Top 12 Greenest Cars

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s 10th annual “Greenest Cars” list includes only vehicles from Asian manufacturers. ACEEE’s “Green Score” is based on tailpipe emissions as well as pollution created in manufacturing the vehicle. Pollution from manufacturing is estimated based on the vehicle’s weight. The average vehicle’s “Green Score” is 30.

Honda Civic GX:

Engine: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Fuel: Natural gas
City/Highway mpg: 28/39
Green score: 57

Toyota Prius:

Engine: 1.5-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
City/Highway mpg: 60/51
Green score: 53

Honda Civic Hybrid:

Engine: 1.3-liter four-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
City/Highway mpg: 49/51
Green score: 53

Nissan Altima Hybrid:

Engine: 1.3-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
City/Highway mpg: 42/36
Green score: 48

Toyota Yaris:

Engine: 1.5 liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Fuel: Gasoline
City/Highway mpg: 34/40
Green score: 47

Toyota Corolla:

Engine: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Fuel: Gasoline
City/Highway mpg: 32/41
Green score: 46

Toyota Camry Hybrid:

Engine: 2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
City/Highway mpg: 40/38
Green score: 46

Honda Fit:

Engine: 1.5-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Fuel: Gasoline
City/Highway mpg: 33/38
Green score: 45

Kia Rio:

Engine: 1.6-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Fuel: Gasoline
City/Highway mpg: 32/35
Green score: 45

Hyundai Accent:

Engine: 1.6-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Fuel: Gasoline
City/Highway mpg: 32/35
Green score: 45

Hyundai Elantra:

Engine: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
City/Highway mpg: 28/36
Green score: 45

Honda Civic:

Engine: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
City/Highway mpg: 30/40
Green score: 44

Source: CNNMoney.com

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