EPA's SmartWay program certifies the top 20% lowest-emitting passenger vehicles for each model year, providing car buyers with an easy way to identify the cleanest, most efficient vehicles. The very best of these vehicles earn the SmartWay Elite certification.
How does a vehicle get SmartWay certified?
EPA rates vehicles for GHG and smog-forming emissions on scales of 1–10. Scoring ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
To earn a SmartWay designation, a vehicle must receive a combined score (GHG rating + smog rating)
that is significantly better than that of the average vehicle. SmartWay Elite is given to those vehicles that attain the highest scores on both scales.
EPA updates the greenhouse gas and smog rating thresholds each model year.
Visit EPA's SmartWay page for more information, including certification criteria for each model year.
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Step 2. Choose as many or as few features as you like.
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The market class system groups together cars that are similar from the car buyer's perspective.
CA - New California vehicles can be sold in California and in states that have adopted the California emission standards as well as bordering states. Manufacturers are not required to offer vehicles for sale in those areas, however, so check with local dealers for availability.
FA - New federally certified vehicles can be sold in all states except California and those states that have adopted California emission standards.
FC - These vehicles are certified so that they can be sold in all 50 states.