Solid fuel economy; nice looks; pleasant ride quality; hatchback's impressive cargo capacity; usable back seat
Steering wheel doesn't telescope on all models; 4-wheel disc brakes aren't standard on all trims; crash-test scores aren't stellar
For 2017, Hyundai creates a new Value Edition trim for the sedan featuring 16-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, steering-wheel-mounted controls for audio, cruise control and Bluetooth, plus a sliding center armrest. See the 2017 Hyundai Accent models for sale near you
We'd go with the Sport hatchback because we love its extra hauling capability and its smart-looking alloy wheels. It's a smart buy, but if you don't need the hatch's added space, the Value Edition sedan would be our second choice. Find a Hyundai Accent for sale
The 2017 Hyundai Accent is offered as a sedan (SE or Value Edition) or hatchback (SE or Sport).
The SE sedan ($15,580) comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, 14-in steel wheels, front-disc/rear-drum anti-lock brakes, a height-adjustable driver's seat, keyless entry, power accessories, air conditioning, a tilt-only steering wheel, satellite radio and a 6-speaker audio system with iPod/auxiliary audio connectivity. A 6-speed automatic transmission is the only factory option.
The Value Edition sedan ($17,285) adds an automatic transmission, 16-in alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, steering-wheel-mounted controls for audio, cruise control and Bluetooth, plus a sliding center armrest.
The SE hatchback ($15,830) adds heated mirrors and a rear wiper.
Choose the Sport hatchback ($18,330) and you'll get all the equipment from the Value Edition sedan plus a driver's blind-spot mirror, heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, a body-colored rear spoiler, automatic projector-style headlights, fog lights, premium cloth seats, driver's window auto-up, piano-black interior accents, a leather-wrapped tilt-telescopic steering wheel and a leather-wrapped shift knob.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||10 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2017 Ford Fiesta -- The Fiesta seems lost in the shuffle these days, and that's not fair. Ford's subcompact is a pleasure to drive thanks to its Euro-inspired suspension, and it boasts strong fuel economy and a lower starting price, too.
2017 Kia Rio -- If you want more style and character than the Accent offers, try its cousin from Kia. The Rio feels better from behind the wheel, and we like its attractive high-quality cabin.
Used Hyundai Elantra GT -- The one-size-up Elantra GT is a Euro-market hatchback with a little more refinement than the Elantra sedan. A certified pre-owned example can be had for Accent money or less.