The compact and sporty 2016 Hyundai Accent has arrived at the Ed Voyles Hyundai dealership near Atlanta, Georgia. This new model has received some updates to trim-level naming and packaging. For the past few years the Accent sedan has come in a GLS trim level and the hatchback has come in GS trim. Now both sedan and hatchback versions of the Accent will come in a standard SE trim level, with the hatchback models coming in an optional Sport trim level which adds sportier styling and driving dynamics.
The 2016 Hyundai Accent is at the top of the class in fuel economy. It is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder direct-injected engine mated with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The all-aluminum engine produces 137 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque and gets 27 mpg city and 38 mpg highway when equipped with the manual transmission.
Hyundai is able the achieve excellent fuel economy by using a variety of technologies, including a low drag coefficient, low-rolling resistance tires and an Active ECO system what modifies engine and transmission control to smooth out throttle response. Hyundai has shown that drivers who use the Active ECO system can see up to a 7 percent increase in fuel economy.
Even though the Accent is a compact car it offers more room than the competition with best-in-class front and rear shoulder room, more cargo capacity than some small SUVs, and more cargo volume than many other five-door hatchbacks. It comes as little surprise that the Hyundai Accent has collected numerous awards. It has earned the top spot in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study in the small-car segment for the past two years, The Accent also won the “Most Appealing Small Car” award in the J.D. Power APEAL study.
With a low starting price of $14,745, the 2016 Hyundai Accent is an Atlanta area bargain. We invite you to browse our New Hyundai Inventory online or stop by and test drive a new Hyundai Accent at the Ed Voyles Hyundai dealership soon.