It's tough to draw good-looking four-door compacts, but the Accent nearly succeeds at being truly handsome. The simpler center stack of controls isn't as shapely as the one in the Elantra, but then again, the Accent's fan switch feels more substantial than the one in the bigger sedan. 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. Active front head restraints and side-impact and side curtain airbags are also standard. The Accent offers quite a bit of bang for the buck in a compact car, and its new 1. We'll take the upsized 16-inch wheels and tires--but we'll leave our cornering hopes and dreams for the Accent-based Veloster coupe.
Head acceleration from the A-pillar hit was low. It gets better, even, with the five-door Accent, which draws out that shoulder line all the way to its tightly pinched hatchback. The 3-door hatchback has been discontinued. The 2012 Hyundai Accent is setting out to prove that more room and better gas mileage are what America really wants in a small car. The system can deliver up to eight Newton-meters of counter-steering effort when required to assist the driver in maintaining control of the vehicle.
Other elements resulting in reduced fuel consumption include an Alternator Management System, an offset crankshaft design, variable induction system and electronic throttle control. Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags Wheelbase 101 in. A vast interior, by subcompact standards, elevates the Accent into the compact class. The six-speed transmissions, manual or automatic, do a fine job of extracting all the value from the small-displacement engine. However, the 2012 model has much more in the way of standard safety equipment--and it also has Hyundai's strong track record of turning in top safety results with its most recent products, the Elantra, Sonata and Equus. Both versions share a redesigned engine for 2012.
The rear suspension is a torsion axle setup with coil springs and monotube shock absorbers. The Hyundai Accent was redesigned for the 2012 model year. This aerodynamic shape also includes a kicked up trunk edge, wheel arches which shield the tires and an optimized engine undercover. The glovebox is huge for the class. Missing on the Accent entirely are options for leather upholstery, a navigation system, and a sunroof.
While all of them got you to Point B, few did so as a complete package, and the segment as a whole didn't set the world afire, even with high gas prices. The Hyundai Accent's underlying structure is engineered to protect occupants using a Collision Load Dispersion mechanism and the rear doors have internal beams. Today morning when we went there after driving 100 miles before checking price of this listing. We brought 2 cars to today for their information. The 2012 Accent is roomier, comes with a more powerful engine, and is priced lower than comparably models from the competition.
The 2012 Accent looks sportier and more modern than last year's version. It's the same formula that's worked exceptionally well with the company's Sonata and Elantra sedans, and it makes the new Accent an especially formidable new price leader in a way its predecessor was not. Two body styles are available: a 5-door hatchback and a 4-door sedan. The doors on both versions have been cut fairly widely, so loading in car seats shouldn't be an issue. The Accent is still Hyundai's entry-level compact car, with.
The engine is rated at 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. Total length of the new five-door version is 162 inches. The six-speed automatic has an ActiveEco function to complement its sport-shift mode; choose the first and those upshifts come quickly, or flick the lever to the right and get more control over those gears. That's a lot of power in this segment. In all, the Accent sedan outspans the Ford Fiesta by 15 cubic feet; the Accent five-door is within a fraction here and there of the spacey Honda Fit. The Accent tackles the road with more finesse than it did in the past, and some of the credit for its more capable road manners goes to its stiffer, lightweight new body.
The 2012 Accent looks like a smaller version of the new Elantra. Accent in the Market The Accent is a winning formula of attractive design meeting extreme value. Thought it would be better. Wring it out, or leave in Sport, and you're sure to land at the lower end of that scale. Head acceleration from the instrument panel hit was low.
The handling was great, I've never lost control, even in snowy or rainy conditions. So my point is they loss the business just cause of their behavior. For 2012, the body was reshaped with more flowing lines and more sculpted sheetmetal. It felt livelier than the Fiesta, especially when using the manual feature on the six-speed automatic I was testing. It doesn't look unique from the side and could be confused with any number of other hatchbacks on the market, but the rear hatch itself has a very small window and lots of sheet metal below it that's framed by two very tall taillights.