The base MSRP of a 2019 Hyundai Accent sedan of $14,995 gets you behind the wheel of the entry-level SE trim with the manual gearbox, before the addition of a $920 destination charge. There are also likely to be incentives offered by Hyundai throughout the course of the model year, like the $1,000 discount available in the first couple of months of 2019 on standing stock. The base model is still decently equipped, with 6-way driver seat adjustment, air conditioning, 60/40 split folding rear seats, cruise control, Bluetooth hands-free with audio streaming, power windows, and a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, though it lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, while if you’re looking to add an automatic transmission it’ll set you back an extra $1,000. Two additional trims are offered with prices up to $19,080 on the top Limited model, which gets a sunroof, forward collision avoidance, heated seats, and LED headlights and taillights.
The cheapest Hyundai Accent offering is just that - priced at a budget-beating $14,995 for the entry-level SE trim. You get the same 130 horsepower engine as on other trims, but it’s the only trim to get you a manual gearbox, and also makes do with simplicities like 15-inch steel wheels, and a 5-inch infotainment system with only 4 speakers and no Android Auto or Apple Carplay.
A mid-spec SEL for $17,345 gets the automatic transmission as standard, alloy wheels, and an upgraded infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, 6 speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capabilities. Fully loaded, the Limited trim comes in at just over $20,000 when equipped with the hands-free trunk lid, while heated seats, a power sunroof, and LED headlights all built into the top trim offering.
|SE Sedan Manual||1.6-liter Inline-4 Gas||6-Speed Manual||Front wheel drive||$14,652||$14,995|
|SE Sedan Automatic||1.6-liter Inline-4 Gas||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||Front wheel drive||$15,601||$15,995|
|SEL Sedan Automatic||1.6-liter Inline-4 Gas||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||Front wheel drive||$16,883||$17,345|
|Limited Sedan Automatic||1.6-liter Inline-4 Gas||6-Speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC||Front wheel drive||$18,530||$19,080|
With only 3 trims and being in a relatively budget-focused segment, the 2019 Hyundai Accent doesn’t offer much in the way of additional extras and optional packages. The usual carpeted floor mats and trunk liners are available as accessories, but the only real option available is the hands-free trunk lid on the Limited model. There’s a missed opportunity for Hyundai as items like the forward collision avoidance, heated seats, LED lights, and power sunroof standard on the Limited trim are not available on the lesser models as options - all three of which are nice touches that would be great to add as a bundle or individually. But as it stands, those niceties are reserved for the range-topper.