Best Green Cars of 2012 and 2012 Eco Car of the Year

The editors of Roadfly announce the Ten Best Green Cars of 2012 as well as the 2012 Eco Car of the Year in honor of Earth Day!

Hosts: Charlie Romero, Emme Hall, Dan Carney

#10 2012 Hyundai Accent. Hyundai earned a spot thanks to its class-leading 138 hp engine and 40 MPG highway fuel efficiency rating.

#9 2012 Subaru Impreza. At 36 MPG, this is the most fuel efficient all-wheel-drive vehicle offered for sale in the U.S.

#8 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. The 1.4L turbo is fun and frugal while achieving 40 MPG highway.

#7 2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv. Mazda introduced amazing new engine technology with SkyActiv. The sporty Mazda3 is a fun-to-drive 40 MPG highway compact sedan.

#6 2012 Chrysler 300. One of our favorite sedans, this traditional rear-wheel-drive American luxury sedan now clocks in at 31 MPG on the highway!

#5 2012 Audi A6. Audi’s all new 2012 A6 sips gas at 33 MPG on the highway with its 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine.

#4 2012 BMW 328i Sedan. BMW’s legendary driving dynamics and 34 MPG highway. We’re sold! In eco mode expect even higher MPG.

#3 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas. Honda’s perennial best-seller offers drivers the chance to burn clean, cheap, domestically supplied natural gas instead of gasoline. This is what we should all be using to fuel our cars.

#2 2012 Toyota Prius c. The newest member of the Toyota Prius family is the smaller, sportier Prius c. The baby Prius gets a very impressive 53 MPG highway.

#1 Volkswagen Passat TDI. The winner of the Roadfly 2012 Eco Car of the Year award is the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI. The new Passat was chosen for its combination of spaciousness, comfort, and 43 MPG highway fuel economy.

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Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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