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2012 Hyundai Accent Five-Door

Serving Notice To The Subcompact Segment 2012 Hyundai Accent Five-Door - Click above for high-res image gallery It's been a busy two years in the subcompact world. Newcomers like the Ford Fiesta and Mazda2 have made it clear they intend to give models like the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and segment volume leader Nissan Versa a run for their small-displacement money. Even General Motors is getting into the fray with the upcoming 2012 Chevrolet Sonic after years of trying to pass off the Aveo as legitimate transportation. So when Hyundai announced it was taking the knife to its Accent, we... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.6L Four-Cylinder
Power:
138 HP / 123 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
MSRP:
$15,830 as tested
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