2019 Hyundai Accent Interior & Cargo

$14,995 - $19,080
Price Range (MSRP)

On the budget-oriented end of the spectrum, don’t climb into a Hyundai Accent expecting lavish appointments and leather upholstery. Instead, expect hard grey plastics - built for durability - and cloth upholstered seats. The front items are flat and offer little support, but the seating position is overall quite good with excellent visibility and ample head and leg room.

The rear bench folds in a 60/40 split but offers limited space with leg room on the tighter side of things and headroom impeded by the coupe-like roof that also hampers ingress and egress for taller passengers. Heated front seats are available only on the top-spec Limited trim, along with automatic temperature control - but still no leather option. 2 sets of LATCH anchors are equipped to the rear seats, but the cramped cabin may only accommodate front-facing car seats.

2019 Hyundai Accent Interior Space

The Hyundai Accent technically seats 5 occupants, though the rear seats are tight and will only fit 2 average or below sized adults in fairly cramped quarters. The seating position is decent, with driver’s height adjustment affording excellent visibility, though the lack of reach adjustment on the steering wheel on the base model is uncomfortable for taller folk. The seat base is flat and offers little support which gets tiresome on longer journeys. While head and legroom are ample up front, the sloping roofline gives the rear quarters less than ideal headroom. Meanwhile, the legroom is cramped due to the subcompact dimensions.

Hyundai Accent
Kia Rio
Hyundai Elantra
Seating Capacity 5 5 5
Front Seat Legroom 42 inches 42 inches 42 inches
Front Seat Headroom 38 inches 38 inches 38 inches
Rear Seat Legroom 33 inches 33 inches 35 inches
Rear Seat Headroom 37 inches 37 inches 37 inches

Interior colors and materials

Because the Hyundai Accent is a budget-focused subcompact, there isn’t a vast array of luxury to be found in the cabin. Interior materials are limited to synthetic cloth on the seats and door panels, harsh plastics on the doors and dash, and hard rubber. The cloth upholstery can be had in two color choices, black or beige, dependent on your choice of exterior paint, while the lower dash panels are color-coded to match the upholstery choice. Regardless of upholstery, a faux chrome finish surrounds the infotainment screen and air vents, with gloss black surrounds to the air conditioning controls. The cloth appointments are limited to the seats and door panels, though Hyundai has curiously not equipped the armrests with cloth, making the harsh plastic armrests highly uncomfortable.

Standard interior Colors

  • Beige, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim

Interior Features

The base SE-specification Hyundai Accent is equipped with a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with limited functionality and only 4 speakers through which audio quality is not impressive. It offers AM/FM radio functionality with music inputs also being offered via USB, auxiliary input, or Bluetooth media streaming. The standard USB port is not strong enough to charge a modern smartphone. By upgrading to the SEL or Limited, the infotainment is beefed up to a 7-inch touchscreen system with enhanced functionality and 6 speakers of a higher standard. In addition to AM/FM radio, it benefits from SiriusXM satellite radio and also comes equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. There is no onboard navigation, and the base SE has no option to upgrade to the 7-inch touchscreen system. All 3 trims do however receive a rearview camera that displays through the infotainment system.

Standard Interior Features

  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Air Filtration
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Blue Link Tracker System
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Driver And Front Passenger Armrests
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Driver Seat
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • FOB Controls -inc: Remote Engine Start
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's seat w/height adjustment, driver's sliding armrest storage box, sliding and reclining adjustments and passenger's seatback pocket
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's seat w/height adjustment, sliding and reclining adjustments and passenger's seatback pocket
  • Front Cupholder
  • Front Map Lights
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Full Floor Console, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Glove Box
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's seat w/height adjustment, driver's sliding armrest storage box, sliding and reclining adjustments and passenger's seatback pocket
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Manual Tilt Steering Column
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Power 1st Row Windows
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Proximity Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob

2019 Hyundai Accent Cargo Space

Being a sedan, the Hyundai Accent would never have the greatest available cargo space, but it still impresses with 13.7 cubic feet, while the standard 60/40 split folding rear seatback enables more utility if needed. The trunk is easy to load and the square shape of the aperture and load floor, as well as the low load sill, make it highly practical compared to sedan rivals from Ford and Toyota. On the Limited trim, a hands-free trunk feature is offered with the proximity key to aid loading when your hands are full.

Inside the cabin, storage space is limited. Slim door pockets don’t fit much but do offer sculpted bottle holders, while all but 1 of the 3 center console cupholders are only suited to small cups. The storage bin ahead of the shift lever may be deep, but it’s not wide enough to accommodate the ever-growing dimensions of some modern smartphones. A seatback pocket is only available from the SEL trim.

Hyundai Accent
Kia Rio
Hyundai Elantra
Trunk Volume 13 ft³ 13 ft³ 14 ft³