2012 Hyundai Accent review: Is it too old to buy?

2012 Hyundai Accent review: Is it too old to buy?


As a model of the old generation, comes from “Korean cars” so although the old 2012 Accent price is quite cheap, many people still hesitate and worry.

General introduction about Hyundai Accent 2012

2012 Hyundai Accent is a small sedan in the A-segment segment of the Hyundai manufacturer. Overall, the 2012 Accent version has a lot of changes compared to the old Hyundai Accent 2011 and not much different from the next generation, the old Accent 2013.

Although Hyundai Accent has moved to the new generation, the old 2012 Hyundai Accent retains its modern beauty, full of sport and personality. Equipped with modern, low-priced 2012 Accent cars are the reasons why this model is attractive. However, it also used quite a few years with “Korean car origin” that made many people hesitated, worried whether to buy Accent or not.

Review of old 2012 Hyundai Accent in exterior

2012 Hyundai Accent is designed in a youthful, energetic, modern style but no less soft and impressive. 2012 Hyundai Accent after many years of use retains its eye-catching, attractive appearance. However, due to the long-term use, the overall vehicle inevitably wear out and is not completely new as before. Some details and parts on the car are also worn out, affected by time but compared to some other models, the old Accent 2012 is still appreciated.

2012 Hyundai Accent car price ranges from 400 million or more

Old 2012 Hyundai Accent owns a sporty, stylish and modern design

The front of the car impresses the viewer with the most eye-catching grille design and air intake. The grille is designed in a flat trapezoid shape, large air intakes are also redesigned more beautifully and impressively. The headlight cluster is also one of the attractive points for the front of the car with a hugging, stretching and backward design. According to many users, the old 2012 Accent car has a lot of similarities with the “brother” Hyundai Voloster.

The body of the old Hyundai Accent 2012 is equally impressive with a soft design but still exudes a modern personality with large embossed veins running from the beginning to the end of the car. It can be seen that the body of the Accent 2012 has many similarities with the old Elantra model 2011 – 2012.

The body parts such as rearview mirrors, door handles, wheels, … of the old Hyundai Accent 2012 remain intact just not as shiny as new due to the impact of time. Rearview mirror of Accent 2012 is the same color as the body, integrated turn signals turn modern. 2012 Hyundai Accent imported from South Korea is equipped with 14-inch wheels, while the Thanh Cong version introduced in Vietnam is 16 inches larger.

The rear end of the vehicle is designed to be simpler and has fewer wavy lines than the head and body. However, the rear of the car still makes a highlight thanks to the impressive and eye-catching tail light cluster. In this part, the manufacturer has designed a simple front end to create a compact to focus on the usability and safety of the vehicle.

Overall evaluation of the car is still quite eye-catching designOverall evaluation of the car is still quite eye-catching design

Reviewing the old 2012 Accent review, the exterior of this model is rated as the most eye-catching and impressive design compared to competitors in the same segment. Details and exterior parts of the car are quite durable after a period of use.

Review of 2012 Hyundai Accent car on the interior

Stepping inside the interior of the car, we can see the details of the old 2012 Hyundai Accent arranged in harmony, elegance and spaciousness. Ignoring the wear and tear over time of some details such as car seats, steering wheel … in general, Hyundai Accent 2012 still exudes modern beauty and comfort.

The interior design of the 2012 Hyundai Accent car is in a youthful style aimed at young people and technology enthusiasts. If comparing the Accent and Toyota Vios, although the price of old Vios cars is higher, the Vios interior is still outdated and much more monotonous.

The 2012 Hyundai Accent dimensions overall specifications are 4,370 mm in length, 1,700 mm in width, 1,450 mm in height and 2,570 mm in wheelbase. Thus, with this size, the old 2012 Hyundai Accent is considered to be the largest model of the segment. It also means that the interior space of the 2012 Hyundai Accent is the most spacious and comfortable in the segment, no less than the middle-class models.

The two rows of 2012 Hyundai Accent seats on the new level are not new as before but still comfortable. Spacious leg room. Rear seats can fit and comfortable for people about 1m70 tall. However, the drawback of the old Accent 2012 car seat system is that the middle position in the car is not very comfortable.

Interior space of the old 2012 Hyundai Accent is quite spacious and comfortableInterior space of the old 2012 Hyundai Accent is quite spacious and comfortable

The dashboard of the car center is designed in 3D very eye-catching, youthful with blue and white tones. In the middle of the dashboard is placed LCD display screen, the important technical parameters of the car to help the driver capture accurate and complete information. Taplo table details are designed differently harmoniously and in balance with other parts. The material used to create the taplo is a soft, hard, silver-plated plastic that exudes a more luxurious, modern and superior look than previous generations.

Steering wheel 2012 Hyundai Accent is designed with 3-spoke, leather-wrapped sporty style, modern and strong. Materials used in this part include plastic, leather, metal combined in harmony to create sophistication and impression. Not only that, the Accent 2012 steering wheel is electrically assisted and incorporates many control function keys.

See also: Compare Vios and Accent cars

The 2012 Hyundai Accent car door is the most used part to open and close multiple times. Therefore, this part has been abraded due to friction so it could not keep the freshness as before. However, Hyundai has grasped this design of the Accent 2012 car door to use very convenient, harmonious colors.

Regarding entertainment facilities, the old 2012 Hyundai Accent is fully equipped with its standard features. According to the evaluation, the level of equipment on the 2012 Accent compared to competitors in the same segment is at a quite good level. Specifically, the 2012 Hyundai Accent car is equipped with a number of entertainment features such as CD player, 6-speaker audio system, FM / AM / MP3 / AUX connectivity, audio control on the steering wheel. In addition, on the most advanced version of the old Hyundai Accent 2012 is also equipped with an additional USB / Ipod port.

Interior lighting system for old 2012 Hyundai Accent is still relatively good with 2 ceiling lights for two rows of seats. The front row has 3 lights with 3 modes of door, on, off. Besides, around the inside of the old Accent 2012 is also designed many drawers for very handy items.

2012 Hyundai Accent is equipped with a mechanical conditioning system, the control knob is located just below the taplo panel. The two sides have two knobs to adjust the temperature, the direction of the wind in steps, in the middle is the wind speed adjustment and below is the knob to adjust the outer / inner wind mode. According to the assessment, the air conditioning system works relatively well and is stable, capable of fast cooling.

Review of old 2012 Hyundai Accent in terms of engine / performance

In Vietnam, almost all 2012 Hyundai Accent used 1.4G Gamma CVVT petrol engine system. With this engine system maximum power reaches 107 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and maximum torque of 138 Nm at 5,000 rpm. Maximum speed of the old Hyundai Accent 2012 can reach up to 177km / h. Compared to other competitors in the same segment, the engine power of the old 2012 Hyundai Accent is highly appreciated.

Performance of the old 2012 Hyundai Accent is quite strong and smoothPerformance of the old 2012 Hyundai Accent is quite strong and smooth

Ability to operate the old 2012 Hyundai Accent is relatively stable, strong and smooth. If traveling on narrow roads crowded in urban areas, the old 2012 Hyundai Accent can promote its full flexibility thanks to electric power steering and compact size.

The soundproofing capacity of the old Accent 2012 has been improved compared to previous generations, so it can reduce noise when traveling. However, this improvement is not significant, if the car moves at high speed, the noise from the engine and outside still echoes inside the cabin is very loud.

Review of old 2012 Hyundai Accent in terms of safety equipment

2012 Hyundai Accent is equipped with a number of safety features such as anti-lock braking system, 2 airbags, electronic brake force distribution … Thus, compared to other competitors in the same segment, safety features of the old 2012 Hyundai Accent did not receive much attention.

Should I buy an old 2012 Hyundai Accent?

Currently, used 2012 Hyundai Accent is sold at different prices, depending on the version of the car, the condition, the level of the old, the quality of the car.


Car Accent price Old 2012 is now in the range of 350 – 400 million.


If you are looking to buy a used car priced at VND 350 million, the 2012 Hyundai Accent is a good choice. Although the design in the old generation, in return, car comfort is also quite modern. The quality of Korean cars is increasing day by day so buyers do not need to be too concerned. Accent also quite a few common errors. When buying an old Accent, to choose a quality car, you should ask an experienced person or a technician to help you check and price the car.

Phong Vân

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