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2012 Hyundai Accent

2012 Toyota Yaris

  2012 Hyundai Accent 2012 Toyota Yaris 5dr LB Auto LE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$12,545
$14,115
Invoice $12,244 $13,551
MPG
City/Highway
28/37 30/38
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Do Americans want small cars with more room and great gas mileage? The 2012 Hyundai Accent is betting they do--and so are we. Read Full Review The 2012 Toyota Yaris is fuel-efficient in the city without hybrid hardware, and it has an nicely appointed interior that feels cheerful but not cheapskate; but its weak performance and highway refinement aren't up to current class standards. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Punchy hatchback styling
  • High-quality interior fit and finish
  • Real room for four adults
  • Class-best gas mileage
  • Driving feel leaps a magnitude or two

Dislikes:

  • Middling acceleration
  • Sedan's rear seat can be snug on head room
  • Isn't as inexpensive as it once was
  • Some features just aren't available

Likes:

  • Good real-world city mpg
  • Nicely weighted steering
  • Ride quality
  • Well-integrated Bluetooth
  • Much-improved seats

Dislikes:

  • No telescopic steering adjustment
  • Engine noise
  • Automatic has just four speeds
  • Weak acceleration on the highway
  • Less-distinct exterior style
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