Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines review: Still be one of the most stylish sedans

Dec 13, 2018
Editor's rating 4.0
User's rating 4.5
  • Table of contents
  • 1. Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines: Welcome on board!
  • 2. Hyundai Accent 2019 exterior
  • 3. Hyundai Accent 2019 interior
  • 4. Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines engine
  • 5. Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines versions
  • 6. Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippine price and release date
  • 7. Hyundai Accent 2019 vs. the competitors
Does the Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines still win your heart? Read on to decide!

1. Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines: Welcome on board!

If you have read our Hyundai Accent 2018 review, you may still remember what we said about the fifth-gen Accent which was launched in the Canadian International Auto Show. The 2018 model comes with a bolder exterior, a far better performance, a delicate interior and most strikingly, a lengthy list of up-to-date safety technologies and convenience equipment, winning a number of car lovers’ hearts, including Filipinos’.

It seems to be the right time for us to bring you another review of the new Accent. Needless to say, the hottest news in the local auto market these days is that the Hyundai Accent 2019 has officially made its debut in the Philippines.

2. Hyundai Accent 2019 exterior

Walking around, the Philippine-spec Accent looks almost the same as the model that was previewed at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show. It is built based on the “mini-Elantra” design with dramatic sweeps and curves throughout the body.

It comes adorned with a signature Y-shaped grille which is also used in the Kona and Santa Fe, plus glossier upswept headlamps. On the side, the Hyundai Accent 2019 is highlighted by a bold character line while the rood receives a coupe-like profile. Moving to the rear, it comes with a rounded off rear bumper and slim wraparound tail lamps.

2019 Hyundai Accent - Review

Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines front view

It comes adorned with a signature Y-shaped grille

Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines side view

The Philippine-spec Accent looks almost the same as the model that was previewed at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show

Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines angular rear

The rear comes with a rounded off rear bumper and slim wraparound tail lamps

3. Hyundai Accent 2019 interior

Stepping inside, the Hyundai Accent shows off significant changes, compared to the previous model. The dashboard layout is arranged like the T-bar of the Hyundai Elantra.

The radio is placed higher than before and is defensed by air-conditioning vents while air-con controls are also located at higher positions, widening the center console’s space.

Besides, the Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines now get fresh multi-information display graphics and a thicker-rimmed steering wheel. All versions come standard with rear air-conditioning vents.

Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines dashboard area

Stepping inside, the Hyundai Accent shows off significant changes, compared to the previous model

4. Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines engine

Under the hood, the Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines comes available in 2 engine options: a 1.4L gas and a 1.6L CRDI units. The former is capable of cranking out 98 hp and 132 Nm of torque while the later can produce 126 hp and 260 Nm of torque.

Speaking of transmission options, the 1.4L works in a conjunction with either a 6-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual while the 1.6L is combined with a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines engine

Under the hood, the Accent 2019 Philippines comes available in 2 engine options

5. Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippines versions

The 2019 Hyundai Accent is offered in 6 variants, as following:

  • Hyundai Accent 1.6 GL CRDI A/T
  • Hyundai Accent 1.6 GL CRDI M/T
  • Hyundai Accent 1.4 GL A/T (with airbag)
  • Hyundai Accent 1.4 GL M/T (with airbag)
  • Hyundai Accent 1.4 GL A/T (no airbag)
  • Hyundai Accent 1.4 GL M/T (no airbag)

6. Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippine price and release date

According to the latest car news, official prices of the Hyundai Accent 2019 in the Philippines haven’t been revealed but Hyundai Philippines stated that the prices will start from Php 725,000 to Php 1,000,000 for different variants.

In the meantime of waiting for the Accent 2019 to hit all Hyundai Philippine dealerships, let’s take a look at our up-to-date prices of the Hyundai Accent 2018 in the Philippines to suppress your excitement:

Hyundai Accent Sedan 2018 price in the Philippines
 Models Price
Hyundai Accent Sedan 1.4 GL CVT ₱745,000
Hyundai Accent Sedan 1.4 GL MT ₱695,000
Hyundai Accent Sedan 1.6 CRDi GL AT ₱930,000
Hyundai Accent Sedan 1.6 CRDi GL MT ₱785,000

* Visit our regularly updated Hyundai Philippines price list to get the latest prices of all Hyundai models

Hyundai Accent 2019 Philippine angular front

The Accent 2019 prices will start from Php 725,000 to Php 1,000,000 for different variants

7. Hyundai Accent 2019 vs. the competitors

7.1. Hyundai Accent vs. Honda Fit

It’s fair to say that the Hyundai Accent’s versatility is not as good as the Honda Fit. The Fit comes with convenient seats which can be folded in multiple ways, opening more space for the cargo. Loading items in the Fit is also easier thanks to its hatch lift gate.

Although, the Accent is also offered foldable seats for a spacious cargo but in general, its flexibility still can’t beat the Fit’s.

Hyundai Accent angular frontHonda Fit angular front

Hyundai Accent vs. Honda Fit 

7.2. Hyundai Accent vs. Ford Fiesta 

Putting the two models in a comparison of handling capability and performance, the Ford Fiesta seems to be the winner. The Fiesta has been well-known to be one of the better-handling cars in its class with a performance-oriented option. It also reaches the high marks for design and quality interior materials, giving the car a more premium feel.

Hyundai Accent side viewFord Fiesta side view

Hyundai Accent vs. Ford Fiesta 

7.3. Hyundai Accent vs. Kia Rio 

Actually, the Kia Rio is evaluated to be more sport-oriented than the Hyundai Accent thanks to its good engine and sharp handling. On the other hand, the Accent brings the driver basic sporty feel with its smooth running.

Hyundai Accent front viewKia Rio front view

Hyundai Accent vs. Kia Rio 

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