Test Drive 2017 Hyundai Accent by Longmont CO

Vehicle Overview

The biggest change for the 2017 Hyundai Accent is the introduction of the Value Edition trim level, which is based on the SE sedan. This new trim includes a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic transmission, rear disc brakes, and 16-inch machine-finished alloy wheels. Inside, you'll find a multi-function steering wheel with audio controls, a Bluetooth® hands-free phone system, cruise control, and a sliding armrest as part of the center storage bin. For more information about this new update, contact Boulder Hyundai, your dealer serving Loveland Longmont Boulder.

Interior

InteriorThe interior of the Hyundai Accent boasts 111.3 cu. ft., which is enough room for five plus their cargo. This space is enough for the Environmental Protection Agency to classify the Accent sedan as a compact, even though it is sized like a subcompact. Standard features include sliding sun visors for blocking glare, a one-touch triple signal for turning, and available power windows with driver's auto-up. Adjust the driver seat in six ways and the head restraints in all seats to customize comfort. To hold all your stuff, the front features map pockets with bottle holders, a glove compartment, dual front cupholders, and a storage tray. Keep your hands on the wheel with the available audio and cruise controls that are mounted on the tilt steering wheel. The standard six-speaker audio system can access AM/FM stations, the CD/MP3 player, SiriusXM Satellite radio, playlists from compatible smartphones, and selections from devices connected through the auxiliary input jacks. Find out more about the interior when you test drive 2017 Hyundai Accent near Loveland CO.

Exterior
Exterior

The first thing you notice in a test drive of the Hyundai Accent is the fluid exterior design highlighted by available projector headlights with LED accents. A rear spoiler doesn't just look sporty but uses its aerodynamic design to improve efficiency as you travel down the highway. This vehicle comes as five-door hatchback or a four-door sedan. Choose one of seven exterior colors like Vitamin C (Orange), Boston Red, or Century White. With the hatchback, bring a surfboard or long items. You can load them through the rear by opening the liftgate and folding down seats as needed. Available on the Sport Hatchback and the SE sedan are 16-inch alloy wheels that maximize fuel economy by having low-rolling resistance silica tires. Also on the Sport Hatchback are automatic headlight control that takes charge of illumination without your intervention, heated side mirrors for melting away ice and snow, and front fog lights for cutting through the mist.

Powertrain
Powertrain

The unibody construction of the vehicle increases stability and integrity. Front suspension uses MacPherson Struts with gas shocks and coil springs. Rear suspension depends on a torsion axle with monotube shocks and coil springs. Motor-Drive Power Steering eases every turn. Rear Disc Brakes provide for more solid stops. You can stop with confidence with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, which balances stopping forces at each wheel so you maintain control even when you brake suddenly. The Anti-lock Braking System helps prevent wheel lockup. If you need to stop suddenly, Brake Assist applies maximum braking force to shorten the stopping distance. Because proper tire pressure is necessary to gas mileage, performance, and safety, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System warns you if air inside the tires falls under the recommended level.

Mechanical
Mechanical

The Accent comes with a 1.6-liter four cylinder that features Dual Continuous Variable Valve Timing and Gasoline Direct Injection. Performance in this Front Wheel Drive reaches 137 horsepower at 6,300 RPM and 123 lb. ft. of torque at 4,850 RPM. Depending on the trim level, you get a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® and Active ECO System. SHIFTRONIC® lets you change gears as needed to maximize power and acceleration. The Active ECO System manages engine and transmission control to enhance fuel economy. Helping to push fuel economy is the low coefficient of drag at just 0.28. This is due to aerodynamic improvements in the body, shielded tires, and an optimized engine undercover.

Safety
Safety

Although it won't be obvious with a test drive 2017 Hyundai Accent near Loveland CO, the Accent comes with numerous safety features, such as Front Seatbelt Pretensioners and Active Front Head Restraints. Collisions can deploy up to six airbags, including versions for the front, front side-impact and side curtains. The standard Occupant Classification System can prevent the front passenger airbag from inflating if the front passenger does not have sufficient weight. To optimize the active safety features, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) incorporates Electronic Stability Control, which adjusts throttle input and braking to individual wheels to prevent skids. VSM also includes the Traction Control System, which can determine if the wheels are slipping and correct the problem by applying the brakes and then diverting power to the wheels that are stable. With the automatic transmission, Hillstart Assist Control momentarily holds the brakes when you run the engine from a hill. You then have time to move your foot from the brake pedal to accelerator without the vehicle rolling downslope.

The 2017 Hyundai Accent can be the subcompact that fits your transportation needs. But you can only find out so much by browsing about it on the Internet or reading marketing materials. The best way to discover the advantages of this car in person is with a test drive. Contact Boulder Hyundai, your dealer serving Loveland Longmont Boulder, so you can arrange for one today.