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New transmission bumps 2020 Hyundai Accent to EPA-rated 41 mpg on the highway
New transmission bumps 2020 Hyundai Accent to EPA-rated 41 mpg on the highway

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra will add a fuel-saving continuously variable transmission (CVT) for the new year, according to certification data posted to the EPA's website last week. The new transmission bumps the 2020 Accent's fuel economy to 33 mpg city, 41 highway, 36 combined, up considerably from...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Accent
2018 Hyundai Accent, 2018 Kia Rio pass stringent IIHS crash test

The redesigned 2018 Hyundai Accent and 2018 Kia Rio subcompact cars scored a key win in the IIHS' challenging small-overlap frontal crash test, garnering a "Good" rating for the driver side and an “Acceptable” rating for the passenger side, the insurance industry-funded organization...Read More»

2018 Hyundai Accent
All-new 2018 Hyundai Accent adds lots of safety tech

An all-new version of Hyundai's smallest car sold in the United States has made its debut, with what the Korean automaker says is a leap forward in terms of refinement and available safety features. The 2018 Hyundai Accent that was unveiled at the Toronto auto show is incrementally larger than its...Read More»

Teaser for 2018 Hyundai Accent debuting at 2017 Canadian auto show
2018 Hyundai Accent to make debut next week

The littlest car in Hyundai's lineup is set to get some big car features for 2018, if a teaser video the automaker released is any indication. The 2018 Hyundai Accent will make its debut next week at the Toronto auto show. If you've been following the auto show circuit, that might seem a bit odd...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Accent
2015 Hyundai Accent Recalled For Airbag Problem That Puts Kids At Risk

Hyundai has announced a recall of select Accent vehicles from the 2015 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from software flaw that could increase the risk of injury to children during a collision. The problem...Read More»

2013 Honda Fit - IIHS small-overlap front crash test
Minicars Cars Are Mega-Hot, But Only One Passes Tougher IIHS Crash Test

Minicars are big business nowadays. That's often because they earn good gas mileage -- nothing to sneeze at, given today's increasingly higher fuel prices. They're also easy to maneuver and park, which is a nice bonus for urban dwellers. What most minicars don't do well, however, is protect their...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul
Hyundai & Kia Cough Up $395 Million To Address Misstated MPGs

In the fall of 2012, Hyundai and Kia were staring down the barrel of some massively bad press. Consumers had complained so long and so loudly about real-world gas mileage compared to the two brands' fuel economy claims, the EPA decided to investigate. The findings landed Hyundai and Kia squarely on...Read More»

2013 Kia Soul
Hyundai, Kia Owners Seek $775 Million Over Fuel Economy Fibs

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency announced that not one, not two, but 13 Hyundai and Kia models failed to meet their advertised fuel-economy ratings, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the two Korean automakers. According to Reuters, the suit -- which hasn't...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
EPA Red-Flags Hyundai Elantra, Kia Sorento, 11 Others For Gas Mileage Ratings

The Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that Hyundai and Kia misstated fuel economy stats on 13 models from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years, including on best-sellers such as the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Sorento. As a result the Korean automakers have been ordered to amend window...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Accent
2013 Hyundai Accent Gets $2000 Price Increase, More Standard Features

The 2013 Hyundai Accent is showing up early at dealers for the new model year, wearing a new base price that's significantly higher than in its launch year. The 2013 Accent's base price is $14,545 before destination charges, while the 2012 Accent was $2000 less, at $12,545. Destination charges for...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Accent
2012 Hyundai Accent Preview

Although Hyundai first pulled the wraps off the 2012 Accent at the Montreal auto show back in January, in Canadian-market form, it didn't pull the wraps off the U.S.-spec version until at the New York auto show—just a few months before the model's summer arrival at dealerships. And while we...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Accent
With An Accent On Fuel Economy, Hyundai Updates The Subcompact

It's no secret that Hyundai's 2011 Sonata and Elantra models are out-of-the-park home runs for the Korean automaker. Now Hyundai is looking to bring the same sales success to the subcompact car market with the introduction of their all-new Accent. Available as a four-door sedan or a five-door...Read More»

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Tip: How To Choose A Safe Rental Car

Whether you're renting a vehicle for a family vacation, or you just need a set of wheels to get you from between the airport and a business meeting, shopping purely on price probably isn't the best idea. The assumption at the rental counter might be that these are all new cars--and new cars are all...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
The TCC List: 12 Cars With Roll-Up Windows

You might be swayed to spend a lot of money on new-car features--but if you're cheap or scare easily at the thought of big repair bills, can you still get manually operated wind-up windows? Sure you can. It's becoming ever more uncommon, but even though power windows are almost ubiquitous in new...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Today at High Gear Media: Mazda Shinari, Regal and Post-Grad Cars

In today's morning mail, the Mazda Shinari--a gorgeous four-door coupe that we can't help but think would kick the RX-8 to the curb. Agreed? [MotorAuthority] The 2011 Buick Regal is one of the IIHS' Top Safety Picks this year, meaning it's earned top scores, has stability control, and meets new...Read More»

2010 Hyundai RB Concept
Report: Hyundai RB Concept Previews U.S. Market Accent

With the new 2011 Hyundai Sonata already hitting the streets, and the next-generation Elantra just around the corner, attention now turns to Hyundai’s entry-level Accent. Earlier this month at the 2010 Moscow Auto Show Hyundai very quietly unveiled the all-new RB concept car, a dowdy looking...Read More»

2009 Nissan Versa 5dr HB Auto S Front Exterior View
Frugal Shopper: Five Most Miserly Models

Run all the numbers for overall ownership costs—including depreciation, insurance, repairs, maintenance, and the like—and you'll almost always find that holding on to that used car, or getting a 'new' used one, is going to be cheaper. But sometimes even cheapskates want a new car. If you simply...Read More»

Hyundai Veloster Concept
Hyundai CEO Confirms New Veloster-Based Coupe, Elantra, Accent And Santa Fe for 2011

John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, has just confirmed that Hyundai will be turning out a new Elantra, Accent, Santa Fe and a Veloster-based coupe for the 2011 calendar year. The new-model barrage will make the Hyundai lineup one of the newest in the industry. The most...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Accent
Preview: 2010 Hyundai Accent

• What is it? The Accent is Hyundai’s smallest and least expensive model in the U.S. but it’s not lacking on style or features • The basics: Three-door hatch or four-door sedan, as well as new “Blue” efficiency model • On sale: Now • Price: $9,970 to...Read More»

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