STATUS: Replacement engine and transmission for 2020 - With apparent public disinterest in traditional sedans, it might seem strange that Hyundai decided to remove the Accent wagon and not the sedan from its 2019 model lineup. Why would Hyundai do that? Well, the small Kona joined the lineup and that style of vehicle is more popular. The sales numbers definitely prove it. The Accent sedan is still here because it also sells, certainly because of its good looks, reasonable passenger room and content level. For 2020, the standard 130-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine has been replaced with a 120 horsepower version, and a continuously-variable-transmission option replaces the six-speed automatic. The result is a two-mpg improvement (to 33 mpg) in combined city/highway fuel economy. The littlest Hyundai is available in three trim levels, from well-equipped basic to better equipped SEL and Limited. The latter comes with a power sunroof, heated front seats and a seven-inch touch-screen, plus active-braking assist that automatically brings the Accent to a complete stop at low speeds when it senses a slower-moving (or parked) vehicle in front.
Base price (incl. destination): $16,100
Type: Sub-compact sedan
Engine (h.p.): 1.6-liter I-4 (120) Transmissions: Six-speed manual; CVT (opt.)
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 29/39/33 (MT)
Base weight (lb.): 2,500