2014 Honda Accord Named Green Car of the Year
The all-new 2014 Honda Accord was named the Green Car of the Year at a preview event to the Los Angeles Auto Show. In previous years, the Green Car of the Year title has been dominated by hybrid or diesel models. But to reflect the advancements of many different types of powertrains, the judging panel is starting to include more traditionally-powered cars. The Chevrolet Volt and Honda Civic Natural Gas won in 2011 and 2012 respectively, but the multi-powered Ford Fusion was able to snag the award last year. The finalists for this year included two diesel models, including the Audi A6 TDI and BMW 328d, as well as two traditional gas-powered cars, the 41-mpg Mazda3 and the 42-mpg Toyota Corolla. The fifth candidate was the triple-threat Honda Accord, which is available in gas, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid iterations. At its best, the Accord can achieve 115 mpge. The panel is made up of a diverse group, including automotive journalists as well as environmental leaders and even Jay Leno, comedian and car enthusiast. The award was presented by Green Car Journal. When we reviewed the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, we found it had compelling driving dynamics, high fuel economy, and a number of standard features to please buyers. The car is currently on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the public today.
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