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About the 2012 Hyundai Accent

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2012 Hyundai Accent. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2012 Hyundai Accent

Overall Rating

4.4 out of 5(26 reviews)

Triple Check Your Purchase

The car is fantastic!!! 39 mpg so far. Always take your future purchase to be checked by a real tech. Not the one where you bought from.

- The Dude, 2012 Hyundai Accent

Great Efficient Car

I would recommend the 2012 Hyundai Accent to anyone who is looking for a highly economical small car. The model I got has all the options: cruise control, Bluetooth phone dialing, satellite radio (even though I don't use it), setting this model on par with the higher end Elantra. In fact the only discernible difference with the Elantra (which I also test drove) is perhaps the size and of course price. I regularly get 45 mpg on the highway with this car, which is the same as a new Prius hybrid. City mileage varies widely depending on use but I would say rarely goes below 30 mpg. Performance-wise, this is not a big engine so don't expect much in the way of acceleration, but with the manual version I have found really nothing to complain about and it handles very well on freeways. I was also concerned before buying this car about space. The Honda Fit gets great reviews for packing things in, and my dad swears by it, so I was comparing this car to the Fit. Although the Accent's trunk space does have a bit of an annoying lip around the edge that limits what you can fit through, the space inside is incredible. My girlfriend and I managed to pack our entire apartment in the back with the seats down (no furniture of course). On a different occasion, however, I did have problem maneuvering larger furniture like a dresser through the mouth because of that lip. I would say that the Fit's design is easier to load, but space-wise the Accent does a great job. Overall I am very happy with the Accent, although I knew from the beginning I was willing to sacrifice performance for efficiency. This car turns a lot of heads and it has a very cool sporty look. One word of warning: the Hyundai 10-year Powertrain coverage does not carry over to second owners, only the 5-year comprehensive warranty.

- Jesse, 2012 Hyundai Accent

Good for the money

I haven't had the car for too long, but so far I do like it and it was exactly what I expected and was looking for. I wanted basic transportation that was reasonably priced and had very good gas mileage (approx. 37 mpg). My particular version is an automatic transmission without too many bells/whistles. It isn't a luxury car by way of comfort. I also feel most of the road bumps, ruts, etc. However, it is a very good commuter car, which is why I got it. If you need a commuter car that is reliable (as recommended by my mechanic), or maybe a first car for a first-time young driver this is as good a choice as you'll find. The few complaints I have are: 1) the only door with a lock is the driver's door. Since it doesn't have automatic door locks it is very inconvenient to lock/unlock the car when getting things out of the passenger side. 2) there is very limited vision over the driver's left shoulder. The back window is very small so you're basically stuck with only your mirrors. 3) The speedometer has only speeds divisible by 20 marked. That means there's too much guess work to determine speeds like 35 or 55. I wish they marked off by 10's like all other cars. 4) Takes a while for the heat to kick in when it is cold outside. The amount of heat produced is also a bit less than other cars I've owned. Not a big deal, but noticeable. 5) Brakes are quite touchy; little pressure produces too much breaking. Taking a while to get used to.

- Yoda, 2012 Hyundai Accent

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