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7.9

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.8
Total Cost of Ownership: 9.4
Safety: 8.0
Reliability:
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2015 Hyundai Accent Review

The 2015 Hyundai Accent provides zippy acceleration – especially on the highway – and sizable cargo space. However, its low safety scores push this subcompact car to the middle of the pack.

Pros & Cons

  • Roomy interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Few standard features
  • Poor fuel economy for the class

2015 Hyundai Accent Overview

Is the 2015 Hyundai Accent a Good Used Car?

The 2015 Hyundai Accent, which comes in sedan and hatchback body styles, would be a good used car if it had better crash test results. Otherwise, the Accent’s interior is well-regarded for the segment, and its base engine moves the car well in most situations. The hatchback model offers good, flexible cargo space.

Used 2015 Hyundai Accent Performance and Interior

The 2015 Hyundai Accent has a 137-horsepower four-cylinder engine. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is available. Like most subcompact cars, the Accent could use more highway passing power. Still, it stands out as one of the quicker options in the class, with plenty of power for most driving situations. The 2015 Accent has a quiet and comfortable highway ride, but its handling isn’t especially sporty. Competitors like the 2015 Ford Fiesta feel more athletic when the road gets twisty. The Accent gets EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. These numbers are below average for the class.

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The 2015 Hyundai Accent seats five in sedan and hatchback models. The front and rear seats are spacious and comfortable. There are complete sets of LATCH child-seat connectors on the rear outboard seats and a tether anchor for the middle seat.

The Accent comes with a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a USB port, and keyless entry. Available features include Bluetooth, cruise control, and a power sunroof. The Accent isn’t offered with many available tech features, but it has straightforward audio and climate controls.

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Used 2015 Hyundai Accent Prices

The price of a used 2015 Hyundai Accent ranges from about $9,800 for the GLS trim with a six-speed manual transmission to around $10,400 for the GLS trim with a six-speed automatic. Exact prices vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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Our used car rankings and reviews are not based on our own opinions. Instead, we collect information like safety and reliability reports, total costs of ownership, and the views of the automotive press. We analyzed 73 professional reviews for this 2015 Hyundai Accent overview to help you make a buying decision.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Hyundai Accent?

The 2015 Hyundai Accent has an average predicted reliability rating of three out of five from J.D. Power and Associates.

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How Safe Is the Accent?

The 2015 Hyundai Accent is one of the lowest-ranking subcompact cars for safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Accent sedan the lowest rating of Poor in the small overlap front crash test. (The hatchback was not crash tested independently.) The Accent earned the second-highest rating of Acceptable in the side impact crash test, and the highest rating of Good in the moderate front overlap, rear crash, and rollover tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave both the sedan and hatchback models four out of five stars in all crash tests. The Accent lacks standard and available safety equipment.

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Should I Consider Another Used Accent?

The 2015 Hyundai Accent represents the fourth year of the car’s fourth generation, which launched in 2012 and includes the 2017 model year. The 2015 model received some exterior upgrades to its grille, headlights, and taillights, but it was otherwise mostly unchanged from the 2014 model. You may save some money by choosing the 2014 Accent, without sacrificing many updates.

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Which Used Hyundai Accent Is Right for Me?

Hyundai offered the 2015 Accent in three trim levels: GS, GLS, and Sport. The base GS, offered only as a five-door hatchback, includes a CD player, satellite radio, USB and auxiliary audio inputs, air conditioning, power windows and doors, heated side mirrors, keyless entry, and a 60/40 split folding rear seat. The highest Accent Sport model was also only offered as a hatchback. It has sport-tuned steering, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, Bluetooth, premium cloth seats, projector headlights, and a driver’s side auto-up window. The middle Accent GLS trim was offered only as a four-door sedan. It features much of the same equipment as the GS and has several Sport trim features, minus the sport-tuned steering and rear spoiler.

With the Accent’s average predicted reliability rating, you might want to consider a certified pre-owned model. Certified pre-owned Hyundai vehicles receive the balance of the original new-car 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Hyundai CPO vehicles must pass a 150-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read Hyundai’s warranty page carefully.

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2015 Hyundai Accent and Other Cars to Consider

Which Is Better: 2015 Hyundai Accent or 2015 Honda Fit?

The 2015 Honda Fit and Hyundai Accent both have similar engine power, zippy acceleration, and a composed ride. That’s where the similarities end, however. The Fit has better reliability and safety scores, better fuel economy, and much more cargo capacity, making it the better choice.

Which Is Better: 2015 Hyundai Accent or 2015 Ford Fiesta?

The 2015 Ford Fiesta returns excellent fuel economy, especially when equipped with its available three-cylinder engine rated at 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. That’s much better than the Accent’s ratings of 26 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway. The Ford also excels as a high-performance hot hatchback with its Fiesta ST trim. That said, the Fiesta hatchback has limited cargo space and poor predicted reliability. The Accent is the better choice, especially in the hatchback model.

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