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2020 Hyundai Accent jumps to 36 mpg combined rating

The sedan now fetches 41 mpg on the highway.

Hyundai has announced a significant improvement in the Accent's fuel efficiency for the 2020 model year.

A new Smartstream G1.6 DPI engine and CVT bump the sedan's EPA rating to 33 mpg city, 41 mpg highway, and 36 mpg combined.

The outgoing 1.6-liter GDI engine and six-speed automatic transmission achieved 28 mpg city, 38 mpg highway, and 32 mpg combined.

The new engine benefits from continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) technology, dual-port injection, and a new thermal management module that improves efficiency via temperature control.

The 2020 Accent starts at $16,125 with a six-speed manual gearbox, though the base model fetches a slightly lower 33-mpg combined rating. The fuel-conserving CVT is available with several packages starting at $17,225.

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