2018 Hyundai Accent
- Comfortable ride and impressively quiet cabin
- Spacious interior with quality materials and excellent fit and finish
- Long warranty coverage provides peace of mind
- Impressive real-world fuel economy
- Lacks in-dash navigation but connects to smartphone nav apps
- USB port can barely keep a phone juiced
- Front seats are basic and don't offer many adjustments
- Enhanced safety aids only available on top trim level
2018 Hyundai Accent pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Accent does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
Freshly overhauled, the 2018 Hyundai Accent sedan is roomier, safer and more fuel-efficient than before. That's the good news. The bad news? The versatile hatchback is gone, a victim of Americans' lack of interest. The sedan is good enough to make you forget, though. It's a sensible and stylish choice.
For 2018, Hyundai made the Accent a little longer and wider. The interior is now a bit roomier, with more front and rear legroom and more space between the driver and front passenger. Cargo space hasn't changed but remains among the best in the class. The Accent's updated four-cylinder engine makes less maximum power (7 horsepower less), but Hyundai says it makes more usable low-end torque and yields better fuel economy. With an automatic transmission, the Accent returns a very good 32 mpg in combined city/highway driving.
This is a handsome car that will endure the daily grind with minimal fuss. Passenger space is generous is even better with the 2018 model's roomier size. Impressive handling is equaled by a comfortable ride. What's more, the Accent is surprisingly quiet and comfortable on the road. Even people with longer commutes won't regret choosing this Accent over a larger, more expensive car.
Although today's new cars and SUVs are getting bigger every year, there's still a place for a smartly packaged small car that can perform tricks like its larger brethren. The 2018 Hyundai Accent is a top choice in this category thanks to a 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). Limited trims add 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, 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, foglights, projector-beam headlights with LED accents, 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 trims.
Noise & vibration3.5
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out3
Child safety seat accommodation3
Audio & navigation2.5
Most helpful consumer reviews
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 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.
2018 Hyundai Accent for Sale
There's certainly nothing flashy about the 2018 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.
For 2018, the fully redesigned Accent addresses some of the deficiencies of earlier models. 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 gains 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 finally available, although only on the top trim level.
The Accent also gets a revised exterior design, especially at the front end where it now more closely resembles other Hyundai family designs. 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 2018 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.
2018 Hyundai Accent Overview
The 2018 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 2018 Hyundai Accent?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Hyundai Accent and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Accent 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. 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 2018 Accent.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Hyundai Accent and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 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 2018 Hyundai Accent?
2018 Hyundai Accent Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
The 2018 Hyundai Accent Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,955. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Accent Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,444 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,444 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$14,511.
The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Accent Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) is27.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 4 2018 Hyundai Accent Limited 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Hyundai Accent SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
The 2018 Hyundai Accent SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $18,355. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Accent SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,219 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,219 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$13,136.
The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Accent SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) is28.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 12 2018 Hyundai Accent SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
The 2018 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $16,135. The average price paid for a new 2018 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M) is trending $3,242 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,242 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$12,893.
The average savings for the 2018 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M) is20.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2018 Hyundai Accent SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Hyundai Accent?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.