Test Drive 2017 Hyundai Accent by Aurora CO

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Vehicle Overview

Making its debut in 1994, the Hyundai Accent bears the distinction of being one of the longest-running subcompact nameplates in the North American market. For the 2017 model year, Hyundai introduced a Value Edition sedan trim that combines the best attributes of the SE Sedan (placed below it) and the SE Hatchback and Sport Hatchback (placed above it). Otherwise, the Accent is virtually unchanged from the previous model year, as it continues with its fourth production cycle.

Interior - Schedule Your 2017 Hyundai Accent Test Drive

InteriorAs evidenced by the suffix of each trim-SE Sedan, Value Edition Sedan, SE Hatchback, and Sport Hatchback-the 2017 Hyundai Accent is available as a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback. For more interior space, go with the hatchback; it provides 90.1 cubic feet of passenger volume and 21.2 cubic feet of trunk space, compared to the 89.7 cubic feet of passenger volume and 13.7 cubic feet of trunk space on the sedan. The front row includes a 6-way adjustable driver's seat, while the back row consists of a 60/40 split-folding bench-style seat that can expand cargo volume. On the Sport Hatchback in particular, Hyundai upgrades the cloth seats with premium cloth trim and replaces the metal paint accents with piano-black ones. For entertainment, the 2017 Accent has a six-speaker audio system that includes AM/FM radio, CD player with MP3 playback capability, and SiriusXM satellite radio service. On the Value Edition and Sport trims, Hyundai adds Bluetooth for hands-free phone operation and audio streaming, with audio, cruise, and Bluetooth controls mounted on the steering wheel.

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Exterior

For seven consecutive years, the Accent has used an exterior design that includes sharper and curvier lines than the previous-generation model, with a chrome-accented grille at the front. Projector beam headlights are joined by LED accents and automatic control on the Sport Hatchback, as well as a pair of fog lights beneath them for more penetrating illumination. The side mirrors have power adjustability and can fold (manually). On the Sport, Hyundai enhances them with turn-signal indicators and heating capability. At the back, Hyundai adds a one-speed rear windshield wiper if you go with an Accent hatchback. To accentuate its sporty orientation, the Sport Hatchback has the addition of a spoiler. The Value Edition joins the Sport in possessing 16-inch alloy wheels, while the SE (both the sedan and hatchback) has 14-inch steel ones.

Mechanical / Powertrain - Accent Information
Powertrain

Powering the 2017 Accent is the 1.6-liter Gamma, a gasoline-direct-ignition 4-cylinder engine that produces 137 horsepower at 6,300 RPM and 123 lb-ft of torque at 4,850 RPM. The SE trim level has its engine hitched to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Value Edition and Sport get a 6-speed automatic transmission, which comes with SHIFTRONIC mode to enable you to manually shift gears, as well as an Active ECO system to boost fuel economy. For a smooth ride, Hyundai installs a MacPherson strut suspension at the front and a torsion axle suspension with coil springs and monotube shock absorbers at the back. The motor-driven power steering (MDPS) system on the new Accent not only ensures precise cornering, but also saves energy by getting its power from an independent motor rather than from the engine. At the base level, the braking system consists of front discs and rear drums; on the Value Edition and Sport trims, Hyundai replaces the drums with discs to shorten stopping distances. Regardless of the braking system set-up, the Accent has ABS: an anti-lock braking system that prevents the wheels from locking up when the brakes are applied.

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Safety

For safety in the event of an auto collision, the 2017 Accent comes with a pair of front impact airbags facing the driver and front passenger and a pair of side impact airbags installed on the front seats. The front passenger seat in particular is equipped with occupant classification sensors, which prevent the airbags from deploying if the system detects a front occupant of insufficient weight. Also standard are electronic stability control for keeping you on the right driving path and traction control for preventing you from skidding on surfaces make slippery by snow, rain, or ice. A vehicle stability management system optimizes the functions of electronic stability, traction control, MDPS, and ABS to provide optimal stability when driving the Hyundai Accent. If you have an automatic transmission-optional on the SE, standard on the Value Edition and Sport-Hyundai adds hill start assist control, which prevents the car from rolling down when starting to drive from a parked position on a hill. For security, the new Accent has a remote keyless entry system accompanied by a panic alarm.

Amped up to check out the 2017 Hyundai Accent for yourself? Contact Arapahoe Hyundai today to set a time to stop by our showroom. Based in Centennial, Colorado and founded in 2002, we have been serving Aurora Denver Centennial CO residents for over a decade. Our experienced and well-trained sales crew are on board to get you on your Test Drive 2017 Hyundai Accent by Aurora CO. If you are looking for a place that has a great reputation for serving Aurora Denver Centennial CO residents, contact Arapahoe Hyundai today.

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