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MSRP: $14,745 - $17,495
Invoice: $14,343 - $16,968
MPG: 27 City / 38 Hwy
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Hyundai Accent Review

The 2015 Hyundai Accent ranks 16 out of 42 Affordable Small Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Hyundai Accent, as well as reliability and safety data.

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Though it isn’t available with many tech features, the 2015 Hyundai Accent pleases critics with ample cargo space and a comfortable ride.

The 2015 Hyundai Accent comes with a four-cylinder engine that most reviewers say has plenty of power. However, a few report that the 2015 Accent could use a little additional power for merging and passing on the highway. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but reviewers prefer the optional six-speed automatic. The EPA reports that the Accent gets up to 27/38 mpg city/highway, which is good for a subcompact car. Critics praise the Accent’s comfortable, quiet ride. However, many write that it’s not especially agile, and that rivals like the Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 feel more athletic on curvy roads.

While some reviewers think the 2015 Hyundai Accent’s cabin looks a little bland, others report that it features impressive build quality and materials that seem upmarket for the class. The Accent is available as a sedan or a hatchback, which both offer plenty of cargo space for a subcompact car. Test drivers say that the Accent has a roomy cabin, though some write that the base model’s lack of a telescoping steering wheel may make it hard for taller drivers to get comfortable behind the wheel. Additionally, some note that there aren’t many available tech features in the 2015 Accent. The Accent comes with satellite radio, a USB port and keyless entry. Available features include a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, cruise control and a power sunroof.

  • "Accent offers a fine combination of room, refinement, features, and performance for the money.” -- Consumer Guide 
  • "The Accent is Hyundai's least expensive car, but it's also welcome proof of how far the automaker has come in a few short years. Once relegated to ‘econobox’ status, today's Accent looks and feels more substantial than its sub-$16,000 starting price might suggest." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Hyundai's fourth-generation Accent sedan offers a roomy interior, a strong powertrain and a more premium feel than its modest pricetag would suggest." -- Left Lane News
  • "Ultimately, the Hyundai Accent sedan and hatchback represent a very good middle-of-the-road pick in this class. With its well-furnished interior, solid performance and attractive design, this car feels like more than the sum of its parts." -- Edmunds (2014)

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Other Cars to Consider

Like the Accent, the Ford Fiesta is available as a sedan or a hatchback, and reviewers love its attractive, well-built interior. Test drivers also praise the Fiesta’s athletic handling and the powerful turbocharged engine that comes with Fiesta ST models.

The Honda Fit has better fuel economy and it offers a remarkable amount of cargo space for a subcompact car. Additionally, auto writers appreciate the Fit’s roomy back seat and comfortable ride.

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Details: 2015 Hyundai Accent

The 2015 Hyundai Accent seats five and has front-wheel drive. A 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission are standard, and a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. The base Accent GLS is a sedan, while the higher GS and Sport trims are hatchbacks. The Accent sees few changes since it was redesigned for the 2012 model year. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2012 to 2015 model years.

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Review Last Updated: 12/12/14

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