Hyundai Accent 2012 Review

August 8th, 2012 | Category: Hyundai, SUV | 837 Views

Hyundai Accent 2012 Review, Release Date and Pictures. – Welcome to NeocarSUV, we will provide the latest information about the Hyundai Accent 2012. Hyundai Accent 2012 is one brand new car from Hyundai that was released in 2012. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the Hyundai Accent 2012.

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Hyundai Accent 2012 Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine.
Hyundai Motor America introduced the all-new 2012 Hyundai Accent with best in class standard fuel economy and power at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. This marks the U.S. debut of the latest version of the popular subcompact sedan and the new top of the line, more functional Hyundai Accent five door. Hyundai Accent redefines expectations in the subcompact category by offering the company’s distinctive and upscale “Fluidic Sculpture” design, best in class standard fuel economy, exceptional roominess and a full complement of standard safety features. Despite surprising technology and a significant increase in safety features, Hyundai will hold the line on pricing from the prior generation to continue delivering unmistakable value to customers.

“The 2012 Hyundai Accent reinvigorates the subcompact segment, similar to what the game changing Sonata and Elantra have done in their categories,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Accent’s class leading standard fuel economy is another showcase of Hyundai’s dedication to improving fuel efficiency with advancements to traditional gasoline powered vehicles and is the fourth nameplate in Hyundai’s lineup delivering 40 mpg on the highway.”

We’re getting used to the idea of desirable small cars, but the notion of a desirable Hyundai still feels crisp and fresh. (The 2011 Sonata was the first Hyundai ever to land on our 10Best Cars list.) The latest creation churned out of the invigorated Korean company is a car hoping to marry these two novel desirabilities. The Accent, stylistically, is an evolution of the corporate countenance that debuted on the Sonata, although it looks less “faces of Volkswagen CC” on this smaller package.

Redesigned for 2012, the entry level Hyundai Accent gains styling similar to Hyundai’s larger Elantra and Sonata sedans. With its direct injection four cylinder, the car is EPA rated at 30/40 mpg city/highway numbers that few of its peers can match. Available in sedan and four door hatchback variants, the Accent competes with the Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and Chevrolet Sonic. The Kia Rio, also redesigned for 2012, is related.

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Hyundai Accent 2012 Price :
Hyundai Accent 2012 Price. – From an equipment standpoint, Hyundai is leaving almost nothing to its competitors. The list of standard and optional gear reads as though product planners went through similar documents for every single competitor and said yes to everything. Standard stuff on the $13,205 base GLS sedan includes adjustable active front headrests, four wheel disc brakes, a tilting steering wheel; a six way adjustable driver’s seat, power locks; and front, front side, and two row curtain airbags. The automatic transmission comes as part of a $2750 upgrade that includes air conditioning, power windows and mirrors, and an uplevel stereo with six speakers, a CD player, satellite radio, and USB and auxiliary input jacks. Minus the automatic, all of that can be added to the manual car for $1750.

The five door starts with the $15,355 GS trim, which includes everything from the basic sedan plus the upgraded stereo, power windows, mirrors, and locks, and keyless entry. An automatic is a $1200 option on the GS hatch and also nabs cruise control. At the top of the pyramid is the SE wagon, which adds cruise control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, Bluetooth, a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, the stylish piano black interior accents, 16-inch aluminum wheels, and a rear spoiler. The automatic is a $1000 stand alone option on the SE.

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Hyundai Accent 2012 Interior :
Hyundai Accent 2012 Interior. – A backseat driver or lucky enough to be riding shotgun, the spacious interior of the Accent offers comfort and refinement that’s unique to its class. The Accent 5-Door also has best in class cargo volume with the rear seat up, allowing more room for gear you don’t want to leave behind. Change the station, turn up the volume or engage cruise control without ever taking your hands off the wheel. With this optional feature, enjoy steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls right at your fingertips. Six speakers. 172 watts. Sounds great. Listen to your favorite music loud and clear with Accent’s standard 172-watt audio system, complete with SiriusXM Satellite Radio and iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks.

Gone is the prior Accent’s shelf-like dashboard, replaced by a more gradual ascent to the windshield. The dashboard’s plunging center portion holds climate and audio controls; a navigation system isn’t offered. Total passenger volume in the sedan is about 90 cubic feet, down slightly from the prior generation Accent sedan. The hatchback offers 21.2 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seats and 47.5 cubic feet of maximum volume with the seats folded. The latter figure trumps most competitors. An options free GLS sedan comes sparsely equipped, lacking air conditioning, power windows or a radio. All three are optional. Interior features include:
>. Optional power accessories and remote keyless entry.
>. Optional steering-wheel audio controls.
>. Optional air conditioning, cruise control.
>. Optional USB/iPod-compatible CD stereo.
>. Optional piano-black accents, chrome door handles.

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Hyundai Accent 2012 Exterior :
Hyundai Accent 2012 Exterior.The 2012 Hyundai Accent joins the Hyundai line-up sporting the company’s increasingly popular “Fluidic Sculpture” design. The vehicle’s exterior lines are intended to be futuristic, dynamic, and sleek. In a segment typically associated with staid designs, Accent stands out from the crowd. While the styling provides an attractive form, it’s also functional, featuring a slippery 0.30 coefficient of drag for Hyundai Accent sedan and .31 for Accent five-door. Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille and detailed swept-back headlights give Accent a compact athletic face. Five door SE models include a sporty roof-mounted spoiler and vertical taillights. For an assertive stance, 16-inch alloy wheels are available on GLS and standard on SE.

Embodying Hyundai’s “fluidic sculpture” design ethos, the Accent looks strikingly similar to the Elantra, with teardrop-shaped headlights and fog lights. Relative to the previous generation, the Accent sedan is 3.5 inches longer. The four-door Accent hatchback is 10 inches shorter than the sedan, though both cars ride the same 101.2-inch wheelbase. Being an entry-level model, the Accent GLS comes basically equipped, the GS and SE hatchbacks have more features. Exterior features include:
>. Black mirrors and door handles.
>. Standard 14-inch steel wheels.
>. Optional 16-inch alloy wheels.
>. Optional body-colored mirrors and handles.
>. Optional fog lights.
>. Optional rear spoiler (hatchback).

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Hyundai Accent 2012 Engine :
Hyundai Accent 2012 Engine. – Hyundai touts the Accent’s class-leading power-to-weight ratio, but the engine doesn’t quite have the effect we hoped for. Like almost all similarly diminutive engines, the 1.6 doesn’t do much until higher rpm. Power builds smoothly, though, and the engine sounds happy enough being wound out. The Accent achieves EPA fuel economy numbers of 30 mpg city and 40 highway regardless of transmission choice, although the manual gets 1 more mpg in the EPA’s combined test: 34 versus 33. Hyundai says the car should need 9.4 seconds to get to 60 mph with a manual and 9.8 with an automatic. We can neither confirm nor deny this, as we started to nod off at 49 mph, but we estimate the cars will be slightly quicker, at 8.0 and 8.3 seconds. Cars in this class aren’t meant to be rocket sleds, of course, and the Accent will be sufficiently peppy for most buyers. But its pace is a reminder that it is, in fact, an economy car.

New for 2012 is an electronic stability system, which wasn’t available last year. Stability systems are federally required for 2012; as such, the Accent’s is standard. Safety features include:

>. All disc antilock brakes.
>. Traction control and electronic stability system.
>. Front, and side curtain airbags.
>. Active front head restraints.
Source: hyundaiusa.com, netcarshow.com, caranddriver.com, Autocarrelease.com.

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Title: Hyundai Accent 2012 Review
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