Honda Accord Named Green Car of the Year 2014
The Honda Accord was chosen as the Green Car of the Year 2014, but this year the award goes not to one model but three: the Accord, Accord Hybrid, and Accord Plug-In Hybrid. Green Car Journal has sponsored these awards since 2005. It announced the winner on November 30 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
“Honda’s 2014 Accord clearly leads by example in the green space and is a deserving winner of the 2014 Green Car of the Year honor,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com.
Green Car Journal‘s editors identified five finalists after an extensive vetting process. The winner was selected by a majority vote of the Green Car of the Year jury.
The Accord was chosen from among a field of five finalists, including the Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla. No electric cars made the cut this year. Jurors include leaders of influential environmental and energy efficiency organizations, such as Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of Ocean Futures Society.
“When you consider the Honda Accord’s cost and the mileage it delivers with standard and hybrid power, you’re not only economically ahead of the game but also improving environmental impact by using less petroleum and cutting CO2 emissions,” said Cousteau.
The Accord Hybrid gets 50 highway mpg and the Accord Plug-In hybrid gets 115 miles per gallon equivalent, the highest of any mid-size hybrid sedan in the United States.
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