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2017 Hyundai Accent

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2017 SE 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $14,745
2017 SE 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $14,995
2017 Value Edition 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $16,450
2017 Sport 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $17,495

Overview

The Hyundai Accent is a subcompact car, the smallest model offered by this Korean manufacturer. Available in sedan and hatchback body styles, the Accent is a value leader among small cars.

What's New for 2017

Hyundai adds a mid-level Value Edition trim to the sedan line.

Hyundai Accent

Choosing Your Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent is a front-wheel drive subcompact model available in four trims: SE Sedan, Value Edition Sedan, SE Hatchback, and Sport Hatchback. This model seats five.

All models are powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 137 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. Both SE models offer a standard six-speed transmission or an optional six-speed automatic transmission. The two other trims are outfitted with the automatic. The Accent is EPA-rated as high as 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.ccent is offered in just two trim levels:

Sedan models offer 13.7 cubic feet trunk space. The hatchback supplies 21.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which grows to 47.5 cubic feet with the rear seat folded.

Every model comes with a six-speaker audio system with a CD player, MP3 audio, and satellite radio. USB and auxiliary input jacks are included. Prices range from $14,745 to $17,495, plus a $835 destination fee. No options packages are offered, and only a handful of accessory items are available, including mud guards ($115) and carpeted floor mats ($125).

Hyundai Accent

SE Sedan

The 2017 Hyundai SE Sedan is priced from $15,580, destination fee included. Add $1,000 for the six-speed automatic transmission.

Standard equipment includes 14-inch steel wheels, power windows and door locks, tilt steering, air conditioning, cloth seats, front door map pockets, and a 60-40 split-folding rear seat.

Hyundai Accent

Value Edition Sedan

Priced $1,750 more than the SE, the all-new Value Edition costs $17,285, including destination.

The Value edition adds 16-inch machine-finished alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, rear disc brakes, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. The automatic transmission is standard.

Hyundai Accent

SE Hatchback

Priced from $15,830, including destination, the SE Hatchback is equipped is equipped like the SE Sedan, except with a standard rear wiper. Add $1,200 to obtain the automatic transmission.


Hyundai Accent

Sport Hatchback

The Accent Sport Hatchback is priced from $18,330. This model is equipped with projector headlights with LED accents, fog lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, a rear spoiler, and sport-tuned steering.

Inside, the Sport Hatchback includes premium cloth seats, piano black accents, cruise control, and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

CarsDirect Tip

The Hyundai Accent lacks a few features widely available in nearly all cars today, including navigation and a rearview camera. It also doesn’t fare especially well in crash tests. Nevertheless, if you have your heart set on an Accent, the Value Edition sedan and Sport hatchback are your best choices. If you can’t live without the missing features, a move up to the compact Hyundai Elantra provides more choices for a relatively small increase in price.

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Expert Review

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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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The Accent tries to strike a balance between a low purchase price and Hyundai's reputation for quality and refinement. It succeeds in being functional and well-finished but struggles to match its competitors in important considerations like available features, safety, and general driving satisfaction.

Pricing and Equipment

The Hyundai Accent is available as either a sedan or a five-door hatchback. Either body style is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine which makes 137 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the base SE trim level; an automatic is optional on the SE and included with the Value Edition sedan and Sport hatchback. Fuel economy estimates for an Accent with a manual transmission are 27 miles per gallon city, 37 highway, and 31 combined according to the EPA; automatic transmission estimates subtract one from each of those numbers.

As noted above, two trim levels are offered for each body style. The SE is the base trim for both and is equipped with necessities such as:

  • Air conditioning
  • Power locks, windows, and side mirrors
  • An AM/FM/SiriusXM radio with a CD player, USB port and 6 speakers

The SE sedan has a starting MSRP of $15,580 (all prices listed here include an $835 delivery fee) and the automatic transmission adds an even $1,000; hatchback SEs start at $15,830, with the automatic costing an additional $1,200. The Value Edition sedan adds alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and a multifunction steering wheel for a total price of $17,285 – the Sport hatchback incorporates these and adds a number of interior upgrades at a sticker price of $18,330.

Performance Pros

Hyundai Accent
  • The driving experience emulates that of a larger car, with a deliberate feel and good noise damping.
  • Fuel economy numbers are very good, especially considering the Accent's powerful-for-its-class engine.

Performance Cons

  • The engine's 137 hp looks good on paper but lacks verve on the road - especially when that motor is bolted to the automatic transmission.
  • The suspension tuning manages to be both uninspiring in daily driving and uncomfortable on rough roads.
  • Crash test scores are average - except for the front small-overlap impact rating, which is low.

Interior Pros

  • The cabin is very roomy given the Accent's petite dimensions – it's technically a compact car instead of a subcompact, according to EPA interior measurements.
  • A dose of well-placed trim helps brighten a straightforward and logically-arranged dashboard.
  • Materials quality is a step or two ahead of some rivals.

Interior Cons

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  • Several desirable quality-of-life features common on competitors – rearview camera, sunroof, navigation – are unavailable on the Accent.
  • Seat comfort wears thin on longer drives.
  • Rear head room takes a hit in the sedan.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

It's not easy to design a good-looking small car - and even harder for any design to retain its appeal after a few seasons - but the Accent still holds its visual punch five years after its introduction.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

The Accent may have been competitive when introduced back in 2012, but it has not kept up with class standards – or Hyundai's reputation – for equipment and safety. Useful features like a rearview camera should be available by now.

The Bottom Line

If you're in need of basic everyday wheels and prefer the security of a new-car warranty, the Accent does the job. We do recommend taking a serious look at some of the Accent's better competitors like the Honda Fit or Ford Fiesta – or waiting a few months for details on the 2018 Accent – before committing.

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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 / 37 / 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 / 37 / 32 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
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
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar
Rear Spoiler
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
Climate Control
Cruise Control
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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