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Toyota Cleans Up in 2014 Green Car Guide

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2014 Green Car Guide

The ultra-green (and awesome) Scion iQ

The Automobile Club of Southern California has published its 2014 Green Car Guide, and things are looking pretty good for Toyota. The automaker’s three brands each picked up a top ten spot in the prestigious guide, marking them as excellent choices for eco-friendly drivers not just in California, but from across the United States.

The soon-to-be-extinct Toyota RAV4 EV was awarded the second spot in the top ten overall green vehicles list, while the Lexus GS 450h came in fourth. In the “best value” vehicle category, the Scion iQ came in fourth, completing Toyota’s green hat trick.

Toyota RAV4 EV Gallery

When deciding which vehicles should make the list, the Auto Club evaluated a number of categories, including EPA ratings, handling, vehicle emissions, cargo capacity, and interior noise. Reviewers gave each vehicle a score in each category, and then divided the cumulative scores by MSRP in order to establish value for money.

Scion iQ Gallery

Bob Carter, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. senior vice president of automotive operations, commented, “Customers shopping for a fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicle will find what they’re looking for in this guide. Customers appreciate this type of unbiased data and we’re proud to see our Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles recognized as top picks.”

Lexus GS 450h Gallery

The 2014 Green Car Guide features sections on multiple types of vehicles, including hybrids, EVs, partial zero-emission vehicles, compressed natural gas-powered vehicles, clean diesels, and gasoline vehicles with high fuel economy. Head to AAA’s site to learn more.