With EPA fuel economy ratings of 27 or 28 mpg city and 34 or 36 highway, the Hyundai Accent is at the high end of the green scale among all vehicles but not particularly remarkable in its class. Several hybrid models achieve higher mileage ratings, and several models the Accent's size or larger—including the Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Cruze—now achieve 40 mpg or higher.
And with the deletion of last year's Accent Blue model, which added a host of fuel-saving extras and enabled a 37-mpg highway rating, the Accent's mileage has technically gone down a notch for 2011.
Meanwhile, the bigger, roomier 2011 Hyundai Elantra that's already on sale gets 29 mpg city, 40 highway. It would be safe to project that next year's all-new Accent will get even better mileage.
The 2011 Hyundai Accent is a green choice, but relative to other cars its size its mileage isn't especially noteworthy.