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2016 Hyundai Accent: 5 Reasons to Buy – Video

If you’re looking for information on a newer Hyundai Accent, we’ve published an updated review: 2019 Hyundai Accent Review

The 2016 Hyundai Accent may not be the freshest face on the block, but it certainly proves that older models can compete when updated with some level of consistency. It actually feels like a new model, as Hyundai has made quite a few impressive adjustments. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that it was pretty solid from the onset. This subcompact car exudes a higher quality than one might expect. Check out these five reasons why Hyundai hits the mark with the Accent.

Rewarding and Efficient Powertrain

Hyundai simplified the Accent’s engine: They gave it a 4-cylinder with the choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic. The stick shift is surprisingly fun and precise given that most subcompact manual transmissions aren’t anything to write home about. The 6-speed automatic is quick and goes through its gears very smoothly. Of course, a 38 miles per gallon on the highway rating with the manual is pretty amazing, and the automatic sees an impressive 37 mpg. That’s a big part of buying a smaller car, and the Accent delivers at the pump.

Grown-Up Styling

You wouldn’t expect either the hatchback or sedan versions of the Accent to be all that stylish considering the price. But each offers a premium vibe, partly due to the recent redesign of the headlights, taillights and grille. Unlike other economy cars on the road that scream cheap, the Accent has class. One could even argue that it favors the next-size-up Elantra, one of the nicest cars in its segment. See the 2016 Hyundai Accent models for sale near you

Compliant Ride

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a subcompact car with a pillow-soft ride, but the Accent goes against the grain. The Accent’s suspension and supple dampers allow it to soak up bumps and rough pavement. You’ll appreciate the way the Accent absorbs tough roads, especially if your normal commute involves traversing such routes. You can bet it’s designed to take a beating, as this Hyundai is sold around the world in some pretty rustic places.

Plentiful Standard Features

Coming standard on the base Accent is a USB port, a solid 6-speaker audio system and numerous power functions. You can upgrade to some cool features such as a sunroof, Bluetooth streaming audio and rear disc brakes. The options and add-ons seem endless, but all in all, the Accent is extremely reasonable on the pocketbook.

Adult-Sized Space

Inside, the front seats offer more than enough legroom, while those above 6 feet tall will marvel at the ample headroom and rear-seat space in the outboard positions. Hauling cargo in the Accent sedan is a breeze, as it provides an above-average 13.7-cu ft. trunk. Meanwhile, the hatchback’s rear seatbacks fold down to open up a crossoverlike 47.5 cu ft. — way more than you’d expect from the average subcompact hatch.

Autotrader Says

The 2016 Hyundai Accent remains a top choice in the subcompact segment. Don’t set your eyes on another car in this class without considering the Accent first. Find a Hyundai Accent for sale


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