Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Top Ten Cars for the World...and YOU," by Aimee.

Update: 1/26/2011: Yahoo just published the "Top Cars for Generation Y," today...

Here is my list of the "Top Ten Cars for the World and for You!" The list weighed cost, mpg, emissions, company ethics (human rights, environment protection, community involvement, social justice) and fuel source availability. None of the popular 'natural gas' or ethanol cars were included, due to the limited fuel pumps for these vehicles.

1. The 2010 Toyota Prius V
Cost: $21,000-$28,000.
Emissions: Less harmful than the flatus of a sheep. (89g/km)
MPG: 48/51
Company Ethics Grade: (Toyota) A

2. The 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV
Cost: $27,000+
Emissions: Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV)
MPG: 45/40 (2 mpg higher than the 2011 model for city driving).
                                  Company Ethics Grade:  (Honda) A-

3. The 2011 Honda Insight
Cost: $23,000.
Emissions: 109g/km
MPG: 43/40
Company Ethics Grade:  (Honda) A-

4. TIE: The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid / 2011 Mercury Milan Hybrid
       (Similar car costs, mpg, and company ethics.)
Cost: $28,240+ / $28,000+
Emissions: Unavailable/ unavailable.
MPG: 36/41 and 36/41.
Company Ethics Grade:  (Ford) D- and (Mercury) D-

5. The 2011 Toyota Yaris
Cost: $12,00-$15,000
Emissions: Under 120g/km.
MPG: 36/29
Company Ethics Grade:  (Toyota) A

6. The 2011 Ford Fiesta
Cost: $17,000.
Emissions: Same as Yaris. (Lowest for a U.S. automaker.)
MPG: 37/28
Company Ethics Grade:  (Ford) D-

7. The 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid
COST: $26,000
Emissions: unavailable.
MPG: 34/33
Company Ethics Grade:  (Toyota) A

8. TIE: The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid/ 2011 Mercury Mariner
         (Similar car costs, mpg, and company ethics.)
Cost: $32,000 /$30,000.
Emissions: Unavailable/Unavailable.
MPG: 31/34 and 31/34.
 Company Ethics Grade: (Ford) D- and (Mercury) D-

9. 2011 Mazda Touring
Cost: $15,000.
Emissions: unavailable.
MPG: 35/29
Company Ethics Grade:  (Mazda) B-

10. 2011 Chevy Aveo
Cost: $15,000
Emissions: unavailable.
MPG: 35/27
 Company Ethics Grade: (Chevrolet) F

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