Two of the most competitive segments on the sedan marketplace are the compact and midsize classes, but the subcompact class is nothing to sneeze at. While many automakers are discontinuing their entry-level sedans in favor of making more crossover utility vehicles, some remain strong and popular, like the Hyundai Accent – which is nearly three decades old! Having just entered its fifth generation a few years ago, we’re excited to provide the 2021 Hyundai Accent to potential car buyers still shopping in that segment here in Melbourne FL and the surrounding area.
Still relatively fresh off its generational redesign in 2018, plus a few exciting enhancements last year, not much changed for the 2021 model year. Two exterior color options – Urban Gray and Linen Beige – were discontinued in favor of the new option New Forge Gray. Everything else was carried over from the year prior, but that doesn’t make the vehicle any less exciting for shoppers looking at an entry-level sedan.
Regardless of trim level – of which there are three to choose from – the 2021 Accent is powered by a 1.6L Smartstream 4-cylinder engine that’s capable of generating 120 horsepower alongside 113 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, the vehicle achieves an estimated 33 miles per gallon combined across highway and city driving. Upgrade to the available Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission and you’ll improve the fuel economy ratings to 36 mpg combined.
The Accent is also packed full of a surprising amount of great content for an entry-level vehicle. It comes standard with the Rearview camera featuring dynamic guidelines, the Limited trim level comes equipped with Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, a standard 5” display audio screen can be upgraded to a 7” option with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, plus a host of other features can be opted for like a hands-free smart trunk release, heated front seats, proximity push button start and automatic temperature control, among others.
If you think you might be interested in a 2021 Hyundai Accent of your own, be sure to reach out to us right here at Coastal Hyundai today!