Spring time is a great time to catch good rental deals. Whether you’re in town on business, exploring your city or just road tripping, whatever your reason, now is the time to book your rentals. Today’s auto review is my latest rental. The 2017 Hyundai Accent.
*This vehicle was NOT sponsored. I paid for a weekly rental from Budget Rental – Nashville for use.
Renting from Budget is always a pleasant experience and super smooth process. It’s very no-hassle and I find that when you’re really pressed for time, their customer service is on point for getting you quickly into your rental, so you can be on your way.
The cars are always super clean and in almost every rental I’ve had from them, they’ve included the owner’s manual. Plus, the registration is always on hand in the glove box. So I always feel comfortable should I ever get pulled over, have an emergency or need to know how something works in the car.
Auto Review: 2017 Hyundai Accent
This past week, I had a chance to drive around in the new 2017 Hyundai Accent. My rental was a base model subcompact, so it didn’t include all of the fancy bells and whistles like navigation, bluetooth, rear view cam’s or even a trunk button on the key fob. It was very no frills, but just what I needed to take care of business this week.
Driving in Nashville traffic, especially around rush hour is no joke, so I needed a car that has great maneuverability and is good on gas.
Base Model Features
The base model includes all of standard features you’ll need. It comes with full temperature controls, AC and drivers side arm rest. You also get power locks, windows and mirrors. Digital audio with CD player. A USB port, 12V outlet and aux port in the front dash. Eco mode, traction control and decent interior lighting is also available.
[tweetthis]Driving in Nashville traffic is no joke. I need a car that handles great and is good on gas.[/tweetthis]
Ok, let’s talk storage. This car feels pretty spacious inside even though it’s a subcompact. Starting from the front, there’s a deep glove compartment for storage, large cup holders in the middle console and bottle holders in both side doors. There’s also a few open storage compartments for small items like your cell phone or loose change.
The back seat is sized just right. It sits 3 and the back seat folds down. It splits 2/3 for access to the trunk, giving you a bit more storage capacity when needed. There’s also 1 back seat pocket on the passenger side. All of my kids toys, gadgets and my large car seat fit perfectly with a little room to spare.
The trunk has an ample amount of space, so I was able to fit my daughter’s stroller and plenty of groceries with no problems. This rental didn’t come with a spare tire or tools in the trunk, but here’s an idea of what the space underneath the trunk bed looks like.
That Beautiful Blue and Final Impression
The design of the 2017 Hyundai accent is very esthetically pleasing. I absolutely fell in love with the bold blue color and smooth handling of this car.
The car drives pretty smooth in both wet and dry conditions. It’s a bit slow on pick up though. Meaning, it takes a bit longer to reach the speed limit than what I’m used to. If I was buying this car, I’d have to take that into consideration, especially because I do a lot of driving in the city. But overall, it was a pretty satisfying ride.
My overall impression of the 2017 Hyundai Accent are that it’s a really nice and economical option, if you’re looking to purchase a new car. For those of you looking for a cheaper rental for road trips or vacations, this will definitely do the trick!
Until next time Stars, I’m off to daydream about my dream hybrid, the Hyundai Ioniq 🙂