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

James Raia

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.


Article Last Updated: September 8, 2021.

4 thoughts on “Hyundai Accent 2012: 40 mpg, 138 horsepower, $12,445”

  1. Chevy Sonic has a 5 door 40 mpg Manual 6 speed turbo with more torque at 148 lb/ft. vs the Accent 123 lb/ft torque. I'm guessing the Chevy Sonic is more fun to drive.

  2. look at any measure of reliability in the last 3-7 years. hyundai gives me much more confidence than chevy…not to mention the sonic looks way too much like the 2011 aveo (which it is anyway).

  3. Well, Sonic’s 1.4 turbo is probably better than the Accent’s 1.6 gdi in terms of balancing performance with eco-ness. But overall quality and value for money is probably better on the Accent. This is coming from someone who has never seen either of these in person, but it’s a pretty good guess, I think.


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