Used 2012 Hyundai Accent

2012 Hyundai Accent
List price range
$5,500 - $8,999


  • Strong engine
  • plenty of standard and optional features
  • feels bigger than it is
  • engaging style inside and out
  • long warranty.


  • Limited rear visibility in hatchback
  • competitors offer more options
  • fuel economy not as good as estimates suggest.

Used 2012 Hyundai Accent for Sale

Hyundai Accent 2012 GLS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
75,769 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Accent
Est.Loan: $103/mo
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Hyundai Accent 2012 GLS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M)
62,776 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Accent
Est.Loan: $137/mo
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Affordable and economical little ride. Fully inspected by our certified technicians Qualifies for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee No Total Loss Reported to CARFAX No Frame Damage Reported to CARFAX No AIRBAG Deployment Reported to CARFAX No Indication of Odometer Rollback Reported to CARFAX Please call 888-518-5271 for more information and a free test drive.
Hyundai Accent 2012 GLS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A)
38,941 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Accent
Koons Outlet
21.5 mi away
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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BUY WITH CONFIDENCE%3A - Lowest Prices Every Day%3A Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy%3A This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked%2521 RECALL NOTICE%3A Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at 14' x 5.0J Steel w/Full Wheel Covers Wheels,4 Speakers,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,6-Way Adjustable Driver Seat w/Height Adjustment,60/40 Split Folding Rear Seatback,ABS brakes,ABS w/Electronic Brake Force Distribution %28EBD%29,Active Front Head Restraints,Adjustable Head Restraints,Advanced Dual Front Airbags,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,Cloth Seat Trim,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Driver's Seat Armrest,Dual Vanity Mirrors,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Electronic Stability Control,Front 2-Speed Intermittent Wiper,Front Bucket Seats,Front Door Map Pockets,Front Seatbelt Pretensioner,Front anti-roll bar,Front beverage holders,Front reading lights,Front wheel independent suspension,Low tire pressure warning,Map Dome & Cargo Lights,Motor Driven Power Steering %28MDPS%29,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Passenger Front Seatback Pocket,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power Door Locks,Power steering,Rear Defroster w/Timer,Rear window defroster,Speed-sensing steering,Split folding rear seat,Tachometer,Tilt Steering Wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Tinted Glass w/Windshield Shade Band,Tire Pressure Monitoring System,Traction Control System,Traction control,Trip Computer,Trip computer,Vehicle Stability Management
Hyundai Accent 2012
40,716 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Accent
Derrow Auto Sales
48.8 mi away
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Hyundai Accent 2012
59,691 miles
Used 2012
Hyundai Accent
BMW of Bel Air
69.1 mi away
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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GREAT MILES 59,691%2521 CD Player, iPod/MP3 Input, Satellite Radio. READ MORE%2521 HYUNDAI ACCENT%3A BEST IN CLASS %2522Hyundai's turned its styling signatures on a dime. First came the Genesis, then the Sonata and Elantra--each one more daring and imaginative than the last. The Accent knits together the same themes you'll find on those cars deftly, especially in its snappy hatchback shape.%2522 WHY BUY FROM US Pricing plus tax, tags & %2524299 dealer processing fee %28not required by law%29. See Client Advisor for details. We make every effort to confirm the accuracy of information and pricing posted on our website, however, some information is provided by 3rd party vendors. We are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Option Group 1,14%2522 x 5.0J Steel w/Full Wheel Covers Wheels,Front Bucket Seats,Cloth Seat Trim,AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 Audio System w/6 Speakers,Cargo Net,Cargo Tray,Carpeted Floor Mats,Active Front Head Restraints,Adjustable Head Restraints,Air Conditioning,Advanced Dual Front Airbags,Driver's Seat Armrest,Body-Color Mirrors,Bodycolor Door Handles,ABS w/Electronic Brake Force Distribution %28EBD%29,Map Dome & Cargo Lights,Cloth Door Inserts,Remote Keyless Entry w/Panic Alert,Electronic Stability Control,Sunglasses Holder,Front Door Map Pockets,Motor Driven Power Steering %28MDPS%29,Dual Vanity Mirrors,6-Way Adjustable Driver Seat w/Height Adjustment,Power Door Locks,Power Mirrors,Passenger Front Seatback Pocket,Power Windows,Rear Defroster w/Timer,Rear Wiper,60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback,Front Seatbelt Pretensioner,Traction Control System,Tilt Steering Wheel,Tinted Glass w/Windshield Shade Band,Tire Pressure Monitoring System,Trip Computer,Vehicle Stability Management,Front 2-Speed Intermittent Wiper,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,6 Speakers,Tachometer,ABS brakes,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Front reading lights,Front wheel independent suspension,Illuminated entry,Low tire pressure warning,MP3 decoder,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power steering,Power windows,Rear window defroster,Rear window wiper,Remote keyless entry,Speed control,Speed-sensing steering,Split folding rear seat,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Front beverage holders,AM/FM radio%3A XM

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Larger, sharper and more fuel-efficient, the redesigned 2012 Hyundai Accent deserves buyer consideration as an affordable, stylish new car.

vehicle overview

With Hyundai gripped by a frenzy of redesigns and new product launches, it was only a matter of time before the automaker sent its subcompact Accent to get fit. The 2012 Hyundai Accent is so thoroughly awakened from a life of invisibility that its transformation reads like a classic Hans Christian Andersen fable.

Before, the Accent perfectly represented the bland aesthetics and underwhelming excitement that most subcompact buyers settled for. This all-new version of the entry-level Hyundai now shares the sharp styling of the similarly reimagined Sonata and Elantra, making it more an object of pride than embarrassment for a new owner.

Offered as either a sedan or hatchback, the fourth-generation Accent's wheelbase has grown 3 inches, yielding a more accommodating interior that, like other new Hyundai models, features an attractive finish and a long list of standard conveniences. Equally noteworthy is the new 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that boasts strong power and fuel economy for the segment. A pair of new six-speed transmissions rounds out the powertrain upgrades.

The Accent's redesign now enables it to run with stiff competition. The Honda Fit offers a more versatile interior, the Ford Fiesta packs more technology, the Mazda 2 handles better, and the redesigned Kia Rio shares similar underpinnings but with bolder styling. Then there's the new Chevrolet Sonic, which is perhaps the most well-rounded of them all. Still, the Hyundai Accent is invisible no more and definitely deserves a look.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Hyundai Accent is a compact four-door sedan or four-door hatchback. The sedan is offered only in base GLS trim, while the hatchback comes in GS and the top-line SE trims.

The GLS sedan comes equipped with 14-inch steel wheels, power door locks, a tilt steering wheel, 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks, a trip computer and an audio prep package with four speakers. Options include a Comfort package with air-conditioning, power windows and mirrors, cloth door inserts and the rest of the sound system (including a CD player, satellite radio and iPod and auxiliary audio input jacks). All of these features are included on a GLS with automatic transmission.

The Premium package offered on automatic-equipped GLS models bundles together foglights, 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, premium cloth upholstery, upgraded interior trim, a center storage console with sliding armrest, cruise control, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and Bluetooth.

The GS hatchback adds body-color mirrors and door handles, a rear window wiper, keyless entry and a driver seat armrest to the features included with the GLS Comfort package. Stepping up to the SE hatchback adds 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and the equipment from the Premium package.

performance & mpg

The 2012 Hyundai Accent's sole engine is a new 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder that produces 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. The front-wheel-drive Accent is available with either a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic with a fuel-economy-boosting Eco mode. In Edmunds performance testing, an Accent GLS with the automatic went from zero to 60 mph in 9.8 seconds -- a fairly quick time for the class.

EPA fuel economy estimates with the automatic transmission are 28 mpg city/37 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined with the automatic transmission and 28/37/32 with the manual.


All 2012 Hyundai Accents come with a long list of standard safety features including antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags.

In Edmunds brake testing, the Accent came to a stop from 60 mph in 123 feet, an average distance for this class of car.

In government crash testing, the Accent received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, overall frontal protection and overall side protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Accent the highest possible rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset and roof strength tests, but the second-best rating of "Acceptable" in the side impact test.


In the times of 500-plus-horsepower supercars, the 2012 Hyundai Accent's 138-hp output might sound paltry. Yet this sophisticated direct-injection four-cylinder pulls significantly stronger than the power plants of its major competitors (with the exception of the turbocharged Chevy Sonic). Both the six-speed manual and the six-speed automatic transmissions make good use of that output, too. Under hard acceleration, the engine remains smooth but can get rather noisy.

On the road, the Accent provides both a comfortable ride and decent handling. What it lacks in sporty steering and suspension settings, it compensates for with balance and composure -- criteria likely more important to buyers shopping this segment.


Along with extending its footprint, the 2012 Hyundai Accent's new interior dimensions graduate it from the subcompact segment into the EPA's official "compact" class. Much of the Accent's additional space comes from the rear seat, with more headroom and legroom making the backseat ride comfortable for even 6-foot passengers. The sloping roof line does eat into some available headroom, however, and fifth passengers will find the rear seat's raised center section useful only when walking is the remaining option.

Although the front seats are suitably roomy, taller drivers may bemoan the lack of a telescoping steering wheel. The hatchback also features some compromised rearward visibility. But overall, the Accent's patterned upholstery fabric and updated dash, consoles, trim and storage nooks contribute to an upscale feel for a car of this class.

The Accent sedan offers relatively large trunk space at 13.7 cubic feet. The four-door hatchback, meanwhile, provides 21.2 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats up and 47.5 cubic feet when folded.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Hyundai Accent.

2012 Hyundai Accent GLS Automatic Experience
fssrk1, 8/13/2011
I recently purchased a 2012 Hyundai Accent sedan with the premium package and automatic transmission. My last car was a 2003 Honda Civic DX sedan with automatic transmission. An extremely reliable car and averaged about 28-32 mpg in the city. Just a note certain color Accent are made in Pusan Korea such as the Clearwater blue color on my car. There should be no difference in quality but very minor difference on parts such as Hankook tires versus an American brand. The car rides smoothly in Eco mode but a little slow to accelerate. My gas mileage was 27 mpg on first refuel but there is a 600 mile engine wear in period. Overall happy with the car and bought it at invoice price $16,900.
Texas Guy in Maryland
vykerdse, 10/26/2011
Due to economy had to sell my new 2011 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 coupe. Got $21,500 (best value from Orisman Hyundai). I needed cash for family, and a car, so I checked price on Elantra and Accent. After price of new 2012 Hyundai Accent with all features, taxes, fee's, etc... I made a few thousand. Bought my car Monday October 17th 2011 and so far it does not seem to be like the 'old' Hyundai's from the 1980's early 90's. Good safety features, excellent warranty, decent styling, and strong engine made me giving up my Honda a little less painful. I checked the Honda Civic's/Fit's, but the dealer would not give me as much for my Honda...and would not budge on his 2012 car price. Oh well...
I love my car
jg523, 9/23/2014
I've had my Accent for a little over three years now, and I've gone over 80,000 miles in her. She has not given me ONE problem with the engine. Even when I haven't taken her in for regular service in WAY too long or have been driving her long distances with a lot of weight, she is entirely reliable. Now, she's had trouble with other people hitting her, but even those repairs have been perfect and she's back up and running in no time and with no after effects. She also gets great gas mileage; on one 8-hour interstate driving trip recently I filled up before leaving and then only once more when I got close to my destination. My husband is 6'4" and even he fits comfortably in the car.
I'd put Accent at the top of the list
king_james, 4/30/2012
I am not sure why Accent was ranked lower than mazda, kia or ford... I'd like to put Accent at number 2 with Elantra being number 1 on the list (only because Elantra is a larger and more stylish model than Accent)... The Accent is a greater car than the mazda 2, ford fiesta, kia soul/forte or toyota yaris... Considering the performance and reliability (I got a 10-year/100,000 miles bumper to bumper on mine for a fraction of cost compared to other cars' base prices) it is the best option for quality/gas mileage/options... Just because ford provides two extra buttons on the steering wheel does not make it a better car... I'd buy a Hyundai over any brand on that list any given day...
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Features & Specs

28 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
138 hp @ 6300 rpm
28 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
138 hp @ 6300 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat3 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover12.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2012 Hyundai Accent
More About This Model

A few years ago, the Hyundai Accent was the scrappy underdog of the subcompact car class. It had the skills to compete, but it rarely placed high in the rankings. Hyundai addressed many of the Accent's shortcomings with the 2012 redesign. It now has more power, better fuel economy and looks better than ever.

As impressive as the redesign is, we feel that the 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS occupies the solid middle ground of the subcompact car class. On the high end, the Kia Rio (the Accent's corporate cousin) has better looks, a sportier suspension and more premium features like push-button start and navigation. The Nissan Versa belongs at the low end of the category, especially after the Accent handily trounced it in a comparison test. Buyers in this class might also consider the Honda Fit, which has more cargo space, or the less expensive Mazda 2.

Pricing for the 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS can quickly skyrocket when you realize that the starting MSRP of $12,545 brings you a stripped-down base model with a manual transmission, roll-up windows and no air-conditioning. Most people will opt for the automatic transmission, which adds $2,750 to the price, although the option package includes a number of other features such as power-operated windows and mirrors, air-conditioning and a CD player. And if you want your Accent to have some modern amenities, you'll probably want to get the $1,300 Premium package, which adds 16-inch wheels with 50-series tires, foglights, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, audio controls on the steering wheel and more.

This brings you to $16,625 before the destination fee. That said, the price of a well-equipped 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS is on par with its competitors and is still a relative bargain for the options you are getting. If you were to load up a slightly larger vehicle like a Honda Civic or Hyundai Elantra, you'd pay a few thousand dollars more for the same options.

Used 2012 Hyundai Accent Overview

The Used 2012 Hyundai Accent is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include GLS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6A), GLS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 6M), GS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A), SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A), GS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M), and SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Hyundai Accent?

Save up to $202 on one of 5 Used 2012 Hyundai Accent for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,500 as of08/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2.3 to 2.3 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Hyundai Accent trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS is priced between $5,500 and$8,999 with odometer readings between 38941 and75769 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Hyundai Accent GS is priced between $7,997 and$7,997 with odometer readings between 59691 and59691 miles.

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