Safety

The Accent comes with a number of standard safety features we haven't seen in this class. Chief among them is standard stability control, which is required by law on all 2012 models but isn't present on many subcompacts currently on sale, even as an option. Active front head restraints and side-impact and side curtain airbags are also standard.

The Accent has not yet been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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    Key operations
    (1) Master key (M) Used to start the engine, lock and unlock the doors, lock and unlock the glove box, and open the trunk. (2) Sub key (S) Used only to start the engine and lock and unlock the doo ...

    Changing the engine oil and filter
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    Windshield defrosting and defogging
    WARNING - Windshield heating Do not use the or position during cooling operation in extremely humid weather. The difference between the temperature of the outside air and that of the windshiel ...