2012 Hyundai Accent: Video Road Test and Review

The Hyundai Accent is a four door, five passenger stylish compact economy car that is powered by a 1.6 Liter gasoline direct injected four cylinder that produces 138 HP and 123 lb-ft of torque that gets an estimated 30 MPG in the city and as much as 40 MPG on the highway.  The value minded Korean car builder offers the entry level accent in three trims, ranging from the base Accent GLS four door, to the GS and SE hatchbacks.

The starter $14,195 GLS comes equipped with a set of 14 inch steel wheels and a six speed manual, while 16 inch alloys and a SHIFTRONIC six speed automatic gearbox are available as options.  Meanwhile the GS hatchback, which goes for $14,595 rides exclusively on a set of 14 inch steel wheels and comes with an AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 six speaker stereo with USB and auxiliary input as well as body color door handles and remote keyless entry with panic alert.

The top of the line, Accent SE hatchback starts at $15,795 and gets upgraded with the 16 inch wheels hiding a sport tuned suspension, while standard fog lights and a rear spoiler separate the SE from lesser Accents from afar, while a premium cloth interior, chrome inside door handles, Bluetooth hands free connectivity as well as a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob finish off the upscale Accent.

Comparable cars include the Honda Fit, the Ford Fiesta and the Chevrolet Sonic.

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