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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 15 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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The 2015 Hyundai Accent delivers a smooth ride and provides plenty of cargo space, critics say, but they point out that the car doesn't have a number of tech features.

Test drivers say the four-cylinder engine that powers the 2015 Hyundai Accent produces sufficient power, but some note more punch would help with highway merging and passing. The Accent comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but reviewers favor the available six-speed automatic. For a subcompact car, the Accent gets decent fuel economy, at up to an EPA-estimated 27/38 mpg city/highway. 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.

The 2015 Hyundai Accent's interior is well-constructed and uses good materials for the class, according to automotive writers. Still, some say the design is boring. Critics agree that the cabin is roomy, but some say the lack of a telescoping steering wheel in the base model is an inconvenience for taller drivers. Reviewers say the Accent has plenty of cargo space in both the sedan and hatchback models. 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: 4/8/15

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