Toyota Prius v Wins Best All-Around Performance Award from ASG
The Automotive Science Group (ASG) has determined the 2014 Toyota Prius v to be the winner of its annual Best All-Around Performance Award. The award compiles a number of factors important to both consumers and industry experts to determine which vehicle tops them all.
According to the Automotive Science Group’s methodology, the Best All-Around Performance Award is given out based upon a vehicle’s combined Social, Environmental and Economic scores. Social performance takes into account an automaker’s stance toward labor and human rights laws and practices; environmental performance accounts for a vehicle’s environmental impact over its life-cycle (from raw material acquisition to eventual vehicle discovery); and economic performance considers total cost of vehicle ownership including purchase price and projected fuel costs.
In addition to the 2014 Toyota Prius v winning the Best All-Around Performance award, it was also named ASG’s Best Wagon for 2014 and given the Best Environmental Performance Award for its diminished carbon footprint.
Other Toyota vehicles were honored by the ASG: the 2014 Yaris, Prius c, Prius, Prius Plug-in, and Venza were all named Best 5 All-Around Performance finishers in their respective segments for their commitment to social, environmental, and economic excellence.