Hyundai’s lineup features an array of sedans made with quality engineering and design at a practical price, and the all-new 2018 Accent certainly abides by that formula. Entering its fifth generation this model year, Hyundai’s subcompact car offers more standard features than before at a nearly unchanged price. Plus its new look gives it a contemporary flair and maximizes its cabin space.
Changes for the new generation
The redesigned Accent made its North American debut at the Canadian International Auto Show last February to appeal the Canadian market, in which it continues to sell quite well. While only Canadian buyers will be able to get their hands on the hatchback version of the Accent, both Canadians and their American neighbors will be able to buy the stylish sedan version of the Accent.
In addition to the installation of 15-inch wheels and a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine that earns 132 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque, the 2018 Accent sports a wider, longer body with an extended wheelbase, plus wraparound headlights and a new signature brand grille shape.
What’s offered on the Accent?
The base trim of the Hyundai Accent, the SE package, adds many standard features for 2018. On every version of the Accent, you’ll find the latest must-have technology, including a 5-inch color touchscreen that controls the audio system and the rearview camera. It also operates a Bluetooth® hands-free phone interface. Cruise and audio controls are mounted on the steering wheel.
The 2018 Accent also includes a slew of returning standard features that drivers love like remote keyless entry, a rear defroster with timer, a trip Computer with ambient temperature and smartphone/USB auxiliary input jacks.
A spacious ride
Due to its revised body dimensions, the Accent is big enough to quality as a compact car, despite it still holding its place in Hyundai’s lineup as a subcompact. The Accent offers class-leading levels of cabin space and cargo room.
A sporty sedan available at a compact price that doesn’t skimp on value, the 2018 Hyundai Accent is a welcome redesign to a car that’s bound to become more popular in coming years.
This article is presented by Empire Hyundai in Fall River, Massachusetts.