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.
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.
Following in the sizable footsteps of Hyundai’s Tau® V8 engine that powers the Genesis, the Accent’s advanced technology GDI engine offers levels of horsepower that are unexpected for its class.
The Accent 4-door has an exceptional coefficient of drag, at a mere 0.28, thanks in part to aerodynamic improvements in its design. These enhancements include a more aerodynamic body, shielded tire, and optimized engine undercover to help minimize resistance and deliver an EPA-estimated 38 MPG Highway.
While many subcompact cars cut corners on design, we have instead refined them to the point of modern, fluid perfection. The Accent has available jewel-like projector headlights with LED accents, a new front grille, available 16-inch alloy wheels and new tail lights on the GLS for the perfect finishing touch.
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 Sport has distinctive 16-inch, alloy wheels with low rolling resistance silica tires that provide great style, and optimize fuel economy at the same time.
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.
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.
Open up your drive to the sights and sounds of the world around you with the touch of a button. Available on 5-door Sport, it’s a must-have feature for everyone who’s into fresh air, vitamin D and keeping an eye on the Big Dipper.
In the Accent, there’s never nothing on. With SiriusXM Satellite Radio and your free 3-month trial, you get just about every type of music you want to hear plus sports, news, talk radio and entertainment.
Road trips immediately become more epic when you plug your iPod® or iPhone® into the standard iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks with the available accessory cable. Or connect a memory stick to the USB port and play MP3s.
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.
Brake Assist (BA) helps detect emergency braking situations and ensures the maximum braking force is immediately applied to minimize stopping distances.
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.
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.