The 2019 Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Accent put an affordable face on modern commuting. These models even put a big emphasis on comfort and on-road technology, giving you tons of bang for your buck. But which subcompact car should you ultimately take home? Our comparison guide takes a closer look.
Most Bang for Your Buck: 2019 Ford Fiesta
Both the Fiesta and the Accent come with similar standard lineups. The thing is, the Fiesta actually costs less than the Accent, thereby giving you all the same comfort and convenience items at a reduced price. If you want to spend less on Bluetooth connectivity, infotainment voice controls, and a rearview camera, this punchy Ford is the car for you.
Ride Comfort: It’s a Tie!
In the comfort arena, the 2019 Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Accent call it a draw. Both roll out the red carpet with supportive seating and quiet cabins, putting you in a good position for rush-hour commutes and weekend road trips. Extras like heated seats and automatic climate control are also on offer in both cars. Add as many as you like for maximum long-haul comfort.
Sportiest Driver: 2019 Ford Fiesta
The Fiesta is by far the sportier option, especially if you opt for the high-performance ST trim model. Anyone after some extra thrills will love the turbo engine’s 197 horsepower and sport-tuned transmission. But any Fiesta trim brings enthusiastic handling and sharp steering, giving you one of the most fun-loving drives in the segment.
The Hyundai Accent has slightly better fuel economy, giving you max EPA ratings of 32 miles per gallon combined to the Fiesta’s 31 mpg combined. And it’s not bad to drive either, even if it’s not as sporty as the Fiesta. You’ll like how both the engine and steering are quick to comply with your demands.
Premium Warranty Coverage: 2019 Hyundai Accent
Hopefully you’d never need it, but the Hyundai Accent has one of the best warranties on the road today. For one thing, Hyundai’s limited powertrain coverage lasts 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. That beats Ford’s version of the same coverage, which lasts five years or 60,000 miles. In fact, Hyundai beats almost every other powertrain warranty on the road.
The Accent also puts your peace of mind first with its new car limited warranty coverage, lasting five years or 60,000 miles. Ford’s version of this coverage stops at three years or 36,000 miles.
The Hyundai Accent pulls out all the stops with its industry-leading warranty coverage, but the 2019 Ford Fiesta is the real winner here. In the subcompact car segment, you won’t find another model that gives you so much for your money.