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Honda HR-V Named "2016 Green SUV of the Year" by Green Car Journal
- 2016 HR-V delivers unsurpassed fuel economy in the subcompact crossover segment in 1 combination with fun-to-drive performance, sporty design and spacious, versatile packaging
- HR-V is third Honda model honored by the magazine within the last five years

Jan 21, 2016 - WASHINGTON D.C.

The 2016 Honda HR-V ( (, the brand’s stylish and versatile crossover vehicle, has been named "2016 Green SUV of the Year™" by Green Car Journal. The "Green SUV of the Year" award recognizes the all-new HR-V for its classleading environmental performance – a top fuel economy rating of 35 mpg highway (2WD CVT) and 1additional designation as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV2 ULEV).

"The Honda HR-V is a truly unique new subcompact crossover, delivering the space, utility, comfort and feature content of a larger vehicle, with the sporty driving dynamics and class-leading fuel economy ratings on par with a small car," said John Mendel, executive vice president of Auto Sales for American Honda. "All of us at Honda truly appreciate Green Car Journal for recognizing the HR-V as Green SUV of the Year and as the latest in a growing lineup of products with class-leading efficiency and low emissions."

"With its active styling, smart features, and fuel economy leadership, the 2016 Honda HR-V gives car buyers an entirely new option in the small SUV category," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal ( and ( "The HR-V brings true environmental performance to this fast-growing category, and drivers are taking notice, as are we here at Green Car Journal, making HR-V the perfect choice to take home 2016’s "Green SUV of the Year" honor."

The 2016 HR-V is the third Honda brand vehicle honored by the magazine in the past five years, joining prior Green Car of the Year™ Award winners, the 2012 Civic Natural Gas and the 2014 Accord.

2016 Honda HR-V
The 2016 HR-V is available with an all-new continuously variable transmission (CVT) that delivers both fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance at a high level. When equipped with the available CVT, the HR-V has an EPA city/highway fuel economy rating of 28/35 miles per gallon when equipped with 1 front-wheel drive, and 27/32 miles per gallon when equipped with Real Time AWD™. With a 6-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, the HR-V has an EPA city/highway fuel economy rating of 1 25/34 miles per gallon.

About Green SUV of the Year
The award-winning Green Car Journal has focused on the intersection of automobiles, energy, and environment since its launch in 1992. As part of its mission, the magazine hosts events, produces ride-and-drives of advanced and clean fuel vehicles, and conducts various outreach efforts to educate consumers on better and more environmentally positive vehicle choices. The magazine's content is featured online at (

Honda Environmental Leadership
Based on its vision of "Blue Skies for our Children," Honda is taking a comprehensive approach to reducing the environmental impact of its products, advancing fuel efficiency, low emissions and fun-todrive performance with new powertrain technologies, including more fuel-efficient engines and transmissions and advanced electromotive technologies. Honda will offer several next-generation, advanced powertrain vehicles, including the launch of the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in 2016, and an all-new Honda plug-in hybrid model by 2018. Honda also will expand the use of its advanced two- and three-motor hybrid systems in the years to come. Together, these vehicles will offer significant sales volume, enabling Honda to bring ultra-low carbon transportation to consumers in the U.S.

1 Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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