CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Subaru of America, Inc.’s 2008 PZEV Legacy, Outback, and Forester 2.5L naturally aspirated models have received the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay certification and are now listed in its Green Vehicle Guide that recommends the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle choices.
The EPA Green Vehicle Guide uses emission levels and fuel economy values to determine environmental scores for cars and trucks. Vehicles with very good or superior environmental scores are indicated with the SmartWay or SmartWay Elite designation. Every vehicle listed in this guide meets minimum federal emission and fuel economy requirements. Three pieces of information about a vehicle’s environmental performance are presented: the Air Pollution Score, the Greenhouse Gas Score and, if eligible, the SmartWay or SmartWay Elite designation.
Together, they give a complete picture of the relative environmental performance a vehicle is expected to achieve. The SmartWay and SmartWay Elite designations are assigned by the EPA to those vehicles that score well on both the Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores.