2019 Hyundai Accent
- Virtually unchanged from last year, with minor modifications to trim content
- Part of the fifth Accent generation introduced for 2018
- Comfortable ride and impressively quiet cabin
- Spacious interior with solid, rattle-free build quality
- Long warranty coverage provides peace of mind
- Excellent real-world fuel economy
- Enhanced safety aids only available on top trim level
- USB port struggles to charge a phone
- Cloth seats are uncomfortable and trap heat
- Lacks onboard navigation but connects to smartphone nav apps
2019 Hyundai Accent pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Accent does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
Freshly overhauled last year, the 2019 Hyundai Accent sedan is roomier, safer and more fuel-efficient than before. It drives even sportier than it looks, thanks to a nicely calibrated suspension and an available manual transmission. We're not talking autobahn-ready performance here, but the Accent is surprisingly nimble, and it makes for a sensible and stylish subcompact choice.
After a thorough redesign, the Accent is a little longer and wider, and the interior is roomier with more front and rear legroom, and more space between the driver and front passenger. Cargo space remains among the best in the class. There are only minimal changes for 2019, including a new chrome grille for Limited trim levels and the addition of foglights and chrome exterior trim for SEL models.
The Accent's four-cylinder engine makes less maximum power (7 horsepower less) than earlier models, but there's more low-end torque, which proves useful in city driving. With an automatic transmission, the Accent returns a very good 32 mpg in combined city/highway driving.
The Accent also surprises with a comfortable and quiet interior, although we've found the seats could be better. They're relatively flat and shapeless. That said, there's plenty of room for passengers for a car of this class. The svelte shape of the tapering roofline may give taller rear passengers a bit of a brush with reduced headroom, however.
Overall, the Accent is a handsome car that will endure the daily grind with minimal fuss. We think drivers with longer commutes won't regret choosing this Accent over a larger, more expensive car. It's a solid pick for its satisfying combination of performance, utility, comfort and style.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Hyundai Accent is a four-door sedan that straddles the line between subcompact and compact. It's offered in base SE, SEL and Limited trim levels. The SE covers the basics, while the SEL adds more style (alloy wheels) and functionality (7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto). The Limited trim adds conveniences including a sunroof, heated front seats and advanced safety features.
All Accent models use a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (130 horsepower, 119 pound-feet of torque) and either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Accent is front-wheel-drive.
The SE sedan comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, power accessories, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, cruise control, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a 5-inch touchscreen display, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD and USB/auxiliary inputs. The six-speed automatic transmission is optional.
The SEL adds 15-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, automatic headlights, foglights, heated side mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a center-console storage box with a sliding armrest console, dual USB charging ports, Bluetooth with voice commands, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay-Android Auto smartphone integration, and an upgraded six-speaker sound system.
Moving up to the Limited brings 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, side mirror-integrated turn signals, a sunroof, a hands-free trunk, keyless entry, push-button start, automatic climate control, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a three-year subscription to Hyundai Blue Link Connected Services. It includes features such as app-based remote start and locking and unlocking, vehicle diagnostics and emergency collision notification. The Limited also features forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, which aren't available on the two lower-level trims.
Noise & vibration3.5
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out3
Child safety seat accommodation3
Audio & navigation2.5
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Accent safety features:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Available only on Accent Limited, forward collision warning alerts the driver to impending collision and brakes automatically if necessary.
- Four-Wheel Disc Brakes
- Offers stronger stopping power than the base model equipped with rear drum brakes. Comes standard on SE and Limited trims.
- Blue Link
- Connects you to your car for emergency collision notification, maintenance reminders and smartphone app features such as remote start.
Hyundai Accent vs. the competition
2019 Hyundai Accent
2019 Honda Fit
Hyundai Accent vs. Honda Fit
It's hard to beat the Honda Fit's versatility. With rear seats and a front passenger seat that fold in multiple ways, the Fit is exceptionally versatile for cargo needs. And its hatchback liftgate makes loading items easy. The Accent has a large trunk for the subcompact class, and cargo room opens up with a folding rear seat, but it can't beat the Fit's overall flexibility. Both cars could benefit from more power.
Hyundai Accent vs. Ford Fiesta
Handling and sporty performance are the Fiesta's calling card. While few subcompacts outside of the luxury brands can boast noteworthy performance, the Fiesta manages to be one of the better-handling cars in the class. There's also an available ST model that offers zesty acceleration and spirit, making the Fiesta one of the few models with a performance-oriented option. The Fiesta also gets high marks for quality interior materials and design, which gives the car a more premium feel.
Hyundai Accent vs. Kia Rio
With the Rio and the Accent coming from similar family lines, there's not a world of difference here. True to the Kia brand, though, the Rio feels more sport-oriented than the utilitarian Accent. We're fans of the Accent's basic sporty feel, and the Rio amplifies that with sharp handling and good engine performance. On the other hand, the Rio's smallish trunk and cargo capacity somewhat limit its utility.
2019 Hyundai Accent for Sale
There's certainly nothing flashy about the 2019 Hyundai Accent, but in the humble arena of subcompact cars, that's not unusual. What's more important is that the Accent checks off almost every box you could hope for from an economy car: plenty of room given its small dimensions, good fuel economy, lots of features, a low price and a long warranty.
The 2019 Accent features only minor changes — a new chrome grille here, foglights and chrome exterior trim there — after a thorough overhaul of last year's model to address some deficiencies of earlier generations. Built atop an entirely new platform, today's Accent is slightly longer and wider than before, yielding more passenger space. A revised four-cylinder engine is down on horsepower slightly but gains in fuel efficiency and low-end torque. Expect 32 mpg in combined driving, according to the EPA.
The Accent also now features some key tech features, such as a rearview camera, large touchscreen displays, and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Common driver aids such as forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are also available, although only on the top trim level.
The Accent's revised exterior design now more closely resembles other Hyundai family designs, especially at the front end. The Accent never lacked for style, though, and that hasn't changed. It still cuts a subtle but sharp shape, especially among small compact cars. The interior is also pleasingly user-friendly and of a strong enough quality that you won't constantly regret not paying extra for a bigger model.
Every Accent sedan and hatchback comes very well equipped given its low price. Even the base SE comes with air conditioning, full power accessories, a 60/40-split folding back seat, and a four-speaker sound system with USB and auxiliary inputs. We're partial to the SEL trim since it offers more bang for the buck than the base model, even if it lacks some of the top Limited trim's more stylish flair such as 17-inch wheels and LED accent lights.
Although you might find another subcompact car stronger in certain areas, it's hard to argue with the immense value that the 2019 Hyundai Accent provides. It definitely doesn't scream "value buy." We think it makes a lot of sense, so make sure to use Edmunds to research further and check out local inventory for an Accent at a dealer near you.
2019 Hyundai Accent Overview
The 2019 Hyundai Accent is offered in the following submodels: Accent Sedan. Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A), SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M), and Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2019 Hyundai Accent?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Hyundai Accent and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Accent.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Hyundai Accent and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Accent featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Hyundai Accent?
2019 Hyundai Accent Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
The 2019 Hyundai Accent Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $20,170. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Accent Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) is trending $4,681 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,681 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$15,489.
The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Accent Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) is23.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Hyundai Accent SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
The 2019 Hyundai Accent SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $18,435. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Accent SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,516 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,516 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$12,919.
The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Accent SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) is29.9% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
The 2019 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,120. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,447 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,447 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$11,673.
The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) is31.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
The 2019 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $16,075. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M) is trending $4,461 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,461 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$11,614.
The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M) is27.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Hyundai Accent?
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