Best 'Green Choice' SUVs That Are CR Recommended
These models get great fuel economy or have a long electric range, and are among the vehicles with the lowest tailpipe emissions
The sheer number of cars on America’s roads makes them a key culprit of global warming and fouling the air with smog-forming pollutants. But advances in vehicle technology are increasingly providing cleaner, greener choices, even for consumers shopping for gas-powered vehicles. These innovations include gains in fuel efficiency made possible by advances in gas-powered engines and gas-electric hybrid technology, as well as by all-electric vehicles (EVs), which produce no direct emissions.
To help consumers find these cleaner options, Consumer Reports launched the Green Choice program to identify the new cars, SUVs, and minivans with the lowest greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions.
While EVs may be the best choice for a buyer looking for vehicles with the lowest tailpipe emissions, you can still reduce your impact considerably by choosing the right gas-powered car or truck. About a quarter of CR’s recommended cars earn the Green Choice designation, including midsized vehicles and even some larger hybrid SUVs and minivans. And some models that aren’t recommended are among the greenest vehicles available.
Luxury Small SUVs