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The up and down pricing on gasoline has some consumers shopping for cars that squeeze the most miles from a gallon while others could not care less. Still others are deeply concerned about the environmental impact their car may have. You can get a good handle on it all using an average of the EPA city-highway projected mileage numbers.

Attributes:  Price | Safety | Going Green | Reliability | Performance

Mini CooperMPG: 28 city/37 highway

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The retro-cute Mini Cooper features a 118-horsepower, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine equipped with either a six-speed manual transmission that achieves 28 city/37 highway mpg or a six-speed automatic that gets 25 city/34 highway mpg. Mini Cooper is one of the smallest cars available in the U.S. but its interior is surprisingly roomy -- even for tall drivers. Go »
Hyundai AccentMPG: 26 city/35 highway

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Changes to the Hyundai Accent's power train for 2009 improved the car's fuel economy making it one of the best in the segment. EPA estimates fuel efficiency for the Accent's 110 horsepower, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine at 27 city/33 highway mpg for the five-speed manual transmission and 26 city/35 highway mpg for the four-speed automatic transmission. Go »
Toyota YarisMPG: 29 city/36 highway

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The least-expensive Toyota, Yaris, is also a leader in fuel economy in this segment. Powered by a 106-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the Toyota Yaris gets an EPA-estimated 29 city/36 highway when equipped with the five-speed manual transmission and 29 city/35 highway when paired with the four-speed automatic transmission. The interior of the two-door hatchback version of the Yaris has a more contemporary feel than its sedan counterpart, with the climate controls placed vertically below the audio system, versus in the horizontal layout that is common in most cars. Go »
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