ACCLAIMED HYUNDAI ACCENT SUBCOMPACT PICKS UP MORE STANDARD FEATURES AND GIVES SHOPPERS MORE CHOICES FOR 2013 MODEL YEAR
2013 ACCENT EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS
- The GLS MT base model has been upgraded to include air conditioning, AM/FM/SiriusXM Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers, iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks, power and heated body-colored side mirrors, body-colored door handles (2012MY M/T Comfort Package) and sunglass holder
- Remote keyless entry with panic feature and cloth insert door trims are standard equipment on all trims to provide buyers greater comfort
- Heated side mirrors are new for 2013MY, and are standard on all trims
- Side mirrors with turn signal indicators are new for 2013MY, and have been added standard on the SE trim
- Power sunroof is new for 2013MY, and is optional for the SE trim
COSTA MESA, Calif., June 7, 2012 – The 2013 Accent continues Hyundai’s mission to defy convention by offering extraordinary value and class-above features to subcompact car shoppers. Now in its second year of production, Accent adds even more standard equipment and offers new class-above comfort features to satisfy shoppers in this hot segment.
Heated side mirrors, remote keyless entry and air conditioning are now standard on all 2013 Accent trims. Accent SE’s side mirrors have been upgraded with turn signal indicators for an extra level of safety. Shoppers also will find an optional power sunroof on the Accent SE trim.
Accent has been well-received by shoppers despite limited dealer availability. In fact, through the month of May, total Accent sales were up 51% over the same period in 2011. Retail (non-fleet) Accent sales were up an impressive 139% due to a 66.2% reduction in fleet mix. Automotive media and industry experts have also taken notice of Accent’s product success, awarding it various coveted awards and accolades since its reveal in April 2011. Along with two designations from WardsAuto, Accent was the highest rated subcompact sedan by a leading enthusiast magazine, above Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR SUPERIOR FUEL ECONOMY Selected as one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines, the Accent’s all-aluminum 1.6-liter Gamma four-cylinder engine features the latest innovations in engine technology to deliver an unsurpassed 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque and a best-in-class standard 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway EPA fuel economy rating.
The engine’s most notable feature is its use of Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), the first to introduce GDI technology to the subcompact category. By precisely controlling the injection of fuel, GDI allows for better fuel economy, increased power and reduced emissions. The application of Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) on both intake and exhaust camshafts allows for increased efficiency, improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. Other elements resulting in reduced fuel consumption include an Alternator Management System, an offset crankshaft design, variable induction system and electronic throttle control. To reduce lifetime operation costs and increase reliability, the Gamma features a maintenance-free silent roller timing chain. The Gamma also uses innovative anti-friction coatings such as CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating and Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating.
Gamma highlights include:
- Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
- D-CVVT (intake and exhaust camshaft phaser) camshafts and hydraulic engine mounts provide optimum power, efficiency and refinement. Using CVVT on both camshafts has several advantages when compared to using it only on the intake camshaft including an improvement in performance (increased volumetric efficiency) and fuel economy (reduced pumping loss), and a reduction in hydrocarbon emissions
- Roller Timing Chain
- Helps increase the reliability of the Gamma 1.6-liter engine
- Electronic Throttle Control
- This system accurately controls air intake and engine torque, improving drivability, response and fuel economy
- Innovative Anti-Friction Coatings
- A Diamond Like Coating (DLC) was added to the tappets to help reduce friction in the valvetrain
Working together, the complete range of engine technologies produce an engine that offers:
- Unsurpassed specific output at 86 horsepower per liter
- Best-in-class standard fuel economy
- Low emissions with ULEV certification
- High reliability backed by a 10-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty
Specifications Comparison– Best in Class Horsepower and Fuel Economy
|2013 Accent||2012 Fit||2012 Fiesta||2012 Yaris||2012 Versa||2012 Sonic||2012 Mazda2|
|Engine||1.6-liter I4||1.5-liter I4||1.6-liter I4||1.5-liter I4||1.6-liter I4||1.6-liter I4||1.5-liter I4|
|HP @ RPM||138 @ 6,300||117 @ 6,600||120 @ 6,350||106 @ 6,000||109 @ 6,000||138 @ 6,300||100 @ 6,000|
|Specific output (HP/Liter)||86||78||75||71||67||86||67|
|Torque @ RPM||123 @ 4,850||106 @ 4,800||112 @ 5,000||103 @ 4,200||107 @ 4,400||125 @ 3,800||98 @ 4,000|
|Trans.||6MT or 6AT||5MT or 5AT||5MT or 6AT||5MT or 4AT||5MT or CVT||6MT or 6AT||5MT or 4AT|
1EPA estimated fuel consumption
Several systems in the Accent contribute to optimal fuel efficiency. The vehicle can be equipped with an available six-speed manual or automatic with SHIFTRONIC manual control, delivering smooth and efficient power delivery. Low-rolling resistance silica tires and a slippery shape (0.30 cd) reduce friction with the road and the air. This aerodynamic shape also includes a kicked up trunk edge, wheel arches which shield the tires and an optimized engine undercover. Finally, the Active ECO system modifies engine and transmission control to smooth out throttle response. By turning on the Active ECO system, drivers can realize up to a seven percent increase in real-world fuel economy.
Active ECO System
UP TO 40 MPG HIGHWAY Accent’s EPA fuel economy rating is 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, with the six-speed automatic transmission or manual transmission.
Power-to-Weight Ratio Comparison
|Vehicle||Curb Weight (lbs.) M/T||Horsepower||Weight-to-power ratio (LBS/HP)|
|Hyundai Accent 4-door||2396||138||17.4|
|Hyundai Accent five-door||2430||138||17.6|
|Nissan Versa four-door (1.6L)||2350||109||21.6|
|Toyota Yaris five-door||2315||106||21.8|
|Nissan Versa five-door (1.8L)||2693||122||22.1|
SAFETY Hyundai doesn’t believe consumers should have to pay a premium for safety, so a long list of safety features is included as standard equipment on all 2013 Accent models. A total of six airbags protect occupants in the event of a collision, including two front impact airbags, two front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and curtain side-impact airbags for front and rear passengers. Accent’s standard front-seat active head restraints help prevent whiplash by automatically reducing the space between a front occupant’s head and the head restraint during certain rear collisions and are highly recommended by safety organizations such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Active front head restraints are not available on Fiesta or Mazda2.
Collision Load Dispersion
The Accent’s underlying structure is engineered to protect occupants using a Collision Load Dispersion mechanism and the rear doors have internal beams. The vehicle’s structure distributes the force of an impact in three ways to minimize floor deformation and maintain the integrity of the cabin.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control work together to help deliver confident handling in all conditions. Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) integrates control of the ESC and motor-driven power steering (MDPS) to provide handling assistance in slippery conditions or in sudden cornering scenarios. The system can deliver up to eight Newton-meters of counter-steering effort when required to assist the driver in maintaining control of the vehicle.
Vehicle Stability Management
Braking System A key safety element for any vehicle is its braking system. An Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) featuring Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) is also included. EBD examines the effect of vehicle load on weight distribution and apportions the braking force between front and rear axles to maximize stopping ability. In the event of a panic stop, BA ensures that maximum braking force is applied.
SMALL ON THE OUTSIDE, BIG ON THE INSIDE
All Accents ride on a 101.2 inch wheelbase, 2.8-inches longer than the previous generation. The Accent 4-door’s overall length has increased by 3.5 inches to 172 inches. Total length of the new five-door version is 162 inches. As a result, Accent enjoys superior interior volume and passenger space. While the car’s exterior dimensions are consistent with those of traditional subcompacts, Accent is classified by the EPA as a compact sedan thanks to its interior volume. Toyota Yaris and Ford Fiesta are classified as subcompact cars. In addition the Accent five-door has best-in-class cargo volume and more cargo capacity than the Nissan Juke. The Accent has best-in-class front and rear shoulder room, and the five-door also has more cargo volume than many of its compact five-door competitors.
Five-Door Subcompact Cargo Volume Comparison
|Five-door models||2013 Accent||2012 Fiesta||2012 Mazda2||2012 Yaris||2012 Fit||2012 Versa|
|Cargo volume (cu. ft.)||21.2||15.4||13.3||15.6||20.6||13.8|
Five-Door Compact Cargo Volume Comparison
|Five-door models||2013 Accent||2012 Insight||2012 Matrix||2012 A3||2012 Mazda3 5DR|
|Cargo volume(cu. ft.)||21.2||15.9||19.8||19.5||17.0|