2012 Hyundai Accent Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, The Accent received a complete makeover for 2012. It is powered by the all-new 1.6-liter GDI engine, which produces 138 horsepower. This engine has boosted the fuel economy to 30 mpg city and a best-in-class 40 mpg highway. The Accent also has a new “Fluidic Sculpture” design, thanks to swept-back headlights and a hexagonal front grille. A roof-mounted spoiler and vertical taillights come standard on the SE hatchback model. To give it an assertive stance, Hyundai’s Accent offers 16-inch alloy wheels for the GLS, which is standard on the SE model.
The 2012 Hyundai Accent is completely redesigned, and in a big way. It has returned for 2012 with best-in-class standard fuel economy, 40 mpg, and power. This subcompact received the all-new 1.6-liter GDI engine, producing 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. It is the first subcompact in the U.S. to use direct-injection technology. This engine controls the injection of fuel, allowing for better fuel economy, increased power, and reduced emissions.
The 2012 Accent resembles futuristic new models like the Elantra sedan and Veloster hatchback. The subcompact has a hexagonal front grille and detailed swept-back headlights that make the Accent appear sportier. The SE model comes equipped with a roof-mounted spoiler and vertical headlights. Sixteen-inch alloy wheels are standard on the SE model and an option for the GLS model.
Despite its petite stature, The 2012 Accent is actually roomy on the inside. It has a cargo volume of 21.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats of the hatchback model. Not only is this best in class, it is has more cargo capacity than both the Nissan Juke and Infiniti EX 35 crossover.
The Accent’s driving dynamics start at its high-tensile strength steel, which delivers a delivers a strong, stiff body, 22 percent stiffer than the previous generation. Hyundai has also focused on tuning the suspension for a proper mix between handling precision and ride comfort. It has a turning diameter of 34.1 feet, presenting a sportier feel.
Six airbags come standard in the 2012 Accent: two front impact airbags, two front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and curtain side-impact airbags. Other safety features include an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, as well as stability control, vehicle stability management, and motor-driven power steering.
Body style: Subcompact sedan
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Models: GLS, GS, SE
EPA Fuel Economy
Hyundai Accent: 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway
Price : $12,445 – $15,795