Once again recognizing Honda’s commitment to efficiency and sustainability, the Green Car Journal has named the 2014 Honda Accord its Green Car of the Year. This marks the second time in the past two years that a Honda product has taken home Green Car honors, with the Honda Civic Natural Gas earning the trophy in 2011. However, in the case of the Accord, the honor was more of a team effort.
As noted by Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car journal: “With its efficient internal combustion, hybrid, and plug-in choices, the 2014 Honda Accord delivers exactly what consumers are looking for today. It all comes together this year for the Accord in ways that speak to significant environmental performance built into a mainstream, volume model that’s a joy to drive. The Accord is a deserving winner of Green Car Journal‘s 2014 Green Car of the Year.”
It’s also the proud possessor of EPA ratings like the following:
- Accord with four-cylinder gas engine: 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/30 mpg combined
- Accord with V-6 gas engine: 21 mpg city/34 mpg highway/26 mpg combined
- Accord hybrid: 50 mpg city/45 mpg highway/47 mpg combined
- Accord plug-in hybrid: 47 mpg city/46 mpg highway/46 mpg combined, as well as a 13-mile electric driving range
Or as noted by Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of Automobile Operations at American Honda: “The entire Accord lineup really embodies the promise of the Honda brand to deliver both fun-to-drive enjoyment and outstanding fuel efficiency at the highest level. I want to say thank you to Green Car Journal, not just for honoring Accord, but for shining a spotlight on the environment and our shared vision for an ultra-low carbon future.”
Written by Charles Krome.
Photo courtesy of Honda.