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2020 Hyundai Accent Ratings & Reliability
The Accent is bare-bones transportation and suffers from many of the shortcomings common among subcompacts. Its 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine returned 33 mpg overall in our tests. That is good, but many larger, more substantial compact cars can match that. The engine noise is mostly unobtrusive, but the sluggish acceleration forces the driver to mash the throttle, at which point the engine sounds coarse. The Hyundai doesn't do much to soften bumps and ruts, and road noise fills the cabin. The basic interior features easy-to-use controls. We found the seats to be short on support and the backseat to be tight. Advanced safety features come only on the top Limited trim, which is priced like a compact car, and undermine the reason to buy a subcompact. All 2020 models get a new 120-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission. Hyundai claims these changes will improve the Accent's fuel economy.
2018 Redesign Year
Hyundai Accent 2019
Hyundai Accent will a redesign that's similar to the 2018 Kia Rio. With an all-new platform, the 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 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. Transmissions choices remain of a six-speed manual or automatic. A reworked suspension will hopefully address the stiff feel found on the previous model. Automatic emergency braking is available.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2019 $13,550 - $15,975 $10,470 - $12,670
2018 $11,750 - $14,100 $8,800 - $10,950
2012 Redesign Year
Hyundai Accent 2017
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
2017 $9,925 - $11,475 $7,150 - $8,550
2016 $8,450 - $9,175 $5,750 - $6,400
2015 $7,300 - $7,850 $4,650 - $5,150
2014 $6,600 - $7,300 $3,975 - $4,600
2013 $6,025 - $6,475 $3,395 - $3,820
2012 $5,500 - $5,850 $2,900 - $3,225
2006 Redesign Year
Hyundai Accent 2011
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 $3,575 - $4,250 $1,260 - $1,810
2010 $2,850 - $3,900 $890 - $1,515
2009 $2,875 - $3,700 $910 - $1,335
2008 $2,700 - $3,300 $755 - $1,130
2007 $2,525 - $2,975 $625 - $975
2006 $2,750 $800
Hyundai Accent 2005
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 $2,450 $560
2004 $2,450 $560
2003 $2,450 $560
2002 $2,450 $560
2001 $2,450 $560
2000 $2,450 $560