Five stars is the highest rating.
On sale now at Hyundai dealerships, the 2016 Accent sedan and hatchback received four stars in the front, side and rollover crash tests.
These are carryover models with minimal changes for the new model year.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, electronic stability control, traction control and antilock brakes.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 Accent.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Honda Fit earned a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Toyota Yaris sedan and hatchback earned a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Ford Fiesta has not been rated.