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2018 Hyundai Accent plays it safe with smart upgrades

Adding crowd favorites like Apple CarPlay and autonomous emergency braking gives the subcompact segment a bit of excitement.

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It's hard to find a subcompact car that's adventurous.

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The 2018 Accent isn't one of those cars. It plays it safe, which benefits the consumer.

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The exterior updates bring the Accent's looks in line with the new Elantra.

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The Accent gets its hustle from a 1.6-liter I4, good for 132 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque.

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The I4 mates to the buyer's choice of a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

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Autonomous emergency braking is available on the Accent, a rare addition in this segment.

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Opt for the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and you'll get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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The interior keeps the design simple, with a splash of color and a lack of crazy contouring on the panels.

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Heated front seats are available, too.

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The Hyundai Accent should start rolling into dealerships in the third quarter of 2017.

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