2013 Hyundai Accent Jumps $2,000 in Price

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

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]

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • James LaBarre James LaBarre on Aug 09, 2013

    One of the things that attracted me to the 2011 Hyundai Accent was that I could get a dead-simple, no-frills version, and I could get it cheap (OK, I also liked the look of the 3-door hatchback). Even at that it was at the top end of my budget (my expectations at the time was that I was limited to buying a used car). I guess no one wants to make basic transportation that us real, regular working-folks can buy. That's the sort of mindset that put the big US automakers into bankruptcy, and begging for an undeserved bailout at the taxpayers' expense.