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Honda Accord Honored as Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal

Last updated Monday, December 2, 2013 10:15 ET

Popular Midsize Sedan Is Boosted by New Hybrid Models

Plymouth, USA, 12/02/2013 / SubmitMyPR /

To make a significant impact on the environment, a green vehicle must sell in high enough numbers to create a tangible reduction in emissions out on the road. As America's best-selling car among retail buyers, the Honda Accord easily meets that requirement, and its new hybrid models have put the midsize sedan over the top to earn the 2014 Green Car of the Year award from Green Car Journal.

Green Car Journal lauded the 2014 Honda Accord for offering a variety of efficient powertrain choices for a wide range of buyers, including its gas-powered four- and six-cylinder engines, a 50-mpg-city Accord Hybrid and an Accord Plug-in Hybrid that nets 115 MPGe in combined city and highway driving. The all-new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid went on sale at dealerships in November featuring a green ECON button that optimizes efficiency and a speedometer with coaching bars that encourage green driving habits.

"The 2014 Honda Accord offers extremely efficient hybrid powertrains for the most eco-conscious car buyers, but if you just want a responsive sedan that won't cost you at the gas pump, the conventional gas-only models provide an excellent mix of performance and fuel savings as well," said Mike Antosca, general manager of AutoFair Honda of Plymouth, a Massachusetts Honda dealer. "Regardless of the Accord model that buyers choose, they are getting a ride that is built to be as engaging as it is environmentally friendly."

The Honda Accord's broad appeal also continues to break through in traditional automotive awards, with the sedan recently named to Car and Driver's 2014 10Best Cars list. This year's honor marks the 28th time the Accord has been recognized in the award's 31-year history. Determined during a week of test-driving each fall, the Car and Driver 10Best Cars list highlights the top models on the market priced under $80,000, with editors' criteria ranging from handling and responsiveness to material quality and value.

About AutoFair Honda of Plymouth:
Located at 9 Long Pond Road in Plymouth, Mass., AutoFair Honda of Plymouth serves Honda drivers on the South Shore and Cape Cod with an unparalleled sales and service experience. Whether customers are looking to test-drive a new Honda Accord, Civic or CR-V or to take advantage of the AutoFair Certified Pre-Owned Program, the Massachusetts dealership maintains a large inventory of Honda cars, trucks, crossover SUVs and hybrids to ensure visitors leave satisfied. AutoFair Honda of Plymouth can be reached by phone at 508-503-1053 or found online at www.autofairhondaofplymouth.com and www.facebook.com/AutoFairHondaPlymouth.