2019 Hyundai Accent vs. Its Competition

2019 Hyundai Accent
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

What other cars should you study before you buy a Hyundai Accent? Well, there’s the Kia Rio, a mechanical twin to the Accent that lacks a fair amount of equipment when compared model to model.

The Chevy Sonic has been something of a driver’s car in this segment, as has the Ford Fiesta, but compromises abound, especially inside the Fiesta’s borderline inhospitable interior.

Still, a Fiesta ST? Sign us up—but do it quickly, since the Fiesta’s almost done with its U.S.


The Toyota Yaris is dismal as a hatch but much better as a sedan, even though it’s plenty pricey.

The Nissan Versa likely will be the most affordable new car in America this year, although we’d hardly recommend anyone taking them up on that offer.

The Honda Fit is our pick in the small-car niche because it drives well enough and doubles as a pint-sized minivan, thanks to its flip-up, fold-down rear seats.

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The 2019 Hyundai Accent pleasantly reminds us that four-door sedans used to rule the economy-car roost—and did so for a reason.
The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic shows its age but remains a good choice for an inexpensive car with surprising technology.
The 2019 Ford Fiesta can deliver thrills, but it shows its age in too many ways for us to recommend.
The 2019 Honda Fit is the spiritual successor to what put Honda on the map: it's small, versatile, and fuel efficient.
The 2019 Nissan Versa is the cheapest way to get new-car smell and a full warranty, but rivals deliver plenty for not much more.
The fun 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan has thankfully outlived its hatchback cousin.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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