Used 2016 Hyundai Accent Consumer Reviews

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Really good car for daily use!

Anonymous, 03/08/2018
SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

This car will give you a great performance. Driving is really smooth! Best car at its price!

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Good Economy car with many little personal gripes

Slimjim, 11/29/2017
SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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

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One up from a skateboard

Mike Gender, 07/13/2016
SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
11 of 27 people found this review helpful

I traded my 2006 Hyundai Accent for this 2016 Hyundai Accent and unfortunately the 2006 is a better car; better in quality, gas mileage, and comfort. The 2016 doesn't even come with a spare tire, nor tools to change it. You have to call roadside assistance, wait an hour, because the car don't come with a spare, they tow you to a repair facility. The car has a economy switch that you can push on to get better fuel economy, but it gets better fuel economy, with the switch off. My 2006 got better mph (34 mph) the 2016 (32 mph) The inside of the trunk and the lid is only primered, like they just gave up. The seats are hard and uncomfortable. The car is probably the worst manufactured car ever made. I now have 17000 miles on this 2016 Accent, and my second impression of this Accent hasn't been any better. Besides no spare tire, and the hassle that presents, this car came with nitro in the tires; So, when one of my tires is low, you cant go to the service station and put air in it, you have to go to an authorized nitro replacement station and get it pumped up. This nitro refill doesn't consist of one squirt of nitro, its deflating all tires and refilling them (and paying 30.00 dollars to do so). I cant believe Hyundai would even think of such a thing, a simple review online of nitro reveals that it has minimal effect. Hyundai did away with the spare tire to impress US Government regulators on the Accents gas mileage, but I don't know what Accent they used to provide figures, but this Accent I drive gets horrible gas mileage, while delivering poor engine performance. I have 24000 miles on the car now. I finally got brave and took it out past 6 pm. I find that the angle of the roof makes it hard to see out of the car at night. The fourth of a mirror on the driver side that helps with the blind side is worthless at night. The car has severe wind and road noise on the inside that constantly has you thinking that either the window or the door is open. The car still gets unacceptable gas mileage and is just a poor quality produced car.

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Accent Hatchback

Ron Allred, 07/22/2016
SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Car seems good so far. Noticed the layout under the hood could be better especially the upper radiator hose accessibility. I do a lot of my own maintenance and accessibility to components is very important. Transmission seems to up shift a little early. Car seems to be sound & very solid. Only have about 2500 miles on the car and am pretty well pleased so far.

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A good starter car

Ray Mack, 09/28/2017
SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Hyundai Accent is a very good entry level auto. The particular car we bought is "plain vanilla" but it is reliable transportation for basic everyday commuting. The 60 month/60,000 mile second owner factory warranty makes buying it used a good value. (We ended up with 24,000 miles and 3 years left). The 100,000/10 year new car warranty is definitely a good reason to buy new. You have no worries about repairs (should they ever be necessary) for a very long time.

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