2020 Hyundai Accent

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$15,295

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2020 Hyundai Accent
2020 Hyundai Accent

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

3 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Hyundai Accent trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2020 Hyundai Accent review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Decent Car

Decent Car so far. This is my second Hyundai Accent. I've had a few small problems so far... Had good luck with my last Accent that's why I bought another.

4.6

Not your average little car

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 height. The sets are lower than a trucks, but not so low that you really have to squat and slide in like some. The windshield is curved and big, so headlights aren't too awful. I can sit up straight in it and I'm 6'1. Very happy.

5.0

The best handling car I’ve ever driven

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.

See all 17 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance

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