The most affordable vehicle with a Hyundai nameplate, the long-running Accent is something of a legacy car for the brand. Back when it was all about economy, the Accent was a high-volume model that provided basic transportation to those who needed it. Hyundai has grown up considerably since then and so has the Accent, but its value mission continues undiluted.
2015 Hyundai Accent Overview
What's New For 2015
The Accent receives a revised grille and minor trim updates.
Choosing Your Hyundai Accent
The subcompact Accent is available as a sedan or hatchback, both starting at just under $15,000. All models carry a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that's good for 137 horsepower. You have a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic with a fuel-saving Eco mode. With the automatic, the Accent achieves 27 mpg in city driving and a laudable 37 mpg when cruising the highway.
The Accent is technically a five-passenger vehicle, but we wouldn't plan on carrying more than four on a regular basis. Cargo space is a happier story. With 13.7 cubic feet of it, the sedan virtually matches some midsize cars. The hatchback gives you even more of course, up to 47.5 cubic-feet with the rear seat folded.
The sedan come sin GLS trim only, while the hatchback is available in either GS or Sport trim:
If you're looking at the sedan, the automatic transmission is a no-brainer in our view. It yields slightly better fuel economy and gives you access to the option packages, which furnish a lot of content for the money. As for the hatchback, we recommend upgrading to the Sport as the GS isn't eligible for any upgrades besides the automatic.