New 2017 Hyundai Accent Sedan
Hyundai Accent Sedan
Available as a sedan or versatile hatchback, the 2017 Hyundai Accent is economical, efficient and has the best warranty in the business.
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Available as a sedan or hatchback, the 2017 Hyundai Accent is the Korean automaker's least expensive vehicle. But don't let its sub-$16,000 starting price fool you: Today's Accent is positively surprising, and a recommendable choice for students or city dwellers with shorter commutes. No longer the "econobox" of yore, the 2017 Accent is efficient, reliable, economical and even somewhat stylish -- especially in the more versatile hatchback form. The Accent subcompact car doesn't have the robust safety features of the Toyota Yaris or Chevrolet Sonic, nor the contortionist interior flexibility, fuel efficiency or resale value of the Honda Fit, but it does come with something its rivals can't touch: a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you're looking for an economical, easy-to-drive small sedan or hatchback with a low price and the best warranty in the business, put the Hyundai Accent on your short list.
You May Not Like This Car If...
The Honda Fit hatchback still leads the subcompact pack for sheer interior room and flexibility, while the Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic are more fun to drive. The Accent's cousin, the Kia Rio, offers more amenities such as navigation, heated seats and -- to our eye -- better design.
What's New for 2017
Hyundai brings more value to the Accent sedan with the new Value Edition. For about $700 more than a base model with automatic transmission, you get Bluetooth phone connectivity, cruise control, rear disc brakes, 16-inch alloy wheels and more.
If your last recollection of driving an economy car involved a jittery ride, incessant wind noise and the need to put the pedal to the floor to outpace the semi truck in your rearview mirror, we have good news: The 2017 Accent is none of those things. Its 4-cylinder engine is efficient and capable, and its ride quality is more refined than this car's size may lead you to believe. As much as some of our editors love a manual transmission, there's not much reward beyond cost savings for the one here; opt for the automatic if you can. The Accent's seats are comfortable, and even our taller editors found good head- and legroom up front. The Accent isn't all that dynamic or a barn-burner, but for running errands and moderate highway hops, this Hyundai more than serves its purpose.
Although you hope you’ll never have to use it, the peace of mind provided by the 2017 Hyundai Accent’s warranty is priceless -- and a further testament to Hyundai's belief in the quality of its products. The warranty includes 5-year/60,000-mile basic coverage and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty covering the engine and transmission.
You never know when you'll need extra room for gear. That's just one of the reasons we like hatchbacks. Beyond offering more cargo space behind the rear seats than a sedan's trunk, with seats folded the Accent hatchback opens up 47.5 cubic feet of volume.
The 2017 Hyundai Accent subcompact's 5-passenger interior layout isn't all that exciting, but it is functional. Controls for audio, climate and phone connectivity are easy to locate and use. The blue-hued backlit buttons and knobs are a nice touch and especially useful at night. Sedan versions of the Accent have a 13.7-cubic-foot trunk and 60/40-split-folding rear seats to accommodate larger items. But the real cargo-carrying hero in this lineup is the Accent hatchback, which offers 47.5 cubic feet of capacity with the seats folded -- nearly as much as a small SUV.
The 2017 Hyundai Accent isn't flashy, but it's polite and functional. Now one of the older models in the Hyundai lineup, the Accent lacks the gaping, hexagonal grille that distinguishes most of its kin. In addition to its more practical nature and added cargo capacity, we think the hatchback makes a bigger statement than the sedan. At 162 inches in length, the hatchback is a significant 10 inches shorter than the Accent sedan, which makes it even easier to park in small garages or tight places.
Notable Standard Equipment
With the addition of the new Value Edition, the 2017 Accent sedan and hatchback are available in two trims each. Base SE sedans and hatchbacks have air conditioning, power windows/door locks, a 6-way-adjustable driver's seat and 6-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system with USB and auxiliary inputs, but no Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control or steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. If you go with the sedan, we recommend spending the extra $705 for the Value Edition, which brings those MIA amenities and more. All 2017 Accents include Hyundai's excellent warranty that backs the powertrain for 10 years/100,000 miles. You'll also get five years/unlimited miles of roadside assistance.
Notable Optional Equipment
Accent SE sedan and hatchback trims can be had with a 6-speed automatic transmission instead of the standard 6-speed manual. Most buyers will prefer an automatic, which adds an extra $1,000 (sedan) or $1,200 (hatchback) to the bottom line. The Accent Sport Hatchback is the best equipped of the models, and the only one to offer a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel for an optimal driving position, heated side mirrors, projector headlights with automatic on/off, fog lights and driver's window with auto-up feature. That top model also has premium cloth seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and piano-black interior accents.
Under the Hood
All 2017 Hyundai Accent models use a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with gasoline direct injection (GDI) that translates to satisfying throttle response. Offering 137 horsepower and up to 37 mpg, this little engine puts out a good blend of power and efficiency, though it still can't quite match the fuel-economy figures of the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa Note or Toyota Yaris iA. All Accent models are front-wheel drive and use a standard 6-speed manual transmission or the more recommendable and popular 6-speed automatic transmission with Hyundai's Shiftronic manual control.
137 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm
123 lb-ft of torque @ 4,850 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 27/37 mpg (manual), 26/36 mpg (automatic)
Note: Due to changes in EPA testing to more effectively reflect real-world conditions, some 2017 models show slightly lower fuel-economy scores than their 2016 versions.
The 2017 Hyundai Accent SE sedan with manual transmission has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $15,580. An automatic transmission costs an extra $1,000, and we recommend the new Value Edition trim, beginning at a still-reasonable $17,285. Accent hatchbacks begin at $15,830 and rise to $18,330 for a top-line model. These prices aren't the lowest -- a Ford Fiesta undercuts the Accent, as does a basic Nissan Versa -- but they still fall on the value end of this segment. The Accent's cousin, the Kia Rio, begins slightly lower with crank windows and, on the top end, ends higher with its better feature set. The Honda Fit starts slightly higher, as do the Chevrolet Sonic and Toyota Yaris. Before buying, check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others are paying. The Hyundai Accent's resale value isn't expected to be particularly strong, and is far outdistanced by the Honda Fit.
Hyundai Accent Consumer Reviews
January 04, 2018
This continues to be the finest car I could have selected in every way. MPG 38 city/hwy combined, 45 on the open road in warm weather. ...
May 19, 2017
Perfect car for us
When looking for a new car, this was not on my list. The dealer kept insisting that we take a look. I fell for my Accent immediately. ...
February 26, 2017
I love my Accent sedan
This is my first new car and I couldnt be happier with it. Everything about it is awesome, it looks great, has lots of space for a small...
April 07, 2016
Very reliable. efficient and great value.
Just a great little car. I get over 40 mpg on the highway with it. It has really great power for an economy car. Also, I don't know...
August 01, 2015
This car is reliable and is great on gas. I get about 36 mpg on average is awesome compared to my Toyota Camry. I do wish the driving...
July 25, 2015
Really like this car
I've been a Chevy owner for several years and decided to give Hyundai a try. I saw a 2013 Accent advertised at a local dealer, so I went...
July 08, 2015
best money I ever spent!
Bought a 2014 Accent GLS loaded with all the options this year with 8 miles on it. Perfect choice for a family budget, economical,...
June 10, 2015
love this car lots of room
lots of room good on gas. all in all good car for the money.
May 12, 2015
Great Car for the Money
I have the sedan model with the alloy wheels and bluetooth and steering wheel controls. I had one small issue where the original horn...
January 23, 2015
I am glad I purchased the vehicle
I bought this car in Albany NY and it was good in the snow. I retired to Edmond Ok. and it is better here.
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