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Hyundai Accent Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Hyundai Accent Reviews

The Hyundai Accent is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in a 5dr HB Man SE, 5dr HB Auto SE, 4dr Sdn Auto SE, 5dr HB Man Sport, 4dr Sdn Man SE and 5dr HB Auto Sport. The powertrains include 1.6-liter 4 (137 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 28 mpg city to 37 mpg highway. The Accent hatchback SE 4-cyl MT uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Honda Fit and Nissan Versa Note.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012

Reviewed Hyundai Accents from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2012 Hyundai Accent hatchback SE 4-cyl MT
  • 2007 Hyundai Accent hatchback GS 4-cyl MT
  • 2006 Hyundai Accent GLS 4-cyl

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