Best and Worst Environmental Cars of 2006

Wednesday, 22 March 2006

Well, the ACEEE ratings are out. And here are the stats!

 The Worst Cars of 2006 (meanest)

Make and Model MPG:
City
MPG:
Hwy
Green
Score
DODGE RAM SRT10     9 12 12
LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO     9 13 16
BENTLEY ARNAGE     10 14 17
DODGE DURANGO   12 15 17
DODGE RAM 1500   12 15 17
MAYBACH 57S     11 16 17
HUMMER H2 b     13 17 18
FERRARI F141     10 14 18
FORD F-250 b     13 17 18
GMC YUKON XL K2500 b     13 17 18
VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG     14 18 18
CHEVROLET SUBURBAN K2500 b     13 17 19
[P] denotes premium gasoline.
“auto stk” designates manually adjustable automatic transmission.
a A listing with two emission standards (e.g., Tier 2 bin 9 / LEV I) denotes a single vehicle carrying both a federal and California emission certification. Green Scores for such listings reflect the cleaner of the two certifications.
b
These vehicles, classified as heavy duty trucks, are exempt from fuel economy regulations.

c The 2wd configuration of this model also receives a Green Score of 17.

        

The Best Cars of 2006 (Greenest)

Make and Model MPG: City MPG: Hwy Green Score
HONDA INSIGHT     57 56 57
HONDA CIVIC GX   30 34 57
TOYOTA PRIUS     60 51 55
HONDA CIVIC HYBRID     49 51 53
TOYOTA COROLLA     32 41 46
HYUNDAI ACCENT     32 35 45
KIA RIO / RIO 5     32 35 45
HONDA CIVIC     30 40 44
MAZDA 3     28 35 44
PONTIAC VIBE /
TOYOTA MATRIX d
    30 36 44
CHEVROLET COBALT     25 34 43
SATURN ION     26 35 43
a Certain other configurations of these models (with different transmissions or meeting different emission standards) score nearly as well.
b A listing with two emission standards (e.g., Tier 2 bin 5 / SULEV II) denotes a single vehicle carrying both a Federal and California emission certification. Green Scores for such listings reflect the cleaner of the two certifications.
c Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fuel economy given in gasoline-equivalent miles per gallon.
d These vehicles are “twins” — the same base model carrying different names.

 

 

 

 Please consider the world when buying a new car. Visit greenercars.com for information on buying environment-friendly cars, and to compare cars, trucks and SUV’s.

 

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2 Responses to “Best and Worst Environmental Cars of 2006”

  1. Mitchell said

    Have the Accord, RX400, and Escape hybrid variants been tested? I’d be especially interested in the Accord’s green score, since the primary use of electric engine is to increase horsepower. I would guess there’s some benefit to the environment, but is it any better than a regular Accord? Since they’re barely selling any anyways, maybe no one cares.

  2. jameswillisisthebest said

    This is my first post
    just saying HI

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