Our Opinion - 2022 Hyundai Accent Review

For the Hyundai Accent, we’d use the word “forgettable” to describe it. Even though it isn’t exciting, it isn’t a let-down in any aspect of its performance or design.

In terms of styling, the exterior adheres to Hyundai’s more dated aesthetic, but it’s still attractive. Even though it’s well built, the cabin is plain and boring. It is easy to use the 7.0-inch touchscreen.

We were hoping for a little more acceleration from the Accent, which isn’t expected in this segment. It has the same engine and transmission as the Kia Rio, but it takes nearly a moment longer to get to 60 mph than the Rio. The cylinder makes a loud noise, and there is no feedback from the steering wheel. Small steering corrections were more frequent than expected for our First Test, as we noted. In terms of gas mileage, the Accent is a winner, delivering 41mpg on the highway.

To get from point A to point B, the Accent is an excellent choice. If you only need to get from place To place, then this is the vehicle for you. Still, the Kia Costa Rica, which has more technology and a better driving experience, is more appealing to us.

Because it’s the company’s entry-level model, the Accent isn’t overly equipped. It’s only available as a sedan; the sporty coupe model was discontinued for the 2022 model year. The Nissan Versa & Kia Rio are two of the Accent’s main rivals in the subcompact segment.

The Accent only receives one change for the 2022 prototype year: all trims now come standard with an immobiliser.


  • Aesthetic appeal.
  • Good quality of the ride.
  • Efficient.


  • Steering does not provide any feedback.
  • Sluggish progress.
  • Drab interior.

The 2022 Hyundai Accent’s 120 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque come from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. A CVT automatic transmission or a 6 manual transmission are both available to customers. All models have front-wheel drive. The last moment we evaluated an Accent, it took 9.6 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph.

It is estimated that the Hyundai Accent will achieve 33/41 mpg on the highway and city respectively in 2022.

With 4 stars at front crash as well as hover tests as well as five stars on the side crash test, the NHTSA gives a 2022 Hyundai Accent an overall safety rating of four stars. However, the organization cites what it refers to as a safety issue. Rear-seat dummies were hit by the interior panel in the side test vehicle, indicating an increased risk of injury to the torso.

With the exception of the side impact front test for the passenger’s side, the 2021 Accent scored Good in all IIHS crash tests. When a car’s right hand corner hits an item travelling at 40 mph, this test mimics the collision’s effects. Based on their configuration, headlights were given either an Acceptable or Poor rating.

The Nissan Versa has more cargo space and more front legroom than the Hyundai Accent.

Size of Cargo Area:

  • 13.7 cubic feet of space in the Hyundai Accent
  • Nissan Versa: 15.0 cu. ft. of space

Legroom in the Front and Back Rows:

  • Dimensions of the Hyundai Accent: 42.1/33.5 throughout
  • Dimensions of the Nissan Versa: 44.5/31.0 feet wide

Standard features include a 5.0-inch touchscreen display in the centre and a four-speaker audio system. A seven-inch touchscreen to Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay, and also six speakers, is standard on higher-end trims. Additionally, there are two USB charging ports.

The SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels of such 2022 Hyundai Accent are available. The base model has a dated infotainment system and no automatic headlights, which makes it a little too bare-bones for our tastes.

To get the most modern screen, fog lights, fog lights, dual USB, and driver’s blind spot mirrors, we’d probably go with the SEL model, which comes with dual USB ports. You’ll need to upgrade to the Limited to get heated front seats.

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra, which starts at just below $21,000, is significantly more expensive than Accent. As long as it’s within your budget, paying a little more is worth it. 

The Elantra, in contrast to the Accent, offers a more refined powertrain and more assured driving dynamics. Because it’s a hardtop convertible, it has more room in the cabin than the Accent, which is smaller. 

There are also a number of technological upgrades available for Elantra owners. These include larger touchscreens, fully digital instrument clusters, and digital keys that can be used to unlock the vehicle using a smartphone.

  • Rio
  • The Versa is a Nissan model.
  • Mirage by Mitsubishi
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