14 green machines

They're the cleanest vehicles on the road according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

1 of 16
BACKNEXT
Green scores
Green scores
As you might expect, the top 10 "greenest" vehicles, according to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy are all smaller cars.

Not everyone can drive a compact car, though, so the group supplied us with a list of the greenest cars in 14 different categories from subcompacts to full-size pick-ups.

The ACEEE bases its "Greenest" and "Meanest" vehicle selections mainly on fuel economy, but other factors figure in, including the amount of noxious emissions it puts out and pollution created in the manufacturing process, which is estimated based on a vehicles' weight.

The category designations are ACEEE's and are based, in some cases, on EPA vehicle size classifications. In other cases, the ACEEE created its own classifications.

Scores ran as high as 57 and as low as 16.


NEXT: Compact: Honda Civic GX
Last updated February 03 2009: 1:00 PM ET
More Galleries
Getty family known for its wealth and misfortunes The Getty family may be as famous for its fortune as the misfortune that has dogged its name for years. Here is a brief history of the players in the tumultuous Getty saga. More
The 32 best April Fools' Day gags of 2015 April Fools' Day is here, which means that businesses around the world are letting their guard down. More
World's worst cities for rush hour traffic So you thought your city had the worst rush hour traffic in the world? More

Special Offer