Now, more than ever, we need to pay attention to how our actions impact the environment. And, for car lovers, we just might find ourselves attracted to an alternative that will probably become mainstream sooner than we think: green cars. I cannot deny it – the good old fuel-run cars are hard to beat when it comes to performance and the fun factor. It is true that the sound that these cars make is part of the whole deal. Who wants a quiet electric car? Right now, you might not feel like saying you do, but I am willing to bet that pretty soon, you might change your mind.
People are taking notice of hybrids and electric cars. From the East to the West, car manufacturers are rolling out their own versions of environment friendly cars, and entities such as Kelley Blue Book are not ignoring the trend. Indeed, Kelley Blue Book recently announced its top 10 list of green cars for this year. Drum roll, please!
1. 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid, 50 m.p.g. combined
2. 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid, 41 m.p.g. combined
3. 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, 39 m.p.g. combined
4. 2009 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI, 34 m.p.g. combined
5. 2009 Mini Cooper, 32 m.p.g. combined
6. 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid, 32 m.p.g. combined
7. 2009 Honda Fit, 31 m.p.g. combined
8. 2009 BMW 335d, 27 m.p.g. combined
9. 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 22 m.p.g. combined
10. 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, 21 m.p.g. combined
That list is in order of fuel efficiency. Other factors included in the rating are: fun factor, safety, carbon dioxide emissions, and comfort.