2016 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
I have owned this car about 3 weeks and drive it daily. For my needs it's a great little car. It has good acceleration,except when you use eco with the a/c on. It stops really good. It's stylish and cute. It's roomier than it looks and the doors open wide. It has good storage/cargo space.
2016 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
So I have driven this car for about 3.5 months (3000miles) now and I've come to a settled decision about this little economy hatch. I'll preface this review by saying I've owned many other smaller cars throughout the years; a 1996 honda accord, 2007 nissan versa hatch, 1961 ford falcon wagon, 2007 toyota yaris Hatch(current). I'll start with the negatives and go from there. The car had 7xxx miles when i picked it up, and currently has around 10xxx at the moment. First off, the ride quality is decent, but the noise level is quite abysmal. Conversation is impracticable in this car without speaking up quite a bit. Above 70mph, it feels/sounds like an commercial jet at cruising speed, hitting all sorts of turbulence. The stability of this car at highway speeds is ok at best. The brakes are ok for this size car. Nothing special. The killer for me is the engine. At idle, the engine bobbles around the rpm slightly which feels unsettling to me, as this is a new car. The acceleration off the line is pure garbage and low end is pathetic. Coming from a yaris hatch, the yaris feels like a sprint car around town compared to the accent. I'm in no way a reckless driver, but i like a car with slightly more giddy up off the line. After 2k on the tach, it livens up a little, but the first 2k is a deal killer for me. Gas mileage for me was decent, as advertised. My real question is how in the h#ll does a 1981 200cid inline 6cyl ford engine get the same mixed mpg as a new 4cyl accent??? No joke, the 1961 falcon gets around 28-30 CITY. I push it around town quite quickly too, and the mileage remains the same!! Anyways, I found the eco mode on the accent to be un-usable and barely affected the mpg. I kept it off after 2 days of use. The automatic transmission is a nice little transmission, but the manual shift mode is unresponsive, and frustrating. Once again, I'm not looking for formula 1 style shift times in manual mode, but the thing doesn't even respond as you upshift or downshift in a jiffy. It's like you've gotta wait for the car to think for a moment, and have a cup of tea, before fulfilling your request to downshift/upshift; and consecutive shifts are not possible. No matter of jamming/slamming the shift lever fixes it. My point being, make it work half decent if you plan on putting it in a car. Total fail. The stereo system was standard but the buttons often took multiple clicks before they registered. You were required to firmly push 1 corner to properly activate the button. Ok, enough with the negatives, lets get into the things i disliked a little less about the car. Firstly, the cabin interior and seats are ok, nothing to write home about, just good. I loved the armrest for the driver as it was attached to the seat. As crazy as it sounds, i liked that feature alot and used it all the time. I also loved having a usb connected system which synced up nicely to my smartphone and played all my music through the system. Cruise control worked well, and the ac also worked just fine. Overall, the car satisfies what it was intended to do with a few gripes along the way. I could not own this car in the automatic version, but i question whether the standard version has improved drive-ability around town. I didn't think too much about the issues at first, but in the end, they truly begin to wear on me and drive me nuts. I'll think is stick with my Yaris for now. Cheers
I bought a 2016 Hyundai Accent with lifetime warranty in may. I was wanting a nice looking reliable car with good gas mileage,escpecially having to drive back and forth from north Mississippi to Texas after moving.After debating between the Accent, chevy Cruze,and versa, the Accent to me was by far the best looking and I loved the test drive in the Accent the best. The interior of the Accent is very nice, seats good and looks quite fancy,inside and out. Equipped with satellite,auxiliary,Bluetooth, radio sounds great with the 6 speakers. There is more than enough room inside, including the cargo area. Very spacious. It has about all the features you could have except for backup camera and automatic seats. Handles beautifully! Love driving it. Handles great in any condition.very reliable.the only downfalls that I have is there is it gets just a bit noisy on rough roads, though it rides very smoothly. Fine finish on doors and dash scratch rather easily, engine noisy when accelerating heavily. Awesome car.safety is VERY great. Ended up in a horrible accident in my first 2016 Accent. Flipped twice and rolled four times. I unbuckled and reached in the backseat, and run off the road in a ditch at 70mph. Keep in mind, I wasn't buckled. All that happened was I fractured some vertebra in my back, still have trouble with it to this day. For it to flip and roll that many times, UNBUCKLED, That is definantly a safe car. When all the airbags deployed, it's like I was in a big bubble. Hated to lose my car(thankful to be alive!) ended up getting another Accent, a silver metallic looking one. My first one was white. If I could give it 6 stars I would. I give safety a 10.