Every year, Consumer Reports releases its Top Picks which are comprised of the best all-around models in their categories, chosen from more than 260 vehicles tested. The three main areas of focus are: Road test, reliability, and safety. Fuel efficiency is also an important consideration when grading vehicles.
Winning its category for Best Green Car is the Toyota Prius. Per Consumer Reports:
The Prius still sets the standard for its blend of fuel efficiency, practicality, and affordability. The 44 overall mpg we measured in the hatchback is still the highest of any five-passenger, non-plug-in vehicle we’ve tested, and the 41 mpg of the new Prius V wagon easily tops its class. Moreover, its roomy interior, comfortable ride, and hatchback versatility make it easy to live with. Crash-test results are excellent. New electric cars have gotten the energy equivalent of higher mpg figures, but they’re less practical and affordable. Continue reading