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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid earns top Earth Day ranking

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid’s trophy case bulges with Eco-friendly “green” driven awards and priase from the automotive press and consumers alike. Last week the crew at KBB.com, ranked 2017 Accord Hybrid one of "10 Best Eco-Friendly Cars for Earth Day 2017."

2017 Accord Hybrid is Honda’s MPG leader in North America
In-fact, 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is second only to Toyota Prius in combined fuel efficiency. Although for me, what Honda rightfully refers to as the “best” Accord offering in the history of the brand, offers a very viable choice for consumers looking for superior fuel efficiency, and sport-like road handling characteristics in a near luxury premium 5-place 4-door sedan.

“Green” with class
For 2017, Honda Accord Hybrid comes to the midsize sedan segment with greater combined horsepower and torque, increased electric-only drive range, and a larger trunk, thanks to a higher density, thus smaller, battery module. I first experienced the 2nd generation 2-motor gasoline/electric Accord hybrid on the road to Davis, California -- a great hybrid drive and ride experience without compromise.

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid ranks #3 on the KBB.com “10 Best Eco-Friendly Cars for Earth Day 2017.”

May 22 1970 marked the first internationally celebrated Earth Day. At that time, the car and light truck fleet fuel efficiency average in the U.S. was 15 mpg. Today, the auto industry flirts with 30 mpg, on the road to a CAFE mandated industry-wide 52 mpg within the next decade.

Here’s your KBB.com “top 10” for Earth Day 2017

1. 2017 Toyota Prius: $25,570; 54 mpg city/50 mpg hwy/52 mpg combined; 120 hp

2. 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: $23,035; 57/59/58, 139 hp

3. 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid: $30,480; 49/47/48; 212 hp

4. 2017 Kia Niro: $23,785; 52/49/50; 139 hp

5. 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid: $26,890; 39/46/42; 192 hp

6. 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: $26,835; 39/45/42; 193 hp

7. 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: $29,990; 34/30/32; 194 hp

8. 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: $28,750; 49/43/46; 182 hp

9. 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid: $27,675; 42/38/40; 200 hp

10. 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: $37,230; 30/28/29; 306 hp

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