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Hyundai Accent
2018
Hyundai Accent 2018 sedan Trim Shown: 2018 SE sedan FWD Automatic
With its all-new platform, the fourth-generation Accent sedan and hatchback sit lower, wider, and slightly longer than before. The changes bring increased passenger space for both the front and rear seats. Cabin technology makes a step forward, with the top-level EX trim benefiting from a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system, along with voice recognition, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine essentially carries over, though it sees horsepower decrease by 8 notches in the interest of fuel economy--a notable shortcoming with the last-tested Accent. Transmissions choices remain of a six-speed manual or automatic. A reworked suspension will hopefully address the stiff feel found on the previous model.
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2017
Hyundai Accent 2017 sedan Trim Shown: 2017 SE sedan FWD Automatic
The entry-level Accent subcompact is available as a basic yet sensible sedan or hatchback. With the smooth and responsive automatic, the sedan attained 31 mpg overall, and we got 32 mpg for the stick-shift Sport hatchback in our tests. That isn't such great fuel economy, considering the new larger, more substantial Elantra gets 33 mpg overall. Though the front cabin is roomy enough, the cramped rear seat is on par for this class. Handling is fairly responsive, but the ride is rather jittery. Noise levels are elevated but not offensive. The controls are straightforward. Reliability has been above average, but we cannot recommend the Accent because it scored a Poor in the IIHS small-overlap crash test. A 2018 redesign is on the way.
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2012-2017
2012 Redesign Year
Hyundai Accent 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 Sedan SE
The 2012 Accent is endowed with responsive handling, comfortable front seats, and better fuel economy While the front seats are also more roomy, the rear seat remains cramped -- though it is on par for its class. Noise levels are higher than we consider ideal, but not offensive. All of the controls are straightforward. Though we appreciate the newfound responsiveness of the Accent's handling, the ride is somewhat jittery. In the end though, we cannot recommend this version of the Accent because it scored a Poor in the IIHS small-overlap crash test.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $12,500 - $13,300 $9,955 - $10,705
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2015 $11,275 - $12,225 $8,805 - $9,705
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2014 $10,050 - $10,900 $7,670 - $8,470
2013 $8,825 - $9,675 $6,485 - $7,285
2012 $7,500 - $8,225 $5,190 - $5,890
2006-2011
2006 Redesign Year
Hyundai Accent 2011 Trim Shown: 2011 Sedan
Accent's 2006 redesign brought a quieter, more comfortable ride. As a result, this version of the subcompact Hyundai is a significant improvement over the previous generation. It is pleasant to drive with a relatively comfortable and quiet ride. Fuel economy is very good, though it trails the best in its class. While ABS was offered as an option, it may be difficult to find a car so equipped and braking performance is lacking without it. Further, stability control wasn't available at all.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2011 $4,500 - $5,575 $2,340 - $3,340
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2010 $4,025 - $5,150 $1,910 - $2,910
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2009 $4,025 - $4,875 $1,895 - $2,645
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2008 $3,725 - $4,300 $1,650 - $2,100
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2007 $3,450 - $3,950 $1,400 - $1,800
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2006 $3,450 - $3,450 $1,395 - $1,395
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2000-2005
Hyundai Accent 2005 Trim Shown: 2005 Hatchback
For most of its life, the Accent has been a decent, but uninspired small car with a choppy and noisy ride. On the positive side, the interior is put together well and the car is easy to park. Handling is also secure, if not exactly agile. On the other hand, the Accent is not very quick, braking is subpar, the passenger compartment is noisy and the accommodations are cramped, Antilock brakes (ABS) were offered as an option starting with the 2005 model year, but it was tough to find a car equipped with them.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2005 $2,700 - $2,950 $790 - $990
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2004 $2,475 - $2,725 $600 - $810
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2003 $2,400 - $2,575 $515 - $680
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2002 $2,400 - $2,475 $515 - $600
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2001 N/A N/A
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2000 N/A N/A
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