The 2014 Hyundai Accent is available in three trim levels: the GS hatchback, GLS sedan and the luxurious SE hatchback. All trims have a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that makes 138 horsepower. The engine is mated to a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. MacPherson struts are used in front and a torsion beam suspension is used in the rear.
The GLS 4-door sedan comes relatively well equipped with a 6-way manually adjustable seat, one-touch triple-flash turn signals, sliding sun visors, a driver's side blind spot mirror, center armrest with cup holders, seatback pockets, illuminated vanity mirrors, a sunglass holder, air conditioning, a trip computer and a 6-speaker CD and MP3 player. When equipped with the Premium Package, the GLS also includes projector headlights with LED accents, a driver's side auto-up window and tilt/telescopic steering wheel.
Standard equipment on the GS is similar to that of the GLS despite the differences in bodystyle. The GS does include a rear windshield wiper while the GLS does not.
The sporty SE adds 16-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, rear disc brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, fog lights and projector headlights with LED accents. Power windows with driver's side auto-up, power locks and power mirrors are standard on the SE and optional on the GS and GLS. The SE also gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The steering wheel comes complete with controls for the stereo and cruise control and features tilt/telescoping. Buyers wanting a sunroof will need to order the SE trim in order to select the $900 option.
All 2014 trims come standard with 4-wheel anti-lock brakes. Advanced front airbags, side impact airbags, side head and rear head airbags, tire pressure monitoring and seatbelt pretensioners are also standard.