2012 Hyundai Accent ReviewJul 23rd, 2012
A new fun 2012 Hyundai Accent adds a little spunk to the market.
The newly redesigned Hyundai Accent has a more powerful and fuel efficient engine, a fun new hatchback body styling and an upgraded interior. The Accent holds similar features which are found in the Sonata and the Elantra. Exciting styling and the innovative use of space makes this vehicle a great choice for people who are looking for an affordable, fuel efficient and fun car. The options are endless with the Accent. It comes as a hatchback, as mentioned earlier and it also has a sedan model.
The interior of the 2012 Hyundai Accent is innovative and attractive. Upgraded fabric, dash, console, trims and storage nooks make this car a comfortable ride. Not only are the looks updated, the size has increased. 3 extra inches within the wheelbase gives the 2012 Hyundai Accent more room to play with the interior. Rear seat, more headroom and legroom make this subcompact car an easy ride for any 6 foot person.
The exterior of the 2012 Hyundai Accent is bold and attractive. The hexagonal grille and bold wheel arches makes the Accent an attractive car. Fun colours and an innovative rear door that will have the interest of all of those who ride behind you. Sporty is what the designers used as inspiration for the new Accent.
The performance that is offered with the 2012 Hyundai Accent is impressive for a compact. The Accent can either be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic fuel-economy-boosting Eco mode.
- 1.6L, 4 cyl: 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque.
2012 Fuel Economy:
- 1.6L, 4 cyl: city 7.8 (30) and highway 4.8 (40).
With this vehicle being a great choice for such a wide variety of people, it needs to have safety features to ensure the safety of all types of owners. Standard safety features that come with the 2012 Hyundai Accent include: antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Accent the highest possible rating of “Good” in the frontal-offset and roof strength tests, but the second-best rating of “Acceptable” in the side impact test.
The 2012 Hyundai Accent has won a few awards:
- 2012 Subcompact Car of the Year – Auto123.com
- Best New Small Car under $21,000 – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)