2021 Hyundai Accent

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style

Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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Seating capacity

172.6” x 57.1”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Gas mileage
  • Ride comfort, especially with 15-inch wheels
  • Multimedia tech in higher trim levels
  • Handling with 17-inch wheels

The bad:

  • Modest backseat space
  • Basic interior quality
  • Ride quality when fully loaded
  • Wind and engine noise

3 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Hyundai Accent trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Five-seat subcompact sedan
  • 120-hp four-cylinder engine
  • Manual or continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay available
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2021 Hyundai Accent review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Hyundai Accent?

The Hyundai Accent is a front-wheel-drive subcompact sedan that seats up to five people. It’s powered by a 120-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Kia Rio and Nissan Versa.

What’s New on the 2021 Hyundai Accent?

There are no significant changes this year.

What Features in the 2021 Hyundai Accent Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Cloth upholstery
  • 60/40-split, folding backseat
  • 5-inch touchscreen stereo
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Power windows and locks

Available features include:

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated front seats
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Push-button start
  • Automatic emergency braking

Should I Buy the 2021 Hyundai Accent?

The Accent is a fine choice if you’re looking for a small car that’s frugal and practical. Ride quality suffers when the car is laden and the cabin can get noisy, but if you want an easy-to-drive subcompact with an impressive warranty, the Accent is a solid choice.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews


2021 Hyundai Accent SE

Great car for the price. The warranty sold me and free oil changes for 3/36k miles. I LOVE IT! Kinda small, but doable in every way. I am a single mom with 2 children and we fit perfectly. Did I mention how awesome the warranty is. :)


Good car

Good car. Good size. Good for family budget. Good car forr the driving to work. Good car for gas. Nice looking car inside and outside.


The best car I've purchased

The Hyundai Accent was by far the best value for my money. It met all of my needs. The backseat has a decent room and seats were comfortable, plus the technology included inside the car. Can't wait to drive it out with my friends.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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