It’s a good day to be green and a fan of Honda. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has named four Honda vehicles for excellence in environmental design.
The Honda Civic Hybrid was ranked the fifth most environmentally vehicle across all classes (sedan, coupe, etc.) and types (hybrids, diesel, gasoline, etc.), and was also the third best vehicle when ranked solely among gas-powered vehicles.
The Civic Natural Gas and Insight were ranked ninth and tenth best overall, respectively.
The Honda Odyssey was the ACEEE’s most environmentally-friendly minivan across all automakers, which is something we’re very proud of. As you might remember from our test drive review of the Odyssey a few weeks ago, this is a vehicle loaded with all sorts of comforts and features, not to mention a capable and responsive engine. To see it take top environmental honors from the ACEEE is highly gratifying.
We should note that this year is not a fluke, and is in fact Honda’s 16th consecutive year to have multiple models make it into the ACEEE’s top 12 list.
The ACEEE is a nonprofit founded in 1980 that conducts research not only in the automotive field, but in utilities, public transportation, buildings, agriculture and government policy. Vehicles are scored on a point-based system that considers fuel economy, health impacts, global warming and upstream emissions.
If environmental conscientiousness interests you, we recommend coming by to test drive any of our vehicles. We also have the Honda Accord Hybrid with an in-city EPA rating of 50 mpg which made it onto Green Car Journal’s Top 10 Green Car Technology List for 2014. In case you would like to do some research beforehand, we have a recently conducted test drive review of the 2014 Accord Hybrid, as well.
Whenever is convenient for you, stop by Leith Honda to become acquainted with our staff, and our dealership. We’d love to see you!