The Hyundai Accent is among Hyundai’s low-priced cars which is classy, attractive, competent and absolutely rather amusing to drive - especially the base model six-speed standard transmission. In accordance with the statement on EPA’s Web page the car’s competence is expressed more perfectly entering the 2020 model year.
Differing from 2018 and 2019 models the 2020 Hyundai Accent seems to lower six-speed automatic supporting an advanced CVT. Fuel saving achievements with this automatic transmission are evident, with a highway grade ranging from 38 to 41 mpg, the combined rating raising up 4 mpg to 36, and the city's rating up 5 mpg to 33.
We noticed that the manual-transmission model also is in store for some fuel-efficiency gains . Hyundai is gearing up the Accent-based Venue crossover, which will be powered by a 1.6-liter inline-four that the company is calling Gamma II.
The Accent's current engine–also a 1.6-liter four-cylinder–makes 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque and delivers an 8.9-second zero-to-60-mph time when paired with the outgoing six-speed automatic transmission or 7.5 seconds when mated to the six-speed manual. The Venue's powerplant is said to make only 121 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque, so if it ends up under the hood of the Accent there won’t be improvements in acceleration time–at least, not with the manual.