2014 Hyundai Accent

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$14,645-$17,395
$14,248-$16,874
27 CITY / 37 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2014:
  • Standard driver's side blind-spot mirror
  • Standard triple-blink lane-change signaling
  • Standard sliding sun visors
  • Updated stereo layout
  • Improved voice-recognition technology
  • Premium package and SE trim level gain upgraded headlights with LED accents, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, auto-up driver's side window
  • Sport racing shifter optional for Accent SE

Introduction
The 2014 Hyundai Accent is available as a 4-door sedan and a 5-door hatchback, and competes in the subcompact class. It has one of the largest interiors in the segment, and one of the most powerful engines. Competitors include the Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Kia Rio, Mazda 2, Nissan Versa, and Toyota Yaris.

Models and Features
The 2014 Accent Sedan is available in GLS trim while the Accent 5-Door is sold in base GS and up-level SE trim levels. Standard equipment for the GS and GLS includes 14-in. wheels, power heated side mirrors with a driver's side blind-spot feature, power windows, power door locks, air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, height-adjustable driver's seat, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. Hyundai also includes a 6-speaker audio system with satellite radio, a USB port, iPod connection, and an auxiliary audio input jack.

In addition to or instead of these features, the Accent SE 5-Door is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, 16-in. aluminum wheels, projector beam headlights, LED running lights, fog lights, turn signal indicators in the side mirror housings, and a rear spoiler. This version also receives standard sport-tuned steering, auto-up function for the driver's window, and a sliding center armrest atop a storage console, as well as upgraded interior materials including a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a leather-wrapped shift knob.

Options and Packages
A power sunroof is also available for the Accent SE, and the Accent GLS is available with a Premium package containing most of the equipment that comes standard on the Accent SE, except for the sport-tuned steering calibration. Otherwise, Hyundai dealers will install extra-cost accessories from a short menu of upgrades.

Under the Hood
A 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard in every 2014 Accent, generating 138 horsepower. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a 6-speed automatic transmission available as an option. The automatic includes a Shiftronic manual shift feature and an Active Eco system designed to help conserve fuel.

Fuel Economy
Regardless of transmission choice, the 2014 Accent returns 27 mpg in the city. On the highway, the Accent with the manual gearbox gets 38 mpg while the automatic returns 37 mpg.

Safety Ratings and Technology
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Accent receives an overall crash-test rating of 4 stars (out of 5 stars). Note, however, that in the side-impact test, the rating for rear-seat occupant protection is 3 stars, and that the interior door panel struck the crash-test dummy's torso.

The 2014 Accent's diminished side-impact crash-test performance is also evident in assessments conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The side-impact rating is \"Acceptable,\" while ratings for rear-impact injury prevention, roof crush strength, and moderate overlap frontal-impact protection are \"Good.\" Note, though, that in the small overlap frontal-impact test the Accent gets a \"Poor\" rating.

Hyundai does not offer safety-related options for the Accent. This model cannot be fitted with Blue Link telematics, which includes features such as SOS Emergency Assistance and Automatic Collision Notification. Blue Link also offers a couple of useful items to parents of teenaged drivers, such as Curfew Alert, Speed Alert, and a Geo-Fence boundary alert. Nor can an Accent be upgraded with a reversing camera. If those features are desired, consumers will need to consider the slightly larger Hyundai Elantra.

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  • Name GLS (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 14645.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
  • Name GLS (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 15645.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/37
  • Name GS (5dr HB Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 14895.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
  • Name GS (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 16095.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/37
  • Name SE (5dr HB Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 16395.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/38
  • Name SE (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 17395.00 Engine 1.6 L/97 City/Hwy MPG 27/37
INTERIOR
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat including height adjustment
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Front Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leather/Piano Black Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks
  • Trip Computer
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Driver And Front Passenger Armrests
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Air Filtration
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Rigid Cargo Cover
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Interior Trim -inc: Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Sliding Front Center Armrest
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 14" x 5.0J Steel w/Full Wheel Covers
  • Tires: P175/70TR14 -inc: low rolling resistant Silica
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Black Side Windows Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Fixed Interval Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Grille w/Chrome Bar
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Regular Wiper and Defroster
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Wheels: 16" x 6.0J Alloy
  • Tires: P195/50HR16 -inc: low rolling resistant Silica
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Front Fog Lamps
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 1.6L DOHC 16-Valve I-4 GDI -inc: Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), variable induction system and aluminum block and head
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 3.65 Axle Ratio
  • 36-Amp/Hr 410CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 90 Amp Alternator
  • 3549# Gvwr
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 11.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/OD & SHIFTRONIC -inc: active eco system lock-up torque converter, gate-type and Hillstart Assist Contol, 2.937 Axle Ratio
  • 2.937 Axle Ratio
  • 3.83 Axle Ratio
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/OD & SHIFTRONIC -inc: active eco system lock-up torque converter, gate-type and Hillstart Assist Contol, Cruise Control, 2.937 Axle Ratio
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 Audio System -inc: 3.0A w/172 watts (43w x 4 channels), digital clock, iPod/USB and MP3 auxiliary input jacks, 6 speakers (2 front-door-mounted speakers, 2 tweeters, 2 rear speakers located in lower panel) and integrated AM/FM/SiriusXM roof mounted micro antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Aux Audio Input Jack and External Memory Control
    • Radio: AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 Audio System -inc: 3.0A w/172 watts (43w x 4 channels), digital clock, iPod/USB and MP3 auxiliary input jacks, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth hands-free phone system w/voice recognition, 6 speakers (2 front-door-mounted speakers, 2 tweeters, 2 rear speakers located in lower panel) and integrated AM/FM/SiriusXM roof mounted micro antenna
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