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Greenest Vehicles of 2010

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The American Council for Energy Efficient Economy has released their list of the 12 Greenest Vehicles of 2010.

The Honda Civic GX, which runs on natural gas, is again the greenest car among 2010 model year vehicles in the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's annual "Greenest Vehicles" list.

The list also includes the Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid, Smart ForTwo, Honda Insight, Ford Fusion/ Mercury Milan, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Altima Hybrid, Mini Cooper, Chevrolet Cobalt XFE, Hyundai Accent Blue and the Honda Fit.

Prices range from $9,970, for the Hyundai, to $28,180 for the Ford/ Mercury. The cars average 38.42 mpg on the highway and 33.3 mpg in the city, with the Toyota Prius besting the rest in the fuel efficiency category with 48 mpg on the highway and 51 mpg in the city.

The "Meanest" list this year remains largely unchanged from 2009. It is comprised once again of a variety of heavy-duty trucks and SUVs and luxury European vehicles. The Lamborghini Murcielago tops the list this year with a Green Score of 18.

Greenest Vehicles of 2010

Make and Model

Emission Standard

MPG: City

MPG: Hwy

Green
Score

HONDA CIVIC GX c

Tier 2 bin 2 / PZEV

24

36

57

TOYOTA PRIUS

Tier 2 bin 3 / PZEV

51

48

52

HONDA CIVIC HYBRID

Tier 2 bin 2 / PZEV

40

45

51

SMART FORTWO CONVERTIBLE / COUPE

Tier 2 bin 5 / ULEV II

33

41

50

HONDA INSIGHT

Tier 2 bin 3

40

43

50

FORD FUSION HYBRID / MERCURY MILAN HYBRID

Tier 2 bin 3 / PZEV

41

36

47

TOYOTA YARIS

Tier 2 bin 5 / ULEV II

29

36

46

NISSAN ALTIMA HYBRID

PZEV

35

33

46

MINI COOPER

Tier 2 bin 5 / ULEV II

28

37

45

CHEVROLET COBALT XFE / PONTIAC G5 XFE

Tier 2 bin 5 / PZEV

25

37

45

HYUNDAI ACCENT BLUE

Tier 2 bin 5 / ULEV II

27

36

45

HONDA FIT

Tier 2 bin 5 / ULEV II

28

35

45


[source: ACEEE via CNN Money]

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