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On Safety
The Accent's safety credentials are reasonably good, but the 'acceptable' IIHS side-impact score is a sore point.
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Four stars overall; four stars frontal, four stars side
NHTSA

Good, roof and front-impact strength; acceptable, side protection
IIHS

Outward visibility in the sedan is not too bad but the hatchback has large rear blind spots; you will rely heavily on the side mirrors.
Automobile

Hyundai has also included the kind of safety tech we've come to expect from every automaker, including active front headrests and enough airbags to raise the Bismarck.
Autoblog

The Accent comes with a number of standard safety features we haven't seen in this class. Chief among them is standard stability control, which is required by law on all 2012 models but isn't present on many subcompacts currently on sale, even as an option.
Cars.com

The 2014 Hyundai Accent continues a less desirable tradition of this nameplate: of not faring very well with respect to safety and occupant protection.

Relative to other rivals--and the list of better performers keeps growing--the Accent has been a bit of a disappointment. And especially in the small-car class, where you should pay even more attention to safety ratings, the Accent is a mid-pack (or lower) performer. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing, the Accent gets mostly "good" scores, but side-impact protection is only "acceptable." The Accent achieved just a four-star overall score from the federal government, and in test results the feds pointed to intrusion at the left rear door in the side impact test, which struck the rear passenger dummy--indicating "a higher likelihood of thoracic injury."

Outward visibility can be challenging in the Accent hatchback--more so than in the sedan. That's mostly due to the positioning of the big D-pillars and the rear seat headrests. While the Accent does have large side mirrors, which helps, it doesn't offer a rearview camera or blind-spot monitors.

Six airbags in all are standard, including side and side-curtain bags; so are anti-lock brakes and stability control, as well as active headrests.

Conclusion

The Accent's safety credentials are reasonably good, but the 'acceptable' IIHS side-impact score is a sore point.

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