Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,495 - $7,400
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,495 - $7,400
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
138
Seats
5

Ranks #15 Small Cars by Owners

Ranks #11 Small Cars by Experts

Ranks #5 Small Cars by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.4 Overall Score
Performance 2.8 Comfort 3.4 Styling 3.5 Value 3.8

Editor's Overview

Abundant passenger space, excellent fuel economy and strong value make the Hyundai Accent one of the smartest buys in the subcompact segment. Its road manners aren’t as lively as the Honda Fit...

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2012 Hyundai Accent Owner Reviews

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189 Reviews
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Big features for a small package.

2012 Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent is a compact car perfect for traveling short distances within the city. We have also used it for long distance travel and have had no difficulties. It has cruise control for use on longer trips. The car gets very good gas mileage over 300 miles to a tank full. This model has a hatchback. This is very convenient for hauling groceries. It can also handle several bags of luggage without a problem. The backseats will fold down to expand the cargo space for larger loads. The four doors makes it easy to load and unload passengers. We have been able to comfortably seat 5 adults or 2 adults and 2 children using car seats. It also has a sunroof which is an unexpected feature for a small compact car. In terms of reliability, other than regular oil changes and replacing tires when needed there has been no additional reasons to get maintenance. The car has a sensor to ensure the tires maintain adequate pressure at all times. A light will display on the dashboard if there is an issue. There are a few things that you should be aware of before purchasing this vehicle. It sits low to the ground and could prove challenging for some drivers. The leg room is limited and would not work very well with a taller individual. The front bumper is fragile. It will crack if hit by road debris or cement curbs. This vehicle does not have a spare tire. All in all it is a great car for not very much money.

- Cindy L

My car, the silver Hyundai.

2012 Hyundai Accent

My Hyundai is silver. It is a compact car that is just the right size for me. It get a moderate gas mileage. It never need fluids added to the engine. I have never been in an accident in it so I do not know how well it withstands impacts. We have taken our Hyundai on several trips. One of those trips were to central oregon. It did not overheat, other than the temperature inside the vehicle. Driving it for several hours at a time didn't seem to impact the engine or anything else. A week or so later we drove it to southern oregon and back. Again, we did not have any problems with it driving that far. We did not get into an accident, it did not overheat, we did not have any problems with the tires, we did not have problems with the electrical system, we did not have problems with the heating and cooling systems, we did not have problems with the exhaust system or anything. It was a smooth drive, where my friend was able to take pictures out the windows. The radio works like a dream, no matter our location. I think that I have had to replace a fuse in it one time, but I am unsure. I do take my Hyundai in for its annual checks each year. I have not had to have any major car repairs done on it though. I only recently had to replace the tires. They had lasted over six years. It has been a wonderful car and I would purchase another like it.

- Katie W

The look because it has the sporty look to it. That is what drawn me to it.

2012 Hyundai Accent

Hi, my Hyundai Accent hatchback 2012 has been the best car I have driven in years of finance Hyundai’s. I have owned two other Hyundai’s and this has been the best one. I have owned all my vehicles and the other two would give me a lot of problems all the time. This hatchback has not hd but one battery put in and that was in 2017. Then I had tires put on in 2014. Then I had tires put on in 2018. I had my first set of brakes put on in 2018. This all the work I have had done since I had the car and it is running still great. I do get scared of the car being so low in snow. I would not recommend driving very high snow. Also, it has great speed. Great turns and till this day I get compliments on my car especially the color sky blue. . . Almost looks grey at night. They should own more Hyundai’s in this color. Not just in certain makes. All colors should be available in all makes. If I get another Hyundai’s they better have this color available in this color especially the Kona. Have a big interest in this car. But lastly my 2012 vehicle has had one? I am trying to figure out that just started is that it gurgling when press on gas pedal but no one can figure out why. Not even Hyundai that noise drives me nuts. But otherwise love my car. Recommend to anyone.

- Christina N

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$12,545 - $15,295
$15,895 - $16,895

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.6L DOHC GDI CVVT 16
1.6L DOHC GDI CVVT 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 in.
41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.3 in.
33.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.8 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P175/70R14
P195/50R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
101.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.1 ft.
34.1 ft.

Length

Length
172 in.
162 in.

Width

Width
66.9 in.
66.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2396 - 2463 lbs.
2430 - 2496 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
138 hp
138 hp

Torque

Torque
123 ft. lbs.
123 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.4 gal.
11.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
33 mpg
33 mpg

City

City
28 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
37 mpg
37 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety