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2016 Honda HR-V Named Green SUV of the Year by Green Car Journal

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2016 Honda HR-V model overview

In recognition of its class-leading environmental performance, Green Car Journal has named the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V its “Green SUV of the Year.” This marks the third time that the magazine has honored Honda in just the last five years, alongside previous Green Car of the Year Award winners including the 2012 Civic Natural Gas and the 2014 Accord.

“With its active styling, smart features, and fuel economy leadership, the 2016 Honda HR-V gives car buyers an entirely new option in the small SUV category,” said Green Car Journal editor Ron Cogan. “The HR-V brings true environmental performance to this fast-growing category, and drivers are taking notice, as are we here at Green Car Journal, making HR-V the perfect choice to take home 2016’s ‘Green SUV of the Year’ honor.”

The HR-V’s top fuel economy rating of 35 mpg highway (on 2WD models equipped with a continuously variable transmission) leads the subcompact crossover segment. Additionally, the model has been designated as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV2 ULEV).

“The Honda HR-V is a truly unique new subcompact crossover, delivering the space, utility, comfort and feature content of a larger vehicle, with the sporty driving dynamics and class-leading fuel economy ratings on par with a small car,” said Honda VP John Mendel, in response to the award. “All of us at Honda truly appreciate Green Car Journal for recognizing the HR-V as Green SUV of the Year and as the latest in a growing lineup of products with class-leading efficiency and low emissions.”