CARS.COM — The subcompact car class isn't exactly popular with shoppers these days, as sales of SUVs continue to climb. However, Hyundai is hoping a redesign of its Accent will move the needle. The 2018 Accent will start at $15,880, including destination. It offers more standard features than the outgoing model for an increase of about $250.
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The base price is for the entry-level SE model. Available only as a sedan, the Accent comes in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels, all with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the SE; the SEL and Limited use a six-speed automatic. Automatic SE versions start at $16,880, SEL models start at $18,180 and the Limited at $19,780.
Newly standard features for 2018 include a 5-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Bluetooth capability, a rearview camera, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, a spare tire and 15-inch wheels. Standard on SEL and Limited trims is a 7-inch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Additional standards on the top Limited trim include Hyundai's forward collision warning system, a power moonroof, 17-inch alloy wheels and a proximity key with push-button start.
The Kia Rio, which shares some DNA with the Accent, also got a makeover for 2018, and it starts lower at $14,795 for the sedan and $15,095 for the hatchback. Another subcompact sedan competitor, the 2018 Ford Fiesta, starts lower too, at $14,990.
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