2017 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 2017 Hyundai Accent is little changed. A manual transmission is no longer available for Sport hatchback. The base SE is joined by a new Value Edition sedan with more equipment. Accent is a subcompact with choice of sedan and four-door hatchback bodystyles. A 137-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine mates to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. 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 SE sedan: $14,745
SE hatchback: $14,995
Value Edition sedan: $16,450
Sport hatchback: $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)
36-37

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2017 Hyundai Accent hatchback