The Hyundai Accent arrived in 2018 as a redesigned subcompact vehicle to compete in the affordable, fuel-efficient class. With the small car entering its fifth model year on sale since the introduction of the fifth-gen model, we expect the 2022 Hyundai Accent to be a carryover model.
When the Hyundai Accent went on sale with an updated design in 2018, the subcompact sedan arrived with a more upscale look than before. The current Accent wears a large grille with swept-back headlights, while the hood has ridges that connect the headlights to the windshield. At the back, the sedan wears sharp taillights, a chiseled rear bumper, and a modest rear spoiler that’s built directly into the trunk. As a carryover model, we expect the 2022 Accent to retain the same overall design as the current model.
On the inside, the current Accent looks more upscale than its price tag conveys. The 2022 Hyundai Accent will share a lot of similar design elements as the current model on sale. The U-shaped dashboard separates the HVAC and infotainment systems stylishly, while bringing functional buttons and dials. The rest of the interior has a simple design with clean lines.
Standard features on the current Accent include a 5-inch touchscreen, a USB port, four audio speakers, Bluetooth, and Siri Eyes Free. Optional features include a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, three USB ports, and Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system. These features should carry over for the 2022 model year.
Hyundai currently offers one engine with the Accent. Power comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that’s rated at 120 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with the, while a six-speed automatic transmission is available. Front-wheel drive is the only drivetrain available. We expect this powertrain to go unchanged for the 2022 Hyundai Accent.
The only standard safety feature on the Accent is a rearview camera. Optional features include forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. The current Accent received a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA and received a “Good” rating in five of the IIHS’ crash tests. These safety features and ratings are expected to remain the same in the 2022 Accent.