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Hybrid Car Review: Hybrids Take 10 Spots in the Automotive Environmental Index

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hybrids Take 10 Spots in the Automotive Environmental Index

According to J.D. Powers and Associates, 10 of the top 30 models as ranked by the Automotive Environmental Index are Hybrids, up from only eight models last year.

Toyota is the highest ranking nameplate, followed by Volkswagen and Honda. Honda had four models in the top 30, while Ford and Nissan had three. Only two luxury models made the cut, the 450h and RX 400h, both hybrids from Lexus.

The top 30 cars are (hybrids are listed first, then the conventional vehicles in no particular order):

  • Ford Escape Hybrid
  • Mercury Mariner Hybrid
  • Honda Accord Hybrid
  • Saturn VUE Green Line
  • Honda Civic Hybrid
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid
  • Lexus GS 450h
  • Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  • Lexus RX 400h
  • Toyota Prius
  • Chevrolet Aveo
  • Honda Fit
  • Mazda3
  • Pontiac Vibe
  • Chevrolet Aveo5
  • Hyundai Accent
  • MINI Cooper Convertible
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Ford Focus
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Nissan Altima
  • Toyota Matrix
  • Ford Focus Station Wagon
  • Kia Rio
  • Nissan Sentra
  • Toyota Yaris
  • Honda Civic
  • Kia Spectra
  • Nissan Versa
  • Volkswagen New Beetle
The voice of the customer components of the Automotive Environmental Index are derived from the 2007 Alternative Powertrain Study and the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Initial Quality StudySM.

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