2018 Hyundai Accent is probably the smallest and most affordable vehicle Hyundai has ever came up with. In the previous model years, both sedan and hatchback options were available. However, hatchback is no longer going to be an option in the redesigned 2018 Hyundai Accent. Hyundai Accent has its market within the young professionals and the redesign seems to have this consumer base in mind.
The overall silhouette hasn’t changed much in the 2018 Hyundai Accent. The noticeable change is going to be in the front and rear end designs. The 17-inch wheel and LED lighting accent looks good on the top trim however both of these are optional. The base models don’t have all the bells and whistles and looks considerably bland. The 2018 Accent has been redesigned on a new chassis so an older car cover will not fit the 2018 model.
The revamped interior in the 2018 Hyundai Accent is slightly roomier than its earlier inceptions. The additional convenience and infotainment system should help keep the upward sale momentum going. The improved interior has significantly poised Hyundai Accent to be a respectable comparison of Ford Focus, Toyota Yaris and the likes. A backup camera is now standard with all 2018 Hyundai Accents. The stylishly redesigned dashboard is much cleaner and doesn’t look cheap like previous year’s model. The 7.0-inch touchscreen is the heart of the infotainment system and offers seamless integration with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the Hood
The 2018 Hyundai Accent features a 1.6-liter inline-four-cylinder direct injection engine at 130 horsepower and this remains the only choice. The Accent weighs less than 2500 pounds so this should be plenty of power for a subcompact vehicle. A manual transmission is standard with option to upgrade to automatic transmission. The EPA rating shines through as expected: 32/28/38 mpg (city/highway/combined).
2018 Hyundai Accent is not exactly a glamorous car and the price reflects that. With the base price starting at $15,630, you can go as high as $17,335 for the top trim. Perfect for young professionals looking for a less expensive car with 5-year bumper to bumper warranty. The powertrain comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty.
2018 Hyundai Accent is a decent entry-level subcompact car. With proper care, you can stretch the life and factory shine of your 2018 Hyundai Accent several years beyond the five year bumper to bumper warranty. Consider investing in a high quality, waterproof car cover from CarCover.com and protect your Hyundai Accent from elements. You will thank us later.