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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Honda’s “Greener” Take on Things

Yahoo! came up with a list of the Top 100 Cars by Green Rating and it came as no surprise that Honda was leading the way for green cars. The company has been very supportive of the drive for a less polluted environment, and this commitment is seen in the impressive production of hybrid-electric vehicles that are slowly paving the way for a “greener” take on car manufacturing. In fact, in the top 10 alone, four Honda models are included, and one of those even got the number one ranking. Let’s see what makes the 2007 Honda Civic hybrid CVT AT-PZEV, the number one green car, very special.

It boasts of a 1.3 L L4, 8 valve engine that is capable of producing as much as 110 hp at 6000 rpm. It features a variable speed automatic transmission, and it comes in two trims. Standard features that come with it are airbags, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes and a state-of-the-art entertainment system. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the 2007 Honda Civic hybrid CVT AT-PZEV is capable of traveling 49 miles on just one gallon in the city and as much as 51 miles on the highway; that’s what sets it apart from the rest of the green cars in production today. Those that follow in the list are mostly not capable of this. And because it has a very low price tag, it’s already considered to be a steal.

2007 Honda Civic hybrid CVT AT-PZEV
The 2007 Honda Civic hybrid CVT AT-PZEV has a green rating of 86. That means that among the rest of the green cars in the Top 100, it is the one that produces lesser pollutants. It also the green car capable of going long distances on just one gallon of gasoline. The EPA has also determined that in the process of manufacturing the said vehicle, there was a reduced amount of pollution produced. That and many other things put the Honda Civic hybrid in a class of its own.

The clamor for more environment-friendly cars is slowly but surely being heeded by automakers. And judging from the sheer number of the green cars available in the market today, automakers are up to the challenge. Honda is just one of the many companies whose commitment to the environment comes first and foremost on their list of priorities. And, it won’t hurt if you get an earth-friendly 2007 Honda Civic hybrid CVT AT-PZEV the next time you need to buy a car.