Top Green Cars In 2011: Influenced by Gas Prices

 

By Posted 4 May 2011, 22:42

With April now behind us, we are now into our fifth month, which means that it is now time to take a look at the top green cars in 2011. These vehicles have been becoming more popular, which has been influenced by gas prices, as they continue to rise at an alarming rate. This latest survey was taken last month.

Green cars, such as EVs and Hybrids have seen an increase in sales thanks to these high gas prices – although most of us who do not have one of those vehicles will not be too happy with how much it is hitting our pockets. It came as no surprise that in the KBB study they voted the Nissan Leaf as number.

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This car offers an equivalent of 99 miles per gallon, but in fact gives you 73 miles for each charge. What makes this car so green is the recycled products that are used extensively in the production. In at number two is the Chevy Volt, General Motors hates to think of their vehicle as a Hybrid, but that would be the easiest way to explain it; This has a rating of 93-mpg equivalent.

The Toyota was once the top dog, but now it sits in the third position with its 51/48-mpg rating. Fourth is the 2011 Lexus CT 200h with a combined rating of 42 mpg, and fifth is the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid. The other five on the list are as follows, the Honda Insight, Golf TDI, Hyundai Elantra, Fiat 500 and finally the Ford Focus.

Which of the top ten green vehicles for 2011 would you rather have?