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New Powertrain Boosts MPGs for 2020 Hyundai Accent

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The 2020 Hyundai Accent boasts dramatically increased fuel economy thanks to an advanced new engine-transmission combo.

For the new model year, the Accent’s EPA-estimated fuel economy is 33 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway, and 36 mpg combined. In comparison, last year’s model was rated at 28 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway, and 32 mpg combined.

The Accent’s improved gas mileage is made possible by its new Smartstream powertrain, including a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 120 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque. This engine features dual-port injection, a thermal management module, continuously variable valve timing, and other technologies that help it run more efficiently.

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The new engine is paired with an available Intelligent Variable Transmission. The IVT makes continuous shifts to improve the vehicle’s efficiency and responsiveness, but it also simulates gear changes like an automatic transmission to make driving more enjoyable.

The 2020 Accent can also be purchased with a standard six-speed manual transmission, which reduces fuel economy to a combined 33 mpg.

Along with a new powertrain, the Accent presents a standard rearview camera, 5-inch color touch screen, and Vehicle Stability Management technology. The car also offers a variety of sophisticated available features, including a 7-inch display audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, heated front seats, automatic temperature control, push-button start, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist.

Pricing for the 2020 Hyundai Accent ranges from $15,195 for the entry-level SE trim to $19,300 for the top-of-the-line Limited. It will be available at Hyundai dealerships around the U.S. later this summer.

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