2015 Hyundai Accent vs. Its Competition

2015 Hyundai Accent
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Accent isn't the value leader that it once was, but with increased feature content it still offers bang for the buck.

Though stylish and especially roomy in hatchback form, it can't compete with the Honda Fit's reconfigurable seating arrangement.

Chevy's Sonic is perhaps the most direct rival to the Accent; it also offers a strong list of features, along with the sort of refinement we don't typically expect from a subcompact.

The Ford Fiesta is arguably sportier, especially in ST trim, and offers more tech, which can be a plus or minus depending on the buyer.

The Nissan Versa and Versa Note are roomier than before, but the sedan in particular looks awkward and isn't much fun to pilot.

Toyota's new Yaris is quite stylish but not nearly as well-equipped as the Accent for the money.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2015 Hyundai Accent emphasizes comfort and equipment over driver enjoyment, and it remains a good value even if it's not as cheap as it once was.
7.6
The 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is comfortable, stylish, safe, and drives well, and almost completely blots out our memory of a much worse Chevy Aveo from the past.
7.6
The 2015 Fiesta lineup is proof that small cars don't have to be feature free, and you can even have a bit of fun while saving fuel.
8.2
The 2015 Honda Fit might not up the ante in sportiness, but it offers up exactly what urban small-car shoppers want in safety and convenience features—and it's still as good as some utility vehicles or vans with its wondrous, unmatched Magic Seat setup.
6.6
The 2015 Nissan Versa sedan and Versa Note hatchback are as about as inexpensive and no-frills as new cars get today. Spacious interiors and and decent ride comfort are their strong points, and they're best matched up against slightly upmarket, late-model used cars.
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The 2015 Toyota Yaris gets an eye-catching new face, spruced-up interior trims, and a somewhat quieter interior, but it lags behind the current crop of U.S.-market subcompacts in many ways.
MSRP From     
$14,745$14,245$14,455$15,650$11,990$14,845
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsSmall Station WagonCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS4-Door Sedan Manual LS4-Door Sedan S5-Door HB Manual LX4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S3-Door Liftback Manual L (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanHatchbackSedanLiftback
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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