Toyota Yaris Wins Environmental Transport Association's Green Car of the year Award

The Toyota Yaris is one of the most efficient, inexpensive vehicles on the road, getting 34 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, and it achieves this without a hybrid drivetrain. The Yaris has, understandably, become a popular compact car, not only thanks to its efficiency, but especially given it's affordability. Now, the Environmental Transport Association (ETA), which is currently running the 2008 Green Transport Week in the UK, has named the Yaris the 2008 Green Car of the Year. In order to name the winner, the ETA looked at the "power, emissions, fuel efficiency and even the amount of noise" from over 1,300 vehicles. The Yaris came out on top, and the Dodge SRT-10 sports car came in dead last.

What makes the Yaris really stand out is its cost. While the Prius is quieter, more efficient and cleaner burning, it sells for around $10,000 more than the Yaris. However, let's not forget that global sales of the Prius recently topped 1 million, so it isn't like the cost of the Prius has been too much of a problem, especially with $4/gallon gas. The ETA also picked winners in several categories, such as Small Family and Sports car. See who won those after the fold.Category Winners
Supermini: Toyota Yaris
Small Family: Honda Civic Hybrid
Small MPV: Renault Modus
City: Citroen C1
Large Family: BMW 3 Series 320d Saloon
Sports: Vauxhall Tigra, MY2008 2-door Convertible
MPV: Peugeot 207 SW Outdoor
Executive: BMW 5 Series 520d Saloon
Off road: Toyota RAV4
Luxury: JAGUAR XJ 2.7L Diesel Saloon

See a full list of the best and worst cars here

Via: ::AutoBlogGreen
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