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Kelley Blue Book: 2009′s Greenest Cars

Posted in Car Buying, Emissions, Fuel-efficient, General, Lists by Kurt Ernst | April 26th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

2010 Toyota Prius

The folks over at Kelley Blue Book have announced their top ten green cars for 2010. Not content to compile a list of the 10 most fuel efficient vehicles, KBB examined things such as CO2 emissions, safety, comfort and the “fun to own” factor. Fuel economy played a role in the vehicle selection, but unlike other green car lists, it wasn’t the sole deciding factor. KBB also tried to cross segments with their list, realizing that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to green vehicles.

Ranked in order of fuel efficiency, KBB’s greenest cars for 2009 are:

1. 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid, 50 mpg combined
2. 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid, 41 mpg combined
3. 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, 39 mpg combined
4. 2009 VW Jetta SportWagon TDI, 34 mpg combined
5. 2009 Mini Cooper, 32 mpg combined
6. 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid, 32 mpg combined
7. 2009 Honda Fit, 31 mpg combined
8. 2009 BMW 335d, 27 mpg combined
9. 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 22 mpg combined
10. 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, 21 mpg combined

Source: Kelley Blue Book

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  1. M believer says:

    …wow! a 335id made the green list ! …. and its the most fun of the bunch to drive, you can bet a Euro on it…

    • Kurt says:

      Agreed on the 335 diesel fun factor. Wish we could get the Audi A3 with Quattro and TDI on this side of the pond, too.