The 2013 Hyundai Accent is no longer the price leader it was a few years ago, but it does offer more standard features than nearly all the competition.
It's also now at the top for fuel economy, with its 40-mpg highway rating across the model line.
In other respects the Accent isn't as much of a standout; interior space is somewhat like that of the Honda Fit, but it lacks the Fit's flexible rear seat.
The Ford Fiesta, and its sporties image, Technicolor colors, and techtastic Sync system, make the Accent look 'normal'--which can be a good or bad thing.
The Nissan Versa got a redesign last year, and it became roomier, but it's plain and somewhat ungainly.
Toyota's new Yaris is quite stylish but not nearly as well-equipped as the Accent for the money.
And the Chevrolet Sonic, which was all-new last year, is perhaps the most direct rival to the Accent; it also offers a strong list of features, along with the sort of refinement we don't typically expect from a subcompact.
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