The IIHS thinks highly of the Hyundai Accent, awarding it the status of Top Safety Pick for 2019, with only the passenger-side small overlap, headlights, and use of LATCH anchor tests yielding scores of ‘Acceptable’. The NHTSA has not yet tested the new generation Accent.
Standard safety features are extensive, with 4-wheel ABS complementing a range of other features. Six airbags are standard, including front driver and passenger, front head, rear head, and front side airbags. A rear view camera is standard on all models, but the best safety feature is only available on the Limited model, with forward collision avoidance being the key to the IIHS Top Safety Pick rating. Unfortunately that isn’t available on lower trim lines, meaning safety is slightly compromised on budget derivatives.