2018 Hyundai Accent  RealSafeCars58Safety Rating

#68 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#136 of all 2018 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Hyundai Accent
The Accent, a mainstay of Hyundai's lineup since 1995, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 Hyundai Accent is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2018 Hyundai Accent has a score of 58, implying a 0.071% chance of driver death (6.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.061%, and the chance of injury falls to 5.5%.

We estimate that the 2018 Hyundai Accent has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0711% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 8.1168%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0711% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 8.1168% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Hyundai Accent is 48% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Hyundai Accent is 38% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Hyundai Accent offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8044Nissan VersaToyota Yaris iAHyundai AccentKia RioNissan SentraHonda FitNissan Versa NoteFord FocusHyundai ElantraKia SoulKia ForteFord FiestaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Hyundai Accent with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 80. The 2018 Hyundai Accent is safer than the 2018 Nissan Versa and less safe than the 2018 Kia Rio, the 2018 Nissan Sentra, the 2018 Honda Fit, the 2018 Ford Fiesta, the 2018 Kia Forte, the 2018 Kia Soul, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra, the 2018 Ford Focus, and the 2018 Nissan Versa Note.

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