Honda tops greenest vehicles list for 10th consecutive year

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection. Recently, in the ACEEE's Green Book® Online ranking of environmentally responsible vehicles, the Civic GX ranked first, with the Civic Hybrid, Insight and Fit joining the Top 12.

This is the 10th consecutive year that a Honda vehicle has received the number one ranking and the 9th consecutive year that Honda vehicles have occupied at least three positions in the Top 12. The list-topping Civic GX, first introduced in 1998 and currently built at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC, is powered by natural gas and is the cleanest internal combustion vehicle certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Said AHM Executive Vice President of Sales John Mendel, "Honda's rankings in the ACEEE study are emblematic of our commitment to lowering emissions and increasing fuel efficiency in all of our models."


ACEEE's Top 12 Greenest Vehicles of 2010

Rank Model Green Score
1 Honda Civic GX 57
2 Toyota Prius 52
3 Honda Civic Hybrid 51
4 Smart Fortwo Convertible / Coupe 50
5 Honda Insight 50
6 Ford Fusion Hybrid / Mercury Milan Hybrid 47
7 Toyota Yaris 46
8 Nissan Altima Hybrid 46
9 Mini Cooper 45
10 Chevrolet Cobalt Xfe / Pontiac G5 Xfe 45
11 Hyundai Accent Blue 45
12 Honda Fit 45


Green Score based on fuel economy, health-related pollution impacts and global warming emissions. Full report available at