Top 5 Hyundais to buy in 2013

The coming year will be one of record sales for Korean automaker Hyundai as it shakes free, in our collective memory, of the awful Pony and Excel.

The coming year will be one of record sales for Korean automaker Hyundai as it shakes free, in our collective memory, of the awful Pony and Excel; eats up the market share Toyota seems intent on throwing away; and strengthens its cachet as world's fastest-rising automaker. If you're buying a Hyundai in 2013, make it one of these five models. All will be contenders for Car of the Year.


MODEL
: Hyundai Accent L 6AT

STYLE: CompactSTARTING PRICE: $14,499

AVG. FUEL ECONOMY: 7.1-5.3 L/100km

ACCOLADES:Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s Best New Small Car (Under 21K)The hyper-efficient Accent Hatchback will appeal to the frugal driver, as its best assets are its tip-top fuel efficiency, abundance of features and a cozy interior. For a car that hangs its hat on practicality, it is has a surprisingly spunky appearance. Sadly, the 1.6L engine’s performance on the road makes for a somewhat limp experience. But if you’re not looking for a turbo-charged ride, there’s plenty to like about the Accent. The combination of Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) gives this hatchback a responsive, tight feel.




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