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Car of the Year

  • 2012 Hyundai Elantra

    Last year, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt struck a winning blow for green vehicles everywhere by taking the 2011 North American Car Of The Year (NACOTY) title. This year, another fuel-efficient vehicle has strode to the title - the 2012 Hyundai Elantra. It's seen off competition from the Volkswagen Passat, and more importantly for Hyundai, its Ford rival, the Focus. Both Ford and Hyundai offer models that hit 40mpg according to their EPA highway ratings. Of course, it isn't always that straightforward. To buy a Focus that achieves 40 mpg highway, you'll need to spend a little extra on Ford's SFE...

  • 2012 Fisker Karma
    Electric-Car-Hating Top Gear Names Fisker Karma Luxury Car Of The Year

    For as long as we can remember, there’s been an ongoing love-to-hate relationship between the BBC's Top Gear show and electric cars. Until yesterday that is, when Top Gear Magazine caught everyone off guard by announcing that its Luxury Car of The Year was none other than the $95,900 Fisker...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt
    2011 Chevrolet Volt Electric: North American Car of the Year

    It's been quite a year for the 2011 Chevy Volt, GM's range-extended electric car that went on sale last month. It garnered a slew of awards from various car magazines and other auto media, and now it's capped the year by winning the prestigious North American Car of the Year award. Voted on by...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car at NYC Marathon, Oct 2010, with Marathon CEO Mary Wittenberg
    2011 Nissan Leaf Electric Car Named Car of the Year in Europe

    The 2011 Nissan Leaf all-electric car has been designated as Europe's 2011 Car of the Year, according to reports in Autocar and other media outlets. While the Leaf won our GreenCarReports 2011 Best Car To Buy award, the bulk of similar U.S. awards went instead to the 2011 Chevrolet Volt...

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