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Best Green Cars You Can Buy Right Now Says Consumer Reports

Here’s the latest news from Consumer Reports listing their recommended cars, SUVs, trucks and minivans that produce the least amount of harmful emissions.

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Shopping for the Greenest Cars Today

There are a lot of reasons for buying the cars we choose. However, for those wanting to make a difference in the World today, many car shoppers are looking for models that promise to have the smallest carbon footprint. In response to the public and customer demand---and a recent proposal by the EPA that would increase federal vehicle emissions standards and improve air quality significantly---manufacturers are heeding the call and are at work on designing vehicles that produce the cleanest emissions.

But don’t think that you have to necessarily go electric. In fact, in a recent listing by the good folks at Consumer Reports under their “Green Choice” category, they are letting consumers know which vehicles make up the top 20 percent of new vehicles on the market with the cleanest emissions that includes electric, Hybrid and gas-powered models!

According to Consumer Reports:

This 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.

To further guide shoppers, we filtered the Green Choice vehicles to list just those that earn a Consumer Report’s recommendation, factoring in road-test performance, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety.

That said, here is the complete listing provided below. For additional information about each model, be sure to check the Torque News sidebar under “Automotive Brands” and/or try the search engine for the latest reviewed info available on the site. You are also encouraged to visit the Consumer Reports website and consider becoming a member in order to gain all of the details you need toward making a smart and informed car shopping decision.

Best Green Cars

• BMW i4
• Hyundai Elantra Hybrid
• Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
• Lexus ES300h
• Kia Niro (Hybrid)
• Kia Niro EV
• Nissan Leaf
• Tesla Model 3
• Toyota Camry Hybrid
• Toyota Corolla
• Toyota Corolla Hatchback
• Toyota Corolla Hybrid
• Volkswagen Jetta

Best SUVs, Trucks, Minivans

• BMW iX
• Ford Escape Hybrid
• Ford Maverick Hybrid
• Genesis GV60
• Hyundai Ioniq 5
• Hyundai Tucson Hybrid
• Kia EV6
• Kia Sorento Hybrid
• Kia Sportage Hybrid
• Lexus NX350h
• Lexus RX350h
• Lexus UX250h
• Subaru Solterra
• Toyota bZ4X
• Toyota Highlander Hybrid
• Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
• Toyota RAV4 Prime
• Toyota Sienna
• Toyota Venza

And finally…

For articles related to making this a greener World, here are a few for your consideration:

The Most Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Cars, Minivans, and SUVs

Best Fuel-Efficient Cars Under $35,000 Recommended by Consumer Reports

Increase Your Aging Toyota’s Fuel Efficiency with These Easy Steps

Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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