Starting at $15,880 for an SE equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and rising to $19,780 for the Limited model, all 2018 Accents are equipped with the same 130-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. The six-speed manual is standard on the SE, while an additional $1,000 gets you a six-speed automatic transmission that's standard on the mid-range SEL and top-level Limited.
Standard equipment on the base model – in addition to the usual power features – includes a five-inch infotainment touchscreen with Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a tilt steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, and remote keyless entry.
At $18,180, the SEL offers a larger seven-inch touchscreen with satellite radio, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, 15-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, automatic headlights, heated outside mirrors, and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. But it's the range-topping Limited that offers the best value proposition, as the $1,600 premium includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, heated front seats, a sunroof, projector headlights, and automatic climate control. No option packages are offered on any model, and all Accents come with Hyundai's five-year/60,000-mile limited warranty and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
Here's how we'd build our Accent:
- Model: 2018 Hyundai Accent Limited
- Engine: 1.6-liter four-cylinder
- Output: 130 hp / 119 lb-ft
- Transmission: Six-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
- Fuel Economy: 28 City / 38 Hwy
- Options: None
- Base Price: $19,780 (including an $885 destination fee)
- Best Value Price: $19,780