The Accent doesn't offer a rearview camera, however. Crash-test scores weren't a strong point for the outgoing Accent. Much of the sliver of rear glass is blocked by big D-pillars and the rear seat headrests. I am a speeder and i always floor it and speed and weave in and out of traffic and i have to say, it keeps up well for its size. But at the same time, both the hatchback and sedan have poor rear visibility. The 2012 Accent looks like a smaller version of the new Elantra.
Walkaround Hyundai Accent is all-new for 2012. The Accent has not yet been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Just a few little tweaks and it would be perf Overall it's a great car! The wavy, futuristic design sets the car apart from its competitors and even further apart from how it used to look. Hyundai claims a respectable 0. But its pace is a reminder that it is, in fact, an economy car.
These are great figures for a hatchback, considering the Ford Fiesta hatchback holds 26 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Fill up the tank and the Accent could go about 400 miles without another stop. The Accent sedan is on sale now, and the hatchback will arrive at dealers by the end of June. It's responsive but not quick, smooth by subcompact standards but not luxurious. The automatic comes with hill-start assist to prevent it from rolling backward when stopped, a feature far more useful with manuals but not offered on the stick-shift Accent. The 2012 Accent is roomier, comes with a more powerful engine, and is priced lower than comparably equipped models from the competition. Buyers in this segment have been basically told that with the bottom-basement sticker price comes ho-hum looks, and who are you to complain? For the lesser of two evils, get the hatchback.
Like the Ford Fiesta, the new Accent gets an advanced engine. 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. Like the Ford Fiesta, the new Accent gets an advanced engine. Overall length now stands at 172. Gas mileage aside, we also couldn't help but notice how quiet and stable the car is at speed. Performance Subcompact buyers have been treated poorly in the performance department. The few things i would fix are: - door buttons windows, locks, etc.
Headroom in the hatchback is good, however. Even better, with the plastics muted to a low gloss and the controls streamlined to give the Accent real nuance even at its very low base price. We found the Accent very easy to drive. The automatic features a Shiftronic manual-shifting mode, allowing the driver more control over shifting. Like any short-wheelbase vehicle, the Accent can come down hard on big potholes, but there's surely a more fluid ride quality here than before, even with the car's lower-rolling-resistance tires. Hyundai's Accent was at the rear of the pack, and for 2012 the company has completely redesigned its entry-level offering.
There is one drawback for shoppers who add interior tech to their Accent. Both feature all-new styling, with new bodylines, larger headlamps and higher-mounted tail lamps helping to. Who Stole My Sorority Letters? The distinctive upthrusts of the taillamps are particularly strong details, wrapping around the hatchback and summing up the styling like punctuation. Seatbelt pre-tensioners automatically tighten the driver's and front passenger's seatbelts in the event of a collision, and active head restraints move up and forward in the event of a rear-end collision, helping to reduce whiplash to the driver or front passenger. The four-door hatchback is a bit better-looking and seems like a more cohesive, upscale design.
We'd opt for the hatchback, not just because of its extra 0. Then again, the lateral demands placed on the bolsters will never be very high. It's a complete package for an affordable price. The Accent sedan is still available. Regardless of the trim level, all Accents come standard with a 1.
Hyundai says the car should need 9. Everything in the cabin is intuitive and easy to operate. The car's interior has also been completely redesigned for 2012, with a class-leading 21. Owners can register with Hyundai to receive reimbursement for the gas consumed above and beyond expected levels; more details are found at. The sedan's trunk size is class-competitive, and the hatchback offers substantially more cargo space. The manual gearbox gets a slightly better Combined rating of …. Compared to other subcompacts and compacts, it's still impressive.
The dash cap is dimpled in a matte finish that evokes the feel of carbon fiber, and that feel is amplified by big boomerang lines molded into it. The sedan features a trunk with 13. The Accent offers quite a bit of bang for the buck in a compact car, and its new 1. We've found the Accent automatic feels much better off the line around town when you put it in Sport mode--remember that when you're ferrying more passengers. We liked the with the 6-speed manual but didn't care for the indicator as we think we know the proper gear better than the car does. We did not care for this and generally find shift lights distracting. It's an attractive design and the materials look nice.