Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 04/12/2012 Adds More 2012 Best Bets


We announced this year's 2012 Best Bets last month . These are cars that we recommend based on a number of criteria including reliability, crash tests and how they perform on the road.

This week we're able to announce our Best Bets for Green Cars. This category consists of hybrids, alternative-fuel vehicles as well as a few others that just received the nod to be added to the list.

You can see the additions below and our initial list here .

New Best Bets

2012 Hyundai Azera

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

2012 Nissan Cube

Best Bets for Green Cars

Audi A3 TDI

BMW X5 35d

Chevy Volt

Ford Fusion Hybrid

Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda Insight

Lexus CT 200h

Lexus HS 250h

Lexus RX 450h

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz E 350 Bluetec

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Toyota Prius

Volkswagen Golf TDI

Best Bets include any vehicle you can be confident in buying. We have four criteria in determining which cars to recommend:

The car must get average or better fuel economy for its segment

The car must have average or better reliability

The car must get average or better scores in crash tests (although we do have some exceptions for low-volume models that are not crash-tested)

And's editors must endorse the car as well.

By  |  09:03 AM ET, 04/12/2012

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