Sib Duel: 2020 Hyundai Accent vs Hyundai Reina Specs Comparison

Updated Jun 04, 2021

Two Hyundai sedan siblings duke it out. Hyundai Reina vs Accent, which one do you prefer?

In this article...

  1. 1. Sib Duel: Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Spec sheet comparison
  2. 2. 2020 Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Exterior Review
  3. 3. 2020 Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Interior Review
  4. 4. 2020 Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Engine and Performance
  5. 5. 2020 Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Safety Features
  6. 6. 2020 Hyundai Reina vs Accent Variants: Price comparison
  7. 7. 2020 Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Conclusion

1. Sib Duel: Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Spec sheet comparison

In the Philippine market, Hyundai currently has two subcompact car models. That’s the Reina and the Accent. In general, these two are targeting different price points. The Accent’s entry-level GL 1.4 MT (w/o Airbags) variant however is just Php 27,000 more expensive than the Reina GL 1.4 AT (w/ Apple CarPlay/Android Auto). So, which sedan has the better specs?

Accent vs Reina head to head.

Let's find out which sedan is better on paper

2. 2020 Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Exterior Review

When it comes to size, the Accent GL 1.4 MT measures 4,440 mm long, 1,729 mm wide, and 1,475 high. Its wheelbase is 2,600 mm, and it has a ground clearance of 140 mm.

In comparison, the Hyundai Reina GL 1.4 AT is 4,300 mm long, 1705 mm wide, and 1,460 mm in height. Its wheelbase measures at 2,570 mm in length, and its ground clearance is 150 mm.

Hyundai AccentHyundai Reina

Compare the Hyundai Accent (left) and Reina (right) using this slider.

The Accent GL is overall the larger vehicle. It is wider, taller, and longer than the Reina. So that means it might have more interior space than the latter.

Note however that the Reina might be better at handling rough roads as it has 10 mm more ground clearance than the Accent.

A picture of the rear of the Hyundai Reina.

The Reina looks simple, yet elegant

For exterior features, both of these cars are on par with each other. Both have halogen headlights and LED taillights. Both don’t come with fog lights, and both come with steel wheels.

The one on the Hyundai Accent however is a larger 15-inch set, while the Reina uses a smaller 14-inch set.

A picture of the rear of the Hyundai Accent.

The Accent on the other hand is a bit more angular

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3. 2020 Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Interior Review

Step inside these two and you’ll find a simple but comfortable interior. Both the Reina and the Accent can comfortably fit five people, and both have fabric-covered seats, tilt-only steering wheels, and manual air-conditioning.

The AC aboard the Accent GL however does have rear vents, whereas the Reina does not. Note though that the smaller Hyundai sedan has 12-volt accessory outlets that are absent on the Accent.

A picture of the interior of the Hyundai Accent.

This is a picture is for reference. The Accent GL MT lacks a charging port and steering-wheel buttons

When it comes to on-board tech, the Hyundai Reina simply beats the Accent GL with its AVN touchscreen head unit. The said touchscreen is capable of connecting via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and it can also provide offline navigation.

In comparison, the larger Accent GL has a simpler but still capable 3.8-inch LCD display with radio. Both cars are equipped with a four-piece speaker set.

A picture of the interior of the Hyundai Reina.

The Reina GL AT's interior is better equipped especially with the AVN head unit

In terms of cargo, the Accent has a default trunk capacity of 388-liters. Surprisingly enough, the smaller Reina has more at 475-liters.

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4. 2020 Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Engine and Performance

Powering the Hyundai Accent GL is a 1.4-liter inline-4 gasoline mill, which can make up to 100 horsepower and 132 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. 

Meanwhile, the Reina GL’s 1.4-liter makes a maximum of 94 horsepower and 132 Nm of torque. It’s also a front-wheel-drive vehicle, but it uses a four-speed automatic transmission instead. 

To sum it up, the larger Accent makes a bit more horsepower, but both cars produce the same amount of torque. Note though that the Accent GL has a slightly heavier curb weight of 1,050 kg. The Reina GL, on the other hand, weighs 50 kg less at 1,000 kg.

For their suspensions, both cars use a MacPherson strut for the front and a torsion beam axle for the rear. Both also have the same solid disc front brakes and rear drum brake setup.

Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Engine comparo
Specs
Hyundai Accent GL 1.4 MT (w/o Airbags)
Hyundai Reina GL 1.4 AT (w/ Apple CarPlay/Android Auto)
Engine
1.4 L Kappa Dual CVVT gasoline
1.4 L Kappa 2 MPI I4 gasoline
Displacement
1.4-liter
1.4-liter
Horsepower
100
94
Torque
132
132
Drivetrain
Front-wheel-drive
Front-wheel-drive
Transmission
Six-speed manual
Four-speed automatic

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5. 2020 Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Safety Features

As for safety, this variant of the Accent we’re comparing with the Reina GL doesn’t have airbags. The only on-board safety features it comes with are seat belts and its high-tensile strength frame. It doesn’t have any sort of active safety features, and it doesn’t even have anti-lock braking.

In comparison, the Reina GL is better equipped safety-wise. It has two front airbags, anti-lock braking, and ISOFIX.

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6. 2020 Hyundai Reina vs Accent Variants: Price comparison

Hyundai Accent Variants
Price
Hyundai Accent GL 1.4 MT (w/o Airbags)
₱790,000
Hyundai Accent GL 1.4 MT
₱838,000
Hyundai Accent GL 1.4 AT (w/o Airbags)
₱838,000
Hyundai Accent GL 1.4 AT
₱890,000
Hyundai Accent GL 1.6 CRDi MT
₱910,000
Hyundai Accent GL 1.6 CRDi AT
₱1,038,000

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Hyundai Reina Variants
Price
Hyundai Reina GL 1.4 MT
₱663,000
Hyundai Reina GL 1.4 AT
₱713,000
Hyundai Reina GL 1.4 MT (w/ Apple CarPlay/Android Auto)
₱713,000
Hyundai Reina GL 1.4 AT (w/ Apple CarPlay/Android Auto)
₱763,000

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7. 2020 Hyundai Reina vs Accent: Conclusion

If you’re the type who likes getting the most car for your money’s worth, then it appears that the Hyundai Reina is the superior vehicle. It might be smaller in size as compared to the Accent but it comes with dual airbags and a better infotainment unit.

Moreover, the entry-level Accent’s lack of safety features could be crucial in the long run. However, the Accent GL (w/o Airbags) is available for a reason. It might be that some people are using it as a Taxi unit. 

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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