2017 Hyundai Accent vs. 2017 Toyota Yaris

The Hyundai Accent has been gaining traction for the past few decades and has now become a major player in the industry. The company has developed a niche for itself in several segments including in the compact and large sedan markets. When shopping for a reliable and comfortable vehicle, the 2017 Toyota Yaris might seem to offer some competition for the 2017 Hyundai Accent. On closer inspection, it’s easy to see that whether on paper or in real life, the Hyundai is well ahead of the Yaris in more than one aspect.

Design & Style

The 2017 Toyota Yaris is a compact hatchback that has been receiving styling updates, and is now an undoubtedly good-looking vehicle. However, it still has some of the problems that plagued the previous versions including a lack of space and an engine that is not very powerful, unless you want to spend much more for a tuned-up engine. The Hyundai Accent looks more polished and dignified compared to the Yaris, and certainly looks and feels more well-made. When looking at the two, there will be no doubt that the Hyundai has more to offer even without stepping into the car.

The same story is replicated in the interior; the Hyundai Accent sedan and hatchback have a more premium feel compared to the Toyota, and have more leg and head room as well. The price points for both vehicles may be within the same ballpark, but the use of better build quality in the Hyundai Accent means that as a passenger or driver, the Hyundai will feel more special.

Technology & Safety

Both vehicles seat 5, and have a number of safety and technological features to make them more practical. Features common to both cars include air conditioning, an AM/FM and digital radio, power windows and power door locks. The Hyundai has more leg room for both front and rear passengers, as well as more cargo space. Some of the notable features unique to the Hyundai include tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a 6-speaker audio system, a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, and a touch screen audio system.

ABS, driver and passenger airbags, front side and curtain airbags come as standard for both cars. The Hyundai also has other safety features including vehicle stability management system featuring electronic stability control and traction control. The Accent also has an electronic brake-force distribution which mitigates the risks of crashing due to skidding when braking suddenly.


With a smaller turning radius and a better drivetrain, the Hyundai is the better of the two cars. The 2017 Toyota Yaris ships with a 1.5 liter inline-4 engine mated to an automatic transmission. The base model of the Hyundai has a 1.6 liter inline-4 engine with a choice of a manual or automatic transmission. The Hyundai hatchback is lighter than the Toyota Yaris, making for better acceleration, braking and handling. A lighter car also produces less emissions and consumes less fuel, which is a benefit you will get from the Hyundai.

The Bottom Line

It’s easy to see why the Hyundai Accent trumps the Toyota Corolla in many areas, making it the car to buy. These are just some of the salient differences between the two cars. In real life, you will find the 2017 Hyundai Accent to be excellent to drive.

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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.