The 2017 Hyundai Accent earned the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) 2017 BEST 5 ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE honor, and is distinguished among an elite group of five vehicles in the Compact car class. In areas of environmental, social and economic performance, the three fundamentals of ASGʼs annual data-driven Automotive Performance Index™ (API) Study, the Accent performed among the top five vehicles in a competitive class comprised of 227 Compact cars for model year 2017. BEST 5 honored models are the best overall performers in class and are among ASG's top selections for 2017. While the Accent has long been celebrated as a great value selection, in the financial sense of the phrase, ASG now acknowledges the Accent as a best all-around value selection, with environmental, social and economic considerations.
When assessing and comparing all 2017 model offerings in head to head comparisons, irrespective of class division, the 2017 Hyundai Accent stood out as one of 11 vehicles to earn a position on ASG’s 2017 ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX (Cars) and 2017 ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE INDEX (Cars). Each Index is comprised of the 20 best performing vehicles available to consumers in North America.
ASG’s annual study applies statistical methods to demonstrate each vehicle rating in relative comparison. The vehicle that performs highest in any performance area, in a given class, obtains a rating score of 100 in that specific performance area (Economic, Social, Environmental and All-Around Performance). Each vehicle is then compared relative to the top-performing vehicle in its class, with a rating score reflecting the statistical difference in performance outcomes. For example, a rating of 95 translates to a 5% performance deficit as compared to the top-performing vehicle in class.