The 2014 Honda Accord, America's top-selling car with retail car customers, has been named the "2014 Green Car of the Year®" by Green Car Journal. The award recognizes the class-leading environmental performance of the Accord family of vehicles, including the fuel-efficient and low emissions Accord 4-cylinder and V-6 Coupe and Sedan, the EPA-rated 50 mpg city Accord Hybrid and the EPA-rated 115 MPGe combined Accord Plug-in Hybrid.
"Led by the 2014 Accord Hybrid, 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," said
Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of Automobile Operations at
American Honda. "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."
2014 Green Car of the Year® jurorsselected the Accord as the winning
model for many reasons, not the least of which is its ability to offer
an efficient choice for a wide range of buyers, from those seeking
better fuel efficiency in a conventionally powered model to those
desiring the milestone efficiency of a world-class hybrid or plug-in
hybrid. In addition to the "Green Car of the Year" honor, the Accord was
earlier honored as one of Green Car Journal's 'Top 5 Green Cars for 2014' and additionally earned the magazine's 'Green Car Product of Excellence' distinction.
"With its efficient internal combustion, hybrid, and plug-in choices,
the 2014 Honda Accord delivers exactly what consumers are looking for
today," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com.
"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."
The 2014 Accord is the second Honda brand vehicle named as "Green Car
of the Year" in the past three years, joining the 2012 Civic Natural
Gas, which netted the distinction in 2011.
2014 Honda Accord
The 2014 Accord lineup features Honda's innovative Earth Dreams™
Technology powertrains, including Honda's next-generation 2.4-liter,
direct-injected 4-cylinder engine with continuously variable
transmission or 6-speed manual transmission. The Accord Plug-In, with an
115 MPGe combined EPA fuel-economy rating, and the Accord Hybrid Sedan,
with a class-leading 50 mpg EPA city fuel-economy rating, are powered
an all-new highly efficient Atkinson cycle engine and two-motor hybrid
system. Fuel efficiency is the best ever for Accord in the
EPA Midsize class, with 4-cylinder models earning a 36 mpg highway EPA
rating and the V-6 models garnering a 34 mpg highway EPA rating.
In addition to fuel economy ratings leadership, the Accord has
continually led the industry in meeting strict emissions standards. The
Accord Plug-In is the first vehicle to achieve SULEV 20 emissions
standards, with the lowest tailpipe emissions of any ICE vehicle
currently available. Additionally the Accord was the first vehicle to
meet ULEV (1998) and SULEV (2000) emissions standards.
Accord was the most popular midsize passenger car in America through
September of 2013, based on sales to individual (non-fleet) car buyers,
according to new vehicle registration data from R.L. Polk.
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