Toyota has been recognised for its new 2020 Toyota Corolla, including the Corolla Hybrid. The Corolla receives the 2020 Green Car of the Year award.
Honda has won the Green SUV of the Year award for its 2020 Honda CR-V and all-new CR-V Hybrid.
Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, said the models have been named the winners owing to their "exceptional efficiency, desired features and satisfying driving experience.
"The first-ever addition of hybrid versions to these popular mainstream models is a real plus. Importantly, affordable price points for both conventional and hybrid variants make them approachable to a great many buyers and not just a select few."
Along with the standard hallmarks of safety, value, performance, and style, efficiency and affordability to the mass market are important elements for the selection of the winners of the awards.
Finalists for this year's Green Car of the Year award included the Ford Escape, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Soul, Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla. In contention for Green SUV of the Year™ were Ford Explorer Hybrid, Honda CR-V, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, and Toyota RAV4.
The awards are now in their 15th year.