Wednesday, September 1, 2010

KBB's Top 10 Green Cars for 2010

Once again, Kelley Blue Book has released its Top 10 Green Cars of the Year awards. This is up there with Green Car Journal's Green Car of the Year award, through that magazine does a lot of effective promotion for it, and has added to its list of awards. KBB is doing a lot in that field, too, though not so much in green cars. That said, here's this year's list:

1. 2010 Toyota Prius
50 mpg (51 city, 48 highway)

2. 2010 Honda Insight
41 mpg (40 city, 43 highway)

3. 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
39 mpg (41 city, 36 highway)

4. 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
34 mpg (30 city, 42 highway)

5. 2010 MINI Cooper
32 mpg (28 city, 37 highway)

6. 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
32 mpg (34 city, 31 highway)

7. 2010 Honda Fit
31 mpg (28 city, 35 highway)

8. 2010 BMW 335d
27 mpg (23 city, 36 highway)

9. 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
26 mpg (27 city, 25 highway)

10. 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
22 mpg (21 city, 22 highway)

No big surprise to see the Prius win again. It's third generation improvements help as do high fuel economy. Five of these cars are hybrids, one clean diesel. The rest are fuel efficient regular gas engines.

1 comment:

Business News in India said...

Cars in India 2010

Etios: Japanese car maker Toyota Motors launched the entry-level sedan Etios. The Etios is powered by a newly developed 1.5 liter 16 valve DOHC engine that produces 90 hp and has a torque of 132 Nm.

New Skoda Fabia: The new Skoda Fabia comes with 1.6 MPI, 1.2 TDI CR and 1.2 MPI engine. The car has Dual Front Airbags, ABS (Antilock Brake Syatem), EBC, height and reach adjustable steering wheel.

Nissan Micra: Nissan Motor Company launched Nissan Micra features a 1.2L three-cylinder petrol engine that delivers maximum power of 76 bhp @ 6000 rpm and 104Nm torque @ 4000 rpm.

Chevrolet Beat: World largest auto manufacturer, General Motors' Chevrolet Beat is powered by a 1.2 liter 4 cylinder engine which would produce 70 bhp, 5-speed manual gearbox.