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2012 Hyundai Accent (photos)

The new Accent offers 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway without cutting down on tech and options.

Suzanne Ashe
Suzanne Ashe has been covering technology, gadgets, video games, and cars for several years. In addition to writing features and reviews for magazines and Web sites, she has contributed to daily newspapers.
Suzanne Ashe
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The 2012 Hyundai Accent four-door offers better fuel economy despite being slightly larger than its predecessor and several competitors.
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The rear of the 2012 Hyundai Accent four-door offers a kick up trunk edge and wraparound rear taillights. Although the rear doesn't offer a lot head room, the car's smooth ride and quiet cabin give it a more expensive feel.
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The 2012 Hyundai Accent five-door is a class-leader in power-to-weight ratio with 138 horsepower at 6,300rpm, 123 pound-feet of torque at 4,850rpm, and a curb weight of only 2,430 pounds.
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The 2012 Hyundai Accent four-door and five-door come with standard 14-inch steel wheels; premium packages offer 16-inch alloy wheels.
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The sporty 2012 Hyundai Accent five-door is a standout in Electrolyte Green. The Accent also comes in Century White, Ironman Silver, Cyclone Gray, Ultra Black, Boston Red, Mocha Bronze, Marathon Blue, and Clearwater Blue.
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The 2012 Accent sedan starts at $12,445 plus $760 shipping. The five-door Accent SE automatic will have an MSRP of $16,795.
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Under the hood of the 2012 Accent is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, but it still has some punch, reaching 60 mph in 9.4 seconds.
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The 2012 Accent offers a smooth, quiet ride. It can reach a full stop from 60 mph in 138 feet.
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The 2012 Accent comes well-equipped with a six-speaker sound system (including XM Satellite Radio, MP3 capability, iPod connectivity, and USB and auxiliary jacks). Premium packages for the four-door and standard for the five-door include Bluetooth hands-free calling remote keyless entry.
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The interior of the 2012 Accent five-door comes in gray or black with cloth options. The sedan comes in beige with cloth options.
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The 2012 Accent five-door offers 21.2 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats up. Fold the rear seats down for 47.5 cubic feet of room.

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