2012 Hyundai Accent review

A few years ago the subcompact class was supposed to take over the auto industry. There was a slew of small cars with low sticker prices and decent efficiency, power and features. While all of them got you to Point B, few did so as a complete package, and the segment as a whole didn't set the world afire, even with high gas prices. Hyundai's Accent was at the rear of the pack, and for 2012 the company has completely redesigned its entry-level offering.

The Accent now runs away from the rest of the segment in terms of value and features.

The bulbous two-door hatchback body style — and its sub-$10,000 price tag — are gone, replaced by attractive four-door sedan and hatchback body styles. The base price has risen by a few thousand dollars, but it actually delivers more value now.

The Accent sedan is on sale now, and the hatchback will arrive at dealers by the end of June.

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MAX A/C-Level (B, D)
To operate the MAX A/C, turn the temperature knob to extreme left. Air flow is directed toward the upper body and face. In this mode, the air conditioning and the recirculated air position will ...

Emergency starting
Connect cables in numerical order and disconnect in reverse order. ...

High Mounted Stop Light
If the light bulb is not operating, have the vehicle checked by an authorized Hyundai dealer. ...