Hyundai Accent

Price $13,299 – $18,949
Fuel consumption 5.2 – 7.2 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
Changes for 2013 amount to the addition of heated front seats starting with the GL model, and automatic climate control in the GLS. Under the hood is a 1.6l four-cylinder with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Clean, fluid styling in sedan or hatchback form, a spacious interior, four-wheel disc brakes and winner of the 2012 AJAC award for only $14,809, the Accent definitely holds a strong hand.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 75%
Driving 7/10
Safety 8/10
Interior 8/10
Reliability 7/10
Winter driving 7/10
Comfort 8/10

What's new in 2013



  • One of the most powerful vehicles in the segment
  • One of the most elegant silhouettes in the segment
  • Good equipment for price
  • Nice dashboard
  • Excellent warranty


  • Forget the manual gearbox
  • Not as much fun as the Rio
  • No telescopic steering (base trim)
  • Rear bench doesn't fold down (base sedan)