This iteration of the Accent scored near the top of our subcompact rankings in both the sedan and hatchback versions. While there's nothing fancy about this car, it does hit the mark for sensible transportation. It's particularly economical to buy and run -- we got 31 mpg with the GLS sedan with an automatic and 32 mpg for the stick-shift Sport hatchback.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Too little interior room. No console."

DAVID J., DE (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"Good acceleration. Poor for road noise and rough roads."

L B., MN (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"All though typical for a small car, if they could mute the noise and provide a more cushioned ride, this car could separate itself from other small cars."

Dave H., CO (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"Acceleration is average for the class. Handling is also average. The torsion beam suspension in the back is easily put to its limits with sharper turns."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"Handling and gas mileage"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Accent)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The ride needs improvement. I don't mind compromising sporty handling for a less bumpy ride. In this car, I feel every bump in the road."

Anonymous, IN (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"It takes a long time for the a/c to cool off the car and road noise is terrible. You can hear every bump on the road as you drive."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"Excellent Air Conditioning cools the car to 70's even when it's 115+ degrees outside! (Do have dark tinted glass.)"

RAND H., AZ (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"The seats get umcomfortable on long drives. The Air conditioner struggles to stay comfortabe when stopped or driving slow once the weather gets 90+ degrees. The blue backlight on the in dash stereo is too bright at night, with no way of turning it down to an acceptable level"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"road noise in the cabin"

HUMPHREY S., ON (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"Good comfortable seats."

Anonymous, MB (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"Very noisey"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"I would like to have had an arm rest between the driver and passenger."

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"Seats are average. Road noise is pronounced, and worse over choppy pavement. Little sound deadening material is used."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"Was very surprised how well this car rides considering the lower cost. Road noise below normal. Seats very comfortable."

Carl S., PA (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"Quiet comfortable ride."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"very hard riding and a lot of noise both inside and out"

Michele R., FL (2013 Hyundai Accent)


Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Accent)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Very reliable--has a host of features that my Mazda 5 doesn't have--i.e. cruise control and heated seats. Only down sides are poor acceleration (in eco mode and with a/c on) and seats are definitely not comfortable enough for even moderate highway trips."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Accent)


Anonymous, QC (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"Hyundai beat the competition on features for the price. And their warranty was the best."

Anonymous, IN (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"It is quite sufficient to get you from point "A" to point "B""

Anonymous, LA (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"When we purchased it, we were looking for a small city vehicle. The Accent fully meets our expectations."

Sylvain L., QC (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"First brake job was 125 000 km Only repair was a sensor for the emission system, no other money spent other than manufacturers routine maintenance."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"It is very reasonably priced for the level of perrformance and stylye"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Hyundai Accent)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It's a sharp looking little car."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Accent)

"I find the lines pleasing"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Accent)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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