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Friday, 9 December 2016

USA - Hyundai adds a value edition to the Accent range, loads more kit for a small $ Increase.

  • The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study Segment Winner continues to offer tremendous features and pricing
A Value Edition comes to the already economically priced, feature-laden Accent for the 2017 model year. 
At just $16,450, the Value Edition costs but $705 more than the base Accent with 6-speed automatic transmission, yet includes several desirable features. 
Now the Accent crams even more content into its small-on-the-outside, commodious-on-the-inside, IQS-segment-winning shell.

2017 Hyundai Accent Value Edition includes:
  • 16-inch machine finish alloy wheels with P195/60R16 tires
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • Sliding armrest storage box

An all-aluminum, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, called Gamma, propels the Accent. It produces 137 peak horsepower at 6300 rpm and 123 lb-ft of torque at 4850 rpm. 

The Gamma makes use of several advanced technologies like Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) on both intake and exhaust camshafts, and a variable length intake manifold. 

To reduce lifetime operation costs and increase reliability, the Gamma engine features a maintenance-free silent roller timing-chain. 

The Accent comes with either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. With the manual, the Accent achieves an EPA-estimated 27 city, 37 highway, and 31 combined mpg.


Despite similar exterior dimensions to many of today’s traditional subcompacts, the EPA classifies the Accent as a compact sedan, rather than subcompact, due to its over 103 cubic-feet of interior volume as a sedan and 111 cubic-feet as a hatchback. The five-door also offers more cargo behind the rear seats than a Honda Fit.

Hyundai sprinkled convenient storage spaces throughout the cabin, including larger bottle holders in the front doors and a storage tray at the base of the center console. 

An available sliding armrest adds even more storage options. The Accent’s rear seats split 60/40 and fold for increased cargo flexibility, making it a handy IKEA™ hauler as well.


Six airbags help protect occupants in the event of a collision: two front airbags, as well as driver and passenger side and curtain airbags, which protect both front and rear passengers. 

The Accent’s standard front-seat active head restraints help prevent whiplash by automatically reducing the space between a front occupant’s head and the restraint during certain rear collisions. 

All this is in addition to a cadre of standard passive safety features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TCS), and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), which integrates control of the ESC and motor-driven power steering (MDPS) to provide handling assistance in slippery conditions and emergency maneuvers. 

The system delivers counter-steering when required to assist the driver and keep the vehicle stable.