Buyer's Guide

2019 Hyundai Accent
Select a Different Model (5 Available): Limited Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 20445
Zero to 60 9.6 seconds
MPG (EPA) 28 CTY /38 HWY
Horsepower 130@6300
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2019 Hyundai Accent MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Stylish exterior
  • Lots of features for the price
  • Available emergency automatic braking

You Won't Like

  • Subpar powertrain
  • Plain interior
  • No hatchback option

New for 2019

Hyundai updated the Accent's base SE trim with a chrome grille, the SEL trim receives fog lights and chrome beltline molding, and the Limited trim now comes standard with LED headlights.

Trim Levels

As Hyundai's smallest sedan, the Accent is positioned below the larger Elantra and Sonata sedans.

2019 Accent SE: The Accent's base trim includes 15-inch steel wheels, six-way manual driver's seat, cruise control, Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, a USB port, and a 5.0-inch touchscreen.

2018 Accent SEL: Move up to the SEL and the Accent adds fog lights, automatic headlights, a larger 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, and two charging USB ports.

2018 Accent Limited: The top Limited trim adds 17-inch wheels, automatic emergency braking, LED headlights, a sunroof, heated front seats, automatic temperature control, and a proximity key with push-start ignition.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The front-drive Accent is powered by a 1.6-liter I-4 engine that produces 130 hp and 119 lb-ft of torque. The standard six-speed manual transmission returns an EPA-rated 28/37 mpg and the optional six-speed automatic is rated at 28/38 mpg.

Safety

The 2019 Accent is considered a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick because the sedan received the highest rating of Good in five crash tests and the second-highest rating of Acceptable for the small overlap front passenger side crash test. The sedan earned the highest rating of Superior for the front crash prevention test by avoiding collisions in 12- and 25-mph tests thanks to the emergency automatic braking system that is only available on the Limited trim.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

The Accent can hold 13.7 cubic feet of cargo in the trunk. Front passengers have 42.1 inches of legroom and rear passengers have 33.5 inches.

Technology

The base SE trim comes standard with a 5.0-inch touchscreen, a USB port, and Bluetooth. The SEL and Limited trims get the larger 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, and two charging USB ports. A proximity key with push-start ignition is standard on the Limited trim.

What We Think

In 2019 Car of the Year testing, we liked the Accent's exterior styling and available features for the price, but its forgettable powertrain and dull-looking interior kept it from being a finalist. "Our Limited model's roster of standard features also impressed, with heated seats, keyless entry and start, and a bright 7.0-inch color infotainment screen prepped for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with voice control of Bluetooth devices," we said. But the interior looked "entry-level" unlike the Kia Rio's. We concluded by saying, "The Accent is one of those resolutely middle-of-the-road small cars that you forget about almost as soon as you stepped out of it."

In a First Test review of the 2018 Hyundai Accent, we liked the subcompact's interior space, stable handling dynamics, comfortable ride, value, and available emergency automatic braking system. The sedan also performed decently at the track when compared to its segment. But we were not impressed with the Accent's imprecise steering and abundance of hard plastics in the cabin.

We ended the review by noting that the "sub-$20,000 car should make buyers who don't need the space of a hatchback or crossover happy."

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2019 HYUNDAI ACCENT SPECIFICATIONS
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FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 1.6 Liter Gamma
Transmission Name
Transmission, SHIFTRONIC® 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (A6GF1)
Trim
Limited Sedan
Class
Compact Passenger Car
Horsepower
130@6300
Standard MPG
28/38
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Cargo Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: [CN] Cargo Net (PIO); [CT] Cargo Tray (PIO)
$148 $185

Engine: 4-Cyl 1.6 Liter Gamma

Std Std

Transmission, SHIFTRONIC® 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (A6GF1)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Olympus Silver

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Absolute Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Admiral Blue

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pomegranate Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Frost White Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Urban Gray

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Linen Beige

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Net (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [C1] Cargo Package (PIO)
$41 $50

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cargo Tray (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [C1] Cargo Package (PIO)
$92 $115

Cup Holders, Front

Std Std

Dual USB Charger (PIO)

$56 $70

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk Release, Foot Operated

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Apps Control, Blue Link®

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch

Std Std

Rear Cupholder Insert with Console Armrest (PIO)

INCLUDES: Cup Holders, Rear; Rear Seat Center Armrest
$52 $65

Cup Holders, Rear

CONTAINED IN: [CI] Rear Cupholder Insert with Console Armrest (PIO)
Grp Grp

Cargo Hook (PIO)

$24 $30

Axle Ratio, 3.065

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 11.9 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Mudguards (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$92 $115

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [MG] Mudguards (PIO)
Grp Grp

Bumper Applique (PIO)

$57 $70

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Carpeted Floor Mats (PIO)

$100 $125

Console

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Rear Seat Center Armrest

CONTAINED IN: [CI] Rear Cupholder Insert with Console Armrest (PIO)
Grp Grp

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Low Beam

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)

Std Std

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Std Std

First Aid Kit (PIO)

$24 $30

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rearview Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Heated Bucket

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Beige Cloth

N/C N/C

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, Satellite Radio

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Macpherson Front w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use

Std Std

Tires, Continental P205/45HR17 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 17" Alloy

Std Std

Wheel Locks (PIO)

$44 $55
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
84
Powertrain Warranty Miles
100000
Full Warranty Miles
60000
Powertrain Warranty Months
120
Full Warranty Months
60
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Hyundai announces a Bonus Cash offer available to all service branches of the military including National Guard and Reserve branches, veterans and retirees. 05-31-2019
$400 Hyundai announces a Bonus Cash offer for College Graduates who finance through HMF. 01-02-2020