2014 Hyundai Accent

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For 2014, the Hyundai Accent sees a few additional features worth mentioning. It gets projector headlamps with LED accents and approach lighting on SE models and a driver’s side blind spot mirror with one-touch triple blink turn signal indicators across the board.

The 2014 Hyundai Accent also features a fuel efficient yet peppy engine, attractive styling, and an interior packed with features, and all for a compelling price. Overall, it’s an ideal car for young up-and-comers or for those who simply need affordable, reliable transportation.

The Accent handles nicely and performs well under most situations- it’s no high-powered supercar. Steering and suspension are also lacking however its 138 horse power engine pulls considerably stronger than most of its competitors and coupled with its six speed transmission, it makes good use of this output. For a vehicle to perform well and achieve roughly 37 mpg on the highway is monumental.

The 2014 Hyundai Accent is available as a compact four-door sedan or a four-door hatchback. All trims are available with the choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The entry-level GLS sedan comes equipped with 14-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, full power accessories, keyless entry, air conditioning, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback and a 6-speaker sound system with satellite radio and an iPod/USB auxiliary input jack. Optional items include and automatic transmission, 16-inch alloy wheels, approach lighting, projector headlights with LED accents, fog lights, a center armrest, Bluetooth and steering-wheel mounted audio controls.

The mid-level GS is similar to the GLS but switches over to the hatchback body style and adds a rear windshield wiper.  

Stepping up to the SE trim will get you side mirrors with turn signal indicators, fog lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels,  a rear spoiler, premium cloth upholstery, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition. Options include a power tilt-and-slide sunroof.

Prices for the 2014 Hyundai Accent start at just $14,645 for the entry level GLS and top out at $19,105 for a fully loaded SE variant.

 Attractive price and styling, decent fuel economy, adequately powered, lots of features and options, long warranty.

 Smallish, poor rearward visibility in hatchback variants, steering and suspension leave a bit to be desired for.

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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