The 2012 Hyundai Accent is a subcompact car available in sedan and hatchback trim levels. The Accent is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a 6-speed manual and an optional 6-speed automatic. Equipped with FWD the Accent achieves an EPA estimated 28 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. Features include 16-inch wheels, steering-wheel mounted controls, hands-free phone capabilities, iPod/USB jack, 6-speaker sound system, and CD/MP3 player. Safety is comprised of vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, traction control system, anti-lock braking, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, front-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, and tire pressure monitoring. The Accent is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Accent has been completely redesigned for the 2012 model year. A new 1.6L engine has been fitted to all models, which makes 138 horsepower and achieves 40 mpg on the highway. Two body styles are available: a 5-door hatchback and a 4-door sedan. The 3-door hatchback has been discontinued. Both feature all-new styling, with new bodylines, larger headlamps and higher-mounted tail lamps helping to give the car a more upscale look. The car's interior has also been completely redesigned for 2012, with a class-leading 21.2 cubic feet of cargo space in the 5-door model.
Fresh styling, efficient new 1.6L engine, excellent "bang for the buck"
Hyundai's Accent may be best known as the cheapest car in America, but for 2012, the automaker has decided to step away from that pursuit with its entry-level compact. The Accent offers quite a bit of bang for the buck in a compact car, and its new 1.6L engine is both relatively powerful and very efficient. At right around $13k, the Accent is a great value, with more options than what you'd get on a comparably priced Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris or MAZDA2.