2012 Hyundai Accent Customer Reviews

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26 Customer Reviews
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What customers liked
Fuel Economy, Ride and Handling, Value
What they didn't
Power, Cabin Noise, Cargo Space

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.

Would recommend to a friend

Great Small Car

We have really enjoyed the car. It has some great features. We love the gas mileage. It has been a fun car to drive. It is a small car, but does a great job getting us around.

Would recommend to a friend

2012 Hyundai Accent GLS

I bought my Hyundai Accent GLS last month and I am loving it. It drives smoothly, looks beautiful (mine is Clearwater Blue) and is great on gas. I live in Hollywood, Florida and drove to and from Disneyworld on one tank of gas! It came with a great warranty and three months of free XM Satellite Radio which I am loving also. I bought the car at Carmax and was very happy with their service. An all around great experience with my new car!

Would recommend to a friend

hyundai accent

This is just a perfect fuel economic car. I like the fact that the interior is quite spacious, for a small car. I don't feel cramped or crowded. Power windows are great. The dual rearview side mirrors are actually very ez to see where side traffic is, in relation to changing lanes. there is a deep and wide cargo hold, which has the release to lower the top portion to create even more space. Very nice sound system, again, for a small car. It's fast and for a 4 cyl. has a lot of get up and go. All in all, I am very happy I chose this car from the several I viewed.

Would recommend to a friend

My first car, and I'm happy!

To be honest, I wanted a different car for my first car and I wasn't looking into the Hyndai section. But when I saw this car I was somehow attracted to it and couldn't look at other cars without thinking "well... it isn't as good as that one car." When I finally got it, it was such a smooth ride and it felt so secure. The only thing I would have to say bad about it is that it feels slower than what it actually is going at. Sometimes I would be driving at speed limit and my passengers will think I'm driving much slower. I kind of consider that a good thing, but sometimes I feel like I should be going faster and almost consider speeding up. Never do it though. Other than that I did have the hubcaps fall off once, but that was easily fixed and overlooked. But this is an amazing car and I take pride in it.

Would recommend to a friend

Excellent Little Car

I am the previous owner of this car, sold it to CarMax because I needed a Minivan. I would have loved to keep it. Fuel efficiency is excellent. Purchased the car because I was driving 40 miles (highway) one way to work, got close to 40 mpg. Engine has some pep to it, very responsive in the 3000 rpm range. Highly recommended.

Would recommend to a friend

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.

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Great car

As a owner of another Hyundai I can honestly say Hyundai is the best. The accent is sporty looking with its design & tinted windows. It also get almost 40 mpg can't beat that. Its very comfy. My hubby and I argue over who will drive it.

Would recommend to a friend

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.

Would recommend to a friend

Wonderful car!

It looks great going down the road I feel special when I drive it The dash interior looks amazing The gas mileage is the absolute best -- follow the "gas can" light you can't go wrong

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Ride and Handling

Quiet, smooth ride, easy to handle

Dashboard

It's pretty, you have a light in the daytime, it's in color too!

Fuel Economy

It takes very little money to drive this little beauty, and I travel 80-100 miles per day!

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