Every year, the Automotive Science Group (ASG) conducts a study to determine the latest car models with the best fuel efficiency. After an exhaustive review and endless rounds of testing, the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime came out on top as the winner. It took home two awards: The Best Environmental Performance Car and Best All-Around Performance Car.

It’s no surprise that the Toyota Prius would emerge as the winner. At the time of its inception in 2000, the hybrid boasted 41 mpg, which was unprecedented for its time. Today, the 2018 Toyota Prius has increased that efficiency to 56 mpg.

The Toyota Prius Prime is even more impressive and can go 133 mpg-e and another 25 miles on electric alone. Driven over its lifetime, it produces a mere 181 grams of CO2 emissions per mile.

The Toyota Prius Prime beats out various other competitive plug-in hybrid vehicles, so it was by no means a cakewalk.

The Automotive Science Group evaluates vehicles based on a number of other parameters, such as materials used during production and end-of-life recyclability. Social standards related to the vehicle is also taken into consideration. This includes, for example, manufacturer consideration of worker rights in the vehicle’s assembly line.

Toyota automakers have consistently improved upon the hybrid’s carbon footprint. Its upholstery and dashboard are even made from biodegradable material.

Visit Green Car Reports to learn more about the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime and its most recent accolade.

Stop by Toyota Chula Vista to check out the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime. See for yourself why it received rave reviews as a green car. Also, be sure to visit our ToyotaCare center near Kearny Mesa, CA. Lack of maintenance, after all, reduces fuel efficiency, which in turn increases carbon footprint.