Consumer Reviews Summary
2 of 3 (66%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2015 Hyundai Accent Overview
- Sub-compact is offered as a sedan or hatchback
- Exterior styling is updated for 2015
- Estimated 38 mpg on the highway
The very affordable and very efficient 2015 Hyundai Accent gets a few minor styling changes for the new model year.
Besides some tweaks to the grille and both the headlights and taillights, the 2015 Accent is relatively unchanged. Similar to a few of its competitors (the Ford Fiesta and Kia Rio both come to mind), the Accent is offered in a pair of body styles: four-door sedan, or a five-door hatchback which offers a little bit more cargo room (and is the more stylish of the two in our opinion). 14-inch steel wheels are standard, with 16-inch alloys optional.
Under the hood, the Accent has a smaller engine that matches its small size and also helps it achieve good fuel economy ratings. The 138-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder is mated to a six-speed manual transmission standard, with a six-speed automatic available as an option. Both transmissions help the Accent return an estimated 27/38 mpg city/highway. Further helping fuel economy is an Active Eco mode, which alters the engine/throttle response when activated to help you drive more efficiently.
Inside, the Hyundai engineers have gone to work to maximize the amount of usable space in the interior. Even though the Accent is priced and sized (externally) like sub-compact, it has so much passenger volume that the EPA actually classifies it as a compact car. Hatchback models offer 21.2 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats (more than a midsize sedan), with sedans offering 13.7 cubic feet. The Accent also offers a good amount of standard features considering its miniscule base price, with a 60/40-split folding rear seat, USB port, air conditioning, and power windows and locks coming on all models. Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, and steering wheel mounted controls are optional.
The 2015 Accent got four out of five stars from the NHTSA for its performance in crash testing. Standard safety features include six airbags, electronic stability control, and antilock brakes as federally mandated.