The 2014 Hyundai Accent remains offered in three different trim levels: GLS, GS, and SE. Sedans are the budget-priced entry models; they're only offered in the most frugal GLS trim, but if you want a hatchback you need to step up to either the mid-range GS or premium SE.For 2013, Hyundai added a bunch of additional standard features (including air conditioning and power accessories), while raising the base price about $2,000. This year the changes are relatively minimal, with an updated-and-improved base audio system, a new one-touch turn signal, sliding sun visors, and a driver's blind-spot mirror.
The base GLS sedan is pretty well equipped, as it is. An audio system with satellite radio, a CD player, and a USB port; heated side mirrors; air conditioning; and remote keyless entry are all among the included features. Add the Premium package, and you'll get steering-wheel audio controls, Bluetooth, cruise control, fog lights, rear disc brakes, and 16-inch wheels.
In the five-door Accent, the base version is the GS. That model does have many of the same features as the GLS--including a rear defroster and the same 172-watt sound system with satellite radio plus iPod and USB connectivity.
The five-door Accent SE is the sportier, top-of-the-line model and gets a sliding armrest, 16-inch wheels, sport-tuned steering, heated side mirrors, fog lamps, and other appearance upgrades. Even after adding an automatic transmission--making the most expensive Accent you can buy--the SE tops out at less than $18k.For 2014, the SE gets a new B&M racing sport shifter, while five-door SE and four-door Premium models get new projector headlamps with LED accents, a driver's side auto-up window, and a tilt/telescopic steering wheel.