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2020 Hyundai Accent

2020 Hyundai Accent

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$15,295 — $19,400 MSRP
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Sedan
5 Seats
33-36 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Better gas mileage
  • Ride comfort, especially with 15-inch wheels
  • Multimedia tech in higher trim levels
  • Handling with 17-inch wheels
  • Impressive warranty

The Bad

  • Modest backseat space
  • Basic interior quality
  • Ride quality when laden
  • Wind and engine noise
  • Modest grip with smaller wheels
2020 Hyundai Accent exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Hyundai Accent
  • Five-seat subcompact sedan
  • New four-cylinder engine
  • Manual or new continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay available
  • Automatic emergency braking available

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2020 Hyundai Accent Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 Hyundai Accent?

The Hyundai Accent is a front-wheel-drive subcompact sedan that seats up to five people. It’s powered by a 120-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Toyota Yaris, Kia Rio and Nissan Versa.

What’s New on the 2020 Hyundai Accent?

The Accent gets a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder that’s slightly less powerful than the one the car had before, and the engine can team with a newly available CVT.

What Features in the 2020 Hyundai Accent Are Most Important?

Let’s start with better gas mileage, since shoppers in the subcompact class are more attuned to having a car that’s easy on their wallet. EPA combined fuel economy ratings are now 33 mpg with the standard six-speed manual — 2 mpg better than last year — and 36 mpg with the CVT.

While the base Accent is modestly equipped, you can add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, a larger 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system, a power moonroof and a hands-free trunk lid. Automatic emergency braking is also available.

Should I Buy the 2020 Hyundai Accent?

The Accent is a fine choice if you’re looking for a small car that’s frugal and practical. Ride quality suffers when the car is laden and the cabin can get noisy, but if you want an easy-to-drive subcompact with an impressive warranty, the Accent is a solid choice.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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

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(4.0)

Not your average little car

by Jessica from nampa, ID on September 1, 2020

I'm a truck person, and yet here I am in this little thing. I love it! This car doesn't have the 3 things I hate about cars: seat on the ground, blinded by every other car, too small inside for my ... Read full review

(5.0)

The best handling car I’ve ever driven

by Johnjonzzz123 from Boaz, Alabama on August 25, 2020

This car exceeded all of my expectations. Would defiantly recommend this car to anyone. The outside body could be a little more stylish. It has no sex appeal. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Hyundai Accent currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2020 Hyundai Accent SE

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
4 Star
Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
Driver's
5 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
4 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
4 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

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

  • Free Scheduled Maintenance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

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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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