2017 Hyundai Accent SE 4 cylinder from North America


Surprising value and comfort on a shoe string ~~!!



General Comments:

One word... 'substance'!

Had planned to buy a new 2019 model, only to learn that they no longer provide a CD player or FM radio in the new ones. The last year that had both is 2017, so I shopped for one of those.

Even after its inaugural life as a rental, the one I bought is clean and quiet, especially with the new touring tires added.

It was a hard choice to move away from owning classic cars to something in this century, but having made that choice, the 2017 Hyundai Accent is as close to uncomplicated mechanicals as possible in its era.

Added note, some have commented on 'cheap plastics' ~~ this Accent is trimmed nicely in what looks like brushed pewter, with contrasting black and gray leather-ish hard surfaces... easy to care for and sturdy.

The seats have strong fabric and are comfortable, also.

In all, amazing value for less than $10,000., with one of the longest warranties available.

Fuel economy is stunning... currently averaging 34 MPG, combined town and motorway driving.

Ample acceleration on highway ramps, smooth transmission shifts and quiet on the road.

This is not equal to my former classic Volvo, but exceeds it in many aspects... without pretense, or the extravagant mechanic costs!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2019

28th Jan 2019, 21:48

How's about reporting back here after at least 15K-20K miles ?

It would be interesting to see if you still rate it 10/10 on EVERYTHING.

7th Feb 2019, 22:15

Will be glad to report back.

Over the years, I've had two other Hyundai Accents... 1995 and 2005, both purchased as used vehicles. Never any big issues with either, only parted with the 2005 because it was manual and a knee injury precluded extensive use of the clutch.

2017 Hyundai Accent 1.6 from North America


Decent car for an econobox


No problems; this is a review of a rental.

General Comments:

Very good fuel mileage. Acceptable performance.

Lack of cruise control made a 660 mile trip not very comfortable. Very firm and uncomfortable seats. My wife had back surgery about a month before and seats were killing her back. Seat belt latch was too firm and didn't move enough.

Very roomy trunk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd May, 2017

22nd May 2017, 17:04

Your wife just had back surgery and you rented a Hyundai Accent for a 660 mile trip?

28th May 2017, 02:38

What you said!!!

16th Feb 2018, 18:40

He probably rented a "Toyota Camry, or similar".