Toyota left it’s mark in the green car market in 2014 – Toyota, Lexus, and Scion each earned a top ten spot in the 2014 Green Car Guide. The prestigious guide is created by the Automobile Club of Southern California, and earning a spot in the top ten marks vehicles as an excellent choice for Eco-friendly drivers in the United States.
The three vehicles that cracked the top ten were the Toyota RAV4 EV and the Lexus GS 450h, which earned the 2nd and 4th spots in the overall green vehicles list. The Scion iQ came in 4th in the “best value” category.
The Auto Club evaluates a number of different categories when compiling the lists, including EPA ratings, handling, vehicle emissions, cargo capacity, and interior noise. Each vehicle receives a score in each category, and then the cumulative scores are divided by the MSRP of the vehicle to establish the value.
Bob Carter, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. senior vice president of automotive operations, commented, “Customers shopping for a fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicle will find what they’re looking for in this guide. Customers appreciate this type of unbiased data and we’re proud to see our Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles recognized as top picks.”
If you are interested in a green car, check out the list from the Automobile Club of Southern California, and don’t forget to stop in and take a look at our full line of hybrid and green, gas saving vehicles at Wondries Toyota!