 model year, which is split into the following trim levels:
SE: The base SE model of the 2021 Accent is powered by a 120-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which is pinned to six-speed manual transmission. Couple that drivetrain with a front-wheel drivetrain, and the vehicle delivers an above-average fuel economy of 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. There’s the option, however, of swapping the six-speed manual with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which does away with the gear shifting mechanism for an energy-conserving gearless operation. The result is a fuel economy boost to 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway, which makes the Accent one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class. The two rows of seats, which accommodate up to five people, are covered with cloth, and passenger volume is measured at 90.2 cubic feet. The trunk delivers 13.7 cubic feet of cargo volume, which can be expanded into the cabin by folding down the rear seats. Remote keyless access gets rid of the need for using keys to unlock the doors in favor of key fob buttons, and the infotainment system combines a 5-inch touchscreen with four speakers, AM/FM radio, a single-disc CD player, a USB port for playing content from and charging mobile devices, and Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free phone operation. Although the Accent has six airbags (two frontal airbags, two side impact airbags, and two side curtain airbags) for crash protection, there are a pair of features for assistance in preventing crashes, which are a rearview camera and cruise control.
SEL: The mid-level SEL model is where the CVT is made standard to maximize fuel economy. Notably, the CVT is accompanied by hillstart assist control, which prevents the vehicle from rolling back when you shift from Park to Drive on a slope. In addition, infotainment is bolstered with several enhancements and additions. A larger, 7-inch touchscreen replaces the 5-inch, voice recognition is added using Bluetooth technology, SiriusXM Radio trial service and smartphone integration (via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) is introduced, and two additional speakers lift the stereo system to a six-speaker setup. In addition, two USB ports are added for charging mobile devices. Driver assistance is improved with the addition of a blind spot mirror on the driver’s side mirror for detection of hard-to-see vehicles in the rear or by the side when driving.
LIMITED: For absolute convenience, comfort, and safety on the Accent sedan, go with the range-topping Limited model. The Limited gets a hands-free trunk-opening mechanism and heated front seats for colder driving days. Remote keyless entry is upgraded to proximity keyless entry for unlocking the doors by simply having the key fob in your possession, with a push button replacing the key ignition to the side of the steering wheel for starting the engine. A power tilt-and-slide sunroof is introduced for letting the air and light in when desired or necessary. Driver assistance is greatly improved with the addition of the following technologies:
• Forward collision warning to help avoid or mitigate a front-end accident
• LED daytime running lights to automatically turn on when driving to make the vehicle more visible to pedestrians and other drivers
For a test-drive of the 2021 Accent, call us at Team One Hyundai today to set up an appointment. Based in Gadsden, Alabama, we have sterling reviews from residents in the area, as well as nearby towns and cities such as Rainbow. So, whether you are in Gadsden or in Rainbow, stop by at Team One Hyundai today, test-drive this sedan, and meet with one of our Hyundai experts to determine which vehicle would work best for you.