Ford Lands 9 Vehicles on AAA’s 2015 Green Car Guide
This week, AAA released its 2015 Green Car Guide, which ranks 88 new vehicles not just by their efficiency and emissions, but by factors including ride quality, roominess, and crashworthiness, among others.
Ford landed nine vehicles on the list, the foremost of these being the 2015 F-150 Supercab Lariat, which was named the greenest pickup truck on the market (when equipped with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine).
The F-150 SuperCab Lariat scored a 73.92 out of 100, earning it the 32nd overall ranking and the highest mark for a what AAA categorizes as a “Nonhybrid High MPG.” Other Ford models to make to top 88 include the 2013 C-MAX Energi SEL (33), 2013 C-MAX Hybrid SE (48), 2014 Focus Electric (49), 2014 Fusion Energi Titanium (50), 2013 Fusion SE Hybrid (57), 2013 Escape SE FWD (64), 2014 Fiesta SE (76), and 2013 Taurus SEL (78).
AAA’s Green Car Guide also offers a cost-per-point evaluation to determine which vehicles provide the best overall value. The 2014 Fiesta SE ranks number 7 overall, with a $292-per-point price figure. Comparatively, the top-scoring vehicle overall—the 2015 Tesla Model S P85D—scores a 94.87 out of 100, but it ranks 86th for cost-per-point ($1,405 per point).
A digital version of the AAA 2015 Green Car Guide can be found at AAA’s website.