2012 Hyundai Accent 3d

At a Glance

Pricing $14,695 - $16,895
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.6l I4
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 28 (city), 37 (highway)

The Accent is Hyundai's entry level model and is available as either a sedan or five-door wagon. The front-wheel-drive Accent is powered by a 138-bhp 4-cylinder engine offered with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The six-speed transmissions, direct injection and low rolling resistance tires help the Accent achieve an EPA rating of 28 / 37 (City / Hwy). Accent five-door models include more standard equipment than the sedan. The SE model includes power equipment, alloy wheels, fog lights and an audio system for about $16,500. This compares favorably to competitive vehicles ranging from the Honda Fit to the Ford Fiesta and Chevy Sonic.

What Changed:

Hyundai updated the Accent for 2012. A new 5-door model joins the sedan effectively replacing the 3-door model. The new Accent is significantly larger outside, adding almost 3 inches to its wheelbase. The new direct injected 1.6l four cylinder is rated at 138-bhp which is an increase of 28-bhp over the prior model. The new engine is combined with new six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions, yielding impressive fuel economy ratings of 28 city / 37 highway.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Accent 5d GS 1.6l I4 (138-bhp) M6 FWD $14,695
Accent 5d GS 1.6l I4 (138-bhp) A6 FWD $15,895
Accent 5d SE 1.6l I4 (138-bhp) M6 FWD $15,895
Accent 5d SE 1.6l I4 (138-bhp) A6 FWD $16,895