The 2022 Hyundai Accent is back and still as affordable as ever. As always, the sedan is stylized to a refined degree which defies its low price tag. It also sports an ever-economical MPG rating, making it so much more valuable with fuel prices being as they are. All models come with the same 4-cylinder engine and the CVT transmission system, making the drive experience reliable but tamed down. We are sad to see the 6-speed MT option go but it doesn’t really pull the Accent back in terms of reliability. Overall, we feel as if the Accent stays true to its purpose as an honest and simple sedan that has a lot more to say with its style than you’d expect. We highly suggest it to those who are looking for a car that helps to save on general expenses through efficiency. This 2022 Hyundai Accent review will go into the various specs and features that make it much more than just a budget car choice.
A new addition to the SE and SEL models of the 2022 Hyundai Accent is an anti-theft immobilizer that is now a standard feature. On the opposite side, we’re sad to see the 6-speed manual transmission option go from the Accent’s lineup. Other than that, there’s no major changes made to the Accent for this model year.
The 2022 Hyundai Accent price point is split between the 3 different trim levels made available to buyers. The SE and SEL get some additional features as we’ve said in the previous section, but we’d rather take the upgrade to the midrange SEL. The additional features it has when it comes to interior features and infotainment systems is a big leap forwards and we’re saying it’s well worth it. For other features like the selection of 2022 Hyundai Accent colors and other accessories, most can be found on the company’s vehicle configurator. Below is our table detailing the starting MSRPs of the 2022 Hyundai Accent:
|2022 Hyundai Accent SE||$16,645*|
|2022 Hyundai Accent SEL||$17,900*|
|2022 Hyundai Accent Limited||$19,600*|
Through Hyundai’s leasing service, buyers can check out for themselves the 2022 Hyundai Accent lease price. Along with that, they can check out the different financing options and lease deals that they can make good use of. Make sure to check out the company’s official site and with your preferred car dealer.
The 2022 Hyundai Accent specs sheet makes detail of the 1.6-liter 4-Cylinder engine which is capable of 120 horsepower and 113 pounds-feet of torque. It comes standard with front-wheel drive and comes with the Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission system. Sadly, Hyundai has done away with the option for a 6-speed manual transmission. The Accent rides atop 15-inch wheels which is upgraded to 17-inch wheels on the Limited model. Its steering system is aided by a Motor-Driven Power Steering system, giving it some agility. Rear disc brakes are not available on the base SE model, making the jump to the SEL and the Limited a bit more enticing.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The EPA has already released their estimates for the 2022 Hyundai Accent’s fuel efficiency ratings. All models have garnered the same 36 MPG/Combined rating, enough to save drivers around $3,000 in fuel costs throughout 5 years of use. It’s also been estimated that the annual fuel costs of this vehicle sits at around $1,700 which makes it quite the economical choice.
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Hyundai Accent||33||41||36|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Hyundai made sure that the 2022 Hyundai Accent interior is built with good-quality materials. A purposeful design, it’s meant to be simple and easy to move around in. Its passenger capacity sits at around 90.2 cubic feet with enough seats for 5 people. All seats come with cloth seating surfaces without options to upgrade according to their site’s specs sheet. The driver has a 6-way adjustable seat with height, sliding, and reclining adjustments coming standard to all models. Seatback pockets and a sliding armrest storage box is available on the SEL and Limited trim levels. Heating functions is available on the Limited trims for the 2 front seats. Other than that, the interior of the Accent is equipped but not to the extent of its rivals. The cargo capacity of the Hyundai Accent is at 13.7 cubic feet, just enough for short trips and a few bags. There are some storage compartments available within the passenger cabin but it’s more meant for small trinkets and objects.
When it comes to infotainment features, the Hyundai Accent comes decently equipped with tech. It all starts with a 5-inch touchscreen on the SE which is brought up to a 7-inch display on the SEL and Limited models. Some connectivity options include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, only available to all models except the base SE level. Bluetooth connectivity is also available on all the trim levels with voice recognition features being available on higher trim levels. Other features include the standard sound audio system which is composed of 4-speakers with the SE whereas SEL and Limited having 6-speakers used.
The safety suite of this model of the Hyundai Accent has been given a rating of 4-stars by the NHTSA. Some standard features include Stability and Traction control systems, a Hillstart Assist Control, a 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System, and a set of airbags that are positioned at strategic points. The SEL and Limited models gain additional standard features such as a Driver’s blind spot mirror and a Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance system.
Hyundai is known for their warranty packages, especially for the length of their terms. The limited warranty plan spans for 5 years or the first 60,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The powertrain warranty lasts for 10 years with a mileage limit of 100,000 miles driven. This goes the same for the Hybrid System warranty which lasts for 10 years with the same mileage limit. Other warranty perks include a 7-year anti-perforation warranty plan and 5 years of 24/7 roadside assistance availability as standard.