FINALISTS 2019 GREEN CAR - Winners (in 2018)

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Green Car of the Year is an award, which holds yearly. The first event took part in the 2006 year, where Mercury Mariner Hybrid had won. This award was established by the Green Car Journal - a well-known publisher in the field of the automobile industry. An editor Ron Cogan founded it in 1992.

In November 2004 the magazine's Spring 2004 edition won a silver medal for "Best Single Magazine Issue" from the International Automotive Media Awards.

This year the Green Car of the Year was held as a part of the LA Auto Show, 2019, November 22 – December 2.

FINALISTS

Nomination

Model Name

Description

Nomination

Model Name

Description

2019 GREEN CAR OF THE YEAR

HONDA INSIGHT

TOURING

  • Combined/city/highway:
  • 48/51/45 mpg

The  4-door sedan has 1-speed direct drive transmission in pair with the permanent-magnet synchronous AC motor, and makes 129 hp, 197 lb-ft to reach top speed 114mph.

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2019 LUXURY GREEN CAR OF THE YEAR

AUDI e-tron

Audi's first real electric car has 2 induction AC motors, which offer 184 and 224 hp, 228 and 262 lb-ft; combined output is 402 hp.

  • Combined/city/highway: 74/74/73 mpg
  • Range: 204 miles

The liquid-cooled 95.3-kWh lithium-ion battery ensures the stable operation of the car.

LEXUS ES 300h

Good fuel economy for size and power. But acceleration is slow by luxury-sedan standards

  • MPG 43city/44hwy
  • 215 hp @ 5700 rpm

JAGUAR

I-PACE

Sophisticated exterior and interior of the car in combination with perfect specs. The vehicle equipped with two electric motors that produce a combined 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque

NISSAN ALTIMA

It isn't an eco-friendly plug-in-hybrid model. It is a car with two gasoline engines. However, the powertrain has lofty EPA fuel-economy ratings.

  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City MPG 28
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined MPG 32
  • 182hp @ 6000

PORSCHE CAYENNE E-HYBRID

The SUV without a Starter Motor has a front turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.0-liter V-6 engine. It makes  combined output, 455 hp, 516 lb-ft in pair with 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode.

TOYOTA AVALON HYBRID

A  hybrid full-size sedan has 16-valve Atkinson-cycle 2.5-liter inline-4, 156 hp, 156 lb-ft motor and electric powertrain 141 hp, 199 lb-ft;

  • EPA city/highway driving: 40/39 mpg

RANGE ROVER P400e

Plug-In Hybrid has combined output is 398 horsepower, more than either of the V-6.

  • Combined/city/highway: 23/21/25 mpg
  • Combined gasoline+electricity: 49 MPGe

VOLKSWAGEN JETTA

A front-engine, the front-wheel-drive sedan has a turbocharged and intercooled engine with 228hp @ 5000 rpm of power output.

  • Its EPA fuel econimy is: Combined/city/highway: 28/25/32 mpg

TESLA MODEL 3

It does not require unnecessary representation. Fully electric car is 1-speed direct drive with rear or 4WD.

  • Combined MPG123-116 EPA Mileage Est. (Cty/Hwy)128/117 mpg

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2019 GREEN SUV OF THE YEAR

CADILLAC XT4

  • City Fuel Economy 25 mpg
  • Highway Economy 30 mpg
  • Combined Economy 27 mpg

However, the car received controversial reviews for infotainment controls which seems to be uncomfortable in use. Also, the car is noisy on a road.

Under the hood of subcompact luxury crossover a turbocharged four-cylinder engine realise 237hp. This power pairs with 9-speed auto transmission and 4WD.

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2019 GREEN SUV OF THE YEAR

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV

  • Observed: 24 MPGe
  • 75-mph highway driving
  • EV/hybrid mode: 73 MPGe/24 mpg
  • Highway range, EV/hybrid mode: 20/270 miles
  • EV range: 22 miles

This car with 1-speed direct drive transmission able to accelerate to 60mph in 9.2 sec, and reach top speed at 104 mph. The flagship Mitsubishi PHEV has a good-quality powertrain -DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-4, 117 hp, 137 lb-ft; 2 permanent-magnet synchronous AC motors.

There are several variants to charge the car (12.0-kWh ), for instance, to plug it in with the included 120-volt cord (8 hours) or sidle up to a Level 2 charger.

HYUNDAI KONA

  • EPA Mileage Est. (Cty/Hwy) 27/33 mpg
  • Range In Miles (Cty/Hwy) 356.4/435.6 mi.

Well proved, in some categories has excellent reviews. In particular, it has excellent acceleration, stroke and wide functionality.

VOLVO XC40

The first Volvo EV is going to compete with Tesla. The engineers developed a powerful SUV with a high-level of acceleration (60 mph in 4.7 sec).

  • EPA Mileage Est. (Cty/Hwy) 23/31 mpg
  • Range In Miles (Cty/Hwy) 326.6/440.2 mi

Lexus UX250h

  • EPA Mileage Est. (Cty/Hwy) 29/37 mpg
    Range In Miles (Cty/Hwy) 359.6/458.8 mi.

The car makes 181 horsepower, and has equally unimpressive acceleration (60mph in 8.6 sec).

Front-engine crossover is 4WD and intended for 5 passengers.

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