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2016 Hyundai Accent

2016 Hyundai Accent

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$5,938 — $12,158 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
2016 Hyundai Accent exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Hyundai Accent
  • 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

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

What drivers are saying

4.5
83 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

Not so impressed with the aircon switch module.

by Private Ryan from Philippines on July 30, 2020

This car met my standard since I bought it until 4 years when the aircon switch module had electronics issues. I ask the dealer about it but according to them it's not covered with warranty even if my... Read full review

(4.0)

Definately gives other cars run for their money

by roxanekelii1 from Waianae, Hi on January 13, 2020

Price is affordable the space is roomy and the perforfance is awesome, driving up the mountain no strain at all the exterior is made to takeminor hits without damage what else more is there t say, i ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Hyundai Accent currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Hyundai Accent SE

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
acceptable
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

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
marginal
Lower Leg/Foot
marginal
Overall Evaluation
poor
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
poor
Structure and Safety Cage
poor
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

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

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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.
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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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