The Hyundai Accent is a subcompact car with high gas mileage and an affordable price. The EPA formally classifies the Hyundai Accent as a compact car.
The Hyundai Accent first came out in 1994. The Hyundai Accent is made by the Korean car manufacturer Hyundai. The Hyundai Accent replaced the Hyundai Excel.
The second generation of the Hyundai Accent came out in 1999. The third generation came out in 2005. The fourth generation of the Hyundai Accent came out in 2010. That redesign put in a more powerful engine and resulted in more space inside.
The Hyundai GLS is the simplest trim line for the Hyundai Accent. The GS is a five door basic version. The Hyundai Accent Sport is a five door model with a number of features to improve handling and performance, at a much greater price. The GLS version is classified as a sedan, while the GS and Sport versions are hatchbacks.
The GLS version has a 4 cylinder 137 horsepower 1.6 liter engine.
The standard design is a six speed manual transmission, but a six speed automatic transmission is available.
The Hyundai Accent comes with power windows, power door locks, air conditioning, adjustable driver seats, and heated outside mirrors as standard. The Sport version adds a telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and better steering.
The sedan version of the car has fold down rear seats to increase cargo space.
The Hyundai Accent gets around 27 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway. The Hyundai Accent gets better gas mileage than the smaller Honda Fit.
The Hyundai Accent has a top speed of 121 miles per hour.
This Hyundai Accent's 2015 model year is rated as more reliable than average by JD Power and Associates.
There was a 2015 recall for Hyundai Accent vehicles because the occupant detection systems did not always recognize when a child safety seat was in the front passenger seat, creating the risk that the air bags would deploy at full strength during an accident and injure the child. However, Hyundai was not affected by the recall the same year for over six million vehicles that had Takata air bags.
There was a recall for 2007 through 2009 Hyundai Accents due to brake light failures. That same failure could affect the cruise control lights and electronic stability control system.
The basic GLS Hyundai Accent cost around $14,750 new (without optional features) in 2015. The Hyundai Accent GS 5-door started at $15,000. The Hyundai Accent Sport five door model started at $16,500. With all of the add on packages, the Hyundai Accent Sport model could cost up to $20,000.
As of 2015, the Hyundai Accent was the cheapest car made by Hyundai.
The major rivals to this Hyundai Accent are the Honda Fit, Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Mazda 3, Volkswagen Jetta, Mazda 3, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa, Ford Fiesta, and Volkswagen Golf.
The Hyundai Accent’s design is related to the Kia Rio and Kia Soul.
In earlier model years, the Hyundai Accent Sport was known as the Accent SE.
The Hyundai Accent is also called the Verna overseas.
The third generation of Hyundai Accent was also sold as the Dodge Attitude. That model is still sold in Mexico as of 2015.