2015 Hyundai Accent

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$14,745-$17,495
$14,343-$16,968
26 CITY / 37 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2015:
  • Updated styling and interior details
  • New Sport trim level for hatchbacks
  • New Popular Equipment package option for sedans
  • Fresh paint color choices

Introduction
The 2015 Hyundai Accent is a subcompact car available in 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan body styles. It competes against the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Kia Rio, Mazda 2, Nissan Versa and Versa Note, and the Toyota Yaris.

Models and Features
Select the Hyundai Accent sedan and GLS trim is the only choice. The Accent 5-Door is offered in basic GS and well-equipped Sport trim levels.

Options for the Accent GLS include the Popular Equipment package and the Style package. Choose the Popular Equipment package to enjoy Bluetooth, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, and a sliding center armrest storage box. The Style package adds 16-in. aluminum wheels, upgraded brakes, projector-beam headlights with LED running lights, and fog lights. Accents with the Style package also have premium cloth seats and Piano Black interior trim, an auto-up feature for the driver's window, and headlamp welcome and escort functions.

The Accent Sport 5-Door costs $1,500 more than the GS 5-Door and includes the contents of the GLS sedan's Popular Equipment and Style option packages plus a rear spoiler and side mirrors with turn signal indicators. A power sunroof is optional for this version of the Accent.

Both versions of the 2015 Accent can be optioned with additional extras installed by the selling dealership.

Under the Hood
Equipped with one of the most powerful engines in the subcompact car class, the 2015 Accent has a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine making 137 horsepower.

A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a 6-speed automatic transmission optional. Both deliver power to the car's front wheels, and the automatic is equipped with Hyundai's Shiftronic manual shift mode and an Active Eco mode designed to improve fuel economy.

Fuel Economy
Despite the Active Eco driving mode, the automatic transmission is slightly less efficient than is the standard manual gearbox. Row your own gears and the 2015 Accent is EPA-rated to return 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Get the automatic transmission and those ratings dip to 26 mpg city/37 mpg highway.

Safety and Technology
Hyundai supplies every 2015 Accent with 6 air bags, traction and stability control, and anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution. No additional safety features, such as a reversing camera, are available for the car.

Bluetooth connectivity for making and receiving hands-free phone calls is optional for the 5-Door GS and GLS sedan, and standard for the Accent Sport 5-Door. A USB port and an auxiliary audio input jack are standard,  compatible with iPods and older iPhones. Satellite radio is also available for the 2015 Accent.

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