The 2020 Toyota Corolla, including the Corolla Hybrid, has won Green Car Journal’s coveted 2020 Green Car of the Year award, with the 2020 Honda CR-V and the CR-V Hybrid has been named as the magazine’s prestigious 2020 Green SUV of the Year.
The announcements were made during a Green Car Awards press conference at AutoMobility LA, preceding the start of the LA Auto Show. According to Ron Cogan, Editor and Publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com:
“The 2020 Toyota Corolla and Honda CR-V earned their respective 2020 Green Car of the Year and 2020 Green SUV of the Year distinctions by standing out with their exceptional efficiency, desired features and satisfying driving experience. The first-ever addition of hybrid versions to these popular mainstream models is a real plus. Importantly, affordable price points for both conventional and hybrid variants make them approachable to a great many buyers and not just a select few.”
Finalists for this year’s Green Car of the Year included the Ford Escape, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Soul, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla. In contention for Green SUV of the Year were Ford Explorer Hybrid, Honda CR-V, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Toyota RAV4. By virtue of their notable ‘green’ credentials and environmental achievement, each of these Green Car Awards finalists are honored with Green Car Journal’s prestigious 2020 Green Car Product of Excellence recognition.
Now in its 15th year, the high-profile Green Car of the Year is selected by Green Car Journal editors and invited jurors from respected national environmental and energy efficiency organizations.