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2012 Toyota Yaris

2012 Hyundai Accent

  2012 Toyota Yaris 5dr LB Auto LE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Hyundai Accent
MSRP
$14,115
$12,545
Invoice $13,551 $12,244
MPG
City/Highway
30/38 28/37
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
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Bottom Line 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 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
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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

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
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