Least and Most Polluting Cars, 2010

The ACEEE's Green Book®, a buyer's guide to environmentally friendly passenger vehicles, rates cars according to their emissions and fuel consumption, and publishes an annual list of the "greenest" and "meanest" (i.e., most polluting).

Greenest vehicles MPG:
city
MPG:
hwy.
Green1
score
 1. Honda Civic GX 24 36 57
 2. Toyota Prius 51 48 52
 3. Honda Civic Hybrid 40 45 51
 4. Smart For Two Convertible/Coupe 33 41 50
 5. Honda Insight 40 43 50
 6. Ford Fusion Hybrid/Mercury Milan Hybrid 41 36 47
 7. Toyota Yaris 29 36 46
 8. Nissan Altima Hybrid 35 33 46
 9. Mini Cooper 28 37 45
10. Chevrolet Cobalt XFE/Pontiac G5 XFE 25 37 45
Meanest vehicles MPG:
city
MPG:
hwy.
Green1
score
 1. Lamborghini Murcielago 18 13 18
 2. Bugatti Veyron 8 14 18
 3. Bentley Azure/Brooklands 9 15 18
 4. Maybach 57S 10 16 19
 5. Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab 12 17 20
 6. Ford F-250 12 17 20
 7. Bentley Continental 10 17 20
 8. Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 9 16 20
 9. Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG 11 15 20
10. Chevrolet Suburban K2500 13 18 20
NOTE: MPG = miles per gallon. 1. The green score runs on a scale from 0 to 100. The top vehicle this year scored a 57, and the worst gas-guzzler scored 14. The score is based on automakers' test results for fuel economy and emissions as reported to the EPA, as well as an estimate of pollution from vehicle manufacturing, from the production and distribution of fuel, and from vehicle tailpipes. It also factors in air pollution. Source: Web: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Information Please® Database, © 2010 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Most Expensive Cars, 2007 Transportation Least and Most Polluting Cars, 2007
Least and Most Polluting Cars, 2010

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids
Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare.

Kindergarten Readiness App
It's kindergarten registration time! Use this interactive kindergarten readiness checklist, complete with fun games and activities, to practice the essential skills your child needs for this next big step. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
Celebrate the environment by reading some of these great children's books about Earth Day, recycling, planting trees, and all things green!

Prom Dress Trends for 2014
Check out 2014 prom dress trends inspired by celebrities’ red carpet looks, but with a price tag under $100!