2018 Hyundai Accent Brings New Design and More Space To The Table


Every day, crossovers and SUVs are becoming more and more popular and this segment, where you can find vehicles of high quality, has become one of the most competitive markets. Meanwhile, Hyundai doesn’t have the intention to give up on the plucky and pretty big Accent. The fifth generation is here, and the new model has grown a lot compared to its predecessor, getting inspiration from its big brother, the Elantra.

Popularity – Is the Accent Popular or Not?

For example, the Hyundai Accent is quite popular in Canada where it basically dominates the subcompact class since it accounts for 23.7 percent of the market. The fact is that Hyundai has managed to sell more than 430,000 units during the last two-plus decades and the cheap cars are here to stay whether you like it or not.


Platform – The Use of High-Strength Steel

However, when you think about it, you realize that the Hyundai Accent is so much more than just a cheap compact. The new 2018 Hyundai Accent is based on the company’s Superstructure platform, and this car is now 32 per cent stiffer mostly because the South Korean company used a lot of high-strength steel for the chassis. What does this mean? Well, the driving dynamics and ride quality of the Accent have improved for a decent amount, but it is hard to talk about that now. Once the 2018 Hyundai Accent is tested, we will get the information across.

Engine Options

When it comes to the engine options, nothing has changed. Hyundai offers a 1.6-liter four cylinder with direct injection that generates 132 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. However, this unit has gone through some tweaks in order to improve power and fuel efficiency slightly. The customers are left with the choice of either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, and if you opt for the automatic, you will be able to switch between Normal and Sport driving modes but don’t expect too much from this engine.

Exterior and Interior – Both are Marvelous

What is the most fascinating about the 2018 Hyundai Accent is its appearance both outside and inside. Immediately, we can notice some of the similarities with the larger Elantra model and the Accent is equipped with the company’s trademark cascading front grille and LED daytime running lights which are offered as an option.


In the cabin, you can find equipment such as a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, push-button start and numerous safety features one of which is automatic braking, for instance. The infotainment system has been tucked into the dash instead of being a “floating” screen. Furthermore, heated front seats are available which is pretty great considering the price of the car.

2018 Hyundai Accent Release Date

The 2018 Hyundai Accent sedan will be available later in this year, whereas you can buy it in a hatchback form starting from early 2018. Speaking of the hatchback, it will be offered only in Canada.


Hyundai Accent 2018 Price

The starting price is $16,000, and for this amount of money, you get a truly nice and simple car, but also the one that will manage to satisfy pretty much all your basic needs.

Should You Buy it or Not?

As we have already said, crossovers and SUVs are taking the central stage, and most of the automakers are abandoning the subcompact car segment. However, Hyundai doesn’t want to give up easily, which is good to hear, especially because there are people who are still looking for models such as these. The 2018 Accent has grown in size, and since it really improved, you should at least consider it and put it on your list. Just keep it as an option.

What do you think about the 2018 Hyundai Accent? Do you like the new car, would you buy it, and if not, why not? State your opinion in the comment section.