2011 Toyota
Yaris
vs. 2012 Hyundai
Accent GLS

2012 Hyundai Accent GLS

9.2

starting from

$13,205
"Standard safety features include front seatbelt pre-tensioners and six airbags (front, seat-mounted side-impact, and side-curtain) on all models."
autos.aol.com | talking about the Accent's build-quality
"One of the things we like best about the Accent is its interior."
autos.aol.com | talking about the Accent's interior quality

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Accent GLS

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OK brakes
Disc
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Has auxiliary audio input
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
2011 Toyota Yaris

8.9

Runner-up

Toyota Yaris

starting from

$13,915

Reasons to buy the Toyota Yaris

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Front air conditioning
Standard
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OK braking distance from 60mph
130 ft
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Keyless entry
Optional
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Cruise control
Optional
Luxury Features 5.5 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Yaris Winner: Yaris
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  • You can pay to get keyless entry on the Yaris ; not available on the Accent GLS
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.2
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS Winner: Accent GLS
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  • The Accent GLS's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
  • The Accent GLS has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.8
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS Winner: Accent GLS
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  • Disc brakes on the Accent GLS can provide better stopping action
  • Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Accent GLS; optional upgrade on the Yaris
Cost 10.0 vs 9.2
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS Winner: Accent GLS
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Almost the same, 30 mpg vs 29 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 9.4
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS Winner: Accent GLS
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  • The Accent GLS's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 17.4 lb/hp vs 21.8 lb/hp
  • The Accent GLS has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • More than 30% more powerful, 138 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 106 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Practicality 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Yaris Winner: Yaris
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  • On hot summer days, you'll melt in the Accent GLS, but the Yaris will get you around in comfort
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have subpar cornering abilities
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 9.2 vs 8.9

Luxury Features

Hyundai
Accent GLS
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Not Available vs Optional Both offer keyless entry options
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Entertainment System

Hyundai
Accent GLS
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Number of speakers 6 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a CD player
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Accent GLS can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

Hyundai
Accent GLS
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Accent GLS has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Accent GLS; optional upgrade on the Yaris
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Cost

Hyundai
Accent GLS
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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MSRP $13,205 vs $13,915 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 30 mpg vs 29 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The Accent GLS's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Yaris 's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 3 year The Accent GLS's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Yaris 's warranty is very limited

Performance

Hyundai
Accent GLS
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Horsepower 138 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 106 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 17.4 lb/hp vs 21.8 lb/hp The Accent GLS has OK performance while the Yaris gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 34.1 ft vs 30.8 ft The Yaris can make tight turns, and the Accent GLS is comparable to most other vehicles

Practicality

Hyundai
Accent GLS
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 456 miles vs 400 miles The Accent GLS has OK highway range, but the Yaris is very limited
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Cargo space 13.7 ft3 vs 9.3 ft3 The Accent GLS has OK cargo room, while the Yaris has very little
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front seats 51.8 ft3 vs 47.2 ft3 The Accent GLS has average-sized front seats, while the Yaris is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 3 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Not Available vs Standard On hot summer days, you'll melt in the Accent GLS, but the Yaris will get you around in comfort

Crash Test Ratings

Hyundai
Accent GLS
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Hyundai
Accent GLS
2012 Hyundai Accent GLS
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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0-60 mph 9.2 seconds vs 10.9 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 153 ft vs 130 ft The Yaris 's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Accent GLS is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 82 mph vs 18.4 s @ 76 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration 0.79 g vs 0.76 g Both have subpar cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs 112 mph

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2012 Hyundai Accent GLS 2011 Kia Rio LX Accent GLS vs Rio LX
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