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2013 Hyundai Accent Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2013 Hyundai Accent was new.


Interior: 8.0

The automotive press says the 2013 Hyundai Accent’s cabin is pretty impressive for a car at its price point. Seating is spacious, standard features are many, and though interior quality is considered cheap by some, the plastics aren’t disappointing for the class.

  • "The interior looks nice enough, but it's awash in hard plastic; not even the door armrests are padded, though the console one is. A few classy trim bits keep things from looking 100 percent low budget." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "But overall, the Accent feels upscale for a car of this class, thanks to its solid build quality, patterned upholstery, stylish dash/console and tasteful, umm, accents." -- Edmunds 
  • "Although it doesn't have the same the funky, futuristic feel as the Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta, the Hyundai Accent does have a decidedly refined interior for a car in its class. Using bold shapes and semi-metallic finishes, the Accent's looks on the inside complement its looks on the outside rather handsomely. We especially like the backlit buttons and knobs." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Drivers might need that reminder, as this doesn't feel like an economy car on the inside. Its interior is typical of Hyundai's current cars, with ritzy materials throughout." -- Car and Driver (2012)


Reviewers say that the 2013 Accent has comfortable front seats with plenty of head- and legroom. Still, one test driver notes that the steering wheel does not telescope, which made it hard for some drivers to find a comfortable seating position. One critic says that the Accent’s back seat offers plenty of space for two passengers, though one says that legroom is in short supply.

  • "There's plenty of headroom and legroom for taller adults, and even base models have a height-adjustable driver seat. Some of our testers had trouble finding an ideal driving position. A telescopic steering wheel would help, but this feature is not available." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "The spacious rear quarters offer enough headroom and legroom to make even 6-footers comfortable back there. As with pretty much any small car, the rear middle seat is best left to those for whom walking is the only other option." -- Edmunds 
  • "Seat comfort, sometimes a weak point in Hyundai cars, is exceptionally good in the Accent." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Legroom in back is modest, and typical of this class, the rear seat sits too low to the floor. Headroom in the hatchback is good, however. In the sedan it’s tight." -- Cars.com (2012)

Interior Features

The 2013 Accent comes with power windows and door locks, air conditioning and a six-speaker stereo with a USB port. Available features include keyless entry, cruise control and Bluetooth.

Most test drivers say that the 2013 Accent has user-friendly audio and climate controls, though one reviewer says that some of the Accent’s switchgear could be easier to use.

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  • "Radio and climate controls are within easy reach, though the climate knobs are mounted a bit low. Both feature simple-to-use buttons and dials." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Controls for the stereo, heating and cooling are second-nature and easy to navigate without relying on an overly complicated array of buttons." -- Autoblog (2012)
  • "The ventilation system controls are the near-ideal three-knob setup - one for air temperature, one for fan speed and one for air direction - though the cluster of indistinct buttons surrounding the audio display can be frustrating to operate. The audio controls on the steering wheel could also be better demarcated for intuitive operation." -- The New York Times (2012)


The 2013 Hyundai Accent sedan offers 13.7 cubic feet of trunk space, which is good for a subcompact car. Hatchback models offer 21.2 cubic feet of space, which expands to 47.5 cubic feet with the second row folded. These are great figures for a subcompact hatchback.

  • "The hatchback's roomy cargo area can be expanded by dropping the standard split-folding rear seat backs, which can be easily done without having to remove the rear headrests. However, the folded seat backs rest about three inches above the level of the cargo floor, making loading bulky or heavy items a chore." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "Cargo space is also impressive, with the sedan offering a relatively large trunk with 13.7 cubic feet of capacity. The hatchback, meanwhile, provides 21.2 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats up and a generous 47.5 cubic feet when they're folded down." -- Edmunds  

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