2016 Hyundai Accent vs. 2016 Nissan Versa


And the Winner Is… Comparing the 2016 Hyundai Accent vs. 2016 Nissan Versa

When drivers are weighing the merits of the 2016 Hyundai Accent vs. the 2016 Nissan Versa, they'll find the Accent drives away a clear winner in many areas.

Winning Warranties

In terms of warranty coverage, the Accent rules the contest, offering a five-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty that covers the entire vehicle and also includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Versa's new vehicle warranty isn't quite as impressive, offering basic coverage that is only three years/36,000 miles in longevity.

The Accent's powertrain warranty also far outstrips the Versa's, with the Accent covered by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty compared with the Versa's five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

The Accent additionally offers a seven-year corrosion warranty to the Versa's five-year corrosion warranty.

Engine Emperor

In terms of engine prowess, the Accent offers a 1.6L DOHC four-cylinder engine that generates more horsepower than the Versa's-137 hp vs. 109 hp. The Accent's engine also features more torque, boasting 123 lb-ft to the Versa's 107 lb-ft.

In tests conducted by Motor Trend, the 2016 Accent won out in terms of speed, achieving an acceleration rate of 0 to 60 mph in 9.2 seconds, with the Versa behind it at 0 to 60 mph in 9.8 seconds. Quarter-mile speeds between the two vehicles were 16.9 seconds for the Accent and 17.5 seconds for the Versa.

Superior Space

When it comes to interior space to accommodate the driver and anyone riding along, the Accent is roomier where it counts, offering:

  • 0.1 inch more front headroom than the Versa
  • 3.2 inches more front hip room than the Versa
  • 2 inches more front shoulder room than the Versa
  • 0.6 inches more rear head room than the Versa
  • 1 inch more rear hip room than the Versa
  • 1.5 inches more rear shoulder rom than the Versa

Elevated Ergonomics

When it comes to ergonomic design to facilitate ease and comfort for the vehicle's occupants, the Accent far outstrips the Versa, offering many amenities the Versa doesn't have, including:

  • Telescoping steering wheel (available in all Accent models except the SE Hatchback)
  • Optional one-touch driver power window
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers with adjustable delay
  • Option for an automatic headlight on/off feature, automatically turning headlights on at dusk and turning them off after dawn when the ignition is on; also has a headlight delay to safely light the way back to your house after headlights go off
  • Optional heated outside mirrors
  • Armrest power mirror controls (Versa's power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel where they are difficult to operate)
  • Standard rear heat vents
  • Pollen air filter

Hit the Road in the New Accent

Come to Elgin Hyundai and experience for yourself all the winning elements that make that 2016 Hyundai Accent an exceptional vehicle. Stop by, or contact us today, and we'll set you up on a test drive!


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