The Accent is the subcompact that provides full-size safety. Its standard active safety systems react instantly and predictably to help you avoid an accident.
With an attractive exterior, exceptional fuel economy ratings, a roomy cabin and plenty of cargo space, the 2012 Hyundai Accent is a hot-ticket item. It is for people looking for an inexpensive vehicle with a standard USB port, satellite radio, good trunk space, comfortable front and rear seats and the highest non-hybrid fuel economy ratings in the class, the 2012 Hyundai Accent is a dependable, practical and affordable pick.
The Accent comes with styling theme that is the hallmark of all latest Hyundai cars. It also has an interior volume of more than 103 cubic feet and a more roomy cargo hold and a comfortable cabin plus.
With an attractive interior trim and a long catalog of additional features, the new Accent is one of very few small, affordable cars that we’d gleefully take on a cross-country drive.
The Accent has a distinctive front fascia, bold rear bumper design and flowing lines that was not on previous models. The rear hatch on the Accent 5-Door increases versatility and functionality, while expressive side character lines increases its style. In its interior, the Accent has sufficient leg-room for you to move. On its steering wheel, you can change radio stations, turn up volume, or engage cruise control without ever taking your hands off the wheel.
A 6-speaker, 172-watt audio system guarantees great sounds. Also with a satellite Radio and iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks, you can listen to more of your favorite music from these external devices loud and clear.
The Accent features an eco-efficient 1.6L Gamma GDI engine that generates 138 horsepower. The Accent’s Gamma GDI engine has been named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2012 by the prestigious automotive industry journal WardsAuto World. It is also designed to be fuel efficient on the highway for either a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission.
The Accent is equipped with front, front side-impact and side-curtain airbags to help protect you if the unavoidable occurs. The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) on the Accent helps prevent the possibility of wheel lockup under hard braking to help you retain steering control as you come to a stop. More so, the Electronic Brake-force Distribution balances braking forces at each wheel to help you maintain control during sudden braking.
The driver and front passenger seatbelts are equipped with pretensioners that automatically tighten the belts in the event of a collision. Also, the Active Front Head moves up and forward in the event of a rear-end collision. This helps reduce whiplash-style injuries to you and your front passenger.
- Comfortable front and rear seats
- Ample cargo space
- Highest non-hybrid fuel economy ratings in its class
- Attractive exterior
- Poor rear visibility
- Navigation and sunroof unavailable
- Some cheap interior materials
- Imprecise steering
To sum it up, the Hyundai Accent 2012 is a car you will be glad to own. The combination of class, fuel efficiency and availability of service centres across the country is a three-fold plus that gives it a very high rating amongst Nigerians.