Are you in need of a new car but not sure which Hyundai will best suit your needs? The Hyundai Accent has been classified as the “King of Subcompacts” and the next class up, the Hyundai Elantra is one of the most awarded compacts on the market today. Which Hyundai is right for you depends on what you’re looking for in terms of performance, interior capacity and safety features. Learn more about each model in this side by side comparison of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra vs Hyundai Accent.
Hyundai Elantra vs Accent
The Hyundai Elantra provides impressive performance, while still achieving incredible fuel economy. The award-winning Elantra churns out an astounding 148 horsepower, in addition to obtaining up to 38 MPG HWY.
The Accent is technically a subcompact car, but the EPA classifies this Hyundai as a compact because of its spacious interior. The Accent GLS hosts a generous 89.7 cu. ft. of passenger volume, and up to 13.7 cu. ft. of cargo capacity.
If you require more space, consider the Hyundai Elantra. There is so much interior volume that the government actually classifies the Elantra as a midsize as opposed to a compact car. The Elantra boasts 95.6 cu. ft. of passenger space and 14.8 cu. ft. of cargo capacity.
The Elantra is packed with so many safety features that it was awarded a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick+. The “plus” rating represents the highest level of safety recognized by the IIHS. The 2013 Elantra includes the VSM system, plus extra protection for passengers with rear-door side-impact beams engineered to absorb impact in the event of a collision.
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