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2016 Hyundai Accent

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2016 SE 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $14,745
2016 SE 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $14,995
2016 Sport 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $16,495

Overview

The most affordable vehicle in the Hyundai lineup, the subcompact Accent comes off as the sophisticated kid in the economy class. There's enough content and quality baked into the Accent to advance it beyond the realm of basic transportation.

What's New for 2016

The standard trim level is now known as SE for the both the sedan and hatchback.

Hyundai Accent

Choosing Your Hyundai Accent

Every Accent is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that's good for 137 horsepower, robust output for this class. 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.

To keep things simple, the Accent is offered in just two trim levels:

Hyundai Accent

SE

Starts out as you would expect for this class with air conditioning, power windows and locks, 14-inch steel wheels, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and a CD player. The hatchback also gets a rear wiper and cruise control (with automatic). Any model equipped with the automatic transmission can get the Popular package ($600) with Bluetooth phone, heated mirrors, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, and a sliding storage box in the center console. With all that in place, you can add the Style package, which includes rear disc brakes, projector headlamps with LED accents, premium cloth upholstery, piano black interior accents, and machine-finish 16-inch alloy wheels.

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Sport (Hatchback only)

Includes the contents of the Popular and Style packages, plus a rear spoiler and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. An optional sunroof is exclusive to this trim.

There are no further options for any Accent aside from the usual dealer-installed accessories.

CarsDirect Tip

The automatic transmission isn't cheap at $1,000, but we still heartily recommend it. You get slightly better fuel economy and access to the option packages, which furnish a lot of content for the money.

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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For the 2016 model year, Hyundai has simplified the Accent lineup to include just three versions: SE Sedan, SE Hatchback, and Sport Hatchback. Continue reading to find out if this change is for the better.

Pricing and Equipment

The Hyundai Accent lives in the subcompact realm, which means that it has two primary responsibilities: be inexpensive and deliver good fuel economy. The 2016 Accent certainly delivers in the former, as its base SE sedan model starts from $14,745 while the SE hatchback starts at $14,995. At this low price, this subcompact is decently equipped with standard features like:

  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • 14-inch steel wheels
  • Power mirrors
  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows
  • Six-speaker audio system

Performance Pros

  • Predictable handling is good for its class.
  • Sport model's electric power steering feels pretty good.

Performance Cons

  • The 1.6-liter engine leads its class with 138 horsepower, but still feels sluggish.
  • The base model's electric power steering is too heavy.

Interior Pros

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The Accent's cabin is large for its class, giving ample room for those up front and in the rear. What's more, its folding rear seats open up even more room for hauling.

  • The adjustability of the front seats accommodates all sizes.
  • Rear seats are big enough for children and teens.
  • There's surprising cargo room in the hatchback models.
  • Lots of cubbies for storing cellphones and other pocket-dwelling items.

Interior Cons

  • The seats are not particularly comfortable for long hauls.
  • The Accent lags behind others in crash-test ratings.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

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The roominess of the Accent’s cabin is quite surprising, particularly the hatchback. It has plenty of room for a car full of teenagers or a growing family. When the rear seats aren’t in use, the cargo area expands to swallow all the gear you need to head off to your dorm room.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

We could harp on the Accent’s iffy performance all day, but that is expected in this class. The big issue for the 2016 Accent is its not-so-hot safety ratings. It received a four-star rating from the NHTSA, which doesn’t sound too bad on the surface, but the side-impact test showed that there is a high likelihood of thoracic injury.

The Bottom Line

It’s cheap, it is roomy, and it is fuel efficient, so the 2016 Hyundai Accent definitely checks most of the subcompact boxes. It does, however, fall short in safety, which could deter some buyers.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 137 HP / 123 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 6-spd SHIFTRONIC w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
27 / 38 / 32 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 137 HP / 123 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
27 / 38 / 32 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum / 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
11.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$43
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
13.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
90 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
172.0 "
Exterior Width
66.9 "
Exterior Height
57.1 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
37.2 "
Front Legroom
41.8 "
Rear Legroom
33.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
53.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,480 Lbs. / 2,546 Lbs.
Wheel Base
101 "
Turning Radius
17.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
14.0 " Steel / 16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Dual Power Remote Heated, Convex Spotter Driver
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth / Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt / Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles

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