Hyundai Accent vs. Ford Fiesta

 2018 Hyundai Accent

 2018 Ford Fiesta

Room to Move

When it comes to room for your passengers and your belongings, the Hyundai Accent and Ford Fiesta aren't even in the same category. The Ford Fiesta sedan is considered a subcompact car because it only has 85.1 cubic feet of passenger volume. With 90.2 cubic feet of passenger volume, the Accent jumps into the compact category. The difference is just as pronounced when you compare trunk space in both vehicles. The Accent's trunk is much larger, with 13.7 cubic feet of space, compared to the Fiesta's 12.8 cubic feet of space. When you hit the road on your next getaway, you have a lot more room for gear in the Accent.

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Performance Prowess

If you are looking for a sedan with a little extra zip on the roads, you will again want to go with the Hyundai Accent. The Accent features a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that generates 130 hp and 119 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the Ford Fiesta sedan also has a 1.6L engine, but it only produces 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque. Although the engine on the Accent is more powerful, it doesn't mean that it is less fuel efficient. The base Accent with a manual transmission earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/37 mpg highway. The base Fiesta sedan falls a bit short with an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/35 mpg highway.

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Warranty? No Worries!

Comparing the warranties of these two vehicles is like night and day. The Fiesta comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, while the Accent has a five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty that also includes 24-hour roadside assistance. It's the same situation with the powertrain warranty. The Accent is fully covered for repairs on the engine, transmission, drive shafts, joints, and axles for 10 years or 100,000 miles, and the Fiesta is covered for five years or 60,000 miles.

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The Hyundai Accent is the No-Brainer Choice

When you look at vehicle capacity, performance, and warranty coverage, the Hyundai Accent is the obvious choice. Plus, it's overflowing with technology and entertainment options that make driving it a total blast. The expert staff at Elgin Hyundai is happy to help you evaluate the Accent and learn how it surpasses the Fiesta in every way. Contact us today to get started!