Honda Accord a top pick among green cars

Well renowned for its legendary safety and reliability, the Honda Accord has scooped further accolades in the environmental sustainability stakes by being named the green car of the year.

American publication Green Car Journal recently bestowed the latest Accord model with the title of "2014 Green Car of the Year", underlining Honda's commitment to reducing its impact on the environment while still producing quality vehicles.

One of the main factors that led to the Accord winning the award was its inclusion of Honda's trademark Earth Dreams Technology powertrains, a groundbreaking new type of engine that promises to substantially boost fuel efficiency.

In addition, the plug-in hybrid version of the Accord achieved the SULEV (Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) 20 emissions standards, thanks to its incredibly low levels of tailpipe emissions.

Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, had no doubts about the Accord's credentials in winning the award.

"With its efficient internal combustion, hybrid, and plug-in choices, the 2014 Honda Accord delivers exactly what consumers are looking for today," he said in a November 21 media release.

"It all comes together this year for the Accord in ways that speak to significant environmental performance built into a mainstream, volume model that's a joy to drive. The Accord is a deserving winner of Green Car Journal's 2014 Green Car of the Year."

The 2014 Honda Accord marks a continuation of the Japanese manufacturer's increasing dedication to lowering emissions and fuel consumption, making it a great choice for any fleet manager.

It is the second Honda vehicle in three years to claim the Green Car of the Year award, following the 2012 Civic Natural Gas's triumph in 2011.