The Accent scores near the top of our subcompact Ratings in both sedan and hatchback versions. There's nothing fancy about this car but it hits the mark well for basic, sensible transportation. It's 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

"Love how quickly it can speed up! I'm not really a fast or dangerous driver but in certain situations quick pick up really comes in handy."

TIFFANY B., MA (2016 Hyundai Accent)

"a complete dog wrt acceleration. no pickup whatsoever. and the "recommended" speeds for shifting are just plain ridiculous. if you shifted when recommended, you'd never get out of your own driveway, no less get on to a highway or up a slight incline."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Hyundai Accent)

"While this is no Focus ST, for every day driving, it's not that far behind a standard Focus. Would love to see what a set of Einbach springs and shocks plus better tires would do. The real zing was gas milage on pure highway driving. The best I have seen so far is 49.6 mpg.That was with the cruise set for 5 over the limit and the Eco button off. I would use the Eco feature more, BUT around town, the throttle response is wonky and on the highway, it doesn't seem to do any good."

FRED R., WI (2016 Hyundai Accent)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride


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

What Owners Say

"This is a very inexpensive little car, but the 10-year/100K miles warranty is outstanding! This is my 3rd one, and I have loved them all. Maybe not the biggest or fanciest, but it gets me where I want to go, and I can even lay the back seat down & haul lumber home from the hardware store in this thing. Guarantee, you'll get your money's worth with this car! Best thing is if I DO have a problem, I tell the dealer & I get it fixed, for free! My friend has a new Chevy, and all she gets from th"

JOHN M., TX (2016 Hyundai Accent)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"love its overall appearance."

E M., NC (2016 Hyundai Accent)

"Being the hatch model, that stubby rear end has grown on me. Plus the color, Vitamin C, (bright orange) is a stand-out. Usually the only bright orange car in the (any) parking lot."

FRED R., WI (2016 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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