2021 Hyundai Accent vs. Its Competition

2021 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 Nissan Versa is recently new and more adept at its entry-level chores this year, but its hatchback body style is gone.

Otherwise, we’d steer you toward two hatchbacks that act like crossovers: the Hyundai Venue, as cheap as an Accent but much more spacious, and the Kia Seltos, another hatch-over that undercuts the Kia Soul in price and size.

2021 Hyundai Accent2021 Hyundai AccentGet Your Price2021 Hyundai Venue2021 Hyundai VenueGet Your Price2021 Kia Seltos2021 Kia SeltosGet Your Price2020 Kia Rio 5-Door hatchback2020 Kia RioGet Your Price2020 Nissan Versa, 2019 New York International Auto Show2020 Nissan VersaGet Your Price
Quick Specs
5.2
The 2021 Hyundai Accent is cheap and cheerful, but chintzy on safety.
6.3
The 2021 Hyundai Venue courts bargain shoppers with department-store space and quality.
5.8
The 2021 Kia Seltos combines the practicality of the hatchback Soul in a larger package with the automaker’s low price and superlative warranty.
5.3
The 2020 Kia Rio is a small car with a quality feel.
5.8
The 2020 Nissan Versa isn't the cheapest car anymore–look to the Chevy Spark or Mitsubishi Mirage for that–and that's a good thing.
MSRP From    
$15,395$18,750$21,990$15,850$14,830
Gas Mileage    
29 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy33 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Compact CarsMid-Size CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
SE Sedan ManualSE IVTLX IVT AWDLX IVTS Manual
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSport UtilitySport UtilitySedanSedan
Transmission    
Manual w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Hyundai Accent vs. 2021 Hyundai Venue2021 Hyundai Accent vs. 2021 Kia Seltos2021 Hyundai Accent vs. 2020 Kia Rio2021 Hyundai Accent vs. 2020 Nissan Versa