And you'd be right--with one minor exception. Literally cracked completely around the retaining ring and nearly bursts from the tank. The seats offer decent support and the subcompact has a nicely isolated cabin that is surprisingly quiet at speed, owing partly to its six-speed transmissions that reduce engine speed on the highway. The nonsporty steering we sampled in the sedan has an acceptable heft with a more linear build. A three-door hatchback is not available, so don't ask.
The 2012 Accent comes with a choice of 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic. They also play games with price, I showed them, they had the price down to 10,678 and then Jacked it back up to over 11,000. Hyundai Accent is all-new for 2012, and it's a winner. I drove for an hour and sat as the front passenger for about an hour and felt no twinges of discomfort. I have been getting 30 to 35 mpg in town and on the highway I get normally 40 to 45mpg but I have managed a few 50 mpg days , I think I was using fuel tank octane boost on those days I can't recall. Its short trunk lid and wraparound taillights highlight how much shorter the car is versus the Elantra.
It was a special order, from the dealer. The Honda Fit offers a more versatile interior, the packs more technology, the Mazda 2 handles better, and the redesigned shares similar underpinnings but with bolder styling. The Rio also gets good fuel economy for the class, and critics appreciated its precise steering. Bass output is not this system's strong suit, with serious distortion occurring at the low end of the audio spectrum at louder volumes. With low-price maintenance and parts and a great starting price, this is a good first car for anyone. Accent in the Market The Accent is a winning formula of attractive design meeting extreme value. The manual dominated in every acceleration test but top-gear, since our procedure leaves a manual in its highest gear whereas automatics are allowed to downshift as they see fit.
The 2012 Hyundai Accent comes in two body styles, a five-door hatchback and a four-door sedan with a conventional trunk. The new grille, hood, fenders, lamps, bumper and air intakes up front complement new body-colored door handles and mirrors, new taillamps, a mechanical liftgate, and new 14- and 16-inch wheels. It's a bold look for an inexpensive car. Great knowledge of the vehicle, service options and transaction process. Today's economy… January 16, 2008 -- Still recovering from the Detroit auto show, on this day three years ago, Motor Trend brought to light an intriguing race car concept -- with just three wheels. The was the first Hyundai ever to land on our 10Best Cars list. Features Hyundai isn't succeeding these days just because its cars are improving.
Hyundai's Accent was at the rear of the pack, and for 2012 the company has completely redesigned its entry-level offering. There's not very much definition between the first and third gear shift gates when shifting from neutral, so at least two to three times daily we'd near-stall the car starting in too tall of a gear. Although our perfect compact car would be a bit stiffer and more responsive, the new Accent should leave its buyers wanting for very little. They might not be kicking the most rewarding clutch in the business, but we tip our hats to those customers nonetheless. Working its way from the top to the bottom of its lineup, the Korean automaker has debuted a pair of luxury sedans in the Genesis and the Equus, a line of performance Genesis Coupes, the Sonata that's caused the Japanese competition to take notice, and the Elantra sedan that's as good--if not better--than any Civic lacking an Si badge. Then there's the new , which is perhaps the most well-rounded of them all.
The Accent sedan offers relatively large trunk space at 13. We preferred to just put it in Drive and go. Everything in the cabin is intuitive and easy to operate. For 2012, the body was reshaped with more flowing lines and more sculpted sheetmetal. A few years ago the subcompact class was supposed to take over the auto industry.
It sits very low I have to take it in for oil changes because I don't have a jack to fit underneath and its to low to drive up on ramps. Overall the Accent hatch has a , contemporary look that should appeal to a broad spectrum of the budget-minded car-buying public. Offered as either a sedan or hatchback, the fourth-generation Accent's wheelbase has grown 3 inches, yielding a more accommodating interior that, like other new Hyundai models, features an attractive finish and a long list of standard conveniences. The Honda Fit musters 117 hp, the Ford Fiesta 120, the 109, and the featherweight a piddling 100. No telescoping feature is available.
. I drove a Hybrid Ford Fusion and this car gets all the gas mileage just not a little rougher stopping and starting than an automatic or heavier car. This all-new version of the entry-level Hyundai now shares the sharp styling of the similarly reimagined Sonata and Elantra, making it more an object of pride than embarrassment for a new owner. But its pace is a reminder that it is, in fact, an economy car. With variable timing on the intake and exhaust camshafts and direct injection, the four makes 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque, both figures handily outranking those of most of its competitors. Watching the manually shifted versions of these hatchbacks go blow for blow is an interesting exercise in how far Hyundai has come in last few years.
I have added some subtle mods to enhance its looks that work for me. Yet this sophisticated direct-injection four-cylinder pulls significantly stronger than the power plants of its major competitors with the exception of the turbocharged Chevy Sonic. I was told it gets about 38 mpg. It struggled even more up hills, but on the highway it passed with plenty of assurance. 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 front seats are spacious, they said, and the rear seats have enough head- and legroom even for tall adults, which is a rare compliment for a subcompact car.
Hyundai says the car should need 9. The Accent now runs away from the rest of the segment in terms of value and features. That's a lot of power in this segment. In Edmunds brake testing, the Accent came to a stop from 60 mph in 123 feet, an average distance for this class of car. Performance Under the Accent's short hood breathes a 1. It felt livelier than the Fiesta, especially when using the manual feature on the six-speed automatic I was testing. The base 2012 Accent sedan comes with power door locks and a tilt steering wheel.