A classy subcompact car with impressive features.

Hyundai Accent Review | CarMax

The Hyundai Accent offers features and specs that certainly punch above its weight class. To learn more about the Hyundai Accent, check out our Hyundai Accent review below.

Reasons to Buy

1. Smooth Handling

The Hyundai Accent is a finely-tuned vehicle that handles the curves of the road with ease. Whether you are using the Hyundai Accent cruise control or controlling the vehicle manually, you can look forward to a smooth and pleasant ride.

2. Great Cargo Space for its Class

Hyundai Accent: Cargo | CarMax

Through the 2017 model, the latest generation of the Hyundai Accent comes in both sedan and hatchback body styles. If you go with the hatchback, you'll get exceptional cargo space—21.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 47.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row seats folded down for the 2017 model. This puts Hyundai Accent in competition with several SUVs on the road today.

3. Impressive Gas Mileage

The 2017 Hyundai Accent gets an estimated 30 mpg combined city/highway when equipped with the vehicle's standard 1.6L 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission—a noteworthy number for fuel-conscious drivers.1

4. Lots of Options to Choose From

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With the 2017 Hyundai Accent, you'll be able to choose between three different trim levels - SE, Sport, and Value Edition - each offering a range of different technology and design features. You'll also be able to choose between a hatchback or sedan body style on all Hyundai Accent vehicles in the current generation through the 2017 model.

5. A Comfortable Interior

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The interior of the Hyundai Accent is both roomy and aesthetically pleasing. It manages to look sophisticated and classy without driving up the cost of the vehicle. At the same time, the Hyundai Accent's interior is plenty comfortable, offering more than enough room for five passengers to enjoy a trip in the Hyundai Accent without feeling overly cramped.

What You Need to Know

Hyundai Accent CarMax Average Prices2

  • 2014-2016: Average prices less than $11,000.
  • 2017-2018: Average prices less than $12,500.

2017 Hyundai Accent Models & Trim Levels

The 2017 Hyundai Accent comes available in three different trim levels:

  • SE - The SE trim of the 2017 Hyundai Accent features remote keyless entry, a 6-speaker audio system with LCD illumination, outside temperature display, and more!
  • Sport - The Sport trim of the 2017 Hyundai Accent features everything found on the SE trim as well as sport-tuned steering, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated side mirrors, and more!
  • Value Edition - The Value Edition trim of the 2017 Hyundai Accent features everything found on the Sport trim as well as steering wheel audio, machine-finish alloy wheels, a Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice commands, and more!

Hyundai Accent Interior and Exterior

Hyundai Accent Seating Capacity

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The Hyundai Accent is a subcompact car capable of seating up to five passengers.

Hyundai Accent Cargo Space

With the 2017 Honda Accent Hatchback, you'll get 21.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 47.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row seats folded down. 

Hyundai Accent Colors

The 2017 Hyundai Accent comes in eight color options. These color options include:

  • Boston Red
  • Century White
  • Ironman Silver
  • Misty Beige
  • Pacific Blue
  • Triathlon Gray
  • Ultra Black
  • Vitamin C

Hyundai Accent Engine & Transmission

The 2017 Hyundai Accent is powered by a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that puts out 137 hp. This engine can be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission.

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Customer Reviews - Overall Rating: 4.4 (282 Reviews)3

  • Pros: Fuel Economy, Braking, Ride and Handling
  • Cons: Cabin Noise, Power, Tech and Entertainment


"It's compact which means great gas mileage, but it not too small. It has a sporty look. Drives very well and can take curves quite easily."

- 2015 Hyundai Accent Owner (Greenville, SC)

"I love my car. It has a sleek design, awesome mileage, and more pickup than I expected. I feel so awesome in it. It was definitely worth the purchase."

- 2015 Hyundai Accent Owner (Houston, TX)

"I love my Accent. It is the first car I've ever owned. It drives smoothly, accelerates easily, and it's a hatchback which I adore. Totally my style. There's plenty of space up front, though not a ton in the back for passengers with long legs (sorry folks!). The stereo is great sounding, A/C works well, and I get great gas mileage."

- 2014 Hyundai Accent (Knoxville, TN)

What's New For 2018?

The Hyundai Accent was completely redesigned in 2018. The 2018 Hyundai Accent features a roomier, redesigned interior, more sophisticated exterior styling, and a wide range of new standard and available technology features. Beginning with the 2018 model, the Hyundai Accent will no longer be available as a hatchback and will instead only be offered as a sedan.

The Bottom Line

The Hyundai Accent competes with much more pricey vehicles in terms of styling, performance, and technology features. If you want to get plenty of bang for your buck, the Hyundai Accent is an excellent vehicle to consider.

1Based on CarMax average prices between March 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features, and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
2 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
3 Reviews have been edited for brevity, clarity, and grammar.
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