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2014 Hyundai Accent

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$5,855 — $12,431 USED
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Hatchback
5 Seats
31 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Fuel efficiency
  • Low starting price
  • Sharp styling
  • Cargo space
  • Front-seat adjustability

The Bad

  • Telescoping steering wheel not standard
  • Modest backseat space
2014 Hyundai Accent exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Hyundai Accent
  • Newly available LED accent lighting
  • Standard keyless entry, heated side mirrors
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Direct-injection four-cylinder engine
  • Sedan or four-door hatchback

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Vehicle Overview

The subcompact Accent has styling similar to Hyundai's larger Elantra and Sonata sedans. All models use a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Available in sedan and four-door hatchback variants, the Accent competes with the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and Chevrolet Sonic. The Accent sedan comes in a single GLS trim. The hatchback comes in GS and uplevel SE trims.New for 2014
Sliding sun visors, a driver-side blind-spot mirror and one-touch turn signals that flash the indicator three times are now standard. The SE hatchback also gets new projector headlights with LED accents, an auto-up driver's window and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. These features are included on sedans with the available Premium Package. A B&M Racing sport shifter is newly available for the SE, too.Exterior Highlights

  • Body-colored door handles
  • 14-inch steel wheels; 16-inch alloy wheels available
  • Rear wiper with washer (hatchback)
  • Available fog lights
  • Available rear spoiler (hatchback)
  • Available sunroof (hatchback)

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • Air conditioning
  • CD stereo with iPod connectivity and MP3 jack
  • Available steering-wheel cruise and audio controls
  • Available cruise control
  • Available piano-black accents, chrome door handles
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity

Under the Hood

  • 138-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with direct-injection technology
  • Standard six-speed manual-transmission; six-speed automatic available
  • Activ...
Vehicle Overview

The subcompact Accent has styling similar to Hyundai's larger Elantra and Sonata sedans. All models use a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Available in sedan and four-door hatchback variants, the Accent competes with the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and Chevrolet Sonic. The Accent sedan comes in a single GLS trim. The hatchback comes in GS and uplevel SE trims.New for 2014
Sliding sun visors, a driver-side blind-spot mirror and one-touch turn signals that flash the indicator three times are now standard. The SE hatchback also gets new projector headlights with LED accents, an auto-up driver's window and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. These features are included on sedans with the available Premium Package. A B&M Racing sport shifter is newly available for the SE, too.Exterior Highlights

  • Body-colored door handles
  • 14-inch steel wheels; 16-inch alloy wheels available
  • Rear wiper with washer (hatchback)
  • Available fog lights
  • Available rear spoiler (hatchback)
  • Available sunroof (hatchback)

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • Air conditioning
  • CD stereo with iPod connectivity and MP3 jack
  • Available steering-wheel cruise and audio controls
  • Available cruise control
  • Available piano-black accents, chrome door handles
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity

Under the Hood

  • 138-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with direct-injection technology
  • Standard six-speed manual-transmission; six-speed automatic available
  • Active Eco button changes engine and automatic transmission response for better fuel economy

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction control and electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
45 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

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(5.0)

Great on gas and is reliable.

by Mauiswift from Vancouver, BC on October 25, 2018

The car meets my lifestyle and it is quite sporty. It is not a large vehicle allow plenty of city driving and parking. I like the design and feel that you get a lot of car for the value. Read full review

(4.0)

Most reliable and affordable car I've owned.

by rrbaileyjr from Circleville, NY on October 7, 2018

For a newer car, definitely the most bang for your buck. If you don't need all the frills, and want a good reliable car with great gas mileage and good styling, as well as low maintenance cost, this ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Hyundai Accent currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Hyundai Accent GLS

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Driver Torso
marginal
Overall Side
acceptable
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Rear Passenger Torso
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Hyundai

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Newer than 5 model years/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    5 years/60,000 miles (from remainder of original)

  • Powertrain

    10 years/100,000 miles and 10 years/100,000 miles for hybrid/electric vechicle batteries.

  • Dealer Certification Required

    150-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Accent received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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