2020 Nissan Versa vs. 2019 Hyundai Accent

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  • Available Rear Door Alert1 – When activated, Versa’s available Rear Door Alert provides a message in the vehicle information display — and later, an audible warning — to alert the driver to check whether an object may have been left in the rear seats when they arrive at their destination and put the vehicle in Park. Accent does not offer this feature.
  • Available Intelligent Cruise Control2 (ICC) (Full-Speed Range) – Versa’s available Intelligent Cruise Control automatically adjusts the vehicle’s set speed according to the flow of traffic. The system enables the vehicle to help maintain a preset gap to the vehicle ahead. This feature is not available on any Accent.
  • Available 7-inch Advanced Drive-Assist® Display (vs. 3.5-inch display) – Versa’s large Advanced Drive-Assist Display provides the driver with a wide variety of customization vehicle information and displays. Accent has a much smaller 3.5-inch vehicle information display with limited information.
  • More supplemental air bags3 – Versa has a total of 10 air bags, including two front-seat knee and two rear-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags. Accent only has six total air bags, and none of those are front knee or rear-passenger side-impact supplemental air bags.
    • Front-seat supplemental knee air bags
    • Rear-passenger seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags
  • More available advanced safety technologies – Versa offers a long list of advanced safety technologies that can warn drivers and intervene if necessary to help prevent a collision or mitigate its effects. Accent offers a Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system on the Limited model only but has no equivalent to Versa’s other advanced safety features.
    • Standard Lane Departure Warning4 (LDW) with Haptic Steering Wheel
    • Available Blind Spot Warning5 (BSW)
    • Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert6 (RCTA)
    • Standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection7 (vs. available and no pedestrian detection)
    • Standard Rear Automatic Braking8 (RAB)

Additional Advantages

  • Xtronic CVT® (vs. 6-speed A/T)
  • Standard hill start assist (vs. available)
  • Standard automatic on/off headlights (vs. available)
  • Zero Gravity front seats
  • Standard tilt and telescoping steering column (vs. available)
  • Standard USB charging ports (vs. available)
  • Standard Siri® Eyes-Free9 and Google Assistant™ (Voice Recognition)9 (vs. available)
  • Available Intelligent Driver Alertness10 (I-DA)
  • Available individual tire pressure monitoring11
  • Easy-Fill Tire Alert
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Standard 7-inch color touch-screen display for audio system
  • Longer wheelbase
  • More front leg room
  • More trunk capacity
  • Higher EPA mileage estimates (CVT vs. A/T)


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Accent is Hyundai’s entry-level subcompact sedan. It’s available in three trim levels (SE, SEL, and Limited).

It’s powered by a 130-hp 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with Gasoline Direct Injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing. The SE is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®. The SEL and Limited only offer the automatic.

Hyundai positions Accent as “huge on tech, safety, and style.” Yet Versa excels with energetic and dynamic styling, a greater number of advanced convenience and safety technologies, and a CVT that provides better city, highway, and combined mileage ratings than the Accent’s automatic transmission.


Accent was all-new for 2018 and carries over with the following changes:

  • Chrome grille on SE
  • Fog lights on SEL
  • LED headlights on Limited

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Versa Accent
SR CVT Limited


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1 Does not detect people or cargo. Always check rear seat before exiting.
2 Intelligent Cruise Control uses limited braking and is not a collision avoidance or warning system. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
3 Air bags are only a supplemental restraint system. Always wear your seat belt. Rear-facing child restraints should not be placed in the front-passenger’s seat. All children 12 and under should ride in the rear seat properly secured in child restraints, booster seats, or seat belts according to their size. Air bags will only inflate in certain accidents. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
4 Lane Departure Warning only operates when lane markings are able to be detected. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
5 Blind Spot Warning cannot prevent collisions and may not detect every object or warn in all situations. Driver should always turn and look before changing lanes. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
6 Rear Cross Traffic Alert may not detect all vehicles. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
7 Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should monitor traffic conditions and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
8 Rear Automatic Braking cannot prevent all collisions and may not provide warning or braking in all conditions. Driver should always turn and check surroundings before driving and brake as needed to prevent collisions. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
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10 Intelligent Driver Alertness cannot provide a warning in every situation. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
11 Tire Pressure Monitoring System is not a substitute for regular tire pressure checks. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.