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Hyundai Accent 2018

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₱695,000 - ₱930,000
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Accent 2018 Specifications
Engine 1368 cc
Power 99 hp
Seating 5 seats
Driver Airbag No
Anti-Lock Braking System No
Power Steering Yes

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Things We Like in Accent 2018

Fuel efficient diesel

Comfortable highway muncher

Affordable and reliable

Things We Dont Like in Accent 2018

Lacks in features

Old compared to the competition

Not as safe as rivals

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The Hyundai Accent is one of the most popular C-segment sedans not only in the Philippines but also around the world. It has a long drawn rivalry against the Honda City but stands to be taller in ways more than one.

The Hyundai Accent is one of the most powerful cars in this price range and segment in the Philippines. The 1.6-litre CRDi makes a good power of 136 PS at 4,000 revs per minute along with a peak torque of 300 Nm between 1,750 to 2,500 revs per minute. This power, indeed, pins down most of its competitors.

Also, ABS, EBD, and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) get the safety quotient to be higher, making the cabin a safe place to be in.

Price List of Accent 2018

Variant Price Specifications  
1.6 CRDi GL 6 M/T (Dsl) ₱785,000 *
SRP Price
1582 cc, 134 hp, 5 seats, Diesel
1.6 CRDI GL 7 A/T -DCT (Dsl) ₱930,000 *
SRP Price
1582 cc, 134 hp, 5 seats, Diesel
1.4 GL 6 M/T ₱695,000 *
SRP Price
1368 cc, 99 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
1.4 GL A/T -CVT ₱745,000 *
SRP Price
1368 cc, 99 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline

Colors of Accent 2018

Accent 2018 is available in 8 different colors - Sonic Silver, Phantom Black, Sleek Silver, Veloster Red, Crystal White, Dazzing Blue, Coffee Bean and Misty Beige.

  • Sonic Silver

  • Phantom Black

  • Sleek Silver

  • Veloster Red

  • Crystal White

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Review of Accent 2018

  • Overview
  • Interior & Features
  • Exterior
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety

Overview

The Hyundai Accent has been in the Philippines for a long time now. The last major upgrade came way back in 2014 since its launch in the mid-2000s. It was basic when it was launched and has now become dated compared to nearly all its rivals. The 2018 model has already been launched in many markets the world over. Yet here we are stuck with the same old model. The new model is a significant improvement in nearly every department. Frankly, it leaves the old model very far behind. But it seems like there is nothing we can do but wait for the new Accent. Till then anyone looking for a taxi or a cheap and economical sedan has the old Accent to consider. And there are some very good reasons why the Accent continues to be a very good option for these needs.

Interior & Features

In a word, the interior is utilitarian. There is hard plastic and urethane everywhere you touch. The seats are nylon and also washable. There is no dearth of small storage cubbyholes and cup holders. Instrumentation is basic as is the entertainment with its 1 DIN 4 speaker system. At least it supports USB and aux inputs. Air-conditioning is manual. Steering can’t be adjusted. However, the basics are still covered. There is a lot of space in the cabin thanks to its 2570 mm wheelbase. Although the quality and finish of the interior is great. Ride quality is comfortable and the cabin is largely secluded from road noise. The controls are manual and big and last for long. Mirrors and windows are power operated. Doors can be locked centrally. There is a trip computer that tells the trip distance, distance to empty average and instant fuel consumption and average speed. There is 28 litres of boot space in the back. Consider all these features together and you’ll realize why it is such a huge favorite of the taxi crowd. The one niggle that people might notice is that the rear visibility is bad. A rear camera then would be very welcome.

Exterior

The new Accent rocks a much bolder appearance that is more modern and stylish in every way. The old design, however, was not exactly ugly in the first place. The fluidic design language was a triumph for Hyundai and the Accent benefitted heavily from it. It is relatively compact at 4370 (L) x 1700 (W) x 1457 (H) mm. Styling can be described as clean. The lines could easily have been overdone especially in the front but thankfully Hyundai restrained itself. The front and rear three quarters look modern even today. This is primarily due to the multi-reflector taillights and the halogen headlight setup combined with the thin grille. Compared to the new design, however, it does look stale. The biggest offender, however, has to be the absolutely puny 14” wheels, shod with 175/70 R14 tires. They frankly look like the wheels of strolleys. The plastic hubcaps make them even worse. Combined with the door handles that are not body colored, they bring out its premium nature.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Accent sells in the Philippines with two different engine options. There is a 1.4-litre Dual CVVT petrol producing 100 PS at 6000 rpm and 13.6 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. It comes with a 6-speed manual or a CVT. There is also a 1.6-litre CRDi VGT diesel that comes with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual clutch automatic. While the power output is same for both the transmissions at 136 PS at 4000 rpm, the torque is another story. The 6-speed manual generates a peak torque of 26.5 Nm between 1500 and 3500 rpm. The 7-speed generates 30.6 Nm of torque between 1750 and 2500 rpm. This equates to very good performance especially on highways, where it can really stretch its legs. The wide rev range for the peak torque makes it fast while cruising. Acceleration is powerful across the rev range. This makes the diesel the better option here. But you probably already knew that because of its other major advantage. The Accent diesel gives excellent fuel economy at 27 to 37 kmpl depending on the transmission. For best of both performance and fuel economy, the 6-speed manual is the obvious choice.

Braking & Safety

This is one area that the Accent lags by a huge margin. There is only one variant – the 1.6 diesel with the 7-speed dual clutch – that gets anything in terms of modern safety equipment. And even then it is absolutely Spartan in comparison to its rivals. It gets ABS with EBD and driver side airbags. But that is it. It also comes with hill start assist in terms of driver aids. All other variants are completely bereft of any form of safety equipment other than seatbelts and Isofix. Keyless entry is available only with the diesel engine. So, if you shut the doors with the doors locked, then God be with you. Brakes are thankfully ventilated discs all around but that hardly covers the fact that this car is highly unsafe. The Accent has performed quite badly in many tests of the IIHS. This is worrying for the buyers and the company itself when you consider that other cars in the same category have award-winning levels of safety. The buyers of this car, however, look at it as an investment. One that needs to be reliable and pay for itself. With its cheap pricing and 5-year unlimited mileage warranty, the Accent manages to do brilliantly in both these areas. The Hyundai Accent then is a good looking, cheap to run a basic car with a great engine. For the taxi operator, this car makes a lot of sense and Hyundai happen to be cognizant of this fact. The rest of us will just have to wait for the new model. 

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    Test Sachin May 03, 2018
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    I have the accent from 2015. I got the diesel with the automatic. So far I really like the pickup from the engine. The gearbox is very smooth. I like driving the car on long drives. But there are a few problems. The plastic used in the car is very hard, especially the armrest. The mileage has gone down and Read More

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    Test Sachin Apr 16, 2018
    Practical no nonsense mile muncher

    I have the accent from 2015. I got the diesel with the automatic. So far I really like the pickup from the engine. The gearbox is very smooth. I like driving the car on long drives. But there are a few problems. The plastic used in the car is very hard, especially the armrest. The mileage has gone down and Read More

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