Green Car Journal has revealed the five finalists which will battle for the 2014 Green Car of the Year title.

Green Car Journal has revealed the five finalists which will battle for the 2014 Green Car of the Year title.

The list is far from being what you would normally expect as it doesn't include any electric cars, although the Tesla Model S and BMW i3 would have been more than eligible for being included.

Instead of EVs we find some diesel-powered German sedans such as the Audi A6 TDI doing 38 mpg hwy and the BMW 328d which returns 45 mpg. The only hybrid included is the Honda Accord (47 mpg) also available in a plug-in version that returns 46 mpg.

The other two cars which made the short list are the all-new Mazda3 (41 mpg) available for the moment in hatchback and sedan versions, along with the new generation of the Toyota Corolla in the Eco trim which returns 42 mpg.

The 2014 Green Car of the Year winner will be announced next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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