Though it's officially compact in size, the 2012 Hyundai Accent is priced more like the smaller subcompacts you know and love, or maybe are waiting anxiously on.
The Accent's space is like that of the Honda Fit, but the Accent lacks the Fit's flexible rear seat, and some of its Honda price premium.
The Ford Fiesta pitches itself as a more sporty small car, and even if it's not quite all that, it still has the techtastic Sync system in its win column.
The Nissan Versa is new for 2012, and it's still big, and still fairly plain--virtues in this class, we think.
The Yaris is renewed this year, with a bit more flair.
The most intriguing competition might be the Chevrolet Sonic, which wedges a turbo four from the bigger Cruze into a robo-chunky body for the kind of fun we remember fondly from the old Suzuki Swift GT.
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|28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||28 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||30 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Subcompact||Small Station Wagon||Compact||Subcompact|
|4-Door Sedan Manual GLS||4-Door Sedan LS 1LS||4-Door Sedan S||5-Door HB Manual||4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S||3-Door Liftback Manual L (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front-wheel drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Sedan||5 Door Hatchback||4 Door Sedan||3 Door Hatchback|
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