Green Car Jornal Announced the 2020 Green Car Award Winners

The winners of the 2020 Green Car of the Year have become known on November 21, 2019 at paired ceremonies in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas.

Green Car Journal annually honors the best green cars. This-year winners, each in its category, are the Toyota Corolla, the Honda CR-V, the Ram 1500, and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Contrary to past years, today’s green vehicles focus not only on efficiency and emissions decrease, by on performance and driving fun. These two things are also important for car buyers when they make their choice.

Modern vehicles offer a variety of drivetrains – from conventional gasoline and diesel to hybrid, mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid, pure battery electric.

What is significant, this year there is only one all-electric model among 20 finalists.

The Toyota Corolla becomes the best Green Car of the Year. It is ahead of  the Ford Escape, the Hyundai Sonata, the Kia Soul and the Mazda3.

2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan photo

The jury selected the sedan thanks to some factors – its recent refresh and addition of the first-ever Corolla hybrid package.

The 2020 Honda CR-V wins the Green SUV of the Year. It got updates and a new hybrid package making it the first hybrid SUV in America.

2020 Honda CR-V photo

The model overtook strong rivals, such as the Ford Explorer Hybrid, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid and two Toyotas – the Highland Hybrid and RAV4.

The Green Truck of the Year award has been won again by the Ram 1500. The pickup fought with Chevrolet’s Colorado and Silverado, Ford’s F-150 and Ranger.

2020 Ram 1500 photo

The Ram 1500’s new EcoDiesel provides more power and better mileage at 32 mpg. It offers two different e-torque mild hybrid systems.

And, finally, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has become the Green Family Car of the Year winner, which left behind the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the Hyundai Venue, the Kia Niro and the Nissan Versa.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV image

This is an important win for the developing Mitsubishi brand.

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