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Hyundai Accent Review, For Sale, Interior, Specs & News in Australia

The Hyundai Accent serves as the Korean brand's smallest car, after it dropped the popular but expensive i20 from the local roster in 2015.

It might be the cheapest, but it still benefits from Hyundai's localised suspension tuning program. The base model five seat, five-door Accent is available as either a hatch or sedan, and is powered by a 1.4-litre naturally aspirated four cylinder engine. You can pick either a six-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Hyundai offered the Accent in a range of trims, starting from $12,888 for the Accent Sport to $21,730 for the Accent Sport, all were available as manual or auto. The Accent was discontinued from Australia by the end of 2019, and was replaced by the Venue small SUV.

This vehicle is also known as Hyundai Verna.

Hyundai Accent Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai Accent varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $10,230 and going to $17,380 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2019 Sedan 1.6L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $10,230 $17,380
2019 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $10,670 $17,270
2018 Sedan 1.6L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $9,680 $16,390
2018 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $10,120 $16,390
2017 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $8,580 $15,620
2017 Sedan 1.6L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $8,910 $15,620
2016 Sedan 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $7,150 $14,080
2016 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $8,030 $13,640
2015 Sedan 1.4L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $6,380 $12,430
2015 Hatchback 1.6L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $7,150 $12,320
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Hyundai Accent Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai Accent here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • The engine won't crank when trying to start my 2019 Hyundai Accent RB Sport Automatic

    This is how car dealerships get a bad name. Your car would have come with a five-year/unlimited kilometre factory warranty. Since it's been (factory) serviced by the book, that cover should still apply up to October 2024. Which means it's Hyundai's problem to make it work properly every time you turn the key.

    The fault certainly sounds like it lies with the inhibitor switch (which prevents the car starting unless it's in Park or Neutral) but it doesn't matter. If the car doesn't work correctly and it's under warranty, it's Hyundai's responsibility to put it right. Of course, there are exceptions such as examples of driver abuse and normal wear and tear items like tyres and brake pads, but a critical safety function like this is definitely a warranty issue.

    Contact Hyundai's customer service department, report the issue and the dealership's `offer' and see what head office has to say.

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  • My 2018 Hyundai Accent surges from 40km/h and 50km/h, any suggestions?

    You're right in that Australia has no lemon laws, but we do have Australian Consumer Laws which are aimed at protecting consumers against these sorts of problems. It's frustrating that some car dealers are still using the old ‘oh, they all do that' defence to explain away problems that need to be fixed. Car companies would do well to crack down on any of their dealers who give such glib answers.

    So the advice is to go straight over the dealer's head and talk to Hyundai's customer service department. A modern car shouldn't surge at any speed, and since your car is covered by its factory warranty, you need to give Hyundai every chance to put it right. Only after Hyundai has given up without a resolution should you talk to the ACCC on the basis of the car not being fit for purpose.

    My experience is that Hyundai has been very diligent in fixing problems like this and looking after its customers, so forget the dealer and go straight to head office.

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  • What new cars do you recommend?

    If she’s been happy with her Accent, then perhaps a Hyundai i30 Active would be a good bet. It has Bluetooth, a rear view camera and GPS standard, so ticks all the boxes.

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  • Hyundai Accent 2019: Does it support Android Auto?

    I don’t believe it is possible to update your car, but to be sure give Hyundai a call on 1800 186 306.

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Hyundai Accent Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai Accent is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.3L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2019 Hatchback 6.3L/100km 1.6L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Sedan 6.3L/100km 1.6L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 6.3L/100km 1.6L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Sedan 6.3L/100km 1.6L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 5.9L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Sedan 5.9L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 5.9L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Sedan 5.9L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2015 Hatchback 5.9L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
2015 Sedan 5.9L/100km 1.4L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai Accent Pricing and Specs for 2019

Hyundai Accent Interior

The Hyundai Accent's interior was one of the things that held it back, despite its contemporary exterior design. It was more the dashboard and media system that fell behind the times, because the space in the cabin was exceptional for the class - as you'll see in these images. And while some city cars offered upmarket trim and leather seats, the Accent never did. 

Shown above are interior details for the Hyundai Accent 2019.

Hyundai Accent Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai Accent Hatchback and Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2019 Hatchback 1450x1700x4115 mm 140 mm
2019 Sedan 1450x1700x4370 mm 140 mm
2018 Hatchback 1450x1700x4115 mm 140 mm
2018 Sedan 1450x1700x4370 mm 140 mm
2017 Sedan 1450x1700x4370 mm 140 mm
2017 Hatchback 1450x1700x4115 mm 140 mm
2016 Hatchback 1450x1700x4115 mm 140 mm
2016 Sedan 1450x1700x4370 mm 140 mm
2015 Hatchback 1450x1700x4115 mm 140 mm
2015 Sedan 1450x1700x4370 mm 140 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Accent Dimensions

Hyundai Accent Wheel Size

The Hyundai Accent has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 195x50 R16 for Hatchback in 2019 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2019 Hatchback 195x50 R16 16x6 inches 195x50 R16 16x6 inches
2019 Sedan 195x50 R16 16x6 inches 195x50 R16 16x6 inches
2018 Hatchback 195x50 R16 16x6 inches 195x50 R16 16x6 inches
2018 Sedan 195x50 R16 16x6 inches 195x50 R16 16x6 inches
2017 Hatchback 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches
2017 Sedan 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches
2016 Hatchback 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches
2016 Sedan 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches
2015 Hatchback 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches
2015 Sedan 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches 175x70 R14 14x5.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Accent Wheel Sizes

Hyundai Accent Towing Capacity

The Hyundai Accent has maximum towing capacity of 1000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2019 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2019 Sedan 1000kg 1000kg
2018 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2018 Sedan 1000kg 1000kg
2017 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2017 Sedan 1000kg 1000kg
2016 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2016 Sedan 1000kg 1000kg
2015 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2015 Sedan 1000kg 1000kg
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