2020 Hyundai Accent for Sale in Fairfield, CT
Hyundai’s 2020 Accent is a comfortable, efficient, and value-oriented subcompact sedan that’s perfect for drivers on a budget – and those who are simply frugal by nature. Although this model underwent a redesign in 2018, it returns for 2020 with some significant mechanical upgrades, with a new engine as the star of the show. This powerplant, the 1.6-liter Smartstream four-cylinder, maximizes efficiency with variable valve timing and state-of-the-art heat management and fuel-burning technology to yield more miles per gallon while decreasing emissions. Its partner is a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) – more specifically the Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission, which replaces the outgoing six-speed automatic transmission. On a further note, Hyundai has increased complimentary scheduled maintenance coverage on the Accent to 3 years/36,000 miles, a perk that should be appreciated by most buyers. Of course, as a Hyundai, it boasts one of the longest-lasting powertrain warranties in the business: 10 years/100,000 miles.
Trims and Powertrain
The 2020 Hyundai Accent is offered in three trim levels: the SE, SEL, and Limited. Each of these has the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood, and for those who prefer a more engaging driving experience, the SE trim comes standard with a manual transmission. The CVT/IVT is optional on that base trim and standard on the SEL and Limited. As we mentioned above, this is an efficient car, showing excellent fuel economy estimates. With the manual transmission, the SE is EPA-rated to return 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway, but with the extra-efficient CVT, that figure goes up to 33 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.
Comfort and Convenience
The 2020 Hyundai Accent has a relatively sophisticated interior feel despite its entry-level starting price. The base SE covers all of the essentials, such as a rearview camera, premium cloth seating surfaces, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, and remote keyless entry. The SEL receives a few minor upgrades in the form of fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, a blind-spot mirror, and a driver’s sliding armrest storage box, while the range-topping Limited comes with a power sunroof, heated front seats, forward collision-avoidance assist, Hyundai’s Proximity Key with push-button ignition, exterior mirrors with built-in turn signal indicators, and LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The SE gets the base infotainment system, which comes with a 5-inch touchscreen, a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth hands-free, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, and USB input jacks. The SE and Limited both upgrade to a 7-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker audio system. They also get satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless smartphone connectivity, voice recognition capability, and dual USB charging ports.