I'm averaging an honest 39.5 in a 2012 Accent 6-speed manual sedan. MotorTrend just put it in the number 1 slot in their latest comparo test. It's comfortable, totally adequate, and still quick enough (7.8 0-60 M/T - motortrend), and a 40mpg average is saving me $170/mo over driving my 4runner (~1300mi/mo). I'd guess that's more than it would cost you to lease the car! (I bought rather than leased). Oh, and of course, killer warranty to boot.