Comparison: 2018 Nissan Versa vs 2018 Hyundai Accent

Charlottesville area drivers who need a subcompact that’s the best possible value may be weighing the 2018 Nissan Versa against the 2018 Hyundai Accent.  

While both subcompact sedans are fuel-efficient and offer surprisingly spacious cabins, one model proves to be the better deal for true bargain hunters.

If you’re in the Charlottesville area, visit us to test drive the Versa. No matter where you are, read on to see which budget ride pulls ahead of the competition:

Interior and Tech

Nissan Versa

Both the Versa and the Accent seat five and have 90.2 cubic feet of passenger volume, with similar head- and leg-room measurements, but the Versa features an extra 1.2 cubes of cargo space. It may not seem significant, but every inch matters when you’re packing for a trip. Available interior features include premium cloth seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, piano black trim, and chrome accents. 

For your convenience and entertainment, the Versa comes available with hands-free text assistant, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth wireless tech, Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges, cruise control, Sirius XM Radio, a Radio Data System, and auxiliary and USB input for smartphone integration. The Versa is also available with an Interior Accent Lighting package, illuminated entry, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated HomeLink and compass.

Hyundai Accent

The Accent has many of the same interior features as the Versa, and the only technologies it offers that the Nissan doesn’t are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, buyers should consider whether smartphone integration, which you can get with USB/auxiliary input, is worth the almost $3,000 price difference between the two models.

Additionally, the Accent is not available with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated entry system, or interior accent lighting.

Exterior Styling

Nissan Versa

The 2018 Versa comes available with dual power-operated side-view mirrors, fog lights, chrome-accented multi-reflector halogen headlights, a chrome-accented grille and front fascia, black or chrome door handles, and a rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light.

Optional accessories include a Rear Decklid Spoiler, Illuminated Kick Plates, Chrome Trunk Accent, and the Nissan Vehicle Tracking and Recovery System. The Special Edition Package bundles 15-inch six-split spoke aluminum-alloy wheels, fog lights, front fascia accents, and interior features such as Bluetooth, text assistant, RearView Monitor, and more for just $500 extra.

Hyundai Accent

The 2018 Accent comes available with side mirrors with integrated turn signals, power exterior mirrors, fog lights, LED taillights, projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, and chrome window belt molding. The upper trim also comes with a tilt-n-slide sunroof.

However, the Accent does not come with the option for any packages or accessories, nor is it available with a tracking and recovery system.


Nissan Versa

Starting at $12,110 MSRP

Hyundai Accent

Starting at $14,995 MSRP

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