Read more about the 2018 Hyundai Accent Review and First Drive at AutoGuide.com.It’s a symptom of the universe that the slow death of small cars in the United States is heralded by perhaps the best crop of safe, efficient, and affordable compact and subcompact vehicles to have ever been available to budget-conscious buyers.
As SUVs continue to soak up dollars at the entry level of the market, some automakers have made the choice to withdraw and refocus on crossovers, while others — such as Hyundai — press on in a bid to preserve one of their strongest selling nameplates.
The 2018 Hyundai Accent is a vehicle that offers little in the way of surprises, with the possible exception of its resounding competence as a commuter. After nearly a quarter century of development, there’s little wonder that Hyundaihas completely nailed the Accent formula. More impressive is that the brand has elected to stay the course with the car on a parallel track to its sport-utility efforts, rather than abandon the hope that one day its customers will return to the sedanfold after wandering the crossover wilderness.