At this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show the Honda Accord was named the “2014 Green Car of the Year” by Green Car Journal. The Honda Accord received this year’s award because of its ability to offer an efficient choice for a wide range of buyers, from the standard Accord, to the new hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.
“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.”
The Accord beat out the Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla to take home this year’s award. It’s also the second year in a row that a best-selling sedan has taken home the award, since the Ford Fusion was last year’s Green Car of the Year. In addition to the “Green Car of the Year” award, the Accord was also named 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.”