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2015 Hyundai Accent Review

The 2015 Hyundai Accent provides a roomy interior and a comfortable ride. However, this Hyundai’s low safety scores push it to the middle of our subcompact car rankings.

Pros & Cons

  • Roomy interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Few standard features
  • Low safety ratings




Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.8
Total Cost of Ownership: 9.3
Safety: 7.8
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2015 Hyundai Accent Overview

Is the 2015 Hyundai Accent a Good Used Car?

Available in sedan and hatchback body styles, the 2015 Hyundai Accent would be a very good used subcompact car if it had better crash test results. The Accent has a nicer interior for the segment, and its base engine moves the car well in most situations. In addition, the hatchback model has a good amount of cargo space.

Why You Can Trust Us

We do not base our used car rankings and reviews on our personal opinions. Instead, we collect information like safety and reliability reports, total cost of ownership estimates, and the views of the automotive press. We analyzed 73 professional evaluations for this 2015 Hyundai Accent review to help you make an informed buying decision.

Our experienced team of writers, editors, and analysts has been ranking and reviewing the best cars, trucks, crossovers, and SUVs since 2007. We remain unbiased by refusing pricey gifts and trips from auto manufacturers, and employing an independent agency to manage the advertising on our site.

How Much Is the 2015 Hyundai Accent?

Our site has 218 listings for the 2015 Hyundai Accent, with an average price of about $10,200. Prices range from about $7,600 to roughly $13,000, and vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2015 Hyundai Accent Cost to Own?

Five-year costs for gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs for the 2015 Hyundai Accent are estimated to be about $22,429. That is below average for a subcompact car.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Accent?

The Hyundai Accent was fully redesigned for 2018. The 2019 Hyundai Accent has a base price of $14,995. Though the newer model has a significantly different exterior than the 2015 model, interior changes are minor – standard cruise control and smartphone integration, as well as a bit more front and rear legroom. There is also no hatchback model for 2019, since it was discontinued for 2017. Unless these changes are important to you, we recommend the 2015 Accent, which likely costs less.

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Starting at $12,360, the 2019 Nissan Versa is the only new subcompact car that is comparable to the 2015 Accent in terms of price. However, we recommend a used Accent over a new Versa. The Nissan’s weak engine, cheap cabin, and few safety features contribute to its place near the bottom of our subcompact rankings.

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Which Model Year of the Hyundai Accent Is Best?

The 2015 Hyundai Accent is part of a generation that spans the 2012 through the 2017 model years. There are few differences between the 2013 and 2016 models. The 2015 received some exterior upgrades to its grille, headlights, and taillights, and the 2016 Accent lost the available sunroof. You could save some money with a 2013 Accent, which has only minor variations from the 2015 model.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Hyundai Accent?

The 2015 Hyundai Accent has a reliability rating of three out of five from J.D. Power. That rating is about average.

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2015 Hyundai Accent Recalls

As of this writing, there is one recall for the 2015 Accent. The car may not detect a child seat and could fail to deactivate an air bag in the event of an accident. Make sure this issue is addressed by a dealer before you buy a 2015 Accent.

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Which Used Hyundai Accent Is Right for Me?

The 2015 Accent is available in three trim levels: GS, GLS, and Sport. The base GS is a five-door hatchback, and it includes a CD player, satellite radio, USB and auxiliary audio inputs, power windows and doors, keyless entry, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat.

The Accent Sport model is also a hatchback, and it has sport-tuned steering, cruise control, Bluetooth, premium cloth upholstery, projector headlights, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. The GLS trim is 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.

If you need a sedan, your only choice is the GLS. The Sport is the better choice for the hatchback, with its additional features and enhancements that make the Accent more fun to drive.

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What Does Hyundai's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Hyundai offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles five years old or less and with fewer than 60,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale date. Certified pre-owned Hyundai vehicles receive the balance of the original new-car 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, as well as the remainder of the five-year/60,000-mile comprehensive warranty. Hyundai CPO vehicles must pass a 173-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing, roadside assistance, and rental car reimbursement may be available, so read Hyundai’s warranty page carefully.

Hyundai has one of the best CPO programs among affordable car manufacturers, according to our analysis. Only Kia, Buick, and Mitsubishi have better programs.

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How Safe Is the Accent?

The 2015 Hyundai Accent has some of the lowest safety scores in the class. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 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 crash test, and the highest rating of Good in three other crash tests.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave both the sedan and hatchback models an overall rating of four out of five stars, with four stars in the frontal crash, side crash, and rollover tests.

The 2015 Accent is not available with any advanced safety features, like blind spot monitoring.

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2015 Hyundai Accent Versus the Competition

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

The 2015 Honda Fit and Accent have similar engine power, zippy acceleration, and composed rides. However, that’s where the similarities end. The Fit has better safety scores, higher fuel economy, and a higher maximum cargo capacity than the Accent hatchback by 5 feet. Go with the Honda.

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, which gets 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Those are much better fuel economy ratings than the Accent’s 27/37 mpg city/highway. The Ford also excels as a high-performance hot hatchback with its Fiesta ST trim. That said, the Fiesta hatchback has a poor reliability rating and limited cargo space, with 25.4 cubic feet compared to the Accent’s 47.5 cubic feet. The Accent is the better subcompact car, especially in hatchback form.

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2015 Accent Performance

How Does the 2015 Hyundai Accent Drive?

The 2015 Hyundai Accent has a 137-horsepower four-cylinder engine mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic is available.

This Hyundai delivers a quiet, comfortable ride on the highway. However, its handling isn’t especially sporty. Like most subcompact cars, the Accent could use more highway passing power. Still, it stands out as one of the quicker choices in the class, with plenty of power for most driving situations.

Does the 2015 Hyundai Accent Get Good Gas Mileage?

The Accent with its standard manual transmission gets up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, which are good ratings for the class. With the automatic transmission, this car is rated at 26/36 mpg city/highway.

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2015 Accent Interior

How Many People Does the 2015 Accent Seat?

Available as a sedan and a hatchback, the 2015 Hyundai Accent seats five on cloth upholstery in two rows of spacious and comfortable seats.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2015 Hyundai Accent?

There are two complete sets of LATCH child-seat connectors on the rear outboard seats, and the middle seat has a tether anchor. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Accent hatchback’s LATCH system the lowest rating of Poor. The sedan’s system was not evaluated. IIHS noted that the tether anchors are hard to find, the lower anchors are set too deep in the seat, it is difficult to maneuver around other anchors, and too much force is required to attach the anchors.

2015 Hyundai Accent Features

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 sunroof. The Accent isn’t available with many tech features, but it has easy-to-use audio and climate controls.

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2015 Hyundai Accent Dimensions

Hyundai Accent Cargo Space

The 2015 Hyundai Accent sedan provides 13.7 cubic feet of trunk space, which is good for the subcompact car class. Hatchback models also have a lot of space for the class, with 21.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 47.5 cubic feet with them folded.

2015 Accent Length and Weight

The 2015 Accent is 13.5 feet long, and its curb weight ranges from 2,480 to 2,635 pounds.

Where Was the 2015 Hyundai Accent Built?

Hyundai manufactured the 2015 Accent in South Korea.


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