2016 Hyundai Accent

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$14,745

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

30
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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5

Seating capacity

172” x 57.1”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Telescoping steering wheel not standard
  • Modest backseat space

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2016 Hyundai Accent trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Sedan or four-door hatchback
  • Direct-injection four-cylinder engine
  • Keyless entry standard
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
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2016 Hyundai Accent review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Hyundai Accent is available as a sedan or four-door hatchback. Powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, this subcompact faces off against competitors like the Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic.
New for 2016
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

  • 137-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Remote keyless entry with alarm
  • CD stereo with iPod connectivity and MP3 jack
  • Air conditioning
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Steering-wheel audio controls
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.1
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Meccano car

In late 2015 I ordered and bought a 2016 Hyundai accent. I was looking for a car under $20,000 CAD that would suit my purposes and that would be safe enough for my teenaged kids to learn and drive. The dealer experience was not what I would call a positive one. As this is about the car I will not go into detail here. The look of the little 2016 accent hatchback is really a 8/10. Put on some cheap fun stripes and you’ll be getting second looks; 9/10 then. Other body styles for the Accent are well…meh. Now the car itself is cheap to buy, and built cheaply. There is no doubt about that. There is an awful lot of road noise, there is usually some body part rattle, the torque is laughable, but again—it is cheap. I call this a Meccano car. Why? Because replacing parts is as easy as a Meccano set. And you WILL need to learn how to do this. This car gets no respect in parking lots; it’s constantly being dinged and hit by other cars. It has low clearance; road debris doesn’t go under the car— it cracks up all the plastic bits. Oh yeah, and the four or so fibre skid plates? Two disappeared within the first six months. One ripped off in a puddle during a rainstorm. However, because there’s so much plastic, and parts are easily available due to the car’s ubiquity, it’s fairly cheap to fix. This car can be insanely efficient. If you’re hypermiling, you can achieve 5.2 L per 100 km. I drive aggressively and get 6.2 or so. In town aggressive, will get you 7.4. My battery lasted six years before replacement. No complaints there. I take care of my car. I do most regular services on time. It’s been parked outside in Canadian prairie weather it’s entire life. It starts at -35C without the block heater plugged in. It’s insanely reliable and is just now displaying the first signs of rust from our heavily salted winter roads. Speaking of which– this thing is so light that you absolutely NEED winter tires up here, even if it is a front wheel drive or isn’t the law. While I would probably never buy a car like this used with 100000 km or more, I have been pretty happy with this thing. I like it better than my past Fords, Nissan, my four Chryslers, and even my Audi (based on price vs reliability). It was a good buy. I knew I was getting a cheap, disposable car. And unless something else presents itself later as a better option-I’d be looking at replacing it with another Hyundai. 2016 Hyundai Accent Hatchback GL manual

1.0

BAD CAR

In 2017 I finally got a new 2016 accent. Can not keep the body on the passenger side together. The body keeps coming apart at the seams. Had it in a garage 6 times and now the guard over the front wheel has come off. It is laying in the driveway. I would never buy another Hyundai. After reading the comments on replacement and repairs I have the feeling it would be usless to try to get anything done by the company.

1.0

What you save you use later in repairs.

This car feels like it's made of sticks. I bought mine used, only 50k miles on it. Shortly after getting it AC went out, major gas leak, purge solenoid went out, battery died, the idle control RPM is high, and now the starter is shot. All within 20k miles over the span of 2 years. Interior is cramped, feels like riding in a clown car. I only needed a car to commute but this car takes so much money it'd be more cost effective to just Uber where I need to go instead.

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Safety

Based on the 2016 Hyundai Accent base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
3
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
4
Risk of rollover
12.4%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
4
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
3
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Powertrain
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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