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2012 Hyundai Accent 3d

At a Glance

Pricing $14,695 - $16,895
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.6l I4
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 28 (city), 37 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 53

Overview Information

The Accent is Hyundai's entry level model and is available as either a sedan or five-door wagon. The front-wheel-drive Accent is powered by a 138-bhp 4-cylinder engine offered with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The six-speed transmissions, direct injection and low rolling resistance tires help the Accent achieve an EPA rating of 28 / 37 (City / Hwy). Accent five-door models include more standard equipment than the sedan. The SE model includes power equipment, alloy wheels, fog lights and an audio system for about $16,500. This compares favorably to competitive vehicles ranging from the Honda Fit to the Ford Fiesta and Chevy Sonic.

What Changed:

Hyundai updated the Accent for 2012. A new 5-door model joins the sedan effectively replacing the 3-door model. The new Accent is significantly larger outside, adding almost 3 inches to its wheelbase. The new direct injected 1.6l four cylinder is rated at 138-bhp which is an increase of 28-bhp over the prior model. The new engine is combined with new six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions, yielding impressive fuel economy ratings of 28 city / 37 highway.

Official Word:

Hyundai Motor America introduced the all-new 2012 Accent with best-in-class standard fuel economy and power at the New York International Auto Show today. This marks the U.S. debut of the latest version of the popular subcompact sedan and the new top-of-the line, more functional Accent five-door. The 2012 Accent is slated to hit dealerships this summer. Accent redefines expectations in the subcompact category by offering the company's distinctive and upscale "Fluidic Sculpture" design, best-in-class standard fuel...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Accent 5d GS 1.6l I4 (138-bhp) M6 FWD 28/37/32 49 $14,695
Accent 5d GS 1.6l I4 (138-bhp) A6 FWD 28/37/32 49 $15,895
Accent 5d SE 1.6l I4 (138-bhp) M6 FWD 28/37/32 53 $15,895
Accent 5d SE 1.6l I4 (138-bhp) A6 FWD 28/37/32 53 $16,895