Kbb.com Names Top 10 Green Cars of 2011
In addition, their latest survey data shows gas prices increasingly influence vehicle purchases for 35 percent of the buying public. Further, those who are considering a new car for no other reason than fuel economy has risen to 15 percent and 85 percent feel gas prices will be higher in the next 30 days. On average, consumers think a vehicle should get at least 26.2 highway mpg to be considered.
Rather than simply picking the Top 10 vehicles in fuel efficiency, the editors sought a variety of vehicles for the list, as not everyone pursuing greater economy will be happy with a hybrid or plug-in vehicle. To make the list, each vehicle had to offer fuel economy and low CO2 emissions for its class while providing all the safety, creature comforts and drivability that would make it a pleasure to own.