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2012 Hyundai Accent Sedan

Price Range: $12,545 - $15,295 | 28 MPG City - 37 MPG Highway

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2012 Hyundai Accent Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Hyundai Accent Sedan

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.

What's new for 2012?

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.

Model Strengths

  • Fresh styling, efficient new 1.6L engine, excellent 'bang for the buck'

Model Review

For 2012, the Hyundai Accent is all-new. Outside, a new body has been designed, with a much more flowing look than what was used on previous models. New headlights and tail lights have been fitted, and those, along with revised body contours, resemble other Hyundais currently being produced, especially the Sonata, Elantra and Tucson. The Accent is still Hyundai's entry-level compact car, with prices starting at right around $13k. Two body styles are available for 2012: the 5-door hatchback and the 4-door sedan.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
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Engine

Engine Type 1.6L Gas I4
Horsepower 138 @ 6300 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 123 @ 4850 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Capacity 11.4 gal
Fuel Economy 28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 421.8 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD

Wheels

Rims 14 x 5.0 in.
Tires P175/70R14

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.9 in. / 41.8 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.2 in. / 33.3 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 13.7 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 101.2 in.
Curb Weight 2396 lb.
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Comfort

Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional