2016 Hyundai Accent

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2016 Hyundai Accent
2016 Hyundai Accent

Key specs

Base trim shown


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.

Notable features

  • Sedan or four-door hatchback
  • Direct-injection four-cylinder engine
  • Keyless entry standard
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission

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 design 4.2
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Engine Failure

Engine is defective. My engine died at $93,000 miles well maintained with plenty of oil in it. I am the second owner so the 10 year / 100,000 mile warranty does not apply. Hyundai would not help. I am getting a used engine put in for $6500! Don't buy this car without some kind of extended warranty on the engine.


Burns Oil

The car was perfect until it was 4 years old, then it started to go through oil like crazy. The oil light now comes on at about 3000 km after an oil change. Hyundai staff were extremely rude in dealing with this and said that the oil consumption is within the "allowable range".


Simple, but Effective

This car will get you from point A to point B and not take your paycheck at the pump. I am pleased with this car thus far.

See all 87 consumer reviews


New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance

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