Hyundai Accent’s initial quality tops small cars segment, study says

Updated Jun 30, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The model scored a back-to-back win.

Hyundai is proud to announce that the Accent managed to top this year’s J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study’s (IQS) small car category.

Hyundai Accent at JD Power

Hyundai seeks customer satisfaction 

This means that the Korean subcompact sedan has won the award two years in a row. The accolade reflects the automakers’ commitment to ensuring that consumers get quality car models. For a car competing in the mass market like the Accent, the recognition will surely assure a lot of car buyers.

“Back-to-back wins are always hard to accomplish in J.D. Power IQS,” said Hyundai Motor America Quality and Service Engineering Executive Director Omar Rivera. “We are relentless in our pursuit to constantly improve customer satisfaction and quality of our vehicles. Accent is a symbol of our commitment to achieving those goals.”

The results were based on responses from 84,165 purchasers and lessees of new 2022-model year vehicles. It is measured by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) during the first 90 days of ownership. To note, the lower the number, the higher the score.

Hyundai Accent front view

The Accent wins it back to back

A 223-question battery is organized into nine vehicle categories, namely infotainment, features, controls and displays, exterior, driving assistance, powertrain, seats, driving experience, and climate. The study was conducted from February through May 2022.

The Hyundai Accent may have finished at the top of its category, but Hyundai Motor Group scored less overall in 2022. As compared to 2021 when the company bagged the most number of awards with seven, it only got three this year. General Motors (GM) took home a year-high nine awards, followed by BMW with five.

It is still unclear whether we will get the quality-boasting Accent in the Philippine market now that the local distributor is undergoing a rebuild. The only models confirmed to join Hyundai Motor Philippines, Inc.’s (HMPH) lineup are the Tucson, Staria, Santa Fe, and Creta.

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Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent is the Korean marque's entry to the competitive subcompact sedan category. It is available in six variants and the Hyundai Accent 2023 Philippines price that ranges from Php 790,000 to Php 1,038,000. Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) offers this model with two engine options consisting of gasoline and diesel mills. Lower-end variants use a 1.4-liter Kappa MPI Dual CVVT gasoline engine that makes 99 hp and 132 Nm of torque, while higher-end variants are equipped with a 1.6-liter CRDi turbodiesel engine that delivers 126 hp and 260 Nm of torque. As for the transmission, the engines can be connected to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Moving to the dimensions, the Accent spans 4,440 mm in length, 1,729 mm in width, and 1,460 mm in height, with a wheelbase rated at 2,600 mm. In the Philippines, this Korean sedan is competing against the likes of the Toyota Vios, Honda City, and Nissan Almera


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Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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