Don't be fooled by its size. The Accent is the subcompact that provides full-size safety. Its standard active safety systems react instantly and predictably to help you avoid an accident.
Here's one set of features we hope you'll never see: The airbags. But it's comforting to know they're there. All six of them. The Accent is equipped with front, front side-impact and side-curtain airbags to help protect you if the unavoidable occurs.
The comprehensive Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system on the Accent links and optimizes the function of active safety features, incorporating Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) in potential collision situations. It's all the stability features you want controlled by one very impressive management system.
When Electronic Stability Control (ESC) senses a skid is imminent, it responds immediately. It does this by applying the appropriate amount of braking to individual wheels and adjusting throttle input. This helps keep you on your intended path.
Designed to help prevent loss of traction, the Traction Control System (TCS) detects wheel slip and applies the brakes as needed, then transfers power to the wheels that are stable. It's the type of control you can expect from the Accent.
ABS is a big deal in the city and on the highway. This system helps prevent the possibility of wheel lockup under hard braking to help you retain steering control as you come to a stop.
You can control your ride with confidence knowing you have Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). This dynamic system balances braking forces at each wheel to help you maintain control during sudden braking. So you can brake with poise and composure each and every time.
Brake Assist helps detect emergency braking situations and ensures the maximum braking force is immediately applied to minimize stopping distances.
The driver and front passenger seatbelts are equipped with pretensioners that automatically tighten the belts in the event of a collision. They hold you in the proper position in case the front airbags deploy, making the airbags even more effective.
These head restraints aren't just for comfort. Active front head restraints actually move up and forward in the event of a rear-end collision. This helps reduce whiplash-style injuries to you and your front passenger.