It’s tough to argue with the 2014 Hyundai Accent’s long list of standard features, which include amenities like remote keyless entry, heated side mirrors, air conditioning, satellite radio, a USB/iPod connector, and six airbags included across the board.
We’d like to see the Accent’s versatile cargo-friendly hatchback version offered in more than just the base trim level; conversely, we’d like to see a base-version sedan offered for 2014.
While a Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone interface is available, given that the Accent’s size and price class would seem to attract a younger demographic, the vehicle could stand to offer more in the way of multimedia connectivity. It’s possible Hyundai would include or make optional on the 2014 Accent the subscription-based Blue Link telematics system that offers OnStar-like emergency services and a smattering of travel information among its many features. Better still would be a version of the “UVO” voice-activated multimedia control and connectivity system offered by corporate sibling Kia in some of its models.