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The Best Vehicles by Class: 2014

This Year's Top-Rated Models in each vehicle class.
(For rankings of all model year 2000-2014 vehicles, subscribe to ACEEE's Green Book® Online).

 

Two Seaters
Automatics Specifications Emission Standard a MPG:
City
MPG:
Hwy
Green
Score
Class
Ranking
MERCEDES-BENZ SMART FORTWO ELEC. DRIVE (CONVERTIBLE / COUPE) b     Electric (Li-ion bat.) ZEV / Bin 1
3.61
2.77
59
Superior
FIAT 500E b     Electric (Li-ion bat.) ZEV / Bin 1
3.63
3.21
57
Superior
MERCEDES-BENZ SMART FORTWO (CONVERTIBLE / COUPE)     1.0L 3, auto [P] ULEV II / Bin 5
34
38
53
Superior
SCION IQ     1.3L 4, auto CVT ULEV II / Bin 5
36
37
53
Superior
Manuals Specifications Emission Standard a
MPG: City
MPG: Hwy
Green Score
Class
Ranking
FIAT 500     1.4L 4, manual [P] Bin 5 / LEV II
31
40
50
Above Ave
HONDA CR-Z     1.5L 4, manual PZEV / Bin 2
31
38
50
Above Ave
MINI COOPER COUPE     1.6L 4, manual [P] ULEV II / Bin 5
29
37
49
Above Ave
FIAT 500 ABARTH     1.4L 4, manual [P] LEV III ULEV125 / Bin 5
28
34
47
Above Ave
"auto CVT" denotes continuously variable automatic transmission.
[P] denotes premium gasoline
a A listing with two emission standards (e.g., Tier 2 bin 5 / ULEV II) denotes a single vehicle carrying both a federal and California emission certification. Green Scores for such listings reflect the cleaner of the two certifications.
b Fuel economy for the electric vehicles is provided in miles per kilowatt-hour.

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Introduction

Best Vehicles by Class

Two Seaters
Subcompacts
Compact Cars
Midsize Cars
Large Cars
Small Wagons
Midsize Wagons
Minivans
Large Vans
Compact Pickups
Standard Pickups
Compact SUVs
Midsize SUVs
Large SUVs

Greenest Vehicles of 2014

Meanest Vehicles for the Environment in 2014

The year's market trends

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