• (4.3) 50 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,050$11,282
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 32
  • Engine: 138-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2012 Hyundai Accent

Our Take on the 2012 Hyundai Accent

Redesigned for 2012, the entry-level Hyundai Accent gains styling similar to Hyundai's larger Elantra and Sonata sedans. With its direct-injection four-cylinder, the car is EPA-rated at 28/37 mpg city/highway. Available in sedan and four-door hatchback variants, the Accent competes with the... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No telescoping steering wheel
  • Modest backseat space
  • Unpadded armrests
  • Few standard features

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2012
  • Six-speed manual or automatic
  • Direct-injection four-cylinder
  • Sedan or four-door hatchback
  • Improved gas mileage

2012 Hyundai Accent Reviews

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2nd Accent - 1st New One

by Accent Owner from Maryland on February 9, 2014

We've been very pleased with our 2008 Hyundai Accent. My husband puts about 100 miles a day on it, and it has held up very well since we acquired it in 2009. So when we decided to get another car, we ... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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2012 Hyundai Accent Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Hyundai Accent.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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