It uses a surprising amount of oil and has done so since new. Its short trunk lid and wraparound taillights highlight how much shorter the car is versus the Elantra. Hyundai has direct injection in its new 1. The Chevrolet Cruze tops out at 40 mpg highway, if you order the special high-economy version. The four-door sedan body style remains but the three-door hatchback has been replaced by a five-door hatchback. Accent was originally made for a high crash rating and supposed to be affordable. The Accent sedan is on sale now, and the hatchback will arrive at dealers by the end of June.
All the airbags and electronic assists are present in the Accent, though no official safety scores are in. The sedan features a trunk with 13. Model value: 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. New models from Kia, Chevy and Nissan will be out later this year while redesigned products from Honda and Toyota are on the horizon. The Accent tackles the road with more finesse than it did in the past, and some of the credit for its more capable road manners goes to its stiffer, lightweight new body. The new model is larger than the one it replaces, with more power and with new standard safety features. It's no longer the least-expensive new car you can buy--the 2012 Hyundai Accent is a much bigger, better story than that.
The 2012 Accent rides on a 2. Much of the sliver of rear glass is blocked by big D-pillars and the rear seat headrests. The hatchback models are similarly equipped but add a rear spoiler. Both versions share a redesigned engine for 2012. Failed to get data, please try again. Could be even greater if it had more than six speeds.
I checked online and I am not the only one who has seen this kind of paint failure on their Hyundai. The Accent offers quite a bit of bang for the buck in a compact car, and its new 1. The Accent doesn't offer a rearview camera or blind-spot monitors, which would mitigate the issue, but its side rearview mirrors are fairly large. Excellent cars, great fuel mileage, seats i don't find the back part to be very supportive, back seat isn't very comfy for many people- more like an average adult and a child. It bests the subcompact class in fuel economy, and takes out most of the compact class as well, while it dials up better straight-line performance and handling than it had before. Ride quality is on the firm side, but the handling is balanced aided by the standard stability control. My test route on the roads around Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam was made up of mostly fresh or smooth blacktop, but even over the rare concrete highway segments I encountered, it was easy to hold a conversation.
However, the 2012 model has much more in the way of standard safety equipment--and it also has Hyundai's strong track record of turning in top safety results with its most recent products, the Elantra, Sonata and Equus. With 123 pound-feet of torque to twist out, too, the Accent still has what we consider average acceleration. Model overview: For 2012, the Hyundai Accent is all-new. I have been pretty happy with my 2012 Accent hatchback, generally. Landed on a bolder, held up better than I ever expected, saved my life. The front end mimics the larger compact Hyundai Elantra's look, but the smaller dimensions of the Accent are most noticeable in profile and the rear of the sedan.
The Accent offers a number of standard safety features, including anti-lock brakes, traction control, and anti-skid system, curtain-side airbags for driver and passengers, and front-side airbags. A vast interior, by subcompact standards, elevates the Accent into the compact class. The interior has been updated as well, offering a modern design befitting that of a larger car. One star is the lowest rating; five stars is the highest. Two body styles are available: a 5-door hatchback and a 4-door sedan. While the Accent has more power than others in the class, I wouldn't call it fleet of foot. We've found that the automatic Accent's in-town performance is helped along significantly by shifting into sport mode, which seems to improve off-the-line response.
Fuel mileage is rated 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway regardless of transmission choice. Inside the Accent, Hyundai provides ample storage for small items. I am a speeder and i always floor it and speed and weave in and out of traffic. It's far off the mark at 33 mpg highway. Also one my second issue with the electric window switches and one red window has fallen off the track each use for years.
It is available as a four-door hatchback or four-door sedan; the two-door hatchback is 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. This is a really good city car, however I wish it had a back-up camera. While all of them got you to Point B, few did so as a complete package, and the segment as a whole didn't set the world afire, even with high gas prices. The doors have molded-in bins for water bottles, and so does the center console.
I live in the Bay Area and it is a must to have a car that is reliable, and can zip around the crazy driving. Adjustable seats on the higher trim levels let you crank up the driver-seat height, and still you'll likely have a few inches above your head, when you're behind the wheel. Hyundai had a new Ford Fiesta on hand during my test of the Accent, and I compared its high-quality interior with that of the Accent. Only the Fit might be quicker, but the Fit falls far short in a very important department that makes the Accent exceptional: It has a soft, comfortable ride that is rare not only among subcompacts but also most compacts. The Accent has a couple of advantages here, other than timing--and one of them is styling. The important measurement is in wheelbase: it's almost three inches longer, which makes the cabin considerably more roomy than before. Went back out and bought my 2012.