Hyundai Accent Review! Forget the Traditional Subcompact Cars! It’s Time for a Revolution!

Hyundai 2012 hyundai accent sedan and hatchback

The new  5-door, fuel –efficiency leader in its class and master of practicality, aka the new Hyundai  Accent was for the first inaugurated in 2011 at the New York International Auto Show. As already mentioned this car offers remarkable fuel  efficiency, astonishingly spacious interior and top safety. As for the price, this car is so affordable that cheap is the new expensive.

Advanced Technology for Superior Fuel Economy!

The 2012 Hyundai Accent has a carefully designed engine and the point of the whole configuration consisted of several different systems is for the car to be fuel efficient and eco-friendly. 2012 Hyundai Accent has 1.6, 4- cylinder Gamma engine made completely of aluminum.  Among the systems providing fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions are: the Alternator Management System, the Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing, GDI, different injection and exhaust systems and the electronic throttle control. Hyundai Accent develops 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. Friction is controlled with the silica tires (0.30 cd) and the kicked up trunk edge. Furthermore, the car is equipped with 6 speed transmission.

Regardless of whether you will choose an automatic or manual transmission, 2012 Hyundai Accent fuel consumption will remain 30 mpg in city and 40 mpg on highway. Consequently, the driving range on highway is 456 miles. Compared o its predecessor, 2012 Hyundai Accent has 18% better fuel consumption rate.

Safety as Prior No.1!

Since Hyundai has always put customers` safety as priority number one, 2012 Hyundai Accent has all the necessary safety equipment and even more. Here are the safety components of Hyundai Accent:

  • 6 safety airbags, 2 in the front, 2 in the curtain side and 2 in the seat mounted side
  • new standard 4 seat active head restraints assessed as extremely important safety gadget by organizations such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • 4 wheel disc brakes which are included in the standard equipment which is not to be found in any other car of Hyundai Accent`s category
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), as well as Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control and Vehicle Stability Management with capacity of maximum 8 N/m of counter steering effort when necessary
  • The car`s configuration is also designed to improve safety and it includes for example rear doors with internal beams and Collision Load Dispersion Mechanisms
  • minimized floor deformation due to car configuration

Confident Driving Dynamics!

One must keep in mind that 2012 Hyundai Accent has a structure containing high-tensile steel and is 22% more rigid than its predecessors. Consequently you get better balance, firm drive and great control over the vehicle. The front suspension with monotube shock absorbers and the coil springs as well as the rear suspension contribute to Accent`s solid and firm drive. Compared to Fiesta, Fit and Versa, 2012 Hyundai Accent has a turning diameter which is 34.1 feet larger.

 Fluidic Sculpture Design and Color Palette!

When you see the Accent you will immediately understand that it is a Hyundai. Its external appearance is very characteristic of Hyundai, including avant-garde lines, modern and smooth design. Additionally, Hyundai Accent sedan has 0.30 coefficient of drag while 5-door Accent has a 0.3 more. Furthermore, 5-door SE has standard wheels and hexagonal grille, while the GLS model may be bought with sixteen inch alloy tires.

Hyundai Accent is to be found in a wide variety of colors such as Electrolyte Green, Clearwater Blue, Ironman Silver, Century White, Ultra Black, Boston Red, Cyclone Grey, Marathon Blue and Mocha Bronze.

Compared to previous Accents, every generation undergoes dimensional changes. For example, all models of 2012 were 0.2 increased in width compared to the 66.9 inch wide models of 2011. A 4 door Hyundai Accent is 162 inches long. As far as dimensions of the interior are concerned, Hyundai Accent is the best in its category. Due to Hyundai Accent`s exceptional spacious interior EPA categorized the car as compact sedan while Toyota Yaris and Ford Fiesta are categorized as subcompact vehicles. As for luggage room, Hyundai Accent has more than you get the impression when you see the car for the first time. It even has more luggage room than the Nissan Juke and Infinity EX 35 crossover.

3 Versions of Hyundai Accent!

2012 Hyundai Accent is available in three forms: the 4 door Hyundai Accent GLS, the 5 door Hyundai Accent GS, the sporty 5-door Hyundai Accent SE.

Remark: The 3 door Hyundai Accent is no longer part of the 2012 Hyundai model year.

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