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 |  Jun 19 2014, 10:32 AM

Small Car: Hyundai Accent


As previously mentioned, the Hyundai Accent was the second most problem-free vehicle from this year’s study. As a result, it was the highest ranked in the Small Car category with the Mazda2 coming in second place and the Kia Rio in third. The Hyundai Accent comes standard with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 138 hp while getting 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway with a manual transmission. The Accent received an overall crash-test rating of four stars (out of five) from NHTSA.

  • chavitz

    From my past observation, J.D. Power is a very dubious and manipulative auto research company. It seems any automaker can pay the company for better publicity in a timely J.D. Power study report. Yeah, J.D. Power uses data from consumers, but how does it get the data, how does it process the data, and is its data subject to public auditing ? No one knows, except J. D. Power itself , because J.D. Power owns and operates its Secret Magic Black Data Box Machine in the name of scientific data-based research.

  • chavitz

    In general, consumer report in auto quality publishing is way more objective and trustworthy

  • Louis

    Both are superficial representations of actual vehicle quality.

  • Max Bork

    Actually no, Consumer Reports is actually reports from consumers and can not be bought ….

  • chavitz

    Well you are talking about superficial representation, which I think is as far as a data-based study/report can go, but I’m here talking about Hoax.