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You may be asking yourself: why would I want to buy a subcompact car when I could have a standard sized car or even a compact car? Here are a few reasons to consider the 2017 Hyundai Accent, a subcompact car with a lot of personality and even better features.

The Accent comes standard with a 1.6-liter GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine producing 135 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes in a manual or automatic six-speed SHIFTRONIC transmission. SHIFTRONIC technology allows the driver with an automatic transmission to manually up-shift or downshift for more power or better gas mileage. 

Excellent fuel economy is possibly the Accent's best feature, especially if it is one of your top reasons for choosing a subcompact car. You will average 27 mpg in the city and an amazing 37 mpg on the highway. This is all made possible with the help of 16-inch alloy, low rolling resistance silica tires. These tires are designed to increase performance and fuel usage by minimizing the effort the car needs to roll. 

The 2017 Accent is available as a sedan or hatchback, but it is the hatchback that offers more room than is usually found in a subcompact vehicle. With approximately 111.3 cubic feet of space, there is a lot of space in the front, rear and cargo area. Hyundai's space and comfort in the hatchback design easily compete with Toyota's Yaris and Chevrolet's Sonic, two vehicles in the same subcompact category.

Hyundai offers many safety features standard to the 2017 Accent that you usually have to pay more for, in either a package or a higher trim level. The anti-lock braking (ABS) system prevents your wheels from locking up in conjunction with the electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) that balances braking forces at each wheel, helping to maintain better control when braking suddenly. Hyundai adds in the traction control system (TCS) that prevents loss of track by intelligently detecting wheel slips and correcting by applying the brakes so you don't have to.

The 2017 Hyundai Accent should definitely be on your list to check out as a subcompact car. Call or visit us at Phil Long Hyundai at Chapel Hills to learn more!  

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