The 2012 Hyundai Accent accents itself by being expressive and distinctive.
Introduced in 1995, the Accent gets 40 mpg highway and 30 mpg city whether it's manual or automatic. With the automatic models, an Active ECO System is installed that modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy. Tests show that the system provides up to a 7 percent improvement in fuel economy over vehicles without the ECO System, according to Hyundai.
Starting at $14,195, the Accent comes in three different models (4 or 5-door), all with a 1.6L, 4-cylinder GDI engine. The variable valve the engine has also helps improve torque and enhances fuel efficiency.
The Accent also provides six airbags, power steering, electronic stability control, ABS, traction control, and features an iPod adapter, Bluetooth and XM Radio.
What a way to show off!
No. 2: Chevrolet Sonic
With a sophisticated look, the Chevrolet Sonic stands out by being equal in both price and fuel efficiency.
As the second generation of the Chevrolet Aveo, it was introduced to the market in fall 2011. Starting at $13,735 for the sedan, the Sonic also comes in a Hatchback model priced at $14,635, according to Chevrolet.
The Sonic gets 40 highway and 29 city with a 1.4L turbocharged engine and manual transmission, according to Chevrolet. The 1.8L manual transmission gets 35 mph highway and 26 mpg city and the automatic with the same engine gets 35 mpg highway and 25 mpg city, according to M Live. It can also reach 60 mph in 8.2 seconds.
Not too shabby for a sedan.
Equipped with 10 airbags, the Sonic was chosen as a 2011 Top Safety Pick by the Institute For Highway Safety. It also features a Sirius Radio, OnStar and Bluetooth.