FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 28, 2023 – The 2023 Hyundai ELANTRA Hybrid Blue, SONATA Hybrid Blue and KONA Electric were named on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) list of “Greenest Vehicles of 2023.” In the growing, competitive green vehicle segment, each Hyundai vehicle’s lifetime environmental impact was analyzed by ACEEE, scoring among a select group of standouts. This list specifies the twelve most environmentally-friendly nameplates available to consumers this model year.
|Make and Model||Specifications||Emission Standard||EPA Est. Fuel Econ. City||EPA Est. Fuel Econ. Highway||Green Score|
|Hyundai ELANTRA Hybrid Blue||1.6L 4, auto||LEV-III SULEV30 / Tier 3 Bin 30||53 mpg[i]||56 mpg||65|
|Hyundai SONATA Hybrid Blue||2.0L 4, auto||LEV-III SULEV30 / Tier 3 Bin 30||50 mpg[ii]||54 mpg||63|
|Hyundai KONA Electric||Electric (Li-Ion)||Tier 3 Bin 0 / ZEV||4.06 miles per[iii] kwh||3.23 miles per kwh||62|
“Hyundai’s goal of ‘Progress for Humanity’ means meeting the needs of drivers who require highly efficient vehicles,” said Ricky Lao, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor North America. “We are excited to have three of our vehicles in very competitive segments make this prominent list.”
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a nonprofit research organization, develops policies to reduce energy waste and combat climate change. Its independent analysis advances investments, programs, and behaviors that use energy more effectively and help build an equitable clean energy future.
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[i] 2023 ELANTRA Hybrid Blue: 53 City/56 Hwy/54 Combined MPG. 2023 ELANTRA Hybrid Limited: 49 City/52 Hwy/50 Combined. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.
[ii] 2023 SONATA Hybrid Blue: 50 City/54 Hwy/52 Combined. 2023 SONATA Hybrid SEL/Limited: 45 City/51 Hwy/47 Combined. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery's condition and other factors.
[iii] 2023 KONA Electric 258-mile range based on a fully charged battery and 120 combined MPGe. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery's condition and other factors.