Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Green Luxury Winner: 2017 Acura NSX
Price as Tested: $196,000
Hybrids in the U.S. have come a long way since the original Honda Insight — the all-new Acura NSX is proof of that. The NSX does use a gas-electric hybrid system; however, it’s designed with performance in mind. The futuristic-looking sports car has a high-tech powertrain to match its looks, featuring a potent twin-turbo V6 engine combined with three electric motors. The mid-mounted V6 is mated to a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission and a direct-drive motor to provide instant torque. Two additional electric motors individually power the front wheels, providing excellent handling via all-wheel drive. Total output is 573 horsepower — good enough to reach 60 mph in around 3 seconds.

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