Comparison: 2017 Hyundai Accent vs 2017 Toyota Yaris

Comparison: 2017 Hyundai Accent vs 2017 Toyota Yaris

Richmond drivers shopping for a spacious, quick, and efficient subcompact sedan or hatchback have some great options today, which is why it’s smart to compare models and make sure you’re getting everything you need.

When looking at the 2017 Hyundai Accent and the 2017 Toyota Yaris side by side, some differences in specs jump out. Get the full details below, then come visit us for a test drive of this best-selling Hyundai subcompact:

Engine and Fuel Economy

Hyundai Accent

The 2017 Accent comes with one engine option: a 1.6-liter inline-4 mated to a 6-speed manual or Shiftronic automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive model makes 137 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque, and has a surprisingly smooth, refined ride.

Plus, manual models get an EPA-estimated 27 MPG city and 37 MPG highway, while automatics get 26 MPG city and 36 MPG highway.

Toyota Yaris

Meanwhile, the Yaris also comes with one engine option, a 1.5-liter inline-4 with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, but only has 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque. The transmission options leave something to be desired, and that something is acceleration. The Yaris struggles when passing or merging, so it’s something to note if you do a lot of highway driving.

Speaking of, the Yaris doesn’t offer much in the way of gas mileage on the highway, despite having significantly less power than its competitor. According to EPA estimates, it gets up to 30 MPG city and 35-36 MPG highway.

Passenger and Cargo Volume

Hyundai Accent

The Accent is available as a 5-passenger sedan or hatchback, while the Yaris is a hatchback only. Sedan models have 89.7 cubic feet of passenger volume, and hatchbacks have 90.1 cubes. For cargo, the Accent sedan gives you 13.7 cubes, while the hatchback model has an impressive 21.2 cubic feet with all seats up and 47.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

Up front, both sedans and hatchbacks offer 39.9 inches of head room, 41.8 inches of leg room, 53.7 inches of shoulder room, and 51.3 inches of hip room. In the rear, dimensions are similar on both models.

Toyota Yaris

The 2017 Yaris is available as a three- or five-door hatchback, both of which seat five passengers. The Toyota subcompact has 85.1 cubic feet of passenger volume and 15.6 cubes of cargo volume, as well as 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

The front seat offers 39.3 inches of head room, 40.6 inches of leg room, 52.5 inches of shoulder room, and 50 inches of hip room. These small differences in space will seem like a lot when you’ve got a full cabin, so be sure to get behind the wheel before deciding. Get in touch with your Colonial Hyundai rep today to make an appointment.

Pricing

Hyundai Accent

Starting at $14,745 MSRP

Toyota Yaris

Starting at $15,250 MSRP

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