Equipped with a four-cylinder engine, reviewers said the 2012 Hyundai Accent has adequate power for both city and highway driving, but isn’t very quick from a stop. Test drivers say the standard six-speed manual is easy to shift and makes the best use of the engine’s power, while the available six-speed automatic earns praise for its smooth shifts. Equipped with either transmission, the 2012 Accent gets an EPA-estimated 28/37 mpg city/highway, which is great for the class. Some reviewers thought the steering is more responsive than in rival small cars, though others said that it could offer more feedback. While they wrote that the 2012 Accent isn’t particularly sporty or fun to drive, it compensates with a ride that’s composed and quiet.