Since making its 1995 debut, the Hyundai Accent has become the company flagship in entry-level small cars class. Although grouped with subcompact cars at the same price, the Accent fuel economy always falls for a compact car despite having a roomy interior.
The latest Hyundai Accent has made great strides toward leading position in this competitive segment. It’s now larger outside and inside, and the overall look is more dynamic. Performance, quality and of course fuel economy are also improved as well.
The 2018 Hyundai Accent is a four-door subcompact sedan that sold in SE base, SEL and Limited trim levels.
All the 2018 Hyundai Accent models use 1.6-liter inline-four cylinder engine that makes 130 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque. It drives the front wheels through either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
In track testing, the 2018 Hyundai Accent SE with manual transmission hit 60 mph in 7.5 seconds. The automatic Limited did in 8.9 seconds. EPA fuel economy is excellent at 32 mpg combined (28 city/38 highway) with automatic and (31/28/37) with manual.