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Day by Day Review: 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS Hatchback hyundai daily car reviews
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What a difference a few years makes — at least at Hyundai. They keep improving beyond what many think is possible, and with each new vehicle launch comes a few more surprises. This time, it is the new 2012 Hyundai Accent Hatchback — no longer the little tin can it once was, this new Accent has grown up considerably from just one generation past.

Feature content, refinement, size and styling have all gone up several notches with this new Accent, and perhaps many who said: “Why buy a Sonata when the Elantra is this good,” may repeat that statement in regards to the Accent!

Day by Day Review: 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS Hatchback hyundai daily car reviews
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My tester is a loaded model, although to my surprise, missing the automatic transmission and instead offering up a six-speed manual, impressive for this class of vehicle. Priced just over $17,000 and just over $18,000 with the automatic, the GLS Hatchback offers a considerable amount of features.

My tester is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, remote keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth hands free, power windows and mirrors and heated front seats.

This is a lot of content in a sub-compact vehicle; it wasn’t too long ago you could forget cruise control in a sub-compact, never mind heated seats and a six-speed transmission.

2012 Hyundai Accent GLS
MSRP as tested (excluding destination): $17,199

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