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2015 Hyundai Accent

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Hyundai Accent highlights

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Engaging style
  • Strong engine
  • Feels larger than it looks

Cons

  • Competitors offer more options
  • Hatchback’s rear visibility is limited

Mileage (EPA estimate)

27 city, 38 highway, 31 combined

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Fresh style for 2015 Hyundai Accent but same great value

Subcompact cars offer the promise of reliable transportation in an affordable and no-frills package. Fortunately, subcompacts like the 2015 Hyundai Accent buck that trend with stylish design, gutsy power, and a roomy, refined interior typical of larger, pricier cars. The Accent is available as a sedan or hatchback, and comes with a standard manual six-speed transmission and an optional automatic transmission. The 2015 Accent built on the previous year’s model with updated grille, headlight and taillight styling, along with a minor shuffle of standard and optional features. The top-trim SE hatchback was also renamed Sport.

If hauling stuff is a priority, the hatchback offers 47 cubic feet of cargo space, more than the cargo area of most compact SUVs. The Accent is even tidy enough for tight parking jobs, making it ideal for city dwellers or commuters. The Accent’s versatility makes it a top pick, although the rival Honda Fit has even more cargo space and the Ford Fiesta gets better fuel economy. The Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic are also more invigorating to drive.

All Hyundai Accent years

New for 2015

  • The Accent is available in a new trim called the Sport.
  • The SE trim has been discontinued for 2015.
  • Accent trims have been upgraded with Rear Spoiler as standard equipment this year.

Explore Hyundai Accent details

Sport 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

1.6L

Horsepower

138

Torque (ft-lbs)

123

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

11.4

Wheelbase

101.2"

Overall length

162"

Width

66.9"

Height

57.1"

Leg room

F 41.8"/R 33.3"

Head room

F 39.9"/R 37.8"

Front tires

P195/50HR16

Rear tires

P195/50HR16

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

5 reasons to buy the 2015 Hyundai Accent

What We Like:

Performance: It doesn’t have the same kind of zip as turbocharged competitors like the Ford Fiesta and Chevy Sonic, but the Accent is plenty quick thanks to a plucky 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. It makes just 137 horsepower, but responds quickly to the gas pedal and accelerates steadily from zero to 60 mph in about nine seconds. A well-calibrated six-speed automatic transmission helps (and there’s always the smooth-shifting, do-it-yourself manual option). The Accent’s composure and steady grip in corners is equally endearing, with confident and direct steering that makes fun work of a winding road.

Comfort: With tall doors and a low floor that make for easy entry and exit, and a dash angled slightly away from the front seats, the Accent feels refreshingly open inside. Front seats offer plenty of cushioning for long drives, and there’s ample space in all four seats; like most subcompacts, the rear middle seat is best left unoccupied for anything but the shortest trips. Ride quality is better than most subcompacts, and while the Accent isn’t quite a European luxury car, it does an admirable job of muting wind, road and engine noise.

Value: The 2015 Accent reinforces Hyundai’s reputation for offering excellent value. Standard features include keyless entry, heated side mirrors, and a six-speaker sound system with USB jack for basic smartphone media control. Moving up the trim ladder to the Sport hatchback adds features like 16-inch wheels, rear disc brakes (many subcompacts at the time had rear drum brakes) and Bluetooth® connectivity.

What Needs Improvement

Fuel Economy: Our only real gripe with the well-rounded Accent is that falls short of its EPA-estimated fuel economy target in Edmunds testing. The EPA gives it an estimated score of 31 mpg combined with the automatic transmission and 32 mpg combined with the manual.

While its shortfall was within an acceptable margin, they underscore that the Accent’s rating is difficult to achieve in real-world driving.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating

4
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RepairPal gave the Hyundai Accent an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Accent 8th out of 24 among Subcompact Cars.

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