The lure of the subcompact cars is too much to deny; compared to a sedan or even a compact vehicle subcompacts just seem to have more personality and are loaded with so many features. You have been caught up by that lure: you might be considering either the Toyota Yaris or Chevrolet Sonic as your next vehicle. However, take a moment to read all of the great features of the 2017 Hyundai Accent, a highly impressive car.
The 2017 Accent is available as a sedan or hatchback, with the hatchback offering more room than is usually found in a subcompact vehicle. With approximately 111.3 cubic feet of space, there is a lot of space in the front, rear and cargo area. Hyundai's space and comfort in the hatchback design easily competes with the Yaris and Sonic.
The standard engine in the Accent is a 1.6-liter GDI (gasoline direct injection) producing 135 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes in a manual or automatic six-speed SHIFTRONIC transmission. Vehicles with SHIFTRONIC technology is a great feature for more power or better gas mileage because the driver, by moving the gear shift to the right, can upshift or downshift his automatic transmission.
The 2017 Accent's fuel economy should be one of the reasons you consider buying this subcompact car. Not only does having a higher than normal fuel economy help the environment, but definitely helps your pocket book as well. With an average of 27 city and an amazing 37 mpgs on the highway, the Accent has 16-inch alloy, low rolling resistance silica tires. These tires are designed to increase performance and fuel usage by minimizing the effort the car needs to roll.
Hyundai offers many safety features standard to the 2017 Accent that you usually have to pay more for, in either a package or a higher trim level. The anti-lock braking (ABS) system prevents your wheels from locking up in conjunction with the electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) that balances braking forces at each wheel, helping to maintain better control when braking suddenly. Hyundai adds in the traction control system (TCS) that prevents loss of track by intelligently detecting wheel slips and correcting by applying the brakes so you don?t have to.