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Hyundai Accent Model Years


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Hyundai entered the US market in 1986 with the Excel, a car that couldn’t match Japanese reliability or build quality, but offered more equipment than Hondas or Toyotas at a lower price. It’s a tradeoff many buyers were still willing to accept when the Accent replaced the Excel in the mid-90s.

Now in its fourth generation, the entry-level Accent continues Hyundai’s tradition of offering more equipment for a bargain price. Even better, the Korean automaker has greatly improved the Accent’s fit, finish and reliability—an important achievement backed up by an industry-leading 10-year warranty.

Hyundai Accent Generations

2012 - 2014 Hyundai Accent

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Major changes included:

Hyundai completely revised the Accent for the 2012 model year, giving it sharper lines and a sportier look for its fourth generation. Additionally, the hatchback model moved from a three-door setup to a more convenient five-door format. The interior also received a nice overhaul with higher-end materials that give the cabin a much better look and feel than most cars in this class. Under the hood, the Hyundai boosted the 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine to 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque.

See Year: 2012 - 2013 - 2014

2006 - 2011 Hyundai Accent

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Major changes included:

The third-generation Hyundai Accent is offered with a 1.6-liter engine in GS 3-door, SE 3-door, and GLS 4-door trims. Notable changes for this generation are sleeker body styling and increased interior space. The GLS sedan is a step up from the base model GS, offering air conditioning and optional ABS. The SE hatchback offers sport-tuned suspension and handling, alloy wheels, and AC.

See Year: 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011

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