The Hyundai Accent may be the Korean brand’s most affordable model, but it’s definitely not a cheap beater car anymore.
The fifth-generation 2018 Hyundai Accent made its global debut at the Toronto Auto Show with a mature new look and features people are used to seeing on higher-end cars.
The popular subcompact car has been totally redesigned, starting with its chassis
, which uses more advanced high-strength steel. The result is a stiffer chassis, which should improve driving dynamics, isolate noise better, and absorb energy better in a crash, all without adding too much weight. The suspension
has also been tweaked to improve ride comfort, handling, and stability, and Hyundai says the steering is also more precise.
The powertrain hasn’t changed too much, with the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine producing 132 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque, which is actually less than before. What has improved is the engine’s powerband, which will make highway passing less stressful.