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.
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.
Hyundai Accent rolls into 2015 with an updated front-end design, new interior fabric patterns and an easier-to-read LCD audio display. An outside temperature readout becomes standard, and the Accent SE's name has been changed to the Accent Sport.
Hyundai Accent for 2014 gains sliding sun-visor extensions, a one-touch triple turn signal and a driver’s-side blind-spot mirror. The SE Premium Package adds a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, projector-style headlights with LED accents and a driver’s-side auto-up window.
Hyundai Accent for 2013 sees the base GLS model with a manual transmission gain air conditioning, power side mirrors and a 6-speaker stereo with satellite radio and iPod/USB port. Remote keyless entry and heated side mirrors are standard on all trims, while the SE adds an available power sunroof.