2016 Hyundai Accent vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra 

If you're shopping for a new small sedan, Hyundai has a couple of outstanding options that will fit nicely within your budget range, while also providing you with some of the most-oft-requested convenience and entertainment features. Let's see how the 2016 Hyundai Accent vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra match up in side-by-side comparison.

Accent was the first car in its class to feature Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) technology. A GDI engine better controls fuel injection for overall better fuel economy, more power and fewer emissions. Matching or exceeding class-star Honda Fit in fuel economy is an impressive feat for any motor, as the Fit is one of the more fuel-efficient vehicles you can buy--and 2016 Accent can rise to the challenge. And, Accent adds more features without adding weight--another prime contributor to its class-leading efficiency.

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2016 Hyundai Accent vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra
$14,745 MSRP $17,250
27 city/38 hwy/31 combined Fuel Efficiency (mpg) 27 city/37 hwy/31 combined
1.6-liter 4-cylinder Engine 1.8- or 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
137 @ 6300 rpm Horsepower 145 @ 6500 rpm

Subcompact sedans are great for a number of reasons: excellent fuel economy, lower prices compared to other options, and they're easy for just about anyone to drive comfortably and safely. The 2016 Hyundai Accent has three trims: SE, SE Hatchback and Sport Hatchback, making it easy for you to upgrade to the popular hatchback body style for only $250 more than the sedan version. Standard equipment on 2016 Accent includes 14-inch steel wheels, bodycolor manual-folding side mirrors, a center high-mount brake light, chrome accent front grille, tinted glass with windshield shade band, bodycolor door handles, air conditioning, power windows and locks, 60/40-split fold-down rear seats, a 6-speaker audio system, a USB port and auxiliary input jack.

2016 Elantra SE carries all the standard features that Accent does, and comes in a hatchback version--the Elantra GT, which is a slightly different vehicle. New for 2016 is Elantra Value Edition, which adds to the base SE 16-inch alloy wheels, a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, leather steering wheel and shift knob, proximity key with push button start, heated front seats, chrome and aluminum interior accents, side mirror turn signals, and a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel--combining the most-sought-after features for just $550 more than an Elantra SE.*

Other 2016 Elantra changes include adding proximity key with push-button start and dual automatic climate control to Elantra Limited trim while reducing the price by $600. While Elantra Sport loses standard leather seats and a power sunroof this model year, its price is also reduced.

It's likely the Accent and the Elantra will suit drivers with similar tastes--and they both have the same fuel economy (with standard manual transmission), so you won't be sacrificing anything there. We'd love to help you get to know our small sedans better--why not call or click today for a scheduled test drive?

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