The finalists are in, and 2011's Volkswagen Passat is in the running to becoming "Green Car of the Year, according to judges at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.
Vehicles from both foreign and domestic brands are competing to win this prestigious award. From all-electric to hybrids and even Natural Gas vehicles, all are in the running.
Available at Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles - 22455 Cedar Green Road, Sterling, VA, Volkswagen's new Passat received a redesign this year. Starting in the mid-$20,000's, Passat features either a 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter TDI engine, ranging in power from 140 to 170 horses.
Average mileage rating hovers around 21 mpg city, and an amazing 32-33 mpg highway.
The award is given by Green Car Journal. Organizers state that these vehicles represent "different takes on green."
"This year's Green Car of the Year finalists underscore that there is no single solution to our transportation challenges," said Ron Cogan, editor / publisher of Green Car Journal. "Here we have five exceptional answers to the question of how we're going to increase efficiencies, reduce tailpipe and CO2 emissions, and decrease petroleum use."1