Which vehicle won the 2016 Green SUV of the Year award?
Green has an entirely different connotation in today’s world than it used to. It’s not just a color or a last name anymore, it’s an adjective that can mean something completely different. It’s an entire movement, a revolution. So what is the first car you picture when you think of the term? Probably a hybrid or an electric vehicle. So if I were to ask you which vehicle you think won the 2016 Green SUV of the Year award from Green Car Journal magazine, you might guess the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. But in fact, the fantastic new 2016 Honda HRV won the award.
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“The Honda HRV is a truly unique new subcompact crossover, delivering the space, utility, comfort and feature content of a larger vehicle, with the sporty driving dynamics and class-leading fuel economy ratings on par with a small car. All of us at Honda truly appreciate Green Car Journal for recognizing the HRV as Green SUV of the Year and as the latest in a growing lineup of products with class-leading efficiency and low emissions,” stated John Mendel, the Executive Vice President of Auto Sales for American Honda.
While the brand-new 2016 Honda HRV may not be a hybrid, it does achieve pretty outstanding fuel efficiency. When equipped with the continuously variable transmission that is available to potential buyers, the vehicle achieves 8.4 l/100km through the city and 6.7 on the highway on front-wheel drive models and 8.7 l/100km in the city and 7.3 on the highway with all-wheel drive.
The Editor and Publisher of Green Car Journal, Ron Cogan, went on to say “with its active styling, smart features and fuel economy leadership, the 2016 Honda HRV gives car buyers an entirely new option in the small SUV category.” If you are interested in testing out one of these great little crossovers for yourself, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website.