After a full redesign last year, the Hyundai Accent returns for 2019 with relatively few changes. The changes Hyundai have made to the car, result in slightly more features on the lower level models. A chrome grill and beltline, along with fog lights were standard on the limited in 2018 but are now all included on the SEL trim. LED headlights were not available last year, and are now standard on the updated 2019 Limited trim.
The 2019 Hyundai Accent is available in three trim levels: the SE, the SEL and the Limited. All Accents have a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that makes 130 horsepower. The engine is mated to a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission.
The SE rides on 15-inch wheels and comes relatively well-equipped with a 6-way manually adjustable seat, power windows, mirrors and locks, a 5-inch touch screen and a 4-speaker CD and MP3 player with Bluetooth connectivity and USB auxiliary ports, one-touch triple-flash turn signals, air conditioning, rearview camera and a center armrest with cup holders.
Mid-level SEL models gain important features such as an upgraded 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with CarPlay/Android Auto and voice recognition, automatic headlights, rear disc brakes, alloy wheels, heated side mirrors and a steering wheel that tilts and telescopes.
The top of the line Accent Limited adds 17-inch wheels, heated front seats, fog lights, projector headlights with LED accents and LED taillights. The Limited also gets automatic temperature control with auto defogging, proximity key with push button start and a sunroof.
All 2019 trims come with standard safety features such as 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, advanced front and side impact airbags, side head and rear head airbags, hill start assist control, traction control, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management and tire pressure monitoring are also standard.
Driver's blind spot mirror is standard for SEL models while buyers wanting a forward-collision warning system with automatic braking will need to opt in the Limited trim level.