What It Takes to Be Designated a CR Green Choice Car
Buying a Green Choice car with low or zero emissions helps reduce pollution and its damaging health and environmental effects
Our Green Choice designation, denoted by a green leaf in our car ratings, identifies the cars that produce the fewest greenhouse gases (those that contribute to climate change), as well as other pollutants that have been shown to harm human health.
What the Green Choice Designation Means
Our Green Choice designation highlights the top 20 percent of vehicles on the market with the cleanest emissions. Green Choice cars, SUVs, and minivans are indicated in our ratings by a green leaf icon and are gas-powered, hybrid, and electric. The new rating was developed in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program, which rates vehicles for levels of greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions. Green Choice allows consumers to make a more informed decision when shopping for a new vehicle. We also indicate which cars meet the Green Choice standard in our ratings and model pages.