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Hyundai Accent

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2.6 (Fair)

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Subcompact models were at one time devoid of style or substance, but the Hyundai Accent offers proof that neither is true, at least not with this small sedan. The 2019 Hyundai Accent derives styling elements shared with other models throughout the brand. This model is nimble on city streets and offers a quiet cabin. It doesn’t match the top models in this class with its fuel efficiency, however.

2018 - 2020 Hyundai Accent

3/4 Front Glamour 2020 Hyundai Accent

Major changes included:

The 2018 Accent is only available in the sedan body style, as Hyundai has dropped the hatchback body from the lineup. A 1.6-liter inline-four engine is the only available motor for the Accent lineup. Despite being updated from the engine in last year's model, the motor produces less power, putting out 130 horsepower and 119... Read more »

2018 | 2019 | 2020

2012 - 2017 Hyundai Accent

3/4 Front Glamour 2017 Hyundai Accent

Major changes included:

The Accent is powered by a 1.6-liter double overhead-cam engine that produces 138 horsepower and features variable valve timing. A six-speed manual transmission is standard; a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. The environmentally friendly Accent has an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle rating. Standard safety features include front seatbelt pre-tensioners and six airbags (front, seat-mounted side-impact, and... Read more »

2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

2006 - 2011 Hyundai Accent

3/4 Front Glamour 2011 Hyundai Accent

Major changes included:

The Accent is as a GLS four-door sedan with a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. The Hyundai Accent three-door hatchback is available in GS and SE trim. A 110-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine powers all models. Power steering, a tilt steering wheel, and a 172-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers, and 14-inch steel... Read more »

2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

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