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Honda Accord Wins ‘Green Car of the Year’ at LA Auto Show

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Nov. 25, 2013—Honda's line of Accords won the 2014 "Green Car of the Year" award from Green Car Journal, an auto industry magazine, Thursday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

In recent years, Green Car Journal honored cars whose selling points were emerging technologies including natural gas, electric and clean diesel. This year, the prize's judges—including environmentalists and comedian/car enthusiast Jay Leno—opted to honor an already-popular model that has a gas-electric hybrid version, but also an internal combustion engine that runs on gas.

The Honda Accord's affordable price—ranging from $22,000 for a four-cylinder, gas-powered model to $40,000 for a plug-in, gas/electric hybrid—and good gas mileage, (28–47 miles per gallon) helped make a widespread, positive impact on the environment, the panel decided. Fully electric vehicles tend to be more expensive and on the road in far fewer numbers.

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