The Hyundai Accent is one of the few models from the Korean automaker that hasn’t even attempted to battle more premium cars. In fact, if anything, it’s gotten less competitive throughout the years. Recently, however, Hyundai announced a new trim for the petite rig that’ll up its features without significantly increasing its price.
This new trim level, known as the Value Edition, will take the thrifty and easy-on-the-wallet Accent and add some premium goods. The new features include 16-inch machine-finish alloy wheels wrapped in 195/60R16 rubber, rear disc brakes, steering-wheel-mounted controls, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a sliding armrest storage box.
Aside from these features, the Accent Value Edition is the same as the base model, meaning it includes the standard 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 137 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. This power routes through a standard six-speed auto gearbox on its way to the front wheels.
Despite the premium goodies, the 2017 Accent Value Edition checks in at just $16,450 for the sedan variant, which is $705 more than the base accent with the auto transmission. There is no hatchback version available, yet.
The 2017 Hyundai Accent Value Edition is arriving at dealerships across the country now.