Fill up the tank and the Accent could go about 400 miles without another stop. Acceleration has been adequate for us, but it is obviously not a breakneck car. It is lighter than rivals, but also more powerful. The doors on both versions have been cut fairly widely, so loading in car seats shouldn't be an issue. The transmission shifts smoothly and the engine responds quickly, and even after our extensive time behind the wheel we found the seats to be quite comfortable. The textured dashboard and design look futuristic and sleek.
With 123 pound-feet of torque to twist out, too, the Accent still has what we consider average acceleration. Our tester's Electrolyte Green color scheme didn't do it any favors, but that doesn't mean there wasn't much to like about it. A tilt steering wheel is standard across the line. The sedan features a trunk with 13. When accelerating from a dead stop, the Accent strained, as do most in this class, and I was ferrying two other average-size adults in the car. The purchaser or prospective purchaser should verify with the Seller the accuracy of all the information listed within this ad.
Accent boasts a welcoming, surprisingly roomy interior. 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. It seems like nothing can stop the Korean automaker that was cranking out perfectly average cars for perfectly average people as recently as the Dubya administration. Some commented that the Accent has some Ford Fiesta-inspired surfacing detail to it, but the Accent appears lower and squatter when the two are parked together. According to Hyundai, the 2012 Hyundai Accent sales will commence next month May 2011. The car didn't exhibit much of the body roll you sometimes encounter in this segment.
Swept-back headlamps give way to angled fenders and a heavily-straked side profile. Body style: Four-door sedan, Five-door hatchback Engines: 1. Using bold shapes and semi-metallic finishes, the Accent's looks on the inside complement its looks on the outside rather handsomely. Count among those the Chevrolet Sonic, Fiesta, Mazda2 and Yaris, each of which brings to the table its own unique flavor. It's far off the mark at 33 mpg highway. Thought it would be better.
I'll try to rattle off some pros. The ride we have experienced so far is better than any other compact and even some newer midsized cars we rode or drove. 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. The Accent aims for par with its four-cylinder engine's acceleration, and in ride and handling. Some passages of hard, shiny black plastic live on the low reaches of the doors and the center console, but it's remarkable how finely finished this entry-level car feels--especially if you've been inside the outgoing Nissan Versa or a Chevy Aveo--and how dramatically it points out Hyundai's rapid progress. Exceptional head room and good leg room are far above par in the class, and the knee space isn't tight, either--the center console isn't hourglass-shaped as it is in the Elantra, but the Accent still gives a smooth surface for legs to rest against. It's obviously better than the old car--let's face it, the Accent had nowhere to go but up--but does it reach the bar set by the rest of Hyundai's lineup? The colors of the interior lighting is also very nice soft blues, not reds or yellows.
Hyundai has direct injection in its new 1. The Accent's controls, too, are much easier to read and use than the angled banks of Chiclets on the Ford Fiesta dash. Wring it out, or leave in Sport, and you're sure to land at the lower end of that scale. The interior has been updated as well, offering a modern design befitting that of a larger car. Look at cars like the Yaris, Fit and Nissan Versa, and you won't be wowed.
Fuel economy is estimated at 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, but our average tended to hang near the bottom of that range. But does it stack up in this hotly-contested class? Around town, we found the ride quality to be on the harder side, though what felt like under-damped shocks exposed themselves over some big dips -- the suspension took its time composing itself after it began to cycle up and down. The 2012 Accent also offers class-competent handling and a relatively firm ride for the segment. Doing the work out front is a new direct-injected 1. Road noise is also exceptionally quiet.
So why pick the runt of the litter? We've found that the automatic Accent's in-town performance is helped along significantly by shifting into sport mode, which seems to improve off-the-line response. If payment is made by cashier's or personal checks we will hold all titles for 10 days or until funds have cleared. Exterior When you think subcompact, interesting design doesn't immediately come to mind. Few cars in this class have that feature or hill start assist, which is standard on automatic models. So when we decided to get another car, we decided on another Accent. The biggest delight of all lies right in our hands.