The 2013 Hyundai Accent is getting a long-list of standard features for 2013, accompanied by a $2,000 premium that drives the price of the base Accent GLS to $15,320, including a $775 destination charge.
With the addition of standard features such as SiruisXM satellite radio and heated mirrors, the value of the Accent stays the same, but the price point makes it one of the most expensive cars in its class. The base model Chevy Sonic LS sedan is $660 cheaper than the base price of the Accent, while a low-end model Nissan Versa will save you $3,550 over the Accent. The Ford Fiesta base model will run you $13,995, just over $1,000 cheaper than the Accent.
The standard features on the Accent have improved, but have also capped the opportunity for the car to be had as a bare-bones variant that would keep it competitive in its segment. Whether or not buyers want all of the features being offered by Hyundai remains to be seen, but it looks like the brand known for its value it trying to move a little bit up-market.
[Source: Inside Line]