2017 Hyundai Accent vs. 2017 Ford Fiesta

Vehicles made in the Pacific Rim such as the Hyundai have for a long time been ridiculed by automotive enthusiasts as being cheap and very badly made. However, car companies in this part of the world have significantly stepped up their game, and these days produce excellent vehicles. The Hyundai is these days seen as a match for the iconic Ford Fiesta, but closer inspection will reveal that actually, it’s a much better vehicle.

Design & Style

The hatchback Hyundai Accent and the Ford Fiesta both have roughly similar dimensions, but the Hyundai has more head room and leg room. The Hyundai Accent has a more striking pose, and looks more like a luxury sedan rather than a midsize one. It has a crisp, restrained look which gives it an air of elegance, and certainly beats the Ford Fiesta when it comes to looks.

In the interior, both vehicles can accommodate 5 adults in relative comfort, and both have the same trunk size. A basic Hyundai Accent has many amazing features as standard, and you may find no need to spend more for options. It has plenty of room and high-quality trim which makes it look and feel premium. The Ford Fiesta’s interior is passable, and is certainly better than many mid-size sedans out there. When compared to the Hyundai’s, however, it looks and feels less graceful.

Technology & Safety

Both vehicles come packed with numerous safety and comfort features including multiple airbags, antilock braking systems and stability control systems. the Hyundai trounces the Ford Fiesta by having a detailed interior design, and a slew of standard features which you may need to pay for in the Ford Fiesta. Safety features in the Hyundai include a reversing camera, a high-quality navigation system, blind spot alert, and even a cross-traffic alert. The Hyundai has two trim model options.


Both cars have a similar turning radius, giving them more or less the same ability to maneuver out of tight spots. However, the Hyundai feels tighter on the road, and gives the driver more control. The Hyundai features a 3.3-liter gasoline direct injection engine, generating 255 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm and 293 horsepower. This is significantly more than the Ford Fiesta, whose engine produces 290 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm from a similar 3.3-liter engine. Though closely matched, the Hyundai’s engine is more responsive and slightly more powerful compared to the Kia’s.

The Bottom Line

The Kia and the Hyundai are undeniably very good cars, and you would not regret buying any of them. However, for the best bang for your back, you would be better off with the Hyundai Accent since it offers a lot more and feels way more premium compared to the Kia. The best thing about it is that you don’t even have to pay a premium in order to enjoy these benefits. The Hyundai Accent also has more trim options you can choose from if you wish.

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754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.