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Hyundai Elantra vs. Hyundai Accent

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Hyundai Elantra

2016 Hyundai Elantra
$442
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Hyundai Accent

2016 Hyundai Accent
$436
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Excellent

The Hyundai Elantra Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 9th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $442 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the Elantra is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.

Excellent

The Hyundai Accent Reliability Rating is 5.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 4th out of 21 for subcompact cars. The average annual repair cost is $436 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are both much lower than other vehicles, so the Accent is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$442
inexpensive
very expensive
$436
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.2
not often
way too often
0.2
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
minor issues
major issues
8%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(75 Reviews)
(42 Reviews)
Rating Details
5 star
(10)
4 star
(36)
3 star
(21)
2 star
(5)
1 star
(2)

The Hyundai Elantra ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in brakes.

Read more detailed reviews here.

“DON'T BUY IT WILL REGRET IT. at least the 2016 one”

Rating Details
5 star
(1)
4 star
(16)
3 star
(14)
2 star
(6)
1 star
(4)

The Hyundai Accent ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in body.

Read more detailed reviews here.

“Caveat Emptor...I say 'Buyer Beware' only because the Window Sticker said $19,004 with the Fabric and Paint Protection Add On. 5 months later I started shopping for a Hybrid due to the very lousy ...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Hyundai Accent and the Hyundai Elantra are two different small cars made by the same manufacturer. The Accent is a subcompact sedan and the Elantra is a larger compact sedan. Both come with front-wheel drive. 

Engine power in these cars is proportional to their different sizes and weights. The Hyundai Accent has a single engine with 130 horsepower. The larger Hyundai Elantra has 147 horsepower standard, with a 201-horsepower engine optional.  

The difference in size between the two cars also shows up in the amount of interior space they have. The Accent has 90.2 cubic feet of passenger space and 13.7 in the trunk, while the Elantra offers 95.8 cubic feet of room inside and 14.4 cubic feet of trunk space. The Elantra has a bit more interior space, while the trunk space in each is fairly close.

Except for overall size and interior space, the Hyundai Accent and the Hyundai Elantra are pretty similar. The Accent leads on overall value due to its lower price, but the Elantra excels for its more spacious interior and abundant optional power. Both come with Hyundai’s excellent 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Drive both and see which one makes more sense for you and your needs.


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