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2016 Hyundai Accent Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • Sub-compact is offered as a sedan or hatchback
  • Mostly unchanged for 2016
  • Estimated 38 mpg on the highway
Continuing to represent one of the best values on the road, the 2016 Hyundai Accent is available in two body styles, both of which offer good fuel economy and plenty of features.

For 2016, the Accent is virtually unchanged; the only real update is new names for trim levels (SE Sedan and SE Hatchback replace the GLS and GS) and a leather wrapped steering wheel is now part of a sedan styling package.

The Accent got minor exterior updates last year with some tweaks to the grille and both the headlights and taillights. 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 size, a 138-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a six-speed manual transmission or an available six-speed automatic. Fuel economy ratings are estimated at 27/38 mpg city/highway with the manual and 26/37 mpg with the automatic. The Accent also features an Active Eco mode which alters the engine/throttle response when activated via a button on the dashboard to help you drive more efficiently.

Inside, the Accent does a good job of maximizing the amount of usable space in the interior. Even though the Accent is priced and sized like sub-compact with a small wheelbase and not much width, 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 2016 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.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 27 MPG
  • Highway: 37 MPG

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Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: ****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.8/5
Value:
4.8/5
Exterior:
4.7/5
Interior:
4.4/5
Comfort:
4.6/5
Performance:
4.6/5
Reliability:
4.8/5

35 of 36 (97%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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