The 2012 Hyundai Accent is larger and more efficient than some of the previous models. When you couple this with the fact that it has the best warranty around and a stylish look there is reason to believe that this car has moved to the head of its class. Taking a closer look, the Hyundai Accent comes in three trim levels, fitted in either a sedan or hatchback body style. All in all, the price is right for this car. The sedan will cost you right around $12,500, whereas the hatchback model runs between $14,000 and $16,000.
The sedan version of the Hyundai Accent has been dubbed the GLS. At just over $12,000, the GLS provides immense value for such a low price tag, especially considering the cars warranty. Also, you usually don’t expect to see things such as an iPod option and satellite radio present in cars that sell for this price, but with the GLS you do.
The hatchback versions of the Hyundai Accent include the GS and the SE trim packages. The fact of the matter is that for $14,000 the value that you get for your money is quite enormous. Again in addition to the best warranty in the industry, you also get all of the standard GLS options.
The 2012 Hyundai Accent SE hatchback costs two thousand dollars more. The SE hatch comes with everything that you get in the GS but you also get 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, and a rear spoiler. The SE is the sportiest version of the Hyundai Accent which makes it the most popular. At this price point it is very affordable and has mass appeal.
The best part about the 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS is that it gets great gas mileage from the <1.6L 4-cylinder engine under the hood. Drivers can expect around 40 mpg on the highway and roughly 30 mpg when driving around town.
The GS hatch has a manual transmission and the same 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that the GLS has. Some small extras include power locks, tilt steering, a rear wiper, and keyless entry.
The other hatchback trim level is the SE. this is an automatic version of the GS with the same size engine and same outstanding gas mileage. The SE also comes with Bluetooth technology and some other great additional features.
To top it off the Hyundai Accent is quite quick for its class. This is demonstrated by the fact that it can go 0-60 in under ten seconds.
When you compare the Hyundai Accent to other cars in its class the results are clear, the Accent is as good as, if not better than, the competition. The Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic are two cars that the Accent compares favorably with in terms of price and performance but the warranty helps to put the Accent over the top. This car is perfect for the money conscious consumer as the great gas mileage and warranty will help to ensure that your cost of ownership will be low. In addition, the Hyundai Accent makes a great second car for a small family. The 2012 Hyundai Accent makes it really easy for you to get from point A to point B in no time at all.
There are also some safety features that come standard that are worth mentioning. On all 2012 Hyundai Accents there are anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front seat side impact airbags, and side curtain airbags. This assortment of safety features helps to give drivers peace of mind when they are behind the wheel. The features help add value to this already immensely valuable automobile.