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Hyundai Accent 2012: 40 mpg, 138 horsepower, $12,445

With the new 2012 Hyundai Accent debuting this summer, the South Korean carmaker will have an industry-leading four models expected to receive 40 mpg mileage estimates.

In addition to the Accent, which had another unveiling at the New York International Auto Show, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Veloster are predicted to join the 40 mpg fraternity.

The 2012  Hyundai Accent, will feature a a 138-horsepower, 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine paired with standard six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission.

2012 Hyundai Accent

Standard safety will include: six airbags, stability control, traction control and anti-lock brakes.

The Accent GLS with a six-speed manual ($12,445), will place the entry level Hyundai in rare company as among the lowest priced cars available in the United States averaging 40 mpg.

The 2012 Hyundai Accent will also be available in the five-door GS and top-line sporty five-door SE ($16,795) with a six-speed automatic transmission.

 

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