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2020 Hyundai Accent vs. 2020 Hyundai Elantra Review

New 2020 Hyundai Accent

2020 Hyundai
Accent

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New 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*
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$15,295 to $19,400
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$19,150 to $24,000
Invoice* $14,937 to $18,834 $18,511 to $22,974
MPG - City 29 - 33 26 - 33
MPG - Hwy 39 - 41 33 - 41
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested ****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra than the Hyundai Accent, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Accent, drivers may find the Hyundai Elantra a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Hyundai Elantra requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Hyundai Accent, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Hyundai Accent is clearly a better financial choice over the Hyundai Elantra. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Accent and the Hyundai Elantra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Accent is much slimmer than the Hyundai Elantra, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Hyundai Accent, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Elantra.

Drivetrain
The Hyundai Accent has much less torque than the Hyundai Elantra, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Hyundai Accent has a significantly larger turning radius than the Hyundai Elantra, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Accent has less horsepower than the Hyundai Elantra, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Accent and the Hyundai Elantra. The Hyundai Accent has less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Elantra, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Hyundai Accent comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Elantra.