The cabin is fairly noisy, but not offensively so. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. As for storage, the rated cargo capacity of the Hyundai Accent is 21. Sporty bucket seats feature superior cushions and bolsters. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. When deciding which car to buy I researched and test drove the Mazda 3 and 2 , Volkswagen Jetta, Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta and Focus , Chevy Sonic and Kia Rio 5. Then again, the lateral demands placed on the bolsters will never be very high.
Who Stole My Sorority Letters? Other than that, very pleased with the car. The was available with features like navigation when it was new, and reviewers praised its high-quality interior. A few classy trim bits keep things from looking 100 percent low budget. This 2012 Accent and the new Elantra according to many reviews seems to illustrate how Hyundai has excelled in improving their small car lineup. Consumers do, however, have options to detect mileage fraud.
Jim McCraw filed this NewCarTestDrive. A three-door hatchback is not available, so don't ask. This iteration of the Accent scored near the top of our subcompact rankings in both the sedan and hatchback versions. Interior Features The 2012 Hyundai Accent interior has been totally redesigned. The company says that the Accent boasts more cargo room than the Nissan Juke and greater interior volume than the Audi A4, no small feat for a vehicle with a fairly minute footprint. In many ways it looks like a cheap Chinese knockoff of the Elantra.
This is a really good city car, however I wish it had a back-up camera. On manual-transmission models, there is an EcoShift indicator between the instrument pods to indicate the proper gear for all driving conditions. Did you know 30% of all used cars contain some type of negative history? I would recommend this car to anyone. Mileage rollback is one of the most occurring types of fraud in the selling process of used cars. But unlike other versions, it's missing a radio, air conditioning, power windows and mirrors. The 5-door hatch gets even more space with 21. The hatchback bests the sedan by almost 8 cubic feet of storage space, but both Accents have big gloveboxes and bins and trays for everything from Acqua Panna to Apple iPods.
We started our week with a spirited blast up one of our favorite mountain roads on a foggy San Francisco Bay Area afternoon and found that Hyundai's little hatchback is surprisingly fun to drive up to its modest limits. Still, it feels nimble enough to be mildly entertaining to drive. The dynamic sheetmetal has an equal in the Accent's remarkably well-finished interior. It's one of the lightest cars in its class at less than 2500 pounds, so it responds quickly to inputs. The five-door, as is the case with most compacts today, looks better than the sedan. Reviewers noted that the Fit has one of the most spacious back seats in the class, and they praised its versatile seats, which can be folded multiple ways to allow for cargo of different sizes and shapes.
Braking and handling are ok. We have been the market leader for Vehicle History in the U. I am a speeder and i always floor it and speed and weave in and out of traffic. Watching the manually shifted versions of these hatchbacks go blow for blow is an interesting exercise in how far Hyundai has come in last few years. 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 might be able to hit 60 mph in 10 seconds, with the right solo driver and no luggage—it weighs just about 2,500 pounds, the equivalent of a first-year 1990 Mazda Miata with a driver on board.
Overall great little car, great performance, handling is great, I'm a tall person and I kind of hate cars but this car makes me feel pretty comfortable with the seat fully slid back I got plenty of legroom. But it seems to have the available storage space for one, so I plan on purchasing a spare tire soon. The 6-speed manual gearbox is easy to shift and the clutch pedal was light and easy to operate. Interior storage consists of a decent-size glovebox, a large forward console bin and a smaller one behind the shifter, two molded-in console cupholders, and door map pockets. Now on its fourth generation, Hyundai has finally given the Accent the attention it has so badly needed, with an all new look and engine. To get better fuel economy, you'll almost have to shop a diesel or a hybrid.
Although our perfect compact car would be a bit stiffer and more responsive, the new Accent should leave its buyers wanting for very little. More than 60% of all used cars imported from the U. The elements have been redesigned for more room, more storage spaces. Last week I was washing the car and as I hosed off the hood, the paint started flaking off there also. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Driving Impressions The new 1. Tires and transmission logic account for the differences.