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On Styling
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On Styling
The 2013 Hyundai Accent is sharp and sporty as a hatchback, but stubbier and less svelte as a sedan.
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Stylistically, it is an evolution of the corporate countenance that debuted on the Sonata, although it looks less “Faces of Volkswagen CC” on this smaller package.
Car and Driver

The Accent's handsome new exterior owes nothing to its dumpling-like predecessor. The sedan isn't too far off from the Elantra; the four-door hatch, however, is a dead ringer for the Fiesta.
Automobile

the upper dash is drawn with sweeping lines that flow downward toward the thin center stack and shift lever. It's a good look that strikes us as more mature (if traditional) than competitors like the upcoming Sonic or even the Fiesta.
Autoblog

The bulbous two-door hatchback body style — and its sub-$10,000 price tag — are gone, replaced by attractive four-door sedan and hatchback body styles.
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One by one, Hyundai has replaced a generation of bland, somewhat derivative designs with revolutionary ones that are daring and imaginative, with a distinctive, unique design direction.

With some of the brand's swoopy 'fluidic sculpture' design cues and well-sculpted sheetmetal, the Accent is quite handsome. On sedans, the stubby trunk cuts short the curves of the roofline a bit soon, but the trapezoidal frame around the grille and the shoulder lines carved and honed into the Accent's flanks accumulate into an authentic Hyundai design thesis. With the five-door, it gets better, as that shoulder line is drawn all the way out to its tightly pinched hatchback. The upthrusts of the taillamps are particularly strong details, wrapping around the hatchback and summing up the styling like punctuation.

The dynamic sheetmetal has an equal in the Accent's remarkably well-finished interior. A matte-finished dash cap evokes the feel of carbon fiber, with big boomerang lines molded into it. The simpler center stack of controls isn't as shapely as the one in the Elantra, but avoids the slanted, fashion-victim look of the Ford Fiesta, and it leaves plenty of room for tall drivers' knees. Some passages of hard, shiny black plastic live on the low reaches of the doors and the center console, but it's remarkable how finely finished this entry-level car feels.

 

Conclusion

The 2013 Hyundai Accent is sharp and sporty as a hatchback, but stubbier and less svelte as a sedan.

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