2021 Hyundai Accent  RealSafeCars55Safety Rating

#62 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#146 of all 2021 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. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 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 2021 Hyundai Accent has a score of 55, implying a 0.074% chance of driver death (6.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.064%, and the chance of injury falls to 5.7%.

We estimate that the 2021 Hyundai Accent has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0744% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 8.5009%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0744% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 8.5009% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Hyundai Accent is 55% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Hyundai Accent is 45% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Hyundai Accent offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. An active safety system that is standard on the 2021 Hyundai Accent is Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FDA-PED).


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

7550Hyundai AccentToyota YarisNissan VersaKia RioMitsubishi MirageKia SoulKia ForteHonda FitChevrolet SonicHyundai VenueComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Hyundai Accent with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 75. The 2021 Hyundai Accent is less safe than the 2021 Nissan Versa, the 2021 Kia Rio, the 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage, the 2020 Hyundai Venue, the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2020 Honda Fit, the 2021 Kia Forte, and the 2021 Kia Soul.

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