2015 Hyundai Accent in TX Comes Standard with Performance, Safety

 

Drive the 2015 Hyundai Accent in Lake Jackson to experience performance and safety that come standard.

Drive the 2015 Hyundai Accent in Lake Jackson to experience performance and safety that come standard.

Driving a 2015 Hyundai Accent in TX means getting safety and performance standard in one amazingly affordable car. In fact, for those looking for a Hyundai in Lake Jackson under $15,000, Don Davis Hyundai stocks both the GLS 4-door and the GS 5-door for drivers to choose.

The Accent’s 1.6-liter GDI engine produces 137 horsepower and 123 lb.-ft. of torque thanks to Dual Continuously Variable Valve timing that improves torque and maximizes fuel-efficiency whether it’s paired with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The automatic features SHIFTTRONIC, allowing for sporty up/down shifting control when needed.

Drivers choosing the GLS benefit from an aerodynamic body design, shielded spare tire and engine undercover for a minimal drag coefficient of 0.28, translating to increased highway miles per gallon.

The standard equipment doesn’t just stop at engine and transmission in the Hyundai Accent in TX, even the tires are designed for maximum fuel economy. Hyundai went with low rolling resistance silica tires to allow better use of the engine’s power to move the Accent forward.

If all of this performance and efficiency sounds great, it’s only the beginning of the bargain. Standard safety features in the Accent are as advanced as almost any other model of Hyundai in Lake Jackson. Six cabin air bags and a slew of active safety features make the 2015 Hyundai Accent a standout. Vehicle Stability Management System features include Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control and Motor-Driven Power Steering.

Inside the cabin, active front head restraints help to prevent whiplash in even the smallest fender benders, and seat belt pre-tensioners ensure correctly applied restraint force in the event of a collision.

Of course all of this advanced standard safety compliments Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and the Brake Assist System which all help control and distribute braking forces evenly to shorten stopping distance while minimizing the risk of sliding.

With all of these safety features combined, it’s clear to see why to test-drive a 2015 Hyundai Accent at Don Davis Hyundai. The 2015 Hyundai Accent just might be the best value in keeping spirited drivers happy and all passengers safe.

Improve Fuel Economy with Don Davis Hyundai!

Let’s face it – most of us with older vehicles are suffering from poor gas mileage and with a struggling economy, a majority of us can’t just run out and buy the latest and greatest fuel efficient vehicle. Fortunately, not all hope is lost. There is plenty of things you can do to get the most out of your vehicle, but if all else fails, consider purchasing a more economical like a Hyundai Sonata

(1.) Drive Sensibly

Yes, yes, I know. We all want to get to our destination a little faster, especially in this chilly weather. However, aggressive driving is quick to waste gas. As a matter of fact, excessive braking, rapid acceleration and speeding can easily be considered the biggest impact to the gas tank. Of course, sensible driving is also much safer for you and other drivers.

(2.) Remove Excess Weight

Excessive junk in the trunk is also fairly quick to reduce fuel economy. According to fueleconomy.gov, an extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by up to 2 percent! Okay, so 2 percent doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but it certainly adds up overtime. The less work your vehicle has to do, the less work your wallet has to do. So if you are looking to cry less at the gas station, the dealers at our Hyundai dealership suggest removing the unnecessary items from your trunk.

(3.) “Do you know why I’m pulling you over?”

This goes hand-in-hand with driving sensibly but seriously, observe the speed limit! Of course, each vehicle reaches optimal fuel economy at a different speed. For example, my vehicle reaches optimal performance and fuel economy at about 45 MPH. However, almost all vehicles start to suffer a bit after it reaches 50 MPH. “You can assume that each 5 MPH you drive over 50 MPH is like paying an additional $0.27 per gallon for gas.” says the U.S. Department of Energy. Scary huh? Again, easy with the led foot! If you really want to go above and beyond the call of duty, use cruise control!

(4.) Avoid Idling When Possible

Idling can drain up half a gallon of fuel per hour. Yes, half a gallon! I’ll be honest, this is news to me also. As a matter of fact, I used to spend my lunch hour taking a nap in an idling vehicle because I felt like it was harmful to my engine to keep turning my vehicle on and off. In reality, turning on a vehicle only takes a few seconds worth of fuel. Of course, excessively turning a vehicle on and off can slowly start to damage your starter, but the technicians at the Hyundai Lake Jackson dealership say that the impact your doing to the environment (and your wallet) is much more costly.

(5.) Keep Tires Inflated Properly

Seriously, the Hyundai dealers in Lake Jackson can’t say this enough – check your tire pressure often! The proper tire pressure for your vehicle is typically found on a sticker within the inside of the driver door. If not, check your vehicle manual. This sticker will give you the exact number your tires need to be at to achieve maximum fuel efficiency and safety. Keep in mind that large changes in weather can also be quick to decrease your tire pressure, so its best to check back often.

I could go on and on for days. There are a ton of things you could do to improve your fuel economy. However, if all else fails and the cons outweigh the pros, consider a more efficient vehicle like the Hyundai Sonata. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “The difference between a car that gets 20 MPG and one that gets 30 MPG amounts to $958 per year (assuming 15,000 miles of driving annually and a fuel cost of $3.83.” These numbers are staggering and can cause a serious dent in the bank account.

(Specials thanks to the U.S. Department of Energy @ http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/drive.shtml)