Hyundai Sonata Gets Listed in ACEEE’s “Green Choices 2010”

Nowadays, any car manufacturer who wants to get one of its models recognized as an environmentally friendly car has to think about hybrid technology. Though batteries become more and more popular, most of us drive a gasoline powered car and will probably buy a gasoline powered car next time we’re in the market for a new vehicle. So the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy decided to list the Hyundai Sonata as the greenest gasoline powered car available in 2010.

ACEEE’s “Green Choices 2010” also listed the Accent Blue as one of the twelve most environmentally-friendly vehicles available to consumers this model year.

"We are thrilled to be recognized for the third year in a row as a leader in fuel efficiency," said Michael Deitz, product manager, Hyundai Motor America. "The Sonata and Accent are just two examples of Hyundai's continued commitment to the environment and sustainability. As we head into 2010, you'll be seeing more Hyundai Blue Drive initiatives and our dedication to identifying fuel economy solutions."

The “Green Choices” presented by the ACEEE only take into consideration gasoline-powered cars and light trucks with automatic transmissions, which we think is great idea, as most Americans will buy a car like that.

The 2010 Hyundai Sonata is powered by a Theta II 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine which is available with a five-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC. In this configuration, the car delivers good fuel economy: 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
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