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2012 Hyundai Accent SE at a glance

August 18, 2011

2012 Hyundai Accent SE

Base price: $16,555 (includes destination charge)

Price, as tested: $17,685 (includes destination charge)

Powertrain: 1.6-liter DOHC, four-cylinder engine with direct injection and dual continuous VVT; six-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting

Horsepower: 138 at 6,300 rpm

Torque: 123 pound-feet at 4,850 rpm

Curb weight: 2,496 pounds

Wheelbase: 101.2 inches

Overall length: 162.0 inches

EPA fuel economy: 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway

Final thoughts: An Accent on necessity

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