ACEEE’s Lean, Green, Driving Machines of 2017

ACEEE released its Greenest, Meanest, and Greener List For 2017 Vehicles

Do you happen to love new cars and the environment? Well, for those environmentally conscious drivers out there looking to make a difference, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) reveals what cars are the most eco-friendly as well as which are the worst. In addition, ACEEE has provided a list of greener choices because some of the greenest vehicles may not be practical for your given situation or region.

How the numbers work:

 

  • EDX – the lower the number the better
  • Green Score – the higher the number the better

 

EDX is the environmental damage index which estimates pollution from vehicle manufacturing, the production and distribution of fuel, and vehicle tailpipes.  The lower the number the better.

We’ve added the suggested MSRP next to each vehicle to get an idea of what each vehicle actually costs. MSRP is for the starting price on the base model.

The Greenest:

  GREENEST        
  Make Model EDX Green Score MSRP
1 Hyundai Ioinq Electric 0.78 64 $30,335.00
2 BMW i3 (60Ah) 0.8 64 $42,400.00
3 Toyota Prius Eco 0.85 62 $25,165.00
4 Fiat 500E 0.86 62 $32,995.00
5 Nissan Leaf 0.91 60 $30,680.00
6 Chevrolet Bolt 0.93 59 $36,620.00
7 Kia Soul Electric 0.94 59 $32,250.00
8 Toyota Prius Prime 0.95 59 $27,965.00
9 Toyota Prius C 0.97 58 $20,150.00
10 Ford Focus Electric 0.98 58 $29,120.00
11 Honda Accord Hybrid 0.98 58 $29,605.00
12 Kia Niro FE Hybrid 0.98 58 $22,890.00

 

The Meanest:

  MEANEST        
  Make Model EDX Green Score MSRP
1 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG 3.02 21 $220,400.00
2 Chevrolet G2500 Express 3.02 21 $33,140.00
3 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 2.85 23 $142,325.00
4 Bentley Mulsanne 2.75 24 $306,425.00
5 Mercedes-Benz G550 2.7 25 $122,400.00
6 Toyota Sequoia FFV 2.6 26 $45,560.00
7 Mercedes-Benz GLS63 AMG 2.57 26 $124,100.00
8 Bentley Continental GT 2.55 27 $198,500.00
9 Ford Transit T150 Wagon 2.53 27 $35,825.00
10 Lexus LX 570 2.52 27 $89,880.00
11 Mercedes-Benz GLE63 AMG 2.52 27 $108,840.00
12 Toyota Tundra FFV 2.51 27 $57,575.00

 

Greener Choices:

GREENER           
  Make Model Vehicle Class EDX Green Score MSRP
1 Toyota Prius Eco Midsize car 0.85 62 $25,165.00
2 Toyota Prius C Compact Car 0.97 58 $20,150.00
3 Kia Niro FE Small Wagon 0.98 58 $22,890.00
4 Toyota Prius V Medium Wagon 1.09 55 $26,675.00
5 Mercedes-Benz Smart for 2 Coupe Two-Seater 1.09 55 $16,140.00
6 Toyota Yaris iA Subcompact 1.13 54 $15,950.00
7 Ford C-Max Hybrid Large car 1.15 53 $24,120.00
8 Honda CR-V Small SUV 1.28 50 $24,045.00
9 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Medium SUV 1.3 49 $27,000.00
10 Chevrolet Colorado (diesel) Compact pickup 1.62 42 $37,095.00
11 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan 1.69 40 $28,895.00
12 Ford F-150 Standard pickup 1.75 39 $26,730.00

 

Forbes points out that, according to Green Car Reports, more than half a million carbon-cutting hybrids, plug-in hybrids and full electric vehicles were sold in the U.S. last year. Admittedly that’s only a small sliver of the 17.55 million new passenger cars and light trucks sold last year, but that number is expected to swell with additional electrified models coming to market with higher mpg ratings as a result of tightening fuel economy regulations.

With the line-up of greener vehicles in 2017 it’s likely that this year will bring a record number of sales in the greener category. 

Now you can head over to PushAuto to check out these greener than green vehicles in a bit more detail – and maybe one of these eco-friendly cars could be sat on your driveway before you know it!

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