The Hyundai Accent remains essentially unchanged for 2017, though a new trim level has been added. The Accent Value Edition adds several notable features at a cost of only $705 more than the base vehicle, staying true to its name by offering buyers more for less.
The 2017 Hyundai Accent is available in three trim levels: the SE, the Accent Value Edition and the Sport hatchback. All Accents have a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that makes 138 horsepower. The engine is mated to a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. MacPherson struts are used in front and a torsion beam suspension is used in the rear.
The SE 4-door sedan rides on 14-inch wheels and comes relatively well equipped with a 6-way manually adjustable seat, power windows, mirrors and locks, one-touch triple-flash turn signals, sliding sun visors, a driver's side blind spot mirror, center armrest with cup holders, seatback pockets, illuminated vanity mirrors, a sunglass holder, air conditioning, a trip computer and a 6-speaker CD and MP3 player. The SE hatchback also includes heated outside mirrors and a rear wiper.
The Value Edition comes similarly equipped to the SE but adds 16-inch wheels, rear disc brakes, steering wheel mounted controls for the radio, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Sport adds performance tires, a sport-tuned suspension, fog lights and projector headlights with LED accents. The Sport also gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Buyers wanting a sunroof will need to order the Sport trim in order to select the $900 option.
All 2017 trims come standard with 4-wheel anti-lock brakes. Advanced front airbags, side impact airbags, side head and rear head airbags, tire pressure monitoring and seatbelt pretensioners are also standard.