2015 Hyundai Accent

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2015 Hyundai Accent hatchback
Pros: Pleasant cabin; reasonably quiet and composed in highway driving; feels bigger than it is; good selection of optional equipment

Cons: Mediocre fuel economy for the class; not as value-priced as other Hyundai vehicles; middling passing power on the highway

CG Says: The Hyundai Accent sees a number of minor updates for 2015, including a new grille, restyled headlights and taillights, new interior fabric patterns, and a standard exterior-temperature display. Also, the SE model has been renamed Sport. Accent offers a fine combination of room, refinement, features, and performance for the money. There is one other caveat, and it’s a big one. This car does not deliver great fuel economy. Over the course of short- and long-term test drives, our test Accents had a very difficult time cracking 30 mpg while some larger compacts can break 40 without much difficulty. There’s too much good stuff about this car to make it unworthy of a high place on your shopping list, but the fuel-economy issue is something that should be kept in mind.
The Facts
Class Subcompact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Hyundai
Nation of Manufacture South Korea
Base Prices GLS Sedan, manual: $14,745
GLS Sedan, auto: $15,745
GS hatchback, manual: $14,995
GS hatchback, auto: $16,195
Sport hatchback, manual: $16,495
Sport hatchback, auto: $17,495

 

Base Engine
1.6-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
137
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
26-27
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
37-38
2015 Hyundai Accent hatchback
2015 Hyundai Accent hatchback